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.

Your Uploads! Gum Sculpting....

Your Uploads! Gum Sculpting….

Chris Antes of Cleveland, Ohio, sent in this picture of gum that he has sculpted into a dolphin! He has sculpted more than 250 different shapes–including animals, vegetables, fruit and body parts–without using his hands. Instead, the Gum Man, as he is known, molds the gum into the desired shape […]
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Ripley's Oddtoberfest!

Ripley’s Oddtoberfest!

Check out the video from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Oddtoberfest event! It was a fun day had by all who visited! Lizardman performed some amazing feats and guests had an opportunity to have their picture taken with him! But there’s more…. Watch more here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4hqoBJtZjo4 Download The Weird features […]
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Worm Delicacy

Worm Delicacy

People in the Philippines eat a saltwater bivalve mollusk that bores into wooden ships, piers and docks. Known as a shipworm, because of it’s wormlike appearance and taste with rum as an aphrodisiac–a concoction called tamilok. Filipino Lloyd Lumbania says: “Tamilok is best eaten raw with a dash of lime […]
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CD ART

CD ART

Fascinated by the way light and color reflect off a compact disk, Sean Avery from Ottawa, Canada, makes sculptures of birds and animals–including a rat and a falcon–from old CD’s. He cuts up the disks with scissors, arranges the shards according to size and color, and then attaches them to […]
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Feathered Quill Book Review

Feathered Quill Book Review

I always look forward to the annual edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! I got hooked when my kids were younger and loved exploring the pages of this series and now find that I too, love to flip through the books, discovering new and bizarre ‘things.’ Each year I […]
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Firework Artist

Firework Artist

Pyro-artist Rosemarie Fiore from the Bronx, New York, creates unique, abstract paintings in her back yard by exploding fireworks onto blank sheets of paper. She makes eye-catching images with colored smoke bombs, firecrackers, and lasers, bombing the paper a number of times to create layers. Fiore directs the colorful blasts […]
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Hard To Credit

Hard To Credit

As a protest against what he considers to be the evil of plastic credit cards, Los Angeles- based artist Cain Motter burns and melts old cards down into creative sculptures, which he then sells for up to $1,200.00 apiece–to pay off his credit-card bill. Download The Weird features incredible people […]
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I Heart Giveaways Review

I Heart Giveaways Review

What Is It Ripley’s Believe It Or Not latest book “Download the Weird” is a full-color hardcover book that’s bound to delight those who love those interesting facts about the human experience. With 254 pages and multiple chapters of content, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, yet again, is publishing a […]
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Dormant Talent

Dormant Talent

Lee Hadwin of Henllan, Wales, had created about 200 pictures, including one that sold for over $150,000…in his sleep. While sleepwalking, Lee–dubbed “Kipasso”–draws on walls, tablecloths, furniture and newspapers, but the following morning he has no recollection of what he has done. In fact, when awake he displays no artistic […]
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Heads Up

Heads Up

Designer Taras Lesko from Covington, Washington, made a scale model of his own head entirely from paper. Taras worked by photographing his head from all sides as a visual guide. He then used computer software to design a three-dimensional model, which is printed out on paper and meticulously assembled into […]
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