Friday, 20 June 2008

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not is coming to London's Picadilly Circus but they won't be bringing fleas.

The new venue will be opening in August at the prestigious location of 1 Piccadilly Circus. The new location that has previously housed exhibitions such as Rock Circus and the night club On Anon. Among the attractions will be a two-headed calf, a $1 million Swarovski crystal-covered Mini Cooper, a genuine 16th-century iron maiden, a trio of shrunken human heads from Ecuador and a 13-foot-long Tower Bridge made of wooden matchsticks, the company said.

Although other Ripley's venues have shown Plugas Vestidas (Painted Fleas), I've been advised that there won't be any dressed fleas in Piccadilly. However, there will be some exhibits for lepidopterists and entomologists, Edward Meyer (VP Exhibits & Archives) tells me "Butterflies and ants for sure".

Ripley's already have a location in the popular Northern seaside resort of Blackpool as well as over 60 others around the globe.

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