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Odor-Eaters® National Rotten Sneaker Contest® Turns 40!

The annual contest is the ultimate test of just how offensive shoes can get. Sneakers are judged based on odor, interior and exterior shoe condition, and of course the story of how their sneakers ended up so dirty and smelly. Seven kids, ages 6-15 from across the country, whose sneakers have won in regional contests will compete. But only one child will take home the “coveted” national prize.

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8th Annual Sword Swallowers Day!

The real men and women of steel are back again to celebrate the ancient art of sword swallowing on World Sword Swallowing Day, Saturday, February 28 at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world.

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Don't be a CHEAP DATE

This Valentine’s Day, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square is encouraging couples to NOT skip the cliché dinner dates. Instead, plan a special dinner for you and your loved one, followed by an out-of-the-ordinary rendezvous filled with curiosity, amazement and awe. Couples willing to prove their love (or extreme like) by showing their dinner receipt (totaling more than $100) from that night at the admissions desk will receive special “buy one, get one free” ticket pricing.

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In advance of DUMB AND DUMBER TO, Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne’s shaggy Mutt Cutts Van will arrive in Ripley's Times Square for photo opportunities and to give away prizes to fans.

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New Year's Eve 2015 at Ripley's Times Square

Ring in New Year's Eve 2015 in Times Square, New York with a night of amazing, unbelievable and down-right freaky happenings at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

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Ripley’s has commissioned Mezco Toyz to create a series of three unique, collectible coins. Each coin will be limited to 300 so get them while they last!

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Bizarre Bazaar

NEW YORK (May 14, 2014) – Not sure what to do with that shrunken head that’s been taking up space in the closet? Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has the solution.New York City is the seventh stop on a road trip through the U.S. and Canada to find and acquire items worthy of being part of the…

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Ice Cream Day

NEW YORK (July 1, 2014) – With a menu of unbelievable ice cream sure to make visitors scream, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square celebrates National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 20, with taste test challenges and a special discount as a cherry on top.From 12pm to 5pm, Ripley’s guests are invited to spin the Wheel of Ice “Screams” to receive a free sample cone and the chance…

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Bug Chef

NEW YORK (June 15th, 2014) –Traditional hamburgers and hot dogs will take the back burner as Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Squarecelebrates summer with unbelievable grilled goodies on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. Just in time for Fourth of July celebrations, Bug Chef David George Gordon, author of “The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook,” will host live cooking…

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Fleet Week 2014

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square opens its doors to the visiting Military Sea Services with free admission for all Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen dressed in uniform during New York Fleet Week

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