Friday, September 16, 2016

Unlock The Weird with the New Ripley's Believe It or Not! Book Release (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Ripley's Eye-Popping Oddities Book Cover


"The key to getting teens, tweens, and reluctant readers to devour a book may be to hand them a copy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!, the newest book in the bestselling series from Ripley Publishing.

The book is a mind-blowing collection of fantastic, fun, and even freaky stories from around the world. Sections include Animals, Pop Culture, Feats, Art, Food, and Beyond Belief. What they all have in common is that they’re all true and handpicked by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!—the authority on all things unusual and incredible!
  

HERE ARE SOME OF THE STORIES THAT AWAIT READERS WHEN THEY UNLOCK THE WEIRD!...

  • Read about one man’s attempt to take a break from reality, spending three days climbing the Swiss Alps on all fours as a goat!
  • Soar on jetpacks above the deserts of Dubai with breathtaking aerial imagery.
  • Meet Birdman Ted Richards who had his ears removed and his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots!
  • Savor the flavor of sheep dung spitting, an Irish event that is just as unappetizing as it sounds!
  • See double with Twin Strangers’s Niamh Geaney, who has found multiple doppelg√§ngers that look exactly like her!
Make this new book an exciting addition to your collection—we guarantee your family and friends will find all-new favorites on every page of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Unlock the Weird!"
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My Thoughts:
Ever since I started blogging back in 2008, there is one book I am always looking forward to receiving and sharing my thoughts with readers is the Ripley’s Believe It or Not!.  The book always comes out in September, when kids are heading back to school -- a perfect time as this makes for a great show and tell book, book for homeschoolers to incorporate into their curriculums, or for teachers to share the wild and crazy things from around the world with their students.  These books have become popular coffee table reads at our house. And, come the holidays, I am quick to pick up additional copies to give to family and friends, who like our family, can't get enough of these types of books.




We have only had this book for a few days, but have been busy reading through the pages and learning about some pretty weird and crazy things.  

Here are just some of the standouts that amazed and had my girls and I scratching our heads in wonder as to why or how people do certain things...
All I can think is that he has a lot of time on his hands to sort and place each mini M&M.  I would go crazy trying to line these all up, and would get so mad if someone bumped the table I was working and moved them all about...

ARTIST ERIC MILLIKIN USED OVER 1,000 MINIATURE BAGS OF M&MS TO CREATE THIS POP CULTURE PORTRAIT OF COUNT CHOCULA.

My daughter is obsessed with cats, but after seeing this one, she said she would pass...how about you?

MATILDA, THE TWO-YEAR-OLD TABBY CAT FROM CANADA, HAS HUGE, ALIEN-LIKE EYES!

MIND-OVER-BODY PERFORMER DAI ANDREWS ACCOMPLISHES FEATS SUCH AS ESCAPE ARTISTRY, SWORD SWALLOWING, AND EVEN SMASHING A FIERY PILE OF WOOD WITH HIS BARE HAND!

STUNT DUO 20 PENNY CIRCUS PERFORMS MANY SIDESHOW STAPLES, INCLUDING FIRE BREATHING!


Unlikely best friends or riding pals...

IN EAST LONDON, ENGLAND, A WEASEL WAS CAUGHT RIDING A WOODPECKER

And, this one, I am left just saying "Why?"...

IN AN ANNUAL FESTIVAL IN IRELAND, SHEEP DUNG SPITTING PARTICIPANTS TAKE SHEEP EXCREMENT INTO THEIR MOUTHS AND ATTEMPT TO SPIT IT THE FARTHEST. SOME EVEN SOURCE DUNG DIRECTLY FROM THE SHEEP!

I could go on and on about all the fascinating and out there stuff we have been reading and learning about thanks to the new Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Unlock the Weird! release.  But,instead, why not pick up a copy for yourself to share with your family and be blown away with some freaky stories from around the world, that will have you asking "Why?" and "How?".  I can't wait to see which stories you find unusual and incredible and find yourself not being able to stop talking about. :-)


About the Book:

IMPRINT: Ripley Publishing

PUBLICATION DATE: September 6, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-60991-165-2

PAGES: 256

PRICE: $28.95 US / $34.95 Canada

TRIM SIZE: 9 x 11 ¾ inches

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

2 comments:

  1. I have never read one of these before..... they look amazing!

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  2. I have got to check out that cat she is super cute.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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