Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Strikingly True / [text Geoff Tibballs]

Oversize Book - 2011
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The newest title in the Ripley's Annual series is a compendium of new andbizarre stories, pictures and interviews all of which are packaged nicely withina vibrant red foil and lenticular cover.

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

A dramaticeight-page gatefold sections presents Ripley's first ever odditorium, whichshowcased sideshow performers and was built for the World's Trade Fair in 1933.This features a selection of choice memorabilia including Robert Ripley'soriginal annotated list of performers. Informative "Ripley's Research" boxesgive the scientific explanation behind some of the most incredible tales in thebook, such as how people have turned their fingers into magnets.

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

Additional black and white Ripley archive photographs feature throughoutthe book, and miscellaneous lists are also scattered throughout. This yearspecially commissioned photographic features will also appear in thebook.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Ripley Pub., c2011.
ISBN: 9781609910006
Characteristics: 254 p. : ill. chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Alternative Title: Strikingly true


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