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This review is from: Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Download the Weird (ANNUAL) (Hardcover)
The 2012 version of Ripley's Believe It or Not contains
an interesting set of unusual facts and bizarre sights.
For instance, Joshua Carter is pictured with both shoulders
touching each other. He was born with no collarbones.
Ziona Chana is shown with his 39 wives and 94 children.
The more bizarre pictures depict the cyclops and a
cat with two faces which react simultaneously since
the animal has a single brain. The leaf tailed gecko fits
into any scene by adapting body color to the
environment. Lucia Zarate is just 20 inches tall and
weighs 5 pounds. A man is pictured holding a 10 pound
There are significant circus acts and great feats
pictured in this year's Ripley's. For instance, Lia Fei
of Jiangxi Province in China is shown pulling a 3 foot
snake through his nose. Louis Cole of London is
shown while eating live locusts and bugs of every kind.
There are other acts of grandeur; such as, a man
swallowing a sword.
The Ripley's depicts an 800 year old tree in Allouville
Bellefosse, France with two chapels embedded in a
carved out tree trunk. The town of New Czarnowo,
Poland is home to an unusual forest where hundreds
of trees display well defined hooks at the bottom of
the trunk before growing vertically.
Ripley's documents the unfortunate 27 year olds.
Brian Jones, Bob Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin,
Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse all
died at 27 years of age.
The 2012 version of Ripley's Believe It or Not is
a worthy collection of bizarre people, animals and
feats of grandeur. The pictures are in full color.
Many of the pictures will generate lively
conversation from bewildered readers.
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Initial post: Nov 19, 2012 7:06:41 PM PST
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Lola Legendre says:
Are you sure you're talking about the right book? This book came in in 2012 too, but the one that's considered the 2012 edition is a different one. Ripley's Believe It or Not!: Special Edition 2012
This one is a separate special edition.
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