Ripley S Believe It Or Not Completely Awesome

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609911016
Size: 12.15 MB
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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Completely Awesome is sure to thrill anyone who enjoys learning about the world of the extraordinary. The 384 pages of this book are packed with captivating facts, implausible feats, and far-fetched yet completely true stories. Readers will learn about a man who gargles molten lead, shoes made from elephant dung, a real-life invisibility coat, and the world’s scariest airplane runways.

Ripley S Believe It Or Not Unbelievably Zany

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609910702
Size: 19.77 MB
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This new title is the 7th book in the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Curioddities series. A collection of unbelievable-but-true stories, facts and features all presented in a bright new design. Bursting with incredible tales and fascinating facts about unbelievable but totally true events Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unbelievably Zany! celebrates the weird and the wonderful in our world today. Organised into thematic chapters, the crazy stories are illustrated with a wealth of amazing images throughout.

Ripley S Believe It Or Not Impossibly Amazing

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Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609911210
Size: 10.90 MB
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The latest title in Ripley’s Curioddities series, Impossibly Amazing lives up to its name! Featuring incredible stories and amazing pictures, this new title is sure to thrill audiences of all ages. Learn about the crazy sport of buzkashi that uses a headless goat carcass as a ball, or how the incredible vampire woman got her fangs. These unbelievable tales and more can be found within this wildly awesome new book. Impossibly Amazing is the brand new volume in Ripley’s Believe It or Not Curioddities series, and certainly lives up to its name! Featuring incredible stories, amazing facts and astounding pictures, this new title is sure to provide a thrill for audiences of all ages. Learn about the crazy sport of buzkashi that uses a headless goat carcass as a ball, or how the incredible vampire woman got her fangs. And did you hear about the skydiving dog or the cat with two faces? With pages filled with facts and images similar to these and more, this title is perfect for reluctant readers and fans of the unbelievable of all ages.

Little Green Elvis

Author: Kelly A. Jacob
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462840574
Size: 17.87 MB
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LITTLE GREEN ELVIS culls oddities, rarities, and off-kilter musings from the hitherto unpublished oeuvre of Kelly Jacob. In a collection spanning over two decades, ELVIS treats readers to crystalline shards of razor-sharp Jacob wit and wrath. Written without the faintest appeal to commercialism and presented without the slightest compromise, the eccentric and wholly individual stories and prose fragments which comprise LITLE GREEN ELVIS are hit-and-run, shock-and-awe blasts of brilliance providing insight into the workings of Jacob's keen artistic sensibility.

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761189671
Size: 18.86 MB
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It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.

Mr Wilson S Cabinet Of Wonder

Author: Lawrence Weschler
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307833983
Size: 10.12 MB
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Finalist for Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction Finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Pronged ants, horned humans, a landscape carved on a fruit pit--some of the displays in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology are hoaxes. But which ones? As he guides readers through an intellectual hall of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cabinets" that were the first museums and compels readers to examine the imaginative origins of both art and science.

Ripley S Believe It Or Not Strikingly True

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609910001
Size: 15.97 MB
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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.