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    DescriptionFollowing hot on the heels of last year's best-selling edition, "Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2012" offers an entirely new compendium of bizarre facts and features in a stunning new design, including a section on the wacky and amazing feats of the Olympic games past and present, and an 8-page pull-out featuring Ripley's first ever odditorium, which opened in 1933. For the legions of dedicated Ripley's fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves unbelievable facts and jaw-dropping images, the latest annual in the bestselling series is a feast of delights. Meet the man who chews molten lead, the cat that can predict death, the vending machine that dispenses live crabs and the artist who paints portraits with burger grease. Intriguing interviews with some of the astounding individuals who feature in the book spotlight their achievements and reveal their motivations, and informative 'Ripley's Research' boxes give the scientific explanation behind some of the most incredible tales, such as how people have turned their fingers into magnets.

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    Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2012
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Le Roy Ripley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 231 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,451 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847946706
    ISBN 10: 1847946704

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC subject category V2: GBCY, WHX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BISAC V2.8: REF010000, REF007000
    DC23: 032.02
    BIC subject category V2: YWA
    Thema V1.0: GBCY, WHX
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Imprint name
    Random House Books
    Publication date
    13 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Robert LeRoy Ripley was an American cartoonist who created and developed the world-famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! cartoon strip in the years after the First World War. He travelled the globe in search of unusual objects and stories, and built up an extraordinary collection of everything from shrunken heads to dinosaur eggs and iron maidens. These are now exhibited in Ripley museums around the world, including one in London's Piccadilly Circus. The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has become an international best-seller.
    Review quote
    "You'll be amazed at the worldwide oddities Ripley has in the 2012 annual, including long-legged creepy crawlies known as harvestmen and the woman with six-metre-long hair!" -- 5 Stars Star! magazine "For anyone who loves astonishing faces and jaw-dropping images, the latest annual in the best-selling series is a feast" The People