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postcard from The Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditiorium, 1930s
On March 18, 1915 Wenseslao Moguel was captured while fighting in the Mexican revolution. Without trial he was sentenced to be executed by firing squad. Moguel was shot 9 times including a final bullet through his head at close range by an officer to insure death. Moguel somehow survived and managed to escape. Wenseslao went on to live a full life after his “execution”. The above photo shows Moguel in 1937 on the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not radio show pointing to his scar from the bullet that was shot at close range.
I found this Ripleys Believe it or Not brand “Antmobile” at a Five Below store and got it for my nephew for his birthday. It said it was not only the world’s smallest model car, but it was POWERED BY ANTS! The package didn’t specify HOW, and I thought you would build a small car that you could put a couple ants inside and they would cause it to move. Turns out you build a thumbnail size car that is intended to be GLUED to the back of a carpenter ant. I was mortified.
Box made of the human skin of a Chinese murderer
Ripley’s Odditorium, postcard