Ripley’s Bizarre Artifacts

Bearkat writes “”The keeper, as it were, of those storied treasures is Edward Meyer, a self-described library science dropout who as vice president of exhibits and archives is Ripley’s main shopper. Even his office is weird, with its own collection of oddities including a human scalp, a Mother Teresa figurine made out of chewing gum and a pair of Judy Garland’s ruby red “Wizard of Oz” slippers. He has acquired an estimated 95 percent of Ripley’s collection, and shares the same endless fascination with otherworldly items that made the well-traveled, real-life Ripley an entertainment baron to begin with.” Read the scoop from the Charleston Post Courier