Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Beyond The Bizarre (16) (ANNUAL)

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There are two big books full of weirdness and wonder that I look forward to every year. One is the Guinness Book of World Records. The other, which is weirder and more wonderful, is the next volume of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!.

Jam-packed with peculiarities, coincidences, amazing moments, and brain-melting feats, every edition of Ripley’s opens your eyes to the magic, mystery, and madcap nature of existence all around the world. Beyond the Bizarre is a perfect example.

From insane natural phenomena like orange snow and bog bodies to cultural traditions from around the world (like coming-of-age ceremonies involving tooth-sharpening), from daredevil acts like those of Evel Knievel to strange and marvelous works of art (some involving Etch-a-Sketch, butter sculpting, and painting while skydiving), it’s impossible to encapsulate how wide a swathe a single edition of Ripley’s cuts across life on Earth.

The photography is top-notch, bringing all of these outlandish and unlikely things into stark reality, be it a zipline ride over lava or a lion that rides shotgun in a stunt car. Complete with interviews, featurettes, and historical explorations of oddities past and present, every edition of Ripley’s is a treat, and Beyond the Bizarre is no exception.

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Author None
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Ripley Publishing
Publish Date 2019-08-27
ISBN 9781609912420
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Issue January 2020
Category Tweens


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