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Ripley Visits the Padaung

Ripley Visits the Padaung

Robert Ripley’s first full-length book, Believe It or Not!, is now available as an ebook.

Here’s a page spread from the 1929 Believe It or Not book where Robert Ripley recounts his experiences with the Padaung people, when he went to visit them along the border of Burma (now called Myanmar) and Thailand. He was understandably enthralled by the remarkable customs of their women.


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A reissue of Robert Ripley’s first book, in which he muses on the many things he has seen in his travels and remarks on things from his first decade of Believe It or Not! cartoons.

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