Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
My favorite annual book is back! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses! I have several from years before, and they never fail to awe and amaze our whole family. I’ve even gotten the 2 and 5 year old super interested in them, and held conversations with the 5 year old about what we are seeing in the pages. 245 pages of facts beyond your wildest imagination!
I have chosen a few of my favorite acts or facts from each chapter
Belive It: Did you know that when Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is released on June 18, 2010 it’s the same day that the last execution by firing squad in the United States occurred.
World: Hell’s Bells- Found in the depths of a limestone sinkhole in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. These stalactites (or Hell’s Bells, Elephants Feet or Trumpets) range in size, some as large as an adult. Some Can take hundreds of years to grow just an inch so these are likely formed over thousands of years ago! I would love to go see these in person- I have always wanted to cave dive
Animals: Crystal Lobster- Lobsters are typically dark in color, but genetic mutations can transform them into a variety of colors. Albino lobsters are of the rarest- 1 in 100 million. I love sea life and would love to see on, but I doubt this would happen with how rare they are.
Pop Culture: On April Fools Day 2015, Burger King idn Japan sold a special Limited Edition Burger-scented perfume. The name was Flame-Grilled and for one day only and sold for $41 only and came with a whopper. I love me a whopper… but not that much!!
People: There was a man in Gurdaspur, India who swallowed 40 knives in a course of 2 months. They measure 7 inches when opened. It took surgeons 5 hours to removed the objects from his stomach taking extra care not to cut him as they pulled them out.
Beyond Belief: Animal lovers in Montreal, Quebec, Canada got married in 2016 the only guests they invited were 1,000 cats. They had their wedding at the venue The Cat House in the Kings at 12-acre plot near Fresno, California. Its surrounded by a cat-proof fence.
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