About (taken from website): The company has a long successful history in book publishing, product licensing, radio and popular TV shows. In addition, we operate more than 80 attractions in 10 countries around the world.
My family has always been highly fascinated with Ripley’s. We have watched the shows, have several of the books and even been to a few of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not attractions. I was excited to review 2016 book of the Eye-Popping Oddities. My 15 year old son has been collecting the books, so for his birthday I gave him this one!
Eye-Popping Oddities had 10 categories; Believe it!, World, Animals, Body, Pop Culture, Transport, Feats, Art, Food and Beyond Belief. Some of our favorites:
- Believe it! There is a cat in California that actually has a set of thumbs on his paws. His name is Paws!
- There is a young boy in India about 13 years old who has an actual tail. They believe that he is a reincarnation of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman. It is actually caused by a form of spinal bifida, he cannot walk properly.
- A Great Dane dog in Oregon was getting sick so his owner took him to the vet only to find he swallowed 43.5 socks!
- A woman from New York paid $3,000 to have a piece of heart-shaped platinum inserted into the whites of her eyes. The procedure only took one minute.
- When John Glenn returned from his space mission in 1962 3,474 tons of confetti was thrown at a parade in his honor in New York City.
- A New York resident has put 3 million miles on his Volvo P1800 since he bought the car in 1966!
- in 1938, Henry Helf of the Cleveland Indians caught a baseball that was droopped at 708 feet and thought to be going 138 mph. All from the top of the Cleveland’s Terminal Tower.
- In 2014 a team in London worked for 32 days to build a Lego Santa Clause. They used 750,000 bricks. They built Sants, sleigh, sack of presents and 9 reindeer.
- In Tokyo, Japan you can go to a cafe to get 3D scanned to get turned into a mini gummy person replica.
- A burglar in Minnesota was quickly caught because he used the homeowners computer to check his Facebook and never signed out.
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