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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Even More Amazing Now!

This post brought to you by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you ever watch Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! on TV when you were young? I remember vaguely the show. It is amazing how popular this brand continues to be even today. Ripley's has been entertaining folks for over 90 years.  This is definitely a subject my boys love. They love to see the weird, the different, and the amazing. We have yet to visit the Ripley's Believe it Or Not! museum in Orlando but it is definitely on our list of things to do.

However what makes this brand even more amazing is the new twist on this years annual eddition of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Download the Weird. Readers can actually download the weird. The brand-new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! App allows hidden content in the book to COME ALIVE!

Here’s how it works: simply point a smart phone or advanced iPod at the special oddSCAN™ logos in the book and see that story come to life with exclusive bonus content, including videos and images. It’s a one-stop portal that will transport readers deep into the hidden world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! like never before. Doesn't that just sound Amazing. My daughter would love something like this. It is always amazes me how has changed how we read, view, and play.

Download the Weird is jam-packed with an incredible array of crazy facts, stories, lists and interviews.

• Meet the world’s oddest couple: he swallows swords, hedge trimmers and umbrella handles while she hangs upside down and lifts lead weights by her hair!
• Learn why a California man has experienced more than 950 violent car crashes.
• See tourists risk life and limb to get their picture taken with an 18-foot-long crocodile!

When you purchase this book I strongly urge you to download the FREE (yes I said FREE) app. It can be downloaded at iTunes or for Android.

As if the cool app wasn't enough the book also includes some cool pull out features:

A special pullout section provides readers with weird Titanic facts; another features the incredible real-life story of the Elephant Man. A dramatic gatefold pullout features panoramic photos of the home of “Weird Steve,” where every room is crammed with thousands of strange curiosities—it’s impossible to look at just once! And this is just a small preview of the strange and unbelievable stories and photos within the book.

So what do you think? A great holiday gift for a curious child, or even adult? I think this sounds like a great book to browse with your children and make it a family affair. Maybe take turns using the smart phone/iPod scanner to see the fun features. Hop on over and purchase your edition of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Download the Weird and then download the free app!

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About Colleen Shibley

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  1. My kids used to love the Ripley’s books when they were younger. Now that they have the iPad scanner it’s even better! I should get this for my nephew.

  2. Blessie Nelson says:

    Wow! I used to watch this on TV. The book looks even more compelling!

  3. Paula Proffitt says:

    Love ripleys we went to the ripleys museum in Gatlinburg TN

  4. I used to love looking through Ripley’s books.

  5. Marti Parks says:

    I used to love this show on tv. They do seem to find the most unbelievable stories, I should definitely get it. Thanks.

  6. Fun! This would make a great gift for kids.

  7. The books are so fun for kids to look through!

  8. This stuff is so crazy. I wonder if it’s really real?

  9. My son would love this book!

  10. Julie Wood says:

    I liked getting to read Ripley’s Believe it or not when I was younger. There is so many interesting facts ! I want to check out all the new stuff that is in the new edition!

  11. My boys have some of these books already, they would love this one.

  12. Rebecca Reinwalt says:

    I’ve always been enthralled by Ripley’s and was a bit disappointed last summer while on vacation in Branson, MO to find that the museum there wasn’t open due to damage from the tornado that had gone through earlier in the year.

  13. My son loves these….little does he know he is getting this one this year :)

  14. I come from a long line of trivia hounds so this would be a fun gift for the young or old in my family.

  15. GREAT holiday or birthday gift for kids.

  16. Gina Brickell says:

    We visited the Ripley sites in Gatlinburg and they have such interesting and funny things! I love to look at stuff like this as does my husband!

  17. This sounds so cool. My nephew would love this. He is really into this type of stuff. I think any book that gets a kid reading and interested in new things is a great book.

  18. I used to teach 4th grade and these were by far the most popular books among kids. So fun!

  19. I recall loving this as a kid!

  20. kelly willis says:

    my son love these books

  21. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I always love the Ripley”s Believe it or not whether in book form or on TV. I shall have to go to the library tosee if they have the newest one.

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