One of Ripley’s most famous friends was a gentleman called Robert Wadlow who grew to 8ft 11 inches making him the tallest man who ever lived!
- Ching Foo of Shensi, China was born with a blue face
- Weigh in against Earl Hughes, who tipped the scales at 485kg!
- Liu Ch‛ung was born with double pupils in each eye
- Tycho Brahe (lost his nose in a sword fight and replaced it with a glued-on one made from solid gold!
"I have travelled in 201 countries and the strangest thing I saw was man"Robert L. Ripley
Throughout our many galleries, visitors can discover more about these curious characters, including Lizard man (who underwent body modification to look like a real lizard!), Johnny Eckhardt (who was born with a truncated torso but went on to enjoy an extensive career in entertainment) and the lighthouse man (a Chinese street guide who drilled a candle into his head in order to give night tours of the city of Chongqing!)