Ripleys Believe it or Not Reality Shock

Last Updated on October 21, 2014 by Diane Hoffmaster

I received a copy of Ripleys Believe it or Not Reality Shock at no charge to facilitate my review but all opinions expressed here are my own.

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As the mother of incredibly inquisitive teens with the attention span of gnats, we are huge fans of all the Ripleys Believe it or Not books.  They are chock full of amazing photos and unbelievable facts.  It is also laid out so that the book can be read a page or two at a time or just opened up right to the middle and enjoyed in whatever order you want!  The newest Ripleys Believe it or Not book is called Reality Shock and if you have curious kids that need something to keep them busy, this is definitely a great choice!

Ripleys Believe it or Not Reality Shock

Ripleys Believe it or Not Reality Shock

Title: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Subtitle: Reality Shock

Author:  Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Publisher: Ripley Publishing (September 9, 2014)

ISBN: 978-1609911096

Format/Length:  Hardcover: 256 pages


From the Publisher:

Reality Shock! is the 2015 edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! bestselling annual series. This incredible collection is loaded with unbelievable facts, amazing stories, and incredible animals. With amazing photography, zany stories and unbelievable facts and figures, this book is sure to be a favorite with adults and children alike.

Reality Shock! Is filled with more of the amazing facts, unbelievable stories and extraordinary photography that makes Ripley’s Believe It or Not! so popular. Read all about the amazing things that people all over the world have done- from insane stunts to crazy traditions.  Take a closer look at the extraordinary images nature produces, such as mutated animals and amazingly impossible vistas. Crystal clear photography paired with zany stories, amazing facts and figures that are undeniably true but incredibly hard to believe will make this book a must have for every household.

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My Review:

It always amazes me the number of crazy facts that Ripleys can come up with for each of their new books.  From the largest collection of Barbie dolls to the lady that turned herself into a ‘human skin rug’ using some crazy silicone substance you (or your kids) will be seriously amazed at the stories in this book.

There is a nice blend of stories from the natural world to crazy things that people have done to their bodies.  Modern stories focusing on skateboarding and Star Trek are balanced nicely with sea monsters and human tails.  Definitely something for everyone in this book!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has launched the Reality Shock! Getaway contest, featuring weekly prizes and an unbelievable grand prize.

Here’s how it works:
  1. Fill out the entry form on the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Facebook page
  2. Take the weekly book quiz and pick the “Believe It” story that comes from the pages of Reality Shock!
Players earn points for taking each weekly quiz and are eligible to win weekly prizes, including Ripley’s books, toys and tickets. Players who earn enough points to reach the “Unbelievable” level will be entered into the grand prize drawing.
The Reality Shock! Getaway grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to Orlando that includes:
  • Two round trip airline tickets
  • 3 day, 2 night hotel stay
  • Transportation
  • $500 spending money
  • Prize pack of Ripley’s merchandise
  • A private tour of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Collection


So, if you are a fan of crazy and creepy facts, bizarre stories and insanely disturbing photos you will love this book.  And take a minute to head over the the Ripleys Facebook page and check out their contest!

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