Edward Meyer vp of Exhibits & Archives



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Edward Meyer
VP of Exhibits & Archives

For over 36 years Edward Meyer has traveled around the world collecting unusual stories and unbelievable artifacts to fill Believe It or Not! books and museums.


He is a walking encyclopedia of information, some strange, some gross - but all true! He has acquired over 20,000 different museum artifacts. In the last few months alone acquisition highlights have included:

-a genuine shrunken head from Ecuador, South America

- a Fiji island Mermaid

-an electric chair

-celebrity portraits made from staples, tooth paste, candle wax, cigarette smoke, ketchup and mustard, bullet shells and even a giant portrait of Albert Einstein made from burnt toast

- an albino marlin, a three-eyed pig, a two-headed-calf and a four-legged rooster

- a collection of over 250 sculptures made from chewed gum,

- and a giant thumb made from thousands of fingernail clippings!


Favorites from the past include everything from a pin valued at $1 million dollars, to a two-trunked elephant, to Marilyn Monroe's lingerie, to Lee Harvey Oswald's mortuary toe tag, to a meteorite from Mars. The list is endless.
Editor of, and contributor to, the famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! books and the world famous newspaper syndicated cartoon, producer of countless Ripley museum films, and a researcher for over 200 hundred Ripley television shows, Meyer has appeared on radio and television programs around the world as the Ripley historian and raconteur, the man with the world's best job!


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