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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Planet Eccentric Hardcover – October 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Series: Ripley's Believe It Or Not (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ripley Entertainment; 1ST edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893951103
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893951105
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #983,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 3-7–The cover challenges readers to Take a look at the world's weirdest facts, and the interior text and attention-grabbing color photos do not disappoint. This is an encyclopedic volume of oddities from Ripley's vast collection. A history of the collection created by New York Globe sports columnist Robert Ripley in 1928 to the present anchors the main text of the book. Categories include Off the Wall, Animal Antics, Taking Life to Extremes, and Life in the Fast Lane, creating a reality TV fan's dream. Random globe icons highlight unusual laws of the U.S. in the midst of a listing of the facts. The illustrations, however, may not be the best choice for impressionable or unsupervised children. The Was That a Good Idea? section pictures a performance artist doing handstands at 3000 feet. The Totally Obsessed chapter features the world's most pierced woman and insertion of nylon threads through eye ducts; All-Consuming highlights pictures of Matthew Biancaniello eating just about anything. Fascinating fare for the Fear Factor generation, but not for the weak-stomached, this volume delivers more than its share of weirdness, but buyer beware.–Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! is globally renowned as the authority on the weird, the eccentric, and the amazing. Ripley's Believe It or Not! provides entertaining books for children of all ages which educates and informs them in a humorous style. The Ripley brand is known around the world as a trend-setting source of family-friendly fun and excitement! Every day the researchers at Ripley's are busy digging up the craziest true stories and the most unbelievable facts.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 21, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I thought this book was pretty good. It was VERY interesting, funny, and I learned a lot from it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Guild TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is another in the long list of unbelievable books filled with things that are strange,weird,astounding,that the staff of Ripley's Believe It or Not have collected from all over the world.The real fun thing with a book like this is ,just when you finish reading about one thing,you turn the page,and something even more amazing turns up.
It is a big book of 255 pages,with many hundreds of photographs.It would be exciting enough to read about these things;but having colored photographs along side,makes these things even more astounding.
The book is of excellent constrution,with first class paper,printing and color rendition.It is hard to criticize anything about this book;but I can't pass on one thing.For some unknown reason,someone,probably in the art department,has deemed it necessary to overprint with text on top of photographs and illustrations.Examples are numerous and can be seen on pages116,117,124,141,and as well as numerous small items such as Kitty Kapers and A Dog's Life on pages 146 and 147,where this overprinting serves no purpose other than to make for difficult reading.This is not only pointless,but irritating to the reader as well.
That criticism aside,this is an excellent book,and bound to interest young and old alike.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Ripley is back with more wierd facts.Thereare the wierdest facts in this book.With only 8 chapters one might think they are not goingto learn alot.You'd be surprised about the information packed in 8 chapters.So you should read this book. If you also like books with many different characters get this book because it probloby has more than 100 characters.My opinion is that this book is a good book if you like books with wierd facts.
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By al on June 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
the Ripley books are also great also. the difference between world record and ripley's is ripley's is more extreme. all good.
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