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Ripley S Believe It Or Not

Author : Geoff Tibballs
ISBN : 1609912470
Genre : Curiosities and wonders
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Published to coincide with its 100th anniversary, a compilation of new facts, features, and photographs from around the world ranges from strange stories to bizarre feats.
Category: Curiosities and wonders

Ripley S Believe It Or Not A Century Of Strange

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ISBN : 1609912179
Genre : Reference
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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.
Category: Reference

Ripley S Believe It Or Not Incredibly Strange

Author : Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
ISBN : 1893951626
Genre : Reference
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Ripley fans the world over will love this incredibly strange book which celebrates the incredible and the bizarre in our world today. Featuring a wealth of amazing images throughout, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! "Incredibly Strange" is a 384-page extravaganza featuring, among many others, a wedding dress made from cream cakes, an artist who’s a horse, the man who traded a paperclip for a house, and a full-size knitted Ferrari!
Category: Reference

Ripley S Believe It Or Not

Author : Robert LeRoy Ripley
ISBN : 1844137031
Genre : Reference
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Contains facts & records about bizarre feats of the human, material & natural world.
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Ripley S Believe It Or Not

Author : Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
ISBN : 9781609910419
Genre : Reference
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Facsimile of the original 1929 book. From the original 1929 promotion, Robert Ripley describes the land where rain has fallen for a million years; here he talks with you about the Ever-Standing Men and the Upside-Down Men of Benares. Sport enthusiasts will prick up their ears at the queer tales told by the man who it is said can answer more questions on sports than any other living man. All these stores, all these marvelous adventuring into the countries of the fantastically true are lavishly illustrated with a multitude of those vivid cartoons which are followed eagerly every night in the New York Evening Post and more than 100 other newspapers. You will find your old favorites-and some new puzzlers which Mr. Ripley has uncorked now for the first time. Believe It Or Not this volume contains a thousand new things under the sun!
Category: Reference

Drag Queens And Beauty Queens

Author : Laurie Greene
ISBN : 9781978813885
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 21.30 MB
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The Miss America pageant has been held in Atlantic City for the past hundred years, helping to promote the city as a tourist destination. But just a few streets away, the city hosts a smaller event that, in its own way, is equally vital to the local community: the Miss’d America drag pageant. Drag Queens and Beauty Queens presents a vivid ethnography of the Miss’d America pageant and the gay neighborhood from which it emerged in the early 1990s as a moment of campy celebration in the midst of the AIDS crisis. It examines how the pageant strengthened community bonds and activism, as well as how it has changed now that Rupaul’s Drag Race has brought many of its practices into the cultural mainstream. Comparing the Miss’d America pageant with its glitzy cisgender big sister, anthropologist Laurie Greene discovers how the two pageants have influenced each other in unexpected ways. Drag Queens and Beauty Queens deepens our understanding of how femininity is performed at pageants, exploring the various ways that both the Miss’d America and Miss America pageants have negotiated between embracing and critiquing traditional gender roles. Ultimately, it celebrates the rich tradition of drag performance and the community it engenders.
Category: Social Science

Wisconsin Land And Life

Author : Robert Clifford Ostergren
ISBN : 0299153541
Genre : History
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Rolling green hills dotted with Holstein cows, red barns, and blue silos. The Great Lakes ports at Superior, Ashland, and Kenosha. A Polish wedding dance or a German biergarten in Milwaukee. The dappled quiet of the Chequamagon forest. A weatherbeaten but tidy town hall at the intersection of two county trunk highways. Ojibwa families gathering wild rice into canoes. The boat ride through the Dells. The upland ridges of the Driftless Area, falling away into hidden valleys. . . . These are images of Wisconsin's land and life, images that evoke a strong sense of place. This book, Wisconsin Land and Life, is an exploration of place, a series of original essays by Wisconsin geographers that offers an introduction to the state's natural environment, the historical processes of its human habitation, and the ways that nature and people interact to create distinct regional landscapes. To read it is to come away with a sweeping view of Wisconsin's geography and history: the glaciers that carved lakes and moraines; the soils and climate that fostered the prairies and great northern pine forests; the early Native Americans who began to shape the landscape and who established forest trails and river portages; the successive waves of Europeans who came to trade in furs, mine for lead and iron, cut the white pines, establish farms, work in the lumber and paper mills, and transform spent wheatfields into pasture for dairy cattle. Readers will learn, too, about the platting and naming of Wisconsin's towns, the establishment of county and township governments, the growth of urban neighborhoods and parishes, the role of rivers, railroads, and religion in shaping the state's growth, and the controversial reforestation of the cutover lands that eventually transformed hardscrabble farms and swamps into a sportsman's paradise. Abundantly illustrated with photos and maps, this book will richly reward anyone who wishes to learn more about the land and life of the place we know as Wisconsin.
Category: History

Ripley S Unbelievable Stories For Guys

Author : Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
ISBN : 1609910133
Genre : Reference
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Ripley's Believe it or Not for guys who think they know everything! One for the grown-ups, this quirky new Ripley’s book is filled with bizarre and hilarious "Believe It or Not!" stories, trivia and lists— perfect for any fan of the unusual, and the ideal Father’s Day gift. Some of the utterly stupefying stories within include: • Joseph Puyol, professional farter and highest paid entertainer in 19th-century France • the craziest true CIA plots • a divorce settlement that included a kidney • the college student jailed for insulting a horse • Iceland’s penis museum • the gambler who broke Monte Carlo • a man who removed his own appendix The perfect gift for the man in your life. This title will engage its audience with stories, facts and charts that men can relate to. This title takes the unbelievable and strange facts that Ripley's is known for and expands upon these stories to make a fun and entertaining book for men. Did you know that military hot-air balloons and submarines were used in the American Civil War? Did you know that the Japanese Earthquake shortened a day? What about before Madoff? What was the first ponzi scheme? How about the craziest true plots of the CIA? This title will engage an adult male audience with all the unique and fun stories that Ripley's is famous for.
Category: Reference

The World Of Ripley S Believe It Or Not

Author : Julie Mooney
ISBN : 1579122728
Genre : Curiosities and wonders
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Visit mindboggling places, witness death defying stunts, discover outlandishnventions and see fantastic human achievements that Robert Ripley unearthedn his life-long quest for the incredible and bizarre.
Category: Curiosities and wonders

Ripley S Believe It Or Not Sideshow And Other Carnival Curiosities

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ISBN : 1609913345
Genre : Reference
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From displays of the human form—both beautiful and grotesque—to tricks of illusion, and wonders from the far-off world, the sideshow has captivated audiences since its popularity arose in the Victorian Era. It was those featured on the side stages of circuses, fairground midways, and halls of exhibition that still captivate our curiosities today. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Presents Sideshow and Other Carnival Curiosities brings those performers to life. Beyond the oohs and ahhs, readers will learn the true stories behind some of the most fascinating acts in both sideshow history and modern times. Readers will take a deep dive into the Fiji mermaid, one of the most famous sideshow artifacts of all time—an ingenious hoax made from several apes and a fish, cleverly sewn together. They will meet Avelino Perez Matos, one of the earliest known “eye poppers” that could bulge his eyes more than a centimeter out of their sockets at will, and the Seven Sutherland Sisters, who shared 37 ft of hair between them—a length exaggerated later in their career by the famed P.T. Barnum. Stepping into the sideshows of the 21st-century, readers will also be introduced to a new cast of characters, including “half-man” Aaron Wollin aka Short E. Dangerously. Rich in history and full of photography, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Presents Sideshow and Other Carnival Curiosities is a compendium of curiosities not to be missed!
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Weird And Wonderful

Author : Andrea Stulman Dennett
ISBN : 9780814718865
Genre : History
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A wondrous assortment of curiosities attracted the nineteenth-century spectator at the dime museum.
Category: History

Ripley S Believe It Or Not

Author : Mary Packard
ISBN : 0681154357
Genre : Curiosities and wonders
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Awesome! Believe It or Not!T Awesome Collection: * Awesome Animals * Bizarre Bug's * Blasts from the Past * World's Weirdest Gadgets Where else can you find kooky critters, creepy crawlers, hard-to-believe histories, and goofy gizmos? Just how much do you know about the world's wackiest facts? Find out by taking the quizzes and tricky Ripley's "Brain Busters" throughout this book. Prepare to be astounded by what you discover inside!
Category: Curiosities and wonders

Ripley S Search For The Shrunken Heads

Author : Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
ISBN : 1893951243
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This fascinating facsimile diary offers a first-hand account of Robert Ripley's travels to far-flung exotic corners of the globe in search of the weird & wonderful during the 1930s. "Ripley’s Search for the Shrunken Heads" is an evocative pot pourri of the journeys and discoveries made by Robert Ripley in the 1920s and 1930s. It features the highlights of those daring escapades in which he set off on the merest whiff of a rumor that something exotic and unique was there to be found in Panang, or the Phunjab, or eastern Persia. With his drawings, cartoons, doodles, and memorabilia, the book puts in an atmospheric context the strange and bizarre world that unfolded before Ripley’s gaze. . From lakes of soda & bridges of blood to the shrunken heads themselves, Ripley's discoveries are laid out for you to explore in fantastic three-dimensional detail in this extraordinary book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ripley S Unbelievable Stories For Guys

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ISBN : 9781609910464
Genre : Reference
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Ripley's Believe it or Not for guy's who think they know everything! One for the grown-ups, this quirky new Ripley’s book is filled with bizarre and hilarious "Believe It or Not!" stories, trivia and lists— perfect for any fan of the unusual, and the ideal Father’s Day gift. Some of the utterly stupefying stories within include: • Joseph Puyol, professional farter and highest paid entertainer in 19th-century France • the craziest true CIA plots • a divorce settlement that included a kidney • the college student jailed for insulting a horse • Iceland’s penis museum • the gambler who broke Monte Carlo • a man who removed his own appendix The perfect gift for the man in your life. This title will engage its audience with stories, facts and charts that men can relate to. This title takes the unbelievable and strange facts that Ripley's is known for and expands upon these stories to make a fun and entertaining book for men. Did you know that military hot-air balloons and submarines were used in the American Civil War? Did you know that the Japanese Earthquake shortened a day? What about before Madoff? What was the first ponzi scheme? How about the craziest true plots of the CIA? This title will engage an adult male audience with all the unique and fun stories that Ripley's is famous for.
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Secrets Of The Sideshows

Author : Joe Nickell
ISBN : 9780813137377
Genre : Performing Arts
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The carnival sideshows of the past have left behind a fascinating legacy of mystery and intrigue. The secrets behind such daring feats as fire-eating and sword swallowing and bizarre exhibitions of human oddities as "Alligator Boys" and "Gorilla Girls" still remain, only grudgingly if ever given up by performers and carnival professionals. Working alongside the performers, Joe Nickell blows the lid off these mysteries of the midway. The author reveals the structure of the shows, specific methods behind the performances, and the showmen's tactics for recruiting performers and attracting crowds. He also traces the history of such spectacles, from ancient Egyptian magic and street fairs to the golden age of P.T. Barnum's sideshows. With revealing insight into the personal lives of the men and women billed as freaks, Nickell unfolds the captivating story of the midway show.
Category: Performing Arts

Museum Companion To Los Angeles

Author : Borislav Stanic
ISBN : UCSD:31822032957631
Genre : Travel
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Museum Companion to Los Angeles is the only comprehensive guidebook to all the cultural treasures of Los Angeles. Indispensable for native Angelenos and visitors alike, great for teachers and families, it provides detailed descriptions of nearly 300 museums, historic buildings, libraries, special collections, botanical gardens and zoos in LA County. Well researched and easy to use, it's your key to exploring LA's famous as well as hidden treasures. Book jacket.
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Ripley S Believe It Or Not Book Of Chance

Author : Inc. Ripley Entertainment
ISBN : 0698111974
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Anecdotes, trivia, and factual accounts--all illustrated--explore chance in money, business, health, the esoteric, science, technology, crime, nature, and show business, prophecies, omens, and coincidences, and routine risks of daily life
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction