Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Beyond the Bizarre! (ANNUAL)
By: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
Publication Date: August 2019
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
The latest providing from Ripley’s has landed, and just like the earlier books on this collection, this one is plenty of enjoyable to learn, examine, and simply plain take pleasure in.
Readers new to this collection will first need to be taught concerning the man behind the books (and the establishment that’s Ripley’s), Robert Ripley. Beyond the Bizarre dedicates just a few pages, as do all of the books on this collection, to the founding father of Ripley’s, and all the time has just a few new details concerning the man to supply. This yr we’re additionally handled to a couple pages of media occasions new to Ripley’s which embody the Hollywood Christmas Parade and a brand new collection on the Travel Channel hosted by Bruce Campbell, recognized to many as Ash Williams within the Evil Dead franchise.
Next up are a number of chapters that break the “weird” details down into classes of: Believe It, World, Animals, Pop Culture, People, and at last, Beyond Belief.
Like Robert Ripley, who cherished to journey the world seeking new and attention-grabbing details, rites, customs, animals, meals, and many others., this e-book brings the reader to distant, and never so distant, sections of the world. From a toad museum on the banks of the Thuan River in Yasothon, Thailand, to the primary girl tattoo artist within the United States, this e-book is not only a assortment of strange details, however a tour of many areas of the world. The Pop Culture chapter will undoubtedly be a favourite of teenagers with selfie details, digital ink, a Spider-Man skydiver, and so many different social media and movie star tidbits that they cannot resist. I’m all the time keen on the animal part and whereas I’ve learn each such chapter within the final ten annuals, I’m nonetheless fascinated by what’s new this yr. There is actually one thing for each curiosity on this latest Ripley’s e-book.
Every August Feathered Quill receives the newest in Ripley’s annual “Believe It or Not!” collection for assessment. A hardbound, high-gloss paper, high quality product that all the time provides one thing new, this e-book is devoured up annually right here within the workplace and loved earlier than a assessment is posted. This yr is not any totally different – I spent a number of hours at present going via Beyond the Bizarre, having fun with each web page. There are so many odd details that you just may need bother believing, if it weren’t for all of the implausible photos that accompany these details. A goose with an arrow via its head, a Roman-style chariot vs. a Ferrri 458 Italia race, and a “Tractor Tree” are only a few of the tons of of weird stuff you’ll come across on this e-book. If you, or your baby, take pleasure in studying attention-grabbing details from all over the world, then you must undoubtedly try Ripley’s Beyond the Bizarre!
Quill says: Another yr, one other Ripley’s Believe It or Not! annual e-book of weird and engaging details. This collection by no means disappoints. Enjoy!