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{2012 Holiday Gift Guide} Ripley's Believe It or Not! Download the Weird

11/7/12
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Reading is one of my favorite hobbies and I have tried to instill a love of reading in my children.  My son in particular has grown up with weekly visits to the library.  He likes to read fiction primarily, so I am often searching for interesting non-fiction that will grab his attention.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not!  Download the Weird is right up a teenager's alley.  This all-new collection of unbelievable and just plain WEIRD stories will definitely pique their interest.  Just looking at the holographic cover will get your brain wondering what is inside this book!

It is jam-packed with crazy facts, lists, true stories and interviews. 


Here is just a taste:

*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!



Since I'm a history buff, my particular favorite is the special pullout section with weird Titanic facts.  Did you know that each of the Titanic's engines was the size of a 3 story house?  

This story turns my stomach but I'm sure will fascinate your kids:



Ripley's Believe it or Not!, weird foods
Louis Cole from London England has eaten some of the most disgusting things imaginable, including this scorpion!




Ripley's Believe It or Not! Download the Weird 
There's also a bonus feature to Download the Weird.  The brand new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app allows hidden content in the book to COME ALIVE.  All you have to do is point a smart phone, Android phone, or advanced iPod at the special oddSCAN logos in the book and see exclusive videos and images.   I wish that I had one of these gadgets to access this feature, because it sounds pretty neat!


The new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app is FREE and available through iTunes and Google Play.


Looking to motivate a reluctant reader or inspire curiosity in your teen?  Ripley's Believe It or Not! Download the Weird makes a unique and fun gift!



Where to Purchase:  

Buy Download the Weird Hardcover on sale for $19.11 today at Amazon or as an iBook for $10.99 on iTunes  


For more holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!


Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for the purpose of review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  For more info. see my Disclosure Policy. 
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Mama Luvs Books said...

WOW! Pretty cool! I bet there's some crazy stuff in there!!!

Heather McDougle said...

Great review! That sounds like an awesome book for teenagers!

Melissa Tiffany said...

EWWWW- Soooo gross!! But perfect for my 7 yr old!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My brother in law would love this for Christmas!

Cara said...

My almost 11 yr old would love this.

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Krystle (Baking Beauty) said...

I used to love this show! I can't wait to check out the app and book!

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