Ripley's Absolutely Absurd! by


Ripley's Absolutely Absurd! by

Packed full of fascinating facts and tales of the utterly unbelievable but totally true, this richly illustrated new book celebrates all that is absurd and incredible in our world today. The tenth book in Ripley's wildly successful Curioddities series, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Absolutely Absurd! is filled to the brim with a wealth of more than 1,200 extraordinary stories, as well as astounding photos and jaw-dropping facts. Meet Buddy, the five-legged, five-pawed dog. Marvel at musician Oz Bayldon's super-cool gig at the 21,825 foot summit of Mera Peak in the Himalayas. Discover Lord of the Rings fan Jeremy Telford's very own Hobbit Hole - built out of 2,600 balloons. Illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs, this is a must-have for anyone intrigued by the weirder aspects of our planet and its inhabitants.

About the Author

Robert LeRoy Ripley was an American cartoonist who created and developed the world-famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! cartoon strip in the years after the First World War. He travelled the globe in serach of unusual objects and stories, and built up an extraordinary collection of everything from shrunken heads to dinosaur eggs and iron maidens. These are now exhibited in Ripley museums around the world, including one in London's Piccadilly Circus. The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has become an international best-seller.

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384 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

2nd June 2016



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