- Publisher: Ripley Entertainment
- Format: Hardback | 172 pages
- Dimensions: 157mm x 231mm x 20mm | 431g
- Publication date: 15 October 2004
- ISBN 10: 189395109X
- ISBN 13: 9781893951099
- Edition statement: Facsimile.
- Sales rank: 1,009,436
Facsimile of the original 1929 book. From the original 1929 promotion, Robert Ripley describes the land where rain has fallen for a million years; here he talks with you about the Ever-Standing Men and the Upside-Down Men of Benares. Sport enthusiasts will prick up their ears at the queer tales told by the man who it is said can answer more questions on sports than any other living man. All these stores, all these marvelous adventuring into the countries of the fantastically true are lavishly illustrated with a multitude of those vivid cartoons which are followed eagerly every night in the New York Evening Post and more than 100 other newspapers. You will find your old favorites-and some new puzzlers which Mr. Ripley has uncorked now for the first time. "Believe It Or Not" this volume contains a thousand new things under the sun!
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Robert Ripley, founder of the world famous Ripley s Believe It or Not! cartoon strip, books, museums, and radio and TV shows, traveled to more than 200 different countries in his lifetime, in a relentless quest for odd people, places, and things. From humble origins in turn of the century California, he became one of the best known and most successful Americans of his generation. His own travels were recorded in newspaper columns that were read around the world, and, as shown in this book, provide a fascinating insight into a time when such journeys were highly unusual, magical and mysterious.