New Ripley’s book highlights the strangest stories, amazing achievements and freakiest facts from around the world
ORLANDO, Fla. (September 8, 2015) – Readers beware: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities! is now on sale. The book has been known to induce actual eye-popping, jaw-dropping and head-spinning in people who stare at its pages for too long!
Eye-Popping Oddities! is the annual collection of strange-but-true stories from Ripley Publishing and features 256 pages of mind-blowing stories of animals, feats, art, pop culture, the human body and more. Readers of all ages will discover the oddest, funniest, most awe-inspiring stories on earth – worthy of returning to again and again.
The book is available through all major booksellers. The book will be
easy to find – just look for the five 3D eyeballs on the cover (they’ll be looking for you.) Inside lurks a collection of unbelievable stories.
- Meet the “Austrian Rock,” who uses his amazing strength
to pull a 156-ton airplane!
- Read about the man who built his own iron suit to stand
in the center of a fireworks display.
- Check out Jorge Ivan Latorre Robles, who can stretch his skin, pop out his eyes and dislocate his joints, allowing him to fold himself into a suitcase!
- Get the lowdown on a goldfish that underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor.
Publication date: Sept. 8, 2015
Price: $28.95 US / $32.95 Canada
Trim size: 9 x 11 ¾ inches
“Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities” is sure to entertain children and adults alike. Superbly and profusely illustrated throughout and very highly recommended for personal, community, and school library collections.”
– Midwest Book Review
“Another annual from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! that delivers what it promises – a great time reading all about, well, all about all sorts of things that will make you say ‘wow!’”
– Feathered Quill Reviews
Eye-Popping Oddities! makes the perfect holiday gift for teens, tweens or reluctant readers.
Previous editions of the Ripley’s annual have been recognized by the National Parenting Publication Awards, Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers List and the Parents’ Choice Awards.
For additional information, including downloadable page spreads and images, please visit www.ripleys.com/publishing/newsroom.