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Ripley Radio: An On-Demand Oddcast


Ripley Radio: An On-Demand Oddcast – The Tanning Mom Action Figure & How to Train Fleas

It truly is a scary thought. Believe It or Not!, the woman who became notoriously known as the Tanning Mom is now an action figure! A toy and doll company in Connecticut is now selling the figure for $29.95. And what’s more, the company president tells Ralf, that his company can customize an action figure that looks like you! Tune in to this week’s Ripley Radio Oddcast for this truly bizarre story.

Power to the People! is more than an anthem. Floor tiles are being installed In London, in time for the Olympics that can generate electricity when people step on them! Angela reports on this unbelievable new and efficient way to create energy!

Additional Weird, Bizarre, Unusual and Unbelievable Stories Featured on the July 1 episode of Ripley Radio, the official broadcast program of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: The Flea Circus was a big draw in Dime Museums and on carnivals for years and yes, they really used fleas as tiny little actors. Sideshow historian James Taylor explains the show and tells us briefly how to train a flea; Intern Abby reports that tens of millions of people still live in caves in China. The hillside holes can be rented or purchased and many are equipped with modern amenities; Our Weird Medical Malady of the Week is Kleptomania. Jodi Pliszka explains that it’s not all about stealing; A company is now selling salt “harvested” from people’s tears of joy, anger, sorrow and from cutting onions; and Ripley’s archivist Edward Meyer tells us that one of Ripley’s newest acquisitions is the full size “Bad to the Bone” motorcycle, made from the bones of road kill!

In honor of the July 4 weekend, Katy Perry provides the musical egress this week with Firework.

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