Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Season 4 Episode 22

Episode 422

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 15, 2003 on TBS
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Episode 422
Breath Hold Challenge
Mandy-Rae Cruikshank and Jessica Wilson will face off in this Ripley's Challenge to see who can hold her breath underwater the longest. They're both expert "free divers" that don't use scuba gear or air tanks. The current record is 13 minutes and 42.5 seconds set by Robert Frost in 1959.

World's Tallest Kid
Vika Sopol is seventeen years old and eight-feet tall.

Knife-Throwing Mama
Nouella Gallagher tosses kitchen knives at a wooden board with her children standing in front of it.

Caffeinated Soap
Shower shock soap provides one cup of coffee per shower.

Head Binding
On the Tomman Island in the South Pacific, a person with a finely-elongated head is thought to be smarter, of higher status, and close to the world of the spirits. To achieve this "conehead" effect, heads are bound with a soft bandage and woven basket for approximately six months.

Acupuncture Darts
Instead of gently applying acupuncture pins, Masahiko fires them with a blow dart gun.

USC Student Impaled
Danielle Dauenhauer was skewered alive after falling from her two-story apartment onto a wrought iron fence.

Earthquake Restaurant
Disaster Cafe in Spain simulates an earthquake to provide its guests the experience of surviving a natural disaster.

Metal Mosquito
Jim Opasik creates animal structures out of junk he collects from flea markets.

Bipedal Beagle
Faith was born with deformed front legs, but she hasn't let that slow her down. She walks upright, on her hind legs, like a human.

Bikini Meter Maids Update
The bikini beauties patrolling the streets of Australia have become so popular that they now have a gift shop and are looking for more bikini clad metermaids.

Gator Rattle
Maori tribesmen stuffed an alligator's paw to create a rattle and show their superiority over the dangerous animal.moreless

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Cathie Shirriff

Cathie Shirriff

Co-Host (1982-1983)

Dean Cain

Dean Cain


Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond

Co-Host (1985-1986)

Kelly Packard

Kelly Packard

Field Correspondent/ Co-Host

Jack Palance

Jack Palance


Holly Palance

Holly Palance

Co-Host (1983-1985)

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