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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 technology 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!
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!