Believe It or Not! there is an event in Japan in which Sumo wrestlers compete in how long and loud they can make babies cry. The 400-year old traditional spring competition is coming up in April and you’ll hear all about this week from Chad Lewis on Ripley Radio, the official radio program of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! We’ll also hear from a professor of a popular course in death and dying at Cal State who also runs a hospice for dogs on death’s door.
Additional Weird and Wacky Stories you’ll Hear on the March 17 Episode of Ripley Radio: Ralf provides the ultimate answer to why the chicken crossed the road, at least in Gainesville, Fla.; Angela tells us that $4.5 billion worth of booze will be consumed on St. Patrick’s Day; Edward is headed to Phoenix this weekend for Ripley’s Bizarre Buying Bazaar at the Arizona Science Center; we hear of students who mixed jelly fish and a peanut butter concoction and now have living peanut butter jelly fish; Robert Robinson, author of the new book, Legend Tripping – The Ultimate Family Experience explains how much fun it is to take your entire family out looking for ghosts, aliens and bigfoot; and the feel good story of the week features an interview with Ressurrection Graves, a former homeless executive in Washington DC who found a husband and founded a national charity all while homeless.
Our musical egress this week is Holding on for Life, by the Broken Bells.