Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock (Annual 11)

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Reality Shock

Ripley’s is back with another annual to show you the latest strange, amazing and mystifying things around the world, updates on old stories and more.

Read about The Talented Robert Ripley at the beginning and see the story of how Ripley’s Believe It or Not came to be.

See celebrity art made of unusual materials, art made out of food, a double page spread of interest to Doctor Who fans and new to this book, see photos of odd things shared through social media with the Ripley’s Team (Your Uploads.)

Meet the woman with the widest hips and see what the record is for other body parts.


You can basically guarantee that this book will be a conversation piece. Having company over and afraid of the potential uncomfortable silence? Put this book on the coffee table and when someone inevitably picks it up and starts looking, you will have a conversation before you know it.

WARNING: There are lots of gross and possibly upsetting photos in this book. Do not allow your children access to it on their own, especially if they are very sensitive. I was sick to my stomach with at least one thing in here and I’m an adult.

Your best bet is to scan the photos and if something weirds you out, look away and go on to the next thing. There are lots of fun, amazing and cool stories and photos in here so I don’t recommend just not reading it.

Disclosure: I or a member of my review team received this book for evaluation purposes. Some links above may be affiliate links. All review are honest.

About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.