FUBARtrivia at Ripley’s Believe it or not! museum in London

  • Last week, FUBARtrivia visited London, England and stopped by at ”Ripley’s Believe it or not! museum”.
  • The museum is a collection of strange, amazing and rare objects and people from all around the world collected by the entreprenour Robert Ripley.
  • The London museum is the world’s largest Ripley’s Believe it or not! museum and it opened on August 20, 2008 at Picadilly Circus.
Outside Ripley's Believe it or not! museum in London at Picadilly circus

Outside Ripley's Believe it or not! museum in London at Picadilly circus

18th century's Thomas Wedders had the longest nose in the world with 19 cm

18th century's Thomas Wedders had the longest nose in the world with 19 cm

A self-deformed Peruvian skull.

A self-deformed Peruvian skull.

A woman with huge lips.

A woman with huge lips.

Patrick Deuel a.k.a. "The Half ton man". He was one of the heaviest persons with a peaking weight of 486 kg.

Patrick Deuel a.k.a. "The Half ton man". He was one of the heaviest persons with a peaking weight of 486 kg.

Scold's bridle, a Scottish torture device from the 16th century which was used to punish women using unwanted language.

Scold's bridle, a Scottish torture device from the 16th century which was used to punish women using unwanted language.

Iron maiden, a German torture device from the 18th century.

Iron maiden, a German torture device from the 18th century.

A man with four pupils.

A man with four pupils.

A two-headed goat.

A two-headed goat.

A very rare shrunken head from the Jivaro-tribe

A very rare shrunken head from the Jivaro-tribe

Sources and further reading:

Ripley’s Believe it or not! London Museum site

Cat man

Dennis Avner: Cat man or Stalking cat

Dennis Avner: Cat man or Stalking cat

  • Dennis Avner is an American born in 1958. He is more known under the name of ”Cat man” or by his native american name; ”stalking cat”.
  • Cat man is a descendant from the American indians Lakota and Huron . He was inspired to achieve his look by a native chief to ”follow the ways of the tiger”.
  • Cat man has spent large sums of money to surgically modify his body to make him look like a tiger.
  • Cat man has gone through 14 surgical procedures, such as: hairline modification, implants in the face, filing and capping of his teeth, surgically pointing of the ars, silicone injection in the lips, cheeks, chin and a split upper lip.
Cat man (Dennis Avner) in profile

Cat man (Dennis Avner) in profile

  • Cat man also has a lot of piercings, tattoos and cat-like contactlenses to complete his look.
  • Cat man holds the Guinness World Record for ”most permanent transformations to look like an animal”
  • Cat man enjoys climbing trees and eating raw meat – just like a real tiger. But he has to work in office and make TV appearances to bring in money – because he is still a hunan with human needs.
  • Cat man is a former navy sonar technician and is currently a computer programmer. He is now somewhat of a celebrity with appearences on ”Ripley’s believe it or not!”, ”Larry King Live” and ”Kerrang! radio”.

Sources and further reading:

Daily Mail-article
Stalking Cat’s official website

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