Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Encyclopedia of the Bizarre: Amazing, Strange, Inexplicable, Weird and All True!

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Black Dog & Leventhal, Jan 1, 2005 - Reference - 496 pages
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Black Dog & Leventhal’s bestselling Encyclopedia of the Bizarre is now available in a handier, more reasonably priced edition that retains every word and image of the original. From stupefying stunts to wacky world’s records, all of Ripley’s riveting findings are here, in an easy-to-browse, impossible-to-put-down color volume.

Where else could you learn that:

• It’s estimated that 10,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000 snowflakes have fallen to the Earth since the Earth was formed!

• Queen Isabeau of Bavaria used a mixture of boar’s brains, crocodile glands, and wolf blood as skin lotion!

• Anna Bread married John Butter in Leeds, England, April 22, 1926!

• Phil Turco of Madison, Wisconsin, swallowed 339 goldfish in two hours!

Bizarre and amazing categories include Accidents and Disasters, Animals and Insects, Archaeology, Feats and Stunts, Prophecies, Records, the Unexplained, and more. It’s fascinating fun for the whole family.

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My Childhood's fav book. Used to read a few pages, get scared, sleep fitfully.... repeat next day !! Read full review

About the author (2005)

Julie Mooney is a freelance writer and editor. She earned her Master of Arts in Sociocultural Anthropology from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC in 1994, and her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from the University of Maryland, College Park MD in 1988. Julie ghost-wrote Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura's autobiography, I Aint Got Time to Bleed and ghost-wrote, with title-page credit, his treatise on government, Do I Stand Alone? She also wrote and edited the retrospective coffee table bookRipley's Believe It or Not. and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Book of the Strange, Inexplicable, Unusual and Bizarre. She also coaches writers in developing the characters and storylines of their novels and screenplays.

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