This video documents the strange life and discoveries of Robert Ripley, founder of the Believe It or Not empire. This tape follows the career of Ripley from his beginnings in 1918, when he began a newspaper column chronicling the strange and bizarre. From there, viewers watch as Ripley branches into comics, radio, and TV. The story of how one man made a career peddling information most people wouldn't want to know is an almost unbelievable tale in itself. This video is a paean to the great American dream and should be of interest to those fascinated by the strange and unusual.