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Monday, October 19, 2009

Ripley's Believe It Or Not : Seeing Is Believing!

Title: Ripley's Believe It Or Not: Seeing Is Believing!
Series:: Vol. 6
Author(s):: Ripley's Entertainment, Geoff Tibballs
Genre:: Facts and Trivia, Reference
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
Release Date: August 2009
Finished: September 2009
Pages: 256
Challenges: None

My Thoughts: This is one of those books you really cannot find fault with. What's not to love, with it's small paragraphs full of shocking, sometimes grotesque, facts about people who've done strange and unusual things, with pictures!

There are thousands to pick from, but some of my favorite tidbits are the Japanese artists who carves really detailed art into watermelons, and the dental tech who draws small portraits of famous people, on teeth.

One of the more shocking facts, at least in my mind, is about a guy who tattooed his eyeball.

I enjoyed every minute of reading this book. And I got a feeling of accomplishment after finishing it. Maybe I even felt a little wiser. It's a perfect gift for adults and kids.

About the Author: Ripley's Entertainment has been around for more then 85 years entertaining and educating folks from all over. Check out there webiste at

Geoff Tibballs is author of many fact books and some joke books as well.

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