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  • Episode 203

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 1/24/01

    Hanging Out Greg Gasson jumps from a plane and dangles from his parachute by one arm then -- changes position midair to hang by his feet without a safety chute!

    Bubblewear This pool party will feature bathing suits and cover-ups that are not only the latest in fashion, but will act as life preservers if needed because -- they are made of bubble wrap!

    Maggot Cheese A unique cheese is considered a rare delicacy in an Italian town, that's because residents only eat it when it's filled with thousands of live maggots!

    Isle of Man Richard Sowa has gone "Surviv or" one better -- he lives on his own island that he built with plastic soda bottles!

    Pumpkin Chunkin Every year at harvest time, "chunkin" teams bring their homemade contraptions to Sussex County, Delaware, to hurl pumpkins through the air!moreless
  • Episode 202

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 1/17/01

    Clothes Free Fashion Show You cannot tell which models in this fashion show are wearing beachwear and which are only wearing a coat of paint!

    Motorcycle Soccer These guys play soccer on motorcycles!

    Handwalker Mark Kenny will take the Ripley's Challenge and attempt to climb up and down the treacherous steps of the spectacular Chichen Itza pyramid in Mexico...while walking on his hands!

    X-Ray Girl We can see this woman's internal organs through her skin when she swallows a 3-foot lighting tube and, when she swallows a michrophone, we can also hear them!

    Tennis Racket Contortionist Jeff Brennan is a dishwasher with a twist -- a real twist. He squeezed his 6'2", 220 pound frame through the head of a standard-sized tennis racket!moreless
  • Episode 201

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 1/10/01

    Slackliner Darrin Carter will walk across a gorge thirty stories above the ground on a springy nylon cord -- with nothing to catch him if he falls.

    Wardrobe in a Bottle This entire wardrobe can fit into a one gallon bottle!

    Worm Lover Brenda Fox loves worms so much that she has been eating them almost all her life!

    Backflip Motorcycle Carey Hart made motorcycle history by doing the impossible... the world's only complete backflip on a 250 lb. motorcycle! He's going to do it again and Ripley's will be there as he prepares to do this truly amazing maneuver!

    Legless Football Hero 14-year-old Willie McQueen has no legs, but he plays starting defensive tackle for his school's football team -- without the aid of prosthetics!moreless
  • Episode 13

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 4/5/00

    Grand Master Zhou
    Grand Master Zhou has learned to harness the power of the mind and body and use it to perform exercises that push the limits. With the point of a sharp spear nested in the soft tissue of his throat, and the other on the bumper he will push a Volkswagen Beetle.

    Volcano Chasers
    When a volcano blows its top, people naturally run the other way. But not the O'Mearas. Meet the only living married couple on the planet who travel the world to chase erupting volcanoes, risking their lives and coming within 10 feet of the rushing molten lava to film it.

    Man's Best Friend
    This dog goes above and beyond the call of duty as "man's best friend." In fact this amazing pooch helps his disabled master by getting items off grocery shelves, picking up around the house and even using a cash machine.

    Sand Hogs
    More than 500 feet down, and far below the busy streets of New York, is a secret world inhabited by the Sandhogs--a brotherhood of 120 macho men who risk their lives every day just so that you may have a nice glass of sparkling, clean drinking water.
  • Episode 12

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 3/29/00

    Stretchy Man
    Gary Turner is known to all his friends as "Stretch," and for good reason! Because of an extremely rare medical problem (fortunately, Gary's life is not threatened) this 30 year-old man's skin is virtually like rubber. He can actually cover his face completely--simply by pulling the skin of his neck up and the skin of his forehead down!

    Left Turn Louise
    Louise Lynes can turn a 3-mile drive into an hour-long nightmare. Ever since she was involved in a traffic accident ten years ago, Louise drives miles out of her way to avoid making any right hand turns. Her problem is so extreme, British TV featured her on a special called "Bad Drivers."

    Super Human Memory
    Tatiana Cooley has a memory like no other. When this secretary needs a phone number, she doesn't need to consult her rolodex, because she has all the numbers in her head. And if you give the reigning and only USA National Memory Champion strings of 4,000 numbers, "70093518555899..." or 500 words: "liquid, dairy, digit district, garden, hair..." she'll repeat them back, plus she can memorize a 54-line poem or an entire deck of cards in just moments.moreless
  • Episode 9

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 3/8/00

    Free Dive
    Mehgan Heany-Grier, one of the world's most beautiful women risks her life by plunging 165 ft. deep into the ocean, on a single breath of air! Now, she would like to go on and attempt to dive over 200 ft.

    The Biggest Little Train Set
    Bill Williams Zaccagnino has always been obsessed with trains. Twenty-five years and nine million dollars later, he's created the world's largest HO-scale model railroad!

    Roller Man
    Jean Yves Bondeau can go places the way no one else can go. Covering his body with over 30 wheels, he becomes a human rollerball and speeds through Paris as fast as 30 mph!

    Leech Surgery
    Respected surgeons around the world are re-discovering the benefits of these slimy, little bloodsuckers. From folks with circulation problems to re-attachment surgery patients, leaches are regarded as a true miracle cure!

    Toe Nail Diva
    Anthropologist Dr. Kathy Hayes is your average working wife and mother... except for her obsession with her toenails. In fact, she's grown them out 7 inches. So long, that she's forced to walk on her heels.moreless
  • Episode 5

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 2/9/00

    Neck Kabob
    Young Neil Pearson (age 25) impaled himself on a stake in his mum's garden... and lives to tell about it! He tripped on frosty paving stones, tripping in his mother's sweet pea garden and falling on one of the long stakes she had used to support the plants. Amazingly, it missed all of his vital organs, received no major injuries and remained conscious throughout the ordeal.

    Lightning Stalker
    David Stillings risks his life on a regular basis in order to take photos. He races out into approaching thunderstorms in hopes of capturing one of the most powerful things in nature... lightning.

    Ark of the Covenant
    The Ark of the Covenant is the stuff legends are made of. The ornate gold box, in which the tablets bearing the Ten Commandments were held, disappeared long ago, and no one claimed to know where... until now. Meet archeologist Bob Cornuke who, believe or not, has discovered what experts are beginning to agree is the secret location of the Ark of the Covenant in a remote village in Ethiopia

    Nefertiti Obsession
    Believe it or not, this ordinary housewife has spent a quarter of a million dollars on plastic surgery to look like ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti!

    The Oldest Dad
    Mr. Skeets is a proud father at age 103. His wife is 30 and has two kids, aged 5 and 2.moreless
  • Episode 4

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 2/2/00

    Human Stun Gun
    Tom Cameron and his teenage daughters can perform a death touch, which can stop a person's heart instantly using an ancient martial arts secret. Believe it or not, Tom Cameron can knock out 25 men in a minute using the secrets he has learned from Chinese martial arts masters.

    Buried Alive
    Geoff Smith's brilliant idea was simple. Climb into a coffin box, and have himself buried 6 feet under ground in the yard behind his local pub. Believe it or not, that's just where he remained... for 147 days! In a Ripley's exclusive, we'll go with Geoff under the earth to find out how he survived and why he did it. We'll show our viewers the never-before-seen footage documenting Geoff's 147-day ordeal!

    Quick Draw Bob
    Bob Munden is the fastest gun in the West, or anywhere else, for that matter. Believe it or not, this pistol-packin' Montana cowboy can unholster his Colt .45 and plug a target as small as a half dollar in a mere two-one hundredths of a second -- seven times faster than the blink of an eye!

    Cancer Sniffing Dog
    Have you ever wondered how your dog knows when you are sick? Believe it or not, the animal kingdom has been able to do what modern science cannot. With a higher success ratio than an X-ray, a former bomb-sniffing dog by the name of George has been retrained to sniff out cancer in people.

    Saw Walker
    This tough soled guy can walk barefoot on saws!moreless
  • Episode 3

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 1/26/00

    On tonight's episode of Ripley's Believe It or Not! we have stories about a boy walking through fire and tourists swimming with sharks.
  • Episode 1

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 1/12/00

    Highlights of tonight's episode are modern-day cannibals and Vampire killing kits.
  • The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2)

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 12/2/66

    While in Italy investigating a Thrush plan to divert the Gulf Stream with heavy water, Solo finds himself eluding Thrush guards, and ends up hiding under the bed of Pia Monteri. Solo escapes a shotgun wedding, the family feels Pia's honor has been compromised, and the girl's American uncles retired Prohibition-era gangsters "Fingers" Stilletto, Enzo "Pretty" Stilletto, and Federico "Feet" Stilletto are called. At the island headquarters of Louis Strago, Illya is tortured by Strago's sadistic female assistant, Miss Diketon. Solo joins forces with the Stilletto brothers to try and rescue him.

  • The Concrete Overcoat Affair (1)

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 11/25/66

    While in Italy investigating a Thrush plan to divert the Gulf Stream with heavy water, Solo finds himself eluding Thrush guards, and ends up hiding under the bed of Pia Monteri. Solo escapes a shotgun wedding, the family feels Pia's honor has been compromised, and the girl's American uncles--retired Prohibition-era gangsters "Fingers" Stilletto, Enzo "Pretty" Stilletto, and Federico "Feet" Stilletto--are called. At the island headquarters of Louis Strago, Illya is tortured by Strago's sadistic female assistant, Miss Diketon. Solo joins forces with the Stilletto brothers to try and rescue him.