Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and IFLScience team up with Weird True Facts

Unbelievable stories on technology, space, the brain, health and medicine, the environment, animals, and more!

Weird True Facts by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and IFLScience is a collaboration of two amazing brands to create one unbelievable book! With the science behind the stories and the stories behind the science, there is something for both IFLScience and Ripley fans.

Science frequently teeters on the edge of the unbelievable, often leaving people—even scientists—thinking, “What the. . . ?”

From historical oddities to cutting‑edge technology and cosmic conundrums, the book’s 192 pages are filled with the strangest stories Ripley’s and IFL’s editors could find, like how:

  • Pink isn’t a real color
  • Hip-hop music makes cheese taste better
  • Stars do not actually “twinkle”
  • Mount Everest is not the tallest mountain on Earth
  • The Great Wall of China is still standing thanks to sticky rice

Weird True Facts goes on sale on July 14, 2020.

Meet Weird True Facts Spokesperson Alyssa Carson

Featuring a chimpanzee astronaut, NASA superstitions, a spacecraft graveyard, and the possibility of growing food on Mars, Weird True Facts is also filled with unbelievable facts about our universe, space flight, and our neighboring planets—out-of-this-world stories that really stand out to a young adult with an out-of-this-world dream…

Weird True Facts spokesperson is 19-year-old astrobiology student Alyssa Carson. Her mission is to be among the first to walk on Mars, and it’s not that far-fetched—she is the youngest person to graduate the Advanced Space Academy.

“I am an avid believer in citizen science and there are plenty of WTFs to be solved in our universe—I hope to discover some myself in the near future. This collaboration between Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and IFLScience is a great way to get young adults thinking about a deeper approach to science. With fascinating facts and scientific theories, Weird True Facts sets your imagination free to think about the impossible actually becoming possible,” said Carson.

First Look

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Press Release: Weird True Facts

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Media Contact

Suzanne Smagala-Potts
Public Relations Manager
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Office: 407-345-8010 Cell: 727-439-0136

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