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Well would you look at that!
on January 26, 2012
I originally bought this book for my boyfriend. He had never been to a Ripley's Believe It or Not, and that was surprising to me. I love the museums and everything in them. I was sure the book would be just as amazing. Unfortunately, I can't say that it was. Maybe it's just the fact that I have been to so many of the museums and the book just can't compare, but something was lacking.
Yes, there was a lot of interesting information in it, but there was no 'wow' factor. I also noticed that the book is not as big or in depth as I had assumed it would be before purchasing. To me, it was more like opening a 'sneak peek' into the Guinnes Book of World Records 2012. There were insane photos and hard to believe pieces, but nothing like you would find in a Rippley's museum. More like something you would see at a crazy carnival or freak show. I wanted the amazing facts that had some sort of value, not just crazy stunts people had done and accomplished.
I doubt that I will purchase any more books from Rippley's when the pamphlets that many of the museums pass out are so much better!!!