Ripley's Believe It or Not! Encyclopedia of the Bizarre (Hardcover)

Amazing, Strange, Inexplicable, Weird and All True!

By Ripley's Believe It or Not, Julie Mooney

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 9781579123994, 318pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2004



Black Dog & Leventhal's bestselling Encyclopedia of the Bizarre is now available in a handier, more reasonably priced edition that retains every word and image of the original. From stupefying stunts to wacky world's records, all of Ripley's riveting findings are here, in an easy-to-browse, impossible-to-put-down color volume.

Where else could you learn that:

- It's estimated that 10,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000 snowflakes have fallen to the Earth since the Earth was formed

- Queen Isabeau of Bavaria used a mixture of boar's brains, crocodile glands, and wolf blood as skin lotion

- Anna Bread married John Butter in Leeds, England, April 22, 1926

- Phil Turco of Madison, Wisconsin, swallowed 339 goldfish in two hours

Bizarre and amazing categories include Accidents and Disasters, Animals and Insects, Archaeology, Feats and Stunts, Prophecies, Records, the Unexplained, and more. It's fascinating fun for the whole family.

About the Author

Robert Ripley began creating his fascinating and immensely popular cartoons in 1918. Today, Ripley Entertainment continues this tradition with 26 museums around the world.Julie Mooney has written many books, including Black Dog's bestselling The World of Ripley's Believe It or Not!