Ripley S Believe It Or Not Completely Awesome

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609911016
Size: 17.28 MB
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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Completely Awesome is sure to thrill anyone who enjoys learning about the world of the extraordinary. The 384 pages of this book are packed with captivating facts, implausible feats, and far-fetched yet completely true stories. Readers will learn about a man who gargles molten lead, shoes made from elephant dung, a real-life invisibility coat, and the world’s scariest airplane runways.

Ripley S Believe It Or Not Unbelievably Zany

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609910702
Size: 12.70 MB
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This new title is the 7th book in the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Curioddities series. A collection of unbelievable-but-true stories, facts and features all presented in a bright new design. Bursting with incredible tales and fascinating facts about unbelievable but totally true events Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unbelievably Zany! celebrates the weird and the wonderful in our world today. Organised into thematic chapters, the crazy stories are illustrated with a wealth of amazing images throughout.

Ripley S Believe It Or Not Impossibly Amazing

Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609911210
Size: 15.84 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: 12.41 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.

Magruder S Curiosity Cabinet

Author: H.P. Wood
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492631491
Size: 20.81 MB
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"It's a rare novel that manages to combine humor, tragedy, powerful friendships, outcasts, insiders, detached satire, and deeply felt emotion all in one, but HP Wood's Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet manages to pull off the trick— just don't ask how it's performed! "—Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Daughter In this hypnotic novel set in turn-of-the-century Coney Island, an abandoned girl collides with a disgruntled ménage of circus freaks, sparking events that will irrevocably intertwine their lives and transform the only worlds they've ever known. Kitty Hayward and her mother are ready to experience the spectacles of Coney Island's newest attraction, the Dreamland amusement park. But when Kitty's mother vanishes from their hotel, she finds herself penniless, alone, and far from her native England. The last people she expects to help are the cast of characters at Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet, a museum of oddities. From con men to strongmen, from flea wranglers to lion tamers, Kitty's new friends quickly adopt her and vow to help find the missing Mrs. Hayward. But even these unusual inhabitants may not be a match for the insidious sickness that begins to spread through Coney Island...or the panic that turns Dreamland into a nightmare. With shades of Water For Elephants and The Museum of Extraordinary Things, Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet sweeps readers into a mesmerizing world where nothing is as it seems, and where "normal" is the exception to the rule.

Little Green Elvis

Author: Kelly A. Jacob
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462840574
Size: 14.70 MB
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LITTLE GREEN ELVIS culls oddities, rarities, and off-kilter musings from the hitherto unpublished oeuvre of Kelly Jacob. In a collection spanning over two decades, ELVIS treats readers to crystalline shards of razor-sharp Jacob wit and wrath. Written without the faintest appeal to commercialism and presented without the slightest compromise, the eccentric and wholly individual stories and prose fragments which comprise LITLE GREEN ELVIS are hit-and-run, shock-and-awe blasts of brilliance providing insight into the workings of Jacob's keen artistic sensibility.

Ripley S Believe It Or Not

Author: Robert Ripley
ISBN: 1741787572
Size: 13.38 MB
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"This fascinating facsimile diary offers a first-hand account of Robert Ripley's travels to far-flung exotic corners of the globe in search of the weird and the wonderful during the 1930s. Inside, Ripley's own drawings, cartoons, and memorabilia evoke the strange and bizarre world that unfolded before his eyes ..."--P. [4] of cover.