Ripley's Utterly Crazy!Hardback
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- Publisher: Random House Books
- Format: Hardback | 384 pages
- Dimensions: 178mm x 227mm x 32mm | 1,133g
- Publication date: 2 June 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1847946682
- ISBN 13: 9781847946683
- Illustrations note: Illustrations
- Sales rank: 995,348
Packed full of fascinating facts and strange tales about unbelievable but totally true stories, this new book celebrates the remarkable and the bizarre in our world today. "Ripley's Utterly Crazy!" is a 384-page extravaganza, featuring a wealth of breathtaking images and amazing individuals. Be shocked and amazed at the extraordinary feats and incredible tales. Marvel at the Electric Man who can power lightbulbs and fry fish with his bare hands, a jet-powered bar stool, a man with bright blue skin, and cats that glow in the dark! Illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs, this book is a must-have for anyone intrigued by the weirder aspects of our planet and its inhabitants.
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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.