Ripley's believe it or not!

expect the unexpected

Author: Geoff Tibballs,Jo Wiltshire

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781893951129

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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An encyclopedia of oddities offers a wealth of amazing stories and features showcasing unexpected and unimaginable people, places, and creatures from around the world, and is accompanied by photographs, trivia boxes, and more. 700,000 first printing.
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Expect the Unexpected

Simply Unbelievable

Author: Ripley Publishing,Ripley's Believe It or Not Editors

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781422220603

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 36

View: 8446

Read about interesting facts, people, and oddities from around the world.
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Prepare to Be Shocked!

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781893951310

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 8097

An illustrated collection of oddities that are sure to shock the reader.
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Expect the Unexpected

The Final Reckoning

Author: Ripley's,Ripley's Believe It or Not

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781422220207

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 5081

This collection provides examples of natural and created oddities.
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! A Century Of Strange!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609912178

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 3874

Releasing just in time for the 100th anniversary of Ripley's Believe It or Not!, A Century of Strange!, the 15th book in the bestselling series, is packed with all the unexpected stories and images you've come to expect from us. There’s simply no way to prepare yourself for this all-true, all-new collection filled with incredible facts, unbelievable stories, and mind-blowing photography. As amazing today as 100 years ago, A Century of Strange! is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! A Century of Strange! is filled with thousands of strange stories, bizarre feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover how one barber cuts hair with fire or marvel at blue lava spewing from a volcano—it’s all weird and all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every Ripley’s fan.
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Remarkable Revealed

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781893951228

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 5664

Presents an illustrated collection of unusual phenomena and oddities, grouped into such categories as curious creations, incredible animals, fantastic feats, and unusual tales.
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Planet Eccentric!

Author: Ripley Entertainment, Inc,Ripley Publishing

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 3934

Gathers fantastic, but true, trivia and reports on unusual historical, natural, and cultural phenomena from around the world.
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Midwinterblood

Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1596438029

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 342

Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined—this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice. An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? From award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love. This title has Common Core connections. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013
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Enter If You Dare

Author: Alyson Larrabee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611608392

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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Anthony is so obsessed with Annabelle Blake that he would die for her. Except he's already dead. He's the ghost of the legendary Lonesome Boy but he's not lonesome anymore because now he has Annabelle. He's with her all the time. Stalking her. Waking her up in the middle of the night with his constant weeping and his ice cold wordless whispers. She needs help. Fast. Enter the mysterious new boy in town. Wyatt Silver is an amateur medium, but he doesn't just see dead people. He becomes them. Anthony takes possession of Wyatt's body and their terrifying adventure begins.
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Perfect Days

A Novel

Author: Raphael Montes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698189140

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of Brazil's most celebrated young crime writer. Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn't have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver—that is, until he meets Clarice. She's almost his exact opposite: exotic, spontaneous, unafraid to speak her mind. An aspiring screenwriter, she's working on a screenplay called Perfect Days about three friends who go on a road trip across Brazil in search of romance. Teo is obsessed. He begins to stalk her, first following her to her university, then to her home, and when she ultimately rejects him, he kidnaps her and they embark upon their very own twisted odyssey across Brazil, tracing the same route outlined in her screenplay. Through it all, Teo is certain that time is all he needs to prove to Clarice that they are made for each other, that time is all he needs to make her fall in love with him. But as the journey progresses, he digs himself deeper and deeper into a pit that he can't get out of, stopping at nothing to ensure that no one gets in the way of their life together. Both tense and lurid, and brimming with suspense from the very first page, Perfect Days is a psychological thriller in the vein of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley—a chilling journey in the passenger seat with a psychopath, and the English language debut of one of Brazil's most deliciously dark young writers.
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Expect the Unexpected

Breaking Boundaries

Author: Ripley Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781422220160

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 9761

This volume provides examples of natural and invented curiosities.
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Stacking the Deck

Secrets of the World's Master Card Architect

Author: Bryan Berg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439188736

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 176

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Written by the holder of several Guinness World Records for cardstacking, this is the first complete, fully illustrated guide to the art of building mind-boggling, multilevel structures with ordinary playing cards. In Stacking the Deck, Bryan Berg reveals the secret to successful cardstacking with his simple four-card-cell structure and expanded grid techniques. Using illustrations and step-by-step instructions, he guides readers on to more elaborate -- and incredibly strong -- creations. He covers a wide range of architectural styles, from classic to whimsical, and various types of structures, including pyramids, shrines, stadiums, churches, an oil derrick, and even the Empire State Building. Since first setting the height record in 1992, Bryan's built awe-inspiring card models of a Japanese shrine, the Iowa State Capitol building, Ebbets Field, and his latest tower, which is more than twenty-five feet tall! This book includes photographs of some of these amazing pieces, illustrating just how appealing and enduring a "house of cards" can be. Stacking the Deck will inspire everyone from youngsters experimenting with their first deck of cards to adults, who can create their own private skyscrapers. Once you've read Stacking the Deck, you'll never look at a deck of cards the same way again.
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Ripley's Believe it Or Not! 2016

Author: Geoff Tibballs,Robert L. Ripley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847947529

Category:

Page: 256

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The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has now firmly established itself as a Christmas must-have, with an ever-growing army of loyal fans. Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the woman who married a Ferris wheel to exploding cow farts, and from the girl who cries stone tears to the pizzeria that deliver its customers' orders by drone. Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, and with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this year's collection of eye-popping oddities!
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Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312286668

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 145

View: 1519

Explains how to use the elements of suspense to create and develop an exciting story.
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Breaking Boundries

Author: Ripley Publishing

Publisher: Wattpad

ISBN: N.A

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 36

View: 1069

This volume provides examples of natural and invented curiosities.
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The Unthinkable

Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why

Author: Amanda Ripley

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307449276

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 1988

It lurks in the corner of our imagination, almost beyond our ability to see it: the possibility that a tear in the fabric of life could open up without warning, upending a house, a skyscraper, or a civilization. Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality–anything we’ve ever learned, thought, or dreamed of–ultimately matter? Amanda Ripley, an award-winning journalist for Time magazine who has covered some of the most devastating disasters of our age, set out to discover what lies beyond fear and speculation. In this magnificent work of investigative journalism, Ripley retraces the human response to some of history’s epic disasters, from the explosion of the Mont Blanc munitions ship in 1917–one of the biggest explosions before the invention of the atomic bomb–to a plane crash in England in 1985 that mystified investigators for years, to the journeys of the 15,000 people who found their way out of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Then, to understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, trauma psychologists, and other disaster experts, formal and informal, from a Holocaust survivor who studies heroism to a master gunfighter who learned to overcome the effects of extreme fear. Finally, Ripley steps into the dark corners of her own imagination, having her brain examined by military researchers and experiencing through realistic simulations what it might be like to survive a plane crash into the ocean or to escape a raging fire. Ripley comes back with precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain’s fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses. Most unexpectedly, she discovers the brain’s ability to do much, much better, with just a little help. The Unthinkable escorts us into the bleakest regions of our nightmares, flicks on a flashlight, and takes a steady look around. Then it leads us home, smarter and stronger than we were before. From the Hardcover edition.
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Strikingly True

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609910006

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The newest title in the Ripley's Annual series is a compendium of new and bizarre stories, pictures and interviews all of which are packaged nicely within a vibrant red foil and lenticular cover. 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 our bestselling series is a feast of delights. Be amazed at a portrait made from 200,000 dead ants, the man who traversed the English Channel by holding onto a bunch of balloons, and the single human hair featuring paintings of all 42 American presidents. A compendium of incredible and bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features, presented in a stunning new design, this book also drives readers to Ripley’s fully interactive website. There are intriguing interviews with some of the astounding individuals who are featured in the book that spotlight their achievements and reveal more about what motivates them. A dramatic eight-page gatefold sections presents Ripley’s first ever odditorium, which showcased sideshow performers and was built for the World’s Trade Fair in 1933. This features a selection of choice memorabilia including Robert Ripley’s original annotated list of performers. Informative “Ripley’s Research” boxes give the scientific explanation behind some of the most incredible tales in the book, such as how people have turned their fingers into magnets. A section on the Olympic games, past and present, highlights the wacky as well as the amazing feats that have taken place at the height of sporting achievement. Additional black and white Ripley archive photographs feature throughout the book, and miscellaneous lists are also scattered throughout. This year specially commissioned photographic features will also appear in the book.
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Ghost Hold

(The PSS Chronicles, Book Two)

Author: Ripley Patton

Publisher: Ripley Patton

ISBN: 0988491036

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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Olivia Black is back. Only this time she's not the one in need of rescue. Samantha James, rich, popular, and an award-winning composer at age seventeen, is the next target on the CAMFers' list. In order to convince Samantha to come with them, Olivia and Passion must pose as cousins, blend into the most affluent high school in Indianapolis, and infiltrate a mysterious cult known as The Hold. Olivia doesn't expect it to be easy, even with the PSS guys backing them up. But what she discovers over the course of the mission will call into question everything she ever believed about herself, her family, and especially about Marcus, the guy she is undoubtedly falling in love with. Ghost Hold is book two of The PSS Chronicles, a young adult paranormal thriller series. The first book, Ghost Hand, is FREE on Google Play, so why not give the series a try? You have nothing to lose. Ghost Heart, book three of the series is now available on Google Play.
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Ripleys Believe It Or Not

Extremely Weird

Author: Ripley Entertainment

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781893951358

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Ripleys Believe It Or Not: The Remarkable Revealed is the 4th title in this annual series, and is the biggest and best yet. It is full of incredible bizarre facts, stories, interviews, and features, all proudly displayed in a stunning bright new design. New features include: Collections full-page features that showcase a themed collection of amazing images with captions. These include bizarre buildings, albino animals, competitive eating champions, and contortionists. Occasional full-page historical features that explore an aspect of the Ripley empire in its early days, when the great Robert Ripleys personal popularity was at its height. These include a feature on the millions of letters that Ripley received from the general public, and a feature on unusual uses for the many thousands of Ripley cartoons that have been published since the 1920s. In addition, fascinating black and white Ripley archive images are scattered throughout the book.
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Ten Days in a Mad-House

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1849895317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

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This is the true story of reporter Nellie Bly, who pretends to be insane, and manages to get herself committed into an insane asylum in the USA. This revised second digital edition is a fascinating account, specially formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK.
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