Answer: A Sports Caricature
The next year (1919) Ripley began to add elements that had nothing to do with the sport and changed the title to " Believe it or not!" ". The panel was a big hit with readers and quickly became a weekly contributor to the paper. In 1929, the comic appeared in all newspapers by William Hearst around the world. The fame of the column increased from then on and in the following decades the realm of Ripley's " Believe It or Not! " was not just newspaper columns, but also museums, radio broadcasts, television programs, books and theater , Not a bad run for what started as doodles of a sports illustrator on a bad day.