Bagel Heads, Angry Bird Cakes, Skull Cabbage Heads, Rock Legends. What do they have in common? They are all featured in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!! Download the Weird. Robert Ripley began a search in the 1918 to find the worlds most weirdest true stories and shared them in his cartoons. As years past he opened up his own Museum of oddities in the year 1933, right here in Chicago, Illinois. My daughter loves interesting facts and even more so if they are hard to believe. She absolutely loves sharing information she has found in this book.
Bagel Heads were just featured on Jimmy Kimmel live as well as on the front page of Comcast home page yesterday. What a freaky trend. Why on earth would someone do that? Much less think they look good after they do.
How the Bagel Head is created: Bagel Heads is a result of injecting saline solution into the forehead and the person only experiences a dull headache during the procedure. The foreheads do take about 2 hrs to swell up. “Many of them prod to create more interesting shapes.” I seriously wonder what the get any future ramifications like loose skin on their forehead. The book does say that the inflation goes down over night so that just makes you wonder why do this for only a 24 hour period. What purpose does it serve other than entertainment and looking like a freak show.
Cabbage Skull head was a really interesting food creation. The book describes how one Russian artist actually carves interesting things out of fruit, vegetables with axe. He also uses a scalpel to get precision with his designs but once complete he doesn’t take a photo right away. He waits until something special happens? Can you guess what it is?
Ripley Publishing will again WOW! readers with the September launch of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird, and all-new collection of unbelievable stories from around the world.
There’s a new twist to 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!
State-of-the-art image recognition technology allows readers to instantly pull up bonus content in the book. All readers need to do is download the app to a smart phone or advanced iPod, screen grab the pages in the book marked with the special oddSCAN™ logo and watch that story come to life through exclusive 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.
Rock Legends were a fabulous addition to this book. Complete with lists. What type of lists would you find? Well the unlucky number for rock legends. Lists the 7 Rock legends that died at the age of 27. Can you name them? From Robert Johnson, Himi Hendrix to the recent death of Amy Winehouse. You’ll read interesting fact about their deaths and why they died so young.
Parents can go out of their way for their children especially when we try to make a Birthday Special. That’s one dad from Kent, England did for his son Ben for his sixth Birthday. The cake was made from Chocolate and sponge and fully functioning Angry birds game, complete with a catapult and sugary birds for catapulting. Check it out.
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!
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 in the book.
Sounds like the perfect Gift for someone who has everything or enjoys interesting and fun facts.
Many of the information inserts in this book came from real life stories happening over the years. There are submissions from real people just like you and me. Complete with real names, places and photos that were submitted for inclusion in the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!! Download the Weird book.
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