In 1919 "Champs and Chumps," a cartoon created by Robert Ripley that featured bizarre and incredible sports feats, made its premier as a syndicated feature panel in newspapers. Ripley began to add more feats and events to the cartoon, some unrelated to athletics, and changed the name to "Believe It or Not." The franchise gained popularity and began to expand; Ripley's collection of wacky facts and trivia inspired books, radio shows, short films, television programs, and several museums across the United States. This board game, published by the Ripley franchise in the 1970s, challenged players to "Collect bizarre and unbelievable facts about feats of strength, eating records, size���_ and hairy folk." Players tried to win a card from each of the four categories, and learned a thing or two along the way!