Ripley's Believe It or Not! Seeing is Believing

Overview

The 6th title in the best selling Ripley’s Believe It or Not! annual series is a compendium of incredible bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features all presented in a stunning bright new design.

This year’s book features icons that guide readers to astounding video clips on our new fully-integrated website, where they can see some of our subjects in action.
Be amazed at the dentist with no arms, the snake that swallowed a wallaby, an ...

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Overview

The 6th title in the best selling Ripley’s Believe It or Not! annual series is a compendium of incredible bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features all presented in a stunning bright new design.

This year’s book features icons that guide readers to astounding video clips on our new fully-integrated website, where they can see some of our subjects in action.
Be amazed at the dentist with no arms, the snake that swallowed a wallaby, an underwater sculptor and a four-eared cat! 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 this successful series is a feast of delights. Also, a dramatic eight-page gatefold section presents some extraordinary performers of the past, and additional black and white Ripley archive photographs feature throughout the book.

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"A spruce tree root system in Sweden has been sprouting new trees for nearly 10,000 years. Scientists think the tree in Dalarna took root around the year 7542 B.C." "The average human body contains enough sulfur to kill all the fleas on a dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough iron to make a 3 inch nail, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough fat to make seven bars of soap, enough phosphorus to make 1,200 match-heads and enough water to fill a 10 gallon tank." And Ripley's sixth collection of its annual Believe It or Not! series contains enough astonishing information to keep you rapt for days and days and days!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893951457
  • Publisher: Ripley Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Series: ANNUAL Series , #6
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 599,080
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Astonishing

    Great photos, captions, and stories. Kept me turning the page and wanting more. Definatley ready for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    7 year olds like it but can be a little frightening

    engrossing for a seven year old but some grapic images of people with birth defects.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Great book

    My grandson, who is in the 2nd grade requested this book. He has really enjoyed it a lot.

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  • Posted August 18, 2009

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    Very Bizarre - Very Cool!

    Are you ready for thrills beyond the norm? Some say seeing is believing, and they're right! The newest book in the Ripley's Believe It or Not series is Seeing Is Believing and the title speaks for itself.

    The renowned series began with Robert Ripley, a very interesting character. Ripley began his career as an illustrator for Life Magazine, selling his first drawing for eight dollars. Soon afterward, he began illustrating for the San Francisco Bulletin. Ripley next pursued his dream of becoming a baseball player, and was offered a spot with the New York Giants. Unfortunately, during the first game, he broke his arm, ending his baseball career.

    In 1918, after returning to illustrating, he made a set of nine sketches about various athletes performing odd stunts called Champs and Chumps. He was dissatisfied with the title, and renamed it Believe It or Not. The title caught the attention of the public and soon the popular series was born and selling out in stores nationwide.

    From a kitten with two faces, to a lion on a wild horseback ride, the newest book in the Believe It or Not series is great for all ages. Sure to please everyone with many interesting and peculiar stories such as racing hamsters, a rocket-propelled sled, and even a surfing rat. Spanning the globe, this book reveals unknown events, places and inventions ranging from nano noodles not visible to the naked eye, chocolate wrestling matches in Budapest, Hungary to the town of Gilchrist, TX, where hurricane Ike demolished everything in it's wake with the exception of one home, lying untouched among the debris.

    This book features high-quality pictures and smooth glossy pages. It is not heavy, despite the look. Hard covered with a holographic eye on the front, it accommodates over 240 pages of fun.

    (reviewed by 15-year-old) Whether you fancy houses built upside down, eggs 100 feet wide or a flea with shoes, this book is for you! Pre-teens to young adults will find this book fascinating. Younger children, however, may find the text a bit difficult but will certainly be eager to look at all the bizarre and unusual pictures. It would therefore be a good book for them to read along with their parents.

    Quill says: The cover of this book will grab your attention, and the bizarre and interesting stories inside will have you reading for hours on end.

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