Believe It or Not!
Inside Ripley’s Books

Inside Ripley’s Books

Ripley Publishing has a huge collection of amazing books packed with every conceivable item within the universe of Believe It or Not!. Our fabulous annuals have hundreds of pages in multiple categories of the odd and incredible. Always new, always weird and 100% true. Dive inside our books, including previews into our latest book Strikingly True!, and get online exclusive prices when you buy any Ripley title.

Getting The Needle

Getting The Needle

At the Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Thailand, devotees self-mutilate by piercing their faces and bodies with dozens of needles. Ritual vegetarianism in Phuket dates back to the early 19th century and participants at the nine-day festival perform acts of body piercing to purge others of evil spirits and bring good […]
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Acting Double

Acting Double

Twin Hoax Margaret Clark was an entertainer born with her twin attached by the head to her stomach. That was the backstory proclaimed at her performances at sideshows across the U.S.A., but Margaret did not have a conjoined twin, indeed Margaret did not a actually exist. She was an act […]
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Lizardman

Lizardman

Ripley’s Ask Ripley’s Believe It or Not! met up with Erik Sprague to ask him about his extreme transformation. Why did you decide to transform yourself into the Lizardman? Originally, I was working on ideas for body-based art pieces that explored transformation and how we use the term “human.” This, […]
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World's Oldest Female Bodybuilder

World’s Oldest Female Bodybuilder

Granny’s Six-pack At 75, grandmother Ernestine Shepherd of Baltimore, Maryland, is the world’s oldest competitive female bodybuilder. She wakes up at 3 a.m. every day to meditate, and then clocks up runs totaling 10 mi (16 km) before lunch. She started working out when she reached the age of 56, […]
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The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

Ripley’s Ask: Husband and wife team Hannibal Helmurto and Anastasia IV have performed together in the incredible Circus of Horrors show since 2005. Where did you meet each other? Anastasia: We met in our local pub in Camden Town, London. I spotted Hannibal from across the room, came over, asked […]
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Download The Weird hits stores!

Download The Weird hits stores!

Our newest annual is available in stores across the US and Canada starting today September 11th. Ripley Publishing will again WOW! readers with its latest annual, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Download The Weird, an all-new collection of unbelievable stories from around the world. But there’s a new twist to […]
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Ripley's New Book APP!

Ripley’s New Book APP!

New Technology Allows Pages to Come Alive in Latest Annual from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!   New Ripley’s app uses image recognition to bring the bizarre to life in “Download The Weird”   Download our NEW Ripley’s Believe It or Not! APP and activate the feature to unlock amazing […]
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Kids ebook Bestsellers!

Kids ebook Bestsellers!

Believe It or Not, Ripley’s Has a Bestselling E-Book! On July 28th Ripley’s RBI01: Scaly Tale hit the number 4 spot in the Juvenile section of the Google e-book store. Check out this interview from the Ripley Publishing team! http://www.kidsebookbestsellers.com/2012/08/believe-it-or-not-ripleys-has.html      
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Ripley's Believe it or Not! KIDS

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! KIDS

An all new book for Ripley’s is coming soon! Fun Facts & Silly Stories An instantly engaging, bright new book in an attractive format, Fun Facts & Silly Stories is aimed squarely at the younger Ripley reader. Large, colorful type and entertaining images educate and inform in a humorous style. […]
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Akron Ohio Moms love Unbelievable Stories For Guys!

Akron Ohio Moms love Unbelievable Stories For Guys!

An all new book for Ripley’s, Unbelievable Stories For Guys is on sale now! We are big fans of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. There is now a Ripley’s book just for men. Just in time for Father’s Day, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Stories for Guys is filled with […]
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