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A century has passed since Robert Ripley first coined the popular phrase "Believe It or Not!" and to celebrate, Ripley's is releasing a special collection of its 100 best BIONS–Believe It Or Not Stories. Gathered by a team of editors, researchers and historians, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 100 Best BIONS includes behind-the-scenes details, expanded content and iconic cartoons from the Ripley archives. Read about the seven sisters with a combined 49 feet of hair, the sea turtle that saved a woman's life or the towering tale of Robert Wadlow – the tallest man to ever to walk the Earth!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy 100 of the best unbelievable stories we've covered in our 100 year history! With expanded stories and amazing photos, this is a must-have for every Ripley's fan!
Celebrate 100 years of Ripley's Believe It or Not! with 100 of our best stories! Rediscover everything, from amazing people like famous half-man John Eck to unbelievable animals like Mike the headless chicken and absolutely incredible stories like the jockey who died while finishing first in a horse race and more. With spectacular photos and in-depth stories, everyone will find something old and something new to believe...or not!
Divided into easy-to-find sections like People, Animals and World, 100 Best BIONS also includes an Exhibits chapter which features some of the most remarkable artifacts on display at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums. Colorful images accompany detailed accounts of how each piece was acquired by Ripley's, including fruitful fertility statues, Mars meteorites, genuine vampire killing kits, the world's longest fingernails and even a piece of cake from the royal wedding of Charles and Diana.
My 10 year old daughter is OBSESSED with Ripley's Believe it or Not! books. She LOVES the big pictures and the interesting facts that are on every single page. She reads them cover to cover and then will pick them up to read again. She LOVES this newest edition even though it has some stories she had read about before. Even with repeat stories there is new information and new pictures as well as a completely new order to the book which still keeps it fresh and interesting. This is the ultimate book for kids, teens and adults that enjoy weird but true stories from around the world. 100 Best BIONS is available at all major booksellers, as well as online through Amazon.com.