Ripley's Believe It or Not! Seeing Is Believing! by Ripley Entertainment, Geoff Tibballs (August 4th 2009—Ripley Publishing)
Grade: 3.5 stars out of 5
Summary: “Following hot on the heels of last year's best-selling edition, "Ripley's Believe it or Not 2009" offers a whole new feast of bizarre facts, fiends and freaks -all guaranteed to fascinate, surprise and amaze. Stare in wonder at the man who swallowed a solid steel sword underwater; gasp at the pelican who ate a pigeon; and, marvel at the man who swam down the Amazon, dodging piranhas, pirates and whirlpools. Illustrated throughout with extraordinary colour photographs, this fascinating book is a must-have for anyone intrigued by the stranger aspects of our planet and its inhabitants.”
Review: Everyone has heard of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not correct? I mean it’s a pretty awesome show if I do say so myself. I’ve spent hours glued to the screen while eating some form of snack/breakfast/lunch then questioning why I decided to put food in my mouth. It’s gruesome at times, it’s abnormal many times, and very, very addictive to watch.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Seeing is Believing follows this ideal process of amazing the audience with unusual facts—though at times not very strange at all, but that’s 1 out of every 15. This book is a perfect gift to be shared by everyone. It’s an odd fascination that can only be more fun with more readers. So grab a copy, grab some friends and be dazzled!