Ripley S Believe It Or Not Absolutely Absurd

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Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 160991144X
Size: 17.39 MB
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Are you ready for something Absolutely Absurd? The tenth book in Ripley’s wildly successful Curioddities series offers more than 1,200 incredible stories of the hard to believe, the hard to swallow, and the hard to miss! From Romeo, a Bengal cat who rides a skateboard, to musician Oz Bayldon’s super-cool gig at the 21,825-foot summit of Mera Peak in the Himalayas, you won’t believe the jaw-dropping facts, stories, and photos contained in every one of this book’s 384 full-color pages. From cover to cover, Absolutely Absurd! is filled to the brim with Ripley’s fun for all ages. Welcome to Ripley’s world of the Absolutely Absurd! This brand-new installment in the bestselling Curioddities series features even more of the amazing stories, astounding full-color photos, and incredible facts Ripley’s is famous for. Is pop culture your thing? Discover Lord of the Rings fan Jeremy Telford’s very own Hobbit Hole—which he built out of 2,600 balloons! Love animals? Meet Buddy, the five legged and five-pawed dog! From food to sports and everything in between, you’ll find something to amaze and astound you on every one of this book’s 384 pages. A must-have for Ripley fans and perfect for reluctant readers of all ages, you won’t believe what you’ll find in Absolutely Absurd!

Ripley S Believe It Or Not Impossibly Amazing

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Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609911210
Size: 13.97 MB
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The latest title in Ripley’s Curioddities series, Impossibly Amazing lives up to its name! Featuring incredible stories and amazing pictures, this new title is sure to thrill audiences of all ages. Learn about the crazy sport of buzkashi that uses a headless goat carcass as a ball, or how the incredible vampire woman got her fangs. These unbelievable tales and more can be found within this wildly awesome new book. Impossibly Amazing is the brand new volume in Ripley’s Believe It or Not Curioddities series, and certainly lives up to its name! Featuring incredible stories, amazing facts and astounding pictures, this new title is sure to provide a thrill for audiences of all ages. Learn about the crazy sport of buzkashi that uses a headless goat carcass as a ball, or how the incredible vampire woman got her fangs. And did you hear about the skydiving dog or the cat with two faces? With pages filled with facts and images similar to these and more, this title is perfect for reluctant readers and fans of the unbelievable of all ages.

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761189671
Size: 11.66 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.

Micro Bionic

Author: Thomas Bey William Bailey
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ISBN: UCSD:31822036433423
Size: 14.90 MB
Format: PDF
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As mainstream music consumers wait with baited breath for the next musical upheaval, a small core of tech-savvy individuals are re-shaping the aural landscape without the assurance of being part of any larger movement. Their ideologies and creative approaches differ wildly, but they share a desire to take sound beyond the realm of mere entertainment. Drawing on extensive research into the world of audio extremity, Micro-Bionic includes interviews with William Bennett (Whitehouse), Peter Rehberg (Mego) and Peter Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle/Coil).

Real Life X Files

Author: Joe Nickell
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813170831
Size: 17.32 MB
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As a former private investigator and forensic writer, Joe Nickell has spent much of his career identifying forged documents, working undercover to infiltrate theft rings, and investigating questioned deaths. Now he turns his considerable investigative skill toward the paranormal, researching the most well-known and mysterious phenomena all over the world—spontaneous human combustion, UFO visitations, auras, electronic poltergeists, and many, many more—with an eye toward solving these mysteries rather than promoting or dismissing them. Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal examines the cases of over forty paranormal mysteries. Using a hands-on approach, Nickell visits the scene of the so-called unexplainable activity whenever possible and attempts to physically duplicate the miraculous. Whether he’s inflicting stigmata on himself or recreating the liquefying blood of Saint Januarius, Nickell does whatever necessary to eliminate the probable before considering the supernatural. What is left is that much more fascinating. Nickell reports on familiar legends from American history such as the supernatural events surrounding Abraham Lincoln’s death and the supposed crash landing of an alien spacecraft near Roswell, New Mexico. He closely examines claims of the miraculous, from rose petals bearing the likeness of Jesus to photographs of a “golden door” to heaven. Controversial mysteries such as clairvoyance and “spirit painting,” haunted places, and freaks of nature are just a few of the many topics covered. Suspenseful, engrossing, funny, and grounded in scientific methodology, Real-Life X-Files provides real explanations for the “paranormal” activities that have intrigued human beings for centuries.

Images And Empires

Author: Paul Stuart Landau
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520229495
Size: 16.30 MB
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This volume considers the meaning and power of images in African history and culture. It assembles a wide-ranging collection of essays dealing with specific visual forms, including monuments cinema, cartoons, domestic and professional photography, body art, world fairs, and museum exhibits.

The Enlightened Gardener

Author: Sydney Banks
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
ISBN: 1551052989
Size: 14.79 MB
Format: PDF
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Beset by daily life's trials and tribulations, many people search for the elusive wisdom that will help them make sense of their journey and find inner peace. So, too, do the characters in this wonderful story by Sydney Banks. In this simple but profound tale, four colleagues meet a remarkable gardener whose unique philosophy will forever change their lives. That philosophy is equally powerful for the reader. The wisdom within these pages comes in the form of a straightforward message that is accessible to all who open their hearts to it.