Ripley's Believe It or Not: Special Edition 2009

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Just in time for the holidays! The 8th annual collection of the grossest, strangest, and most ...
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Just in time for the holidays! The 8th annual collection of the grossest, strangest, and most unbelievable facts, acts, and oddities ever recorded--it's Ripley's Believe It or Not!

It Can't Be . . . Can It?

The fascinating files of Robert Ripley prove there's nothing stranger than the truth.

Turn the pages, if you dare. But watch out! There are more creepy facts and crazy feats than ever before. Can you believe:

. . . a man who eats everything--airplanes included?

. . . an elegant four-course meal-on Mount Everest?

. . . an afternoon downpour--of shrimp?

It's all weird, and it's all inside--Believe It or Not!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Della A.Yannuzzi
In 1918, Robert Ripley began drawing cartoons featuring strange feats, miracles, and world wonders. He called his newspaper column, Believe It or Not. Ripley visited many countries, searching out interesting stories for his column. Soon, weird exhibitions, called "odditoriums," were collected and shown in Ripley museums. Readers may not believe everything in this book, but Robert Ripley often said, "There's nothing stranger than the truth." Whether they believe the tales, young readers will enjoy this collection of funny and incredible facts. What about a man who eats airplanes? How about a man who buries himself under 100 cubic feet of popcorn and breathes through a snorkel as he eats? There are strange and interesting facts in many categories, ranging from animals, hair, the human body, sports, and much more. Meet people and animals who have engaged in silly, amazing, or just plain weird activities. At a ski resort near Beijing, China, a 1,000-pound potbellied pig carried guests around the property. A man from India has four inches of hair growing from his ears. Another hairy person from China has not cut her hair for twenty-eight years! It measures a little over fourteen feet long. There are also sections that test the reader's knowledge about items in the books. Answer are listed at the back of the book. Color photographs fill the book. Reviewer: Della A.Yannuzzi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545077057
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/4/2008
  • Edition description: Special Edition
  • Edition number: 2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2009

    Great Way to get boys to read!

    This was a gift for my 11 year old nephew. He told me he loved it. It is filled with interesting and often disgusting fun facts that really appeal to the 10-14 year old.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 16, 2009

    I Liked It!!

    Very good for the family because it is funny.

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