Another year, another all-new annual!

We’ve spent the past year collecting the most unbelievable stories from around the world, filling Unlock the Weird to the brim with fantastic, fun, and even freaky features. There’s something for everyone—from the die-hard Ripley’s fan to the outspoken skeptic, we’ve made this book for you!

Mind-blowing stories abound in every one of our 10 chapters, which include:

  • Animals
  • Pop Culture
  • Feats
  • Art
  • Food
  • World
  • and more!

What they all have in common is that they’re all true and handpicked by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!—the authority on all things unusual and incredible!

Check out a few of our favorite spreads from Unlock the Weird and prepare yourself for a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

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Iron Illumination

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World, pg 32–33

Discover this 300-year-old Chinese festival where people shower themselves with molten metal!


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Animals, pg 62–63

Learn how veterinarians saved a victimized rhino with the help of a fellow thick-skinned species—an elephant!

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Bird Man

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Body, pg 112–113

Meet Birdman Ted Richards who had his ears removed and tattooed his face and eyeballs so as to look more like his pet parrots!

Star Wars!

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Pop Culture, pg 116–117

Jump to lightspeed with this Force-ful spread on your favorite intergalactic saga!

Jet Men

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Feats, pg 140–141

Soar on jetpacks above the deserts of Dubai with breathtaking aerial imagery.

We here at Ripley’s had a blast making this new annual, and we guarantee your family and friends will find all-new favorites on every page. Join us back here every week for an exclusive inside look at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!

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