Ripley’s Twists: Sports is the latest title in the award-winning Ripley's Twists children’s reference series. Bursting with amazing photography, compelling illustrations, and all-new content, this easy-to-read book presents scientific facts with the unbelievable Ripley stories young readers can’t get enough of. Available individually or as part of a series, Ripley’s Twists non-fiction books have proven popularity in classrooms, libraries, and homes all over the globe. Put your sneakers on and get ready to run with Ripley's Twists: Sports. Filled with amazing facts and incredible photos, you'll find everything from ultra marathons to extreme kayaking and basketball to BMX.
Ripley's is back with another compendium of mind-boggling facts that will delight anyone drawn to the weirder side of life on Earth. Read about the scariest, grossest and funniest stories from around the world, including: EEK! The huge spider that spins webs that are stronger than steel. WOW! The woman who can smash 920 roof tiles every minute - with her bare hands. YUCK! The Japanese crab that grows as much as six metres long. . . . and much, much more. Crammed with incredible photos and fascinating stories, and complete with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 is the perfect Christmas gift for kids who are fascinated by the disgusting, the scary and the peculiar.
Filled with more all-new, all-true facts comparing events, inventions and people that you would never believe existed at the same time in history, this second installment in the Ripley's Believe It or Not! series will warp your mind--again! We're comparing the world's most bizarre parallel events! Did you know that military submarines were first used in the American Civil War? Or that the London Underground subway opened the same year that Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclomation? It might feel like you're in a time warp, but it's all true!
A great value book packed full of fascinating puzzles for kids of all ages. Its colourful pages feature every kind of puzzle, from code breaking to animal crosswords, with answers at the back. In addition, it's stuffed full of wacky Ripley facts to enthral kids along the way. Every book comes with plenty of colourful stickers, making sure small hands and minds will stay occupied for hours!
Following hot on the heels of last year's best-selling edition, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2011 offers a whole new feast of bizarre facts and features to enthrall and entertain. Be amazed at the pink dolphin, the girl no bigger than her schoolbag, and the island of lost dolls. Gasp at extraordinary true tales about vampires, the Ripley's waxwork gallery, and the feats of sword swallowers past and present. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs and two pullouts featuring astounding lifesize images, this fascinating book is a must-have for anyone who loves jaw-dropping images and unbelievable facts.
Facsimile of the original 1929 book. From the original 1929 promotion, Robert Ripley describes the land where rain has fallen for a million years; here he talks with you about the Ever-Standing Men and the Upside-Down Men of Benares. Sport enthusiasts will prick up their ears at the queer tales told by the man who it is said can answer more questions on sports than any other living man. All these stores, all these marvelous adventuring into the countries of the fantastically true are lavishly illustrated with a multitude of those vivid cartoons which are followed eagerly every night in the New York Evening Post and more than 100 other newspapers. You will find your old favorites-and some new puzzlers which Mr. Ripley has uncorked now for the first time. Believe It Or Not this volume contains a thousand new things under the sun!