Published On: Sat, May 18th, 2019

Mega Con 2019: ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not!’ teases ‘giant human hair ball’ and new show with Bruce Campbell

‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not!’ has been around for 100 years, starting in 1918 with their founder Robert Ripley who wanted to show the odd and unusual by giving his audience a physical representation on his television show. This year at MegaCon, they had a featured booth to showcase some of their most popular items, including the largest human hair ball, and promote their upcoming reboot on Travel Channel.


The featured human hair ball was started when an barber from Ohio approached Ripley and asked them to include it in last year’s Ripley’s annual book. Since then, they have added it to their traveling exhibits and encourage fans to add strands of hair making it about thirty pounds heavier than when their received it.

Sabrina, one of the primary representatives for Ripley, shared “a lot of our exhibits are brought over from several areas around the world”. The exclusive Iron Maiden “was brought over by Robert Ripley himself from Germany and it means so much to our collection to park it back and really compare the old with the new”.


When discussing further about the upcoming show, Sabrina shared that “the new show is similar to the Dean Cain but it was a little more shock and awe, really focused on the exhibits, but now we’re focused on those unbelievable people who have overcome those oddities. I’m actually going to Iowa to go hunting with an armless archer who has won the Paralympics and now is supporting his family of two as an archer.”

The iconic show will be returning this summer on the travel channel hosted by Bruce Campbell to show the human oddities who have overcome those challenges to follow those passions.

You can find out more about the exhibits and purchase tickets at https://www.ripleys.com/

Weekend passes and individual day tickets are now available at https://www.megaconorlando.com/en/buy-tickets/admission.html , starting at $20. For news, guest announcements and event info, please visit https://www.megaconorlando.com

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