Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Prepare to Be Shocked!

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781893951310

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 8056

An illustrated collection of oddities that are sure to shock the reader.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Shatter Your Senses!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609911782

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 5691

Shatter Your Senses! is the 2018 edition of the bestselling annual series by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! There’s no way to prepare yourself for this all-true, all-new collection filled with incredible facts, unbelievable stories, and mind-blowing photography. A sensory overload, Shatter Your Senses! is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses! is filled with thousands of strange stories, bizarre feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover the sport of underwater ice hockey or marvel at the flower that bloomed in space—it’s all weird and all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every Ripley’s fan.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Strikingly True

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609910006

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 9442

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.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

In Celebration... A special reissue of the original!

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1609910419

Category: Reference

Page: 172

View: 1215

Facsimile of the original 1929 book. From the original 1929 promotion, Robert Ripley describes the land where rain has fallen for a million years; here he talks with you about the Ever-Standing Men and the Upside-Down Men of Benares. Sport enthusiasts will prick up their ears at the queer tales told by the man who it is said can answer more questions on sports than any other living man. All these stores, all these marvelous adventuring into the countries of the fantastically true are lavishly illustrated with a multitude of those vivid cartoons which are followed eagerly every night in the New York Evening Post and more than 100 other newspapers. You will find your old favorites-and some new puzzlers which Mr. Ripley has uncorked now for the first time. Believe It Or Not this volume contains a thousand new things under the sun!

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Reality Shock!

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609911096

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 1403

Reality Shock! is the 2015 edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! bestselling annual series. This incredible collection is loaded with unbelievable facts, amazing stories, and incredible animals. With amazing photography, zany stories and unbelievable facts and figures, this book is sure to be a favorite with adults and children alike. Reality Shock! Is filled with more of the amazing facts, unbelievable stories and extraordinary photography that makes Ripley’s Believe It or Not! so popular. Read all about the amazing things that people all over the world have done- from insane stunts to crazy traditions. Take a closer look at the extraordinary images nature produces, such as mutated animals and amazingly impossible vistas. Crystal clear photography paired with zany stories, amazing facts and figures that are undeniably true but incredibly hard to believe will make this book a must have for every household.

Ripley's Odd Is Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609912062

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1022

From paintings by an artist with no arms or legs to sculptures made entirely of salt, you’ll find some of the most fascinating and unbelievable pieces of art from the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! collection. Designed as an elegant art book meets the eclectic one-of-a-kind Ripley’s archives and exhibits, Odd Is Art is a visually stunning book that will delight and amaze art lovers and Ripley fans alike.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 100 Years

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609912406

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 1055

Ripley's Believe It or Not! is globally renowned as the authority on the weird, the eccentric, and the amazing. Ripley's Believe It or Not! provides entertaining books for children of all ages which educates and informs them in a humorous style. The Ripley brand is known around the world as a trend-setting source of family-friendly fun and excitement! Every day the researchers at Ripley's are busy digging up the craziest true stories and the most unbelievable facts. From its inception in 1918 and the days of Robert Ripley’s travels and broadcasts to the creation of the first BION and the company’s proud publishing history through the years after Ripley’s death to the incredible collections and the expansion into a world-class attractions company, fans and friends of the brand will be inspired, awed, and amazed. This book is a spectacular artifact of an American icon that people will want to make a part of their own collection and enjoy again and again.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! A Century Of Strange!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609912178

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 2381

Releasing just in time for the 100th anniversary of Ripley's Believe It or Not!, A Century of Strange!, the 15th book in the bestselling series, is packed with all the unexpected stories and images you've come to expect from us. There’s simply no way to prepare yourself for this all-true, all-new collection filled with incredible facts, unbelievable stories, and mind-blowing photography. As amazing today as 100 years ago, A Century of Strange! is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! A Century of Strange! is filled with thousands of strange stories, bizarre feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover how one barber cuts hair with fire or marvel at blue lava spewing from a volcano—it’s all weird and all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every Ripley’s fan.

A Curious Man

The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley

Author: Neal Thompson

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0770436218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 3136

A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert “Believe It or Not” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable. As portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, Ripley’s life is the stuff of a classic American fairy tale. Buck-toothed and cursed by shyness, Ripley turned his sense of being an outsider into an appreciation for the strangeness of the world. After selling his first cartoon to Time magazine at age eighteen, more cartooning triumphs followed, but it was his “Believe It or Not” conceit and the wildly popular radio shows it birthed that would make him one of the most successful entertainment figures of his time and spur him to search the globe’s farthest corners for bizarre facts, exotic human curiosities, and shocking phenomena. Ripley delighted in making outrageous declarations that somehow always turned out to be true—such as that Charles Lindbergh was only the sixty-seventh man to fly across the Atlantic or that “The Star Spangled Banner” was not the national anthem. Assisted by an exotic harem of female admirers and by ex-banker Norbert Pearlroth, a devoted researcher who spoke eleven languages, Ripley simultaneously embodied the spirit of Peter Pan, the fearlessness of Marco Polo and the marketing savvy of P. T. Barnum. In a very real sense, Ripley sought to remake the world’s aesthetic. He demanded respect for those who were labeled “eccentrics” or “freaks”—whether it be E. L. Blystone, who wrote 1,615 alphabet letters on a grain of rice, or the man who could swallow his own nose. By the 1930s Ripley possessed a vast fortune, a private yacht, and a twenty-eight room mansion stocked with such “oddities” as shrunken heads and medieval torture devices, and his pioneering firsts in print, radio, and television were tapping into something deep in the American consciousness—a taste for the titillating and exotic, and a fascination with the fastest, biggest, dumbest and most weird. Today, that legacy continues and can be seen in reality TV, YouTube, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Jackass, MythBusters and a host of other pop-culture phenomena. In the end Robert L. Ripley changed everything. The supreme irony of his life, which was dedicated to exalting the strange and unusual, is that he may have been the most amazing oddity of all. From the Hardcover edition.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Special Edition 2017

Author: Scholastic,Ripley's Ripley's Entertainment Inc.

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9781338113242

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 6642

More unbelievably true facts and fun! Another year's worth of wild and wacky information from Ripley's Believe It or Not! This brand new, updated edition features all the craziest facts, newest discoveries, and weirdest wonders of the world!

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Amusement Park Oddities and Trivia

Author: Tim O'Brien,John Graziano

Publisher: H. M. Gousha Maps & Atlases

ISBN: 9781893951259

Category: Reference

Page: 110

View: 8027

With more than 350 stories inside its pages, and 50-plus original illustrations by Ripleys official cartoonist John Graziano, this book is dedicated to the bizarre, colorful, and entertaining universe of amusement parks, rides, and attractions.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 2018

Author: No Author Details

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847948151

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4303

Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018 offers a completely new assortment of strange-but-true facts and amazing stories! From the elephant who can play baseball, to the flowers that bloomed in space, to the weasel found inside the world's biggest computer, Ripley's compendium of hair-raising oddities will delight and fascinate the whole family. Complete with a mind-blowing 3D-effect cover, and packed with gob-smacking photos and illustrations, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018 offers another feast of mind-blowing tales of the extraordinary. Prepare yourself for this year's Ripley's bonanza!

Ripley's Believe it Or Not! 2016

Author: Geoff Tibballs,Robert L. Ripley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847947529

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4724

The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has now firmly established itself as a Christmas must-have, with an ever-growing army of loyal fans. Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the woman who married a Ferris wheel to exploding cow farts, and from the girl who cries stone tears to the pizzeria that deliver its customers' orders by drone. Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, and with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this year's collection of eye-popping oddities!

Roar!

Crazy Animals Stories

Author: John Graziano

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780545380751

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 8736

Collects unusual and amazing stories about animals, including the fastest fish in the ocean, an elephant that paints pictures, and the smallest bat in the world.

On the Air

The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio

Author: John Dunning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195076783

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 822

View: 639

A comprehensive reference of the radio shows of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s has entries arranged in alphabetical order and includes each show's history, timeslot, network, advertisers, cast members, and much more. UP.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 2014

Author: Robert Leroy Ripley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847947161

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 256

View: 4778

For the legions of dedicated Ripley's fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves the extraordinary but true, this latest annual is a feast of delights. Following hot on the heels of last year's best-selling edition, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2014 offers an entirely new compendium of bizarre facts and features, including a terrifying fire tornado in Australia, the rubber chicken that was launched into space, bees that produce blue honey, and the latest news from the European Beard and Mustache Championships! As well as the jaw-dropping images and strange but true stories are bite-size facts, fascinating black and white photos from the Ripley archive, submissions from Ripley fans around the world - and the opportunity to explore the amazing world of Ripley in 3D via a free app.

Ripley's Special Edition 2015

Author: Ripley's Entertainment Inc,Various

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9780545681629

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 2732

Presents a collection of strange facts and coincidences about animals and human beings in the worlds of science, art, and entertainment.

Ripley's Undoubtedly Odd

Author: Robert L. Ripley

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9781784759650

Category:

Page: 384

View: 7028

Are you ready to dive into the curious world of Ripley's? In Undoubtedly Odd, the team behind the international bestseller Ripley's Believe It or Not! return with another incredible selection of mind-boggling stories, jaw-dropping facts and awe-inspiring pictures. It is the perfect gift for young readers who are thrilled by the weirder and grosser side of the Ripley's world.