Ripley died in 1949 at the age of 56. Oddly enough, Ripley Believe It or Not Museums are still popular today. They show pictures or recreations of the oddities that Ripley was so famous for tracking down. He became a world traveler, living very extravagantly in his quest for the queer.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not still produces a daily cartoon published in newspapers across the world and they are published daily on the Web.