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Dean Cain not included …

Gazette staff October 19th, 2011

One-time mainstay of the comics page and the TV tube, the “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” franchise still lives, currently in the occasional hardcover book, often marketed directly to kids via those Scholastic catalogs you used to drool over in elementary school.

The latest, “Strikingly True,” contains some Oklahoma-centric pieces in its collections of “unusual, unbelievable and amazing stories from around the world” including:

—Tulsa woman Ashley Battles, who stood on the wing of a biplane for more than four hours above San Francisco, at speeds at 100 mph.

—the Enid churchgoing couple whose car collided with a runaway circus elephant on the highway. (CFN previously reported this in “Dumbo 2: Circus of Fear,” issue 31.45) —the Oklahoma driver who put a Mercedes in reverse in a parking garage, seven floors above ground level.

—the Midwest City apartment burglars who were caught via webcam, 8,000 miles away in the Philippines.

—Bartlesville man Ron Jones, whose body sports more than 80 tattoos dedicated to Route 66.

On that last note, we’re afraid to ask on which anatomical part the Pops bottle might be located.

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