Le Petit Journal, Quebec, 8/3/1953
John Hix was a staff artist at the Washington Herlad and the creator of the educational newspaper strip 'Strange As It Seems', which was syndicated in American newspapers and abroad through United Features and United Press International. It is comparable to 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not'. In its best years, the strip was published in about 1,300 newspapers, and it also appearaed on the radio. The strip was initially written by Hix's brother Ernest Harmon Hix Sr., who was succeeded by his wife Elsie Hix from 1948 to 1963 and then by his son Ernest Jr. until the 1970s.