Ripley's Unbelievably Zany!

Ripley's Unbelievably Zany!

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Packed full of fascinating facts and strange tales of the utterly unbelievable but totally true, this richly illustrated new book celebrates everything that is incredible and bizarre about the world around us. "Ripley's Unbelievably Zany" is packed with a wealth of extraordinary images, stories and interviews with many of the amazing individuals featured in the book. Meet the bank manager with 240 body piercings. Gasp at the dress made entirely out of salami. Marvel at the Dusseldorf vampire. Find out how the Mona Lisa was re-created from slices of carefully prepared toast. Keep well clear of the two-headed kingsnake. Illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs, this is a must-have for anyone intrigued by the weirder aspects of our planet and its inhabitants.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 176 x 227 x 30mm | 1,091g
  • Cornerstone
  • Random House Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • four-colour throughout
  • 1847947093
  • 9781847947093

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 serach 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.show more