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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Strikingly True [Hardcover]

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

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Book Description

Sept. 13 2011 ANNUAL (Book 8)
The newest title in the Ripley's Annual series is a compendium of new and bizarre stories, pictures and interviews all of which are packaged nicely within a vibrant red foil and lenticular cover.

For the legions of dedicated Ripley’s fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves unbelievable facts and jaw-dropping images, the latest annual in our bestselling series is a feast of delights. Be amazed at a portrait made from 200,000 dead ants, the man who traversed the English Channel by holding onto a bunch of balloons, and the single human hair featuring paintings of all 42 American presidents. A compendium of incredible and bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features, presented in a stunning new design, this book also drives readers to Ripley’s fully interactive website. There are intriguing interviews with some of the astounding individuals who are featured in the book that spotlight their achievements and reveal more about what motivates them. 

A dramatic eight-page gatefold sections presents Ripley’s first ever odditorium, which showcased sideshow performers and was built for the World’s Trade Fair in 1933. This features a selection of choice memorabilia including Robert Ripley’s original annotated list of performers. Informative “Ripley’s Research” boxes give the scientific explanation behind some of the most incredible tales in the book, such as how people have turned their fingers into magnets.

A section on the Olympic games, past and present, highlights the wacky as well as the amazing feats that have taken place at the height of sporting achievement.

Additional black and white Ripley archive photographs feature throughout the book, and miscellaneous lists are also scattered throughout. This year specially commissioned photographic features will also appear in the book.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ripley Publishing (Sept. 13 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609910001
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609910006
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 23 x 29 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #331,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

"This rollicking collection of "strange stories from around the globe" includes a castle made of ice, a monster bug, the world's tallest teen, great escapes, feats of endurance and hundreds of other oddities. A lot of fun, with great color photos." -- The Sacramento Bee / sacbee.com

"The book rocks a pretty eye-catching red and silver holographic foil cover with lenticular and makes quite the must-have for bored kids looking to see the extremes in human physiology, feats and more." -monstersandcritics.com

"The newest offering in this unique series is Strikingly True. Filled with bizarre, and absolutely cool facts, adults and kids alike will be mesmerized by so many of the tidbits of information, great pictures, and just plain weird stories, that it’s hard to put this book down." www.featheredquill.com

"The Ripley’s empire has recently published Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Strikingly True ($28.95, Ripley Publishing), a collection of incredible and bizarre facts, stories, interviews, lists, and features that adds up to hours of entertaining reading" -bookviewsbyalancaruba.blogspot.com/

About the Author

Ripley Publishing, the owner of the internationally famous trademark Ripley's Believe It or Not! As world authority on all that is unbelievable, the company offers up its vast archives of the strange and unusual through books, television shows, tourist attractions, motion pictures, merchandise and the worldwide syndication of its daily newspaper cartoon. Ripley researchers across the globe are busy each day digging deep into the world of the odd and bizarre to compile enough fresh an exciting material to fill the "Believe It or Not!" series of books published each year.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strikingly True Oct. 2 2011
By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Ripley's Believe It or Not- Strikingly True
Ripley Publishing- September 2011

This is a wonderful book on virtually every kind of unusual
person or event. For instance, Tim Cockerill (known as the
Great Inferno) gargles hot molten lava. A 6500 year old
baby mummy is depicted in a life-like pose. The artist,
Daniel Ortega of San Diego, Ca. turns ashes of the dead
into beautiful art pieces. A stunning scene of the Kilauea
volcano in Hawaii has been spewing volcanic ash and lava for
almost 3 decades.

A grotesque "Festival of the Skulls" is depicted
in La Paz, Bolivia. A live picture of lightening
was captured by a photographer as the flash hit
the Statue of Liberty on 9/22/10. The smallest house
in Great Britain is a two floor 6 by 10 foot structure
depicted in this book.

A weeping glacier appeared to be carved out of a
rock formation in Svalbard, Norway. There are other
wonders of nature sprinkled throughout the extensive presentation.

The contents of the book are organized as follows:
o The World of Animals
o Sports
o Body Art
o Transport
o Mysteries
o Food Arts
o Science and Beyond Belief

The front cover is a stunning apple red with an
open eye looking straight at you. Strikingly True
is a considerable curiosity for the young
and old alike.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much to learn and awesome photos! Nov. 2 2011
By Diane Hoffmaster - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Last spring I took my family to the Ripley's Believe it or Not museum and all of us (grownups included) had a blast learning about all sorts of weird and unexplainable phenomena! Being scientists, my husband and I are always looking for explanations to just about everything and love ecouraging our kids to explore the unknown!

The flashy cover on this book grabs your eye and just MAKES you want to open it and see what is inside! The Table of Contents divides the book into numerous categories like food, animals, body, etc and includes lots of fantastic pictures to capture your attention.

I cannot even begin to describe how much information is incuded in this book! Every page is chock full of facts, figures, and full color photos highlighting some of the most bizzare things I have ever seen. At 256 pages long, it would take you weeks to read everything in it!

Basically, a great encyclopedia of weird phenomena that will catch the attention of old and young alike!

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received one copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A collectors edition, sure to make a perfect gift for those who love the odd, strange but true. Nov. 8 2011
By Autumn Blues Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Once I received the book, I was immediately impressed by the holographic red and silver cover of the new Ripley's Believe It or Not! Strikingly True book. As a child I had always had an interest in the strange and unique. I remember purchasing my first Ripley's book and spending hours just reading and staring at the photos, and sometimes being grossed out, but still loving it. It is quite ironic that my son now has the same type of interests as me and we share that same sense of curiosity in anything strange and out of the ordinary. As a family we always watched the Ripley's Believe It or Not television show and even now we watch re-runs when they are on. When offered the chance to review the new Ripley's Strikingly True book I couldn't email fast enough. I was so excited and so was my son once I told him about it. This book is certainly not like the paperback I had as a child and I consider it a collectors edition. My son has decided it is his book and I now need permission to view it. The colorful pictures bring each oddity to life and this is not a book for the faint at heart. If you have a weak stomach, don't consider even taking a glance at this book, even at the bookstore. Another favorite part of this book for me were the interviews with some very odd and strange people. Ripley's has certainly outdone itself with this beautiful cover and this is a book we will cherish for years to come.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ripley's Continues to Fascinate Jan. 12 2012
By Steven M. Powell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book was for my 11 year old son. He's a big fan of Ripley's Believe It or Not books, and this one does not disappoint. Great photos, drawing and write-ups.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book! Dec 27 2011
By Jennifer Mcmillan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book for Christmas for my 10 year old son. He loves it! He doesn't like to read very much but he can't put this book down. I like how the cover is an eye grabber and the book it a little heavy. I will be buying the other Ripley's books for him.

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