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Ripley's believe it or not! Top 10 -- the weirdest of the weird (edition 2005)
by Mary Packard, Ron Zalme (Illustrator)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439725623, Mass Market Paperback)Believe it or not, Robert Ripley enjoyed being called a liar. "I don't blame anyone for thinking me one, because there's nothing stranger than the truth." And in this special edition of seemingly unbelievable stories, the king of oddities lives on with contemporary and classic lore. Ready for this? In New Mexico, when an election race is too close to call, the candidates play poker to determine the winner. This happened as recently as 1999. You'll also read about a real-life Tarzan--a boy who lived from age 2 to 6 with a family of monkeys; discover the bizarre coincidences that linked U.S. presidents Lincoln and Kennedy; and marvel at the flight attendant who survived being thrown 33,000 feet to the ground after the plane she was in exploded. Trivia hounds and curious readers of all ages will be mesmerized by this collection of more than 700 weird nuggets, organized under such chapter headings as "The Sporting Life," "Out of the Odd-inary," "Home, Hearth & Peculiar Places," and "Downright Spooky." Biographical information about the folksy Ripley is also included. (Ages 8 and older) --Emilie Coulter
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Top 10 highlights the editors' choices for the wackiest top ten in categories ranging from odd-inary folks to wild and crazy stunts to seriously strange customs. Have fun with the "Over the Top" quizzes and "Ripley's Brain Busters" in each chapter, and the "Pop Quiz" in the back of the book.
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