Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Eye Popping Oddities!

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Ripley's Believe it Or Not: Eye Popping OdditiesRipley Publishing (2015)
256 pages

Disclosure: A member of my review team received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Just like every year before, Ripley’s has released its annual book of crazy, weird, surprising and sometimes gross stories.

Summary: Eye-Popping Oddities! is the annual collection of strange-but-true stories from Ripley Publishing and features 256 pages of mind-blowing stories of animals, feats, art, pop culture, the human body and more. Readers of all ages will discover the oddest, funniest, most awe-inspiring stories on earth – worthy of returning to again and again.

You can’t tell from the photo but those eyeballs on the cover are 3-D holograms! They are so creepy!

You don’t want to miss these stories (and more!):

  • Dog Wedding (girl marries dog to ward off a curse (pg 55)
  • The man who weighed at least 1200lbs at age 42 (pg 108)
  • The girl who slept on an iron wire bed for 36 nights (pg 161)
  • Richie the Barber that has the face of a clown tattooed over his own face (pg 119)
  • The Russian man who leaped from a 1300 ft high cliff with a parachute attached to metal piercings fixed into the flesh of his back (pg 173)
  • Colored floor tiles made out of snail poop (pg 243)
  • The mummified body of a little girl who died of pneumonia in 1920 that is so well preserved it looks like she is sleeping and alive (pg 46)

The categories are Believe It!, World, Animals, Body, Pop Culture, Transport, Feats, Art, Food and Beyond Belief. Just as with all the other annuals, there is tons of amazing stories in this book. It makes a great coffee table or bathroom book.

Ripley's Believe it Or Not: Eye Popping Oddities

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.