Giant sharks, matchstick cars and meteorites at Science World’s Ripley’s exhibit!

Before the Internet, Ripley’s Believe It or Not was the world’s most trusted source for weirdness.

Robert Ripley (1890-1949) was a famous collector of oddities, anomalies, and freaky stuff. In the 1930s and ’40s, his discoveries were adapted into a popular radio show. Later, newspapers ran illustrated depictions of discoveries from his collection as part of the funny pages.

Beginning tonight (Jan 25), Science World (1455 Quebec St.) is presenting an exhibit based on Ripley’s discoveries. The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! “celebrates the wonders of science and nature,” according to a media release. The exhibit includes “real artefacts, experiments, touchable specimens, along with computer interactive and multimedia experiences.” It runs until April 22. Here is some of what you can expect.

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Giant sharks, matchstick cars and meteorites at Science World’s Ripley’s exhibit!

Five reasons to visit Roedde House Museum this May

Roedde House Museum Victorian table settings

Roedde House Museum Victorian table settings

Located in Barclay Square in the heart of the West End, the Roedde House Museum is one of the city’s hidden gems, sort of like the Jimi Hendrix Shrine, but with wainscotting.

A Victorian-era house restored to its original condition, more or less, Roedde House is the scene of monthly concerts as well as exhibits that give visitors a glimpse into the lifestyles of a Victorian middle-class family.

To celebrate Roedde House’s 25th anniversary, the museum’s staff has planned some special events and festivities. Here are five reasons to pencil a visit to Roedde House in to your May schedule.

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Five reasons to visit Roedde House Museum this May