Ripley's Believe It or Not Book Review: Dare to Look Ripley's Believe It or Not Book Review: Dare to Look

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Book Review: Dare to Look

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What immediately comes to mind when you hear “Ripley’s Believe it or Not”?  Weird, gross, bizarre, cool, outrageous are just a few words that come to my mind!  Well, if you have ever seen or heard of the many Ripley’s Believe it or Not products (i.e. books, museums, & shows (remember the one that Superman Dean Cain the hottie used to narrate?)), you know as well as I do that they are the ultimate in weird information.

Ripleys Dare To Look

Ripley’s latest installment “Ripley’s Believe it or Not–Dare to Look” goes even further that just reading the book, it includes a 3-D iPhone & Android app to accompany the eye catching hard cover magazine sized book.  Once you download the app, you can dive in deeper to uncover even more interesting facts about some your favorite topics in the book. The book consists of 12 chapters with interesting and bizarre content such as:

Chapter 1 is called  Believe It!  This chapter features lifelike chocolate babies, and Fish crossing a street.

Chapter 5 is called Body.  This chapter features the Albino family, Amazing wolf boy and Back from the dead.

For you techies out there, Chapter 9 Digital is for you!  Showing jeans with a built in keyboard, Apps for chickens and the Facebook ghost.

By far the boys favorite  of the 12 chapters  is Chapter 11, the Food chapter.  This chapter features Body part cakes, Pumpkin zombies, Lizard in bag of supermarket salad, a Bug pizza & a giant gummi snake.

As a mother to 3 boys, you can only imagine how much fun the boys had together going through the book, and trying to stuff it in one another’s faces, as if those gross human looking cupcakes were going to get all over one of them!  All in all, this book would be a great gift to give to a teen for Christmas.  It’s usually so hard to shop for teens, but this seems to hit the spot, especially with boys!  Just think, it’ll get the kids reading, isn’t that what every mother wants?!

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One reader will receive Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Dare To Look Book {RV $29}. See form for Entry Details. Open to U.S. residents. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. Ends 10.29.13

All entries will be verified. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. The winner will be chosen randomly through Giveaway Tools and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. U.S.residents only. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Oct 29, 2013.

Disclosure: I was provided with product for this review. All views and opinions with regard to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Dare To Look Book review or the company are my own and were not influenced by the company. I am not responsible for shipment of the prize.

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    kristin sims
    October 15, 2013 at 4:07 am

    i think my mother in law’s length of time she spends blowing her nose in the morning could easily win a chapter in Ripley’s book, thank you.

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    Sherry Compton
    October 15, 2013 at 7:54 am

    They have some pretty weird things in those books; I don’t think we have anything quite that weird.

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    Derrick Johnson
    October 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I have nothing weird going on in my family but I do love Ripley’s books! I love reading their unusual stories and strange facts and growing up I always watched the ‘Believe It Or Not’ TV series w/Jack Palance. I would LOVE to win this book!

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    Sacha Schroeder
    October 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I am so lame. I can’t think of anything but my son LOVES the Ripley books. It would be so much fun to give this to him for Christmas!

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    Debby Chandler
    October 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    well, no I can’t really think of anything that would be put in the book except maybe my cat can almost say mama. We’re working on it Lol

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    Julie Lynn Bickham
    October 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Well my daughter was born with 6 fingers on each hand, 6 toes on each foot. Also has webbed toes on both feet and has extra bones in her feet. Don’t know how that happened, my other two came out perfect lol.

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    Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames)
    October 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I can’t think of anything in our family that would qualify for Ripley’s, but I do know these books are fun. I liked them as a kid and my son does now.

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    Claire Rheinheimer
    October 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I can’t think of anything that would go in the book. My 2 year old son is crazy smart, but I know there are smarter kids out there. lol

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    October 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    No I do not have anything. My kids love looking at all this stuff though.

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    Kelly Nicholson
    October 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    no,i dont know anybody that is so messed up that i may need to walk faster to my car,but there are so really freaky people who live down the street..does that count?

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    Lesley M
    October 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I am not cool enough to know anyone or anything that could be in Ripleys. But I am excited to look through the book!

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    Becky Cole
    October 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I do not know of anybody that can do anything weird…. my family is pretty boring. LOL

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    Jessamine D.
    October 15, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I’ve never read a Ripley’s believe it or not book but I remember when I was little, there was a Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum in our country (Philippines) and we’ve been there 2x or 3x I think. The inside of the museum creeped me out a bit but at the same time it seemed cool. 🙂

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    October 16, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Maybe my son. He can burp and fart at the same time.. I didn’t know that was possible.

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    October 16, 2013 at 12:42 am

    The only odd thing about my family is that we all have different blood types and are all from the same mother and father, and no adoptions lol Mom=A+ Dad=B+ Me=A- Sister=B- last sister=AB- To make it even stranger, my B- sister married a man with B+ blood and they had a baby with O+ blood, lol

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    sandra davis
    October 16, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I can’t really think of anything odd or unusual about my family. My son would love this book though. Thank you for the chance.

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    tara darity
    October 16, 2013 at 9:11 am

    don’t think we have anything cool enough for that book! would love to see it!

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    Tami Vollenweider
    October 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I don’t know of anybody that does something crazy or weird!

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    Kellie Conklin
    October 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I don’t really have anything that abnormal but once when my family went to Arbys I found a glove in my chicken sandwich! It was pretty disgusting. This books looks great, thanks for the review!

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    Kimberly Schotz
    October 17, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I have fingers that are double jointed but that isn’t very exciting

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    Paol Trenny
    October 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I do not any offbeat or exciting that could be featured in Ripley

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    Melissa Hartley
    October 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Nothing weird, gross, or abnormal in my family but would still love tow in this book for one of my sons 🙂
    Thank you

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    Susan Broughton
    October 17, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I’m sorry but nothing unusual here. I’ve always watched in wonder at people that could do or have something weird but as for me nothing at all just down the middle, average person.

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    Marian Boll
    October 17, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    I got nothin….sorry

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    Amy Martin
    October 17, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Nope, I don’t have anyone that weird or gross in my life.

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    October 18, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I can’t think of anything that is unusual about myself that is enough to be featured in a book, but I still enjoy reading about such oddities, nonetheless. 🙂

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    Vicki Wurgler
    October 18, 2013 at 8:15 am

    we have nothing weird going on in our family

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    Carla D.
    October 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

    No, no one comes to mind to possibly have featured in a Ripley’s book.

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    October 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Sorry, nothing that strange to report.

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    Tanya White
    October 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    No I’m not cool enough to know anyone like that.

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    Darlene Carbajal
    October 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Not that I know of.

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    Brandy Davis
    October 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    We are a rare breed around here, but nothing that comes close. LOL

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    lisa lo
    October 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    No things I can think of..

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    Don D
    October 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Once my son got a bee sting on his knee that got infected and he hid this from me. Once I discovered the knee, it looked like a grapefruit on his knee. The amount of “cottage cheese” that the doctor removed from his knee was incredible and disgusting.

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    Pauline Milner
    October 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Fortunately, I do not think that I have anything that unusual in my life. I do love reading about other people who have weird and wonderful stuff. Thanks for offering this great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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    Denise Welch
    October 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    No have nothing i can think of but like t read this book

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    Wendy Hark
    October 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    No I don’t have anything that qualifies for the book

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    ericka coello
    October 20, 2013 at 3:24 am

    no, I’m a pretty common person

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    Gretchen Gerth
    October 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Jeez, when you put it this way my family is pretty normal. I guess perspective is everything. My granddaughter attempts to bend herself into pretzels but that is as Believe It or Not as we get.

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    Mary Dailey
    October 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I accidentally taped myself snorting my sinuses when i thought I was taking a photo with my new phone. It was shocking! lol

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    natalie nichols
    October 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I think my kiddo could make a world record with his temper tantrums.

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    October 21, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Nope nothing, but my son loves gross stuff.

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    October 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    sadly, i do not have anything that could be featured in ripley’s.

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    October 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Happily – nothing comes to mind worthy of Ripleys!

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    Stephanie Larison
    October 22, 2013 at 1:29 am

    No, I wish I was that cool to be in the book, lol.

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    Megan Parsons
    October 22, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I can’t think of anything off the top of my head, but I LOVE these books and would love to win one!

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    Tyneisha Fondren
    October 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I don’t THINK we have anything funky like that going on in our family but I did used to be fascinated with watching a live autopsy..never could get a morgue to let me in though lol.

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    crystal smith
    October 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Well Ive racked my brain and I really cant think of anything I know of to contribute to a Ripley’s book 🙁 but I guess that what makes reading them so special- theyre definitely filled with things we normally wouldnt come across lol

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    Karen F
    October 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I can’t think of anything weird enough to go in the book unless you could put some of my relatives in there, cause some of them are pretty odd.

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    jessica edwards
    October 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    At least one member of my family (including me) for the past 5 generations, has one blue eye and one green eye.

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    Jennifer H
    October 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I can’t think of anybody or anything that would belong in
    ripleys book

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    October 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I don’t think so.

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    Patty White
    October 25, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I don’t know anyone that has anything weird or gross about them.

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    October 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I can’t think of anything weird or gross. But when I was a kid I had a friend that I spent a lot of time at her house. (after school, sleepovers, family outings, etc) Anyway they had this HUGE family size trampoline that we were always bouncing, jumping and flipping on. One Friday after school we decided to break the record for hours spent on a trampoline. We lasted pretty long, but I can’t remember how long now… lol kids…

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    Heather B
    October 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I can’t think of anything anyone in my family does that could be in Ripley’s

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    Melissa Nagy
    October 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I honestly can’t think of anything deserving enough to be in this book. I always obsess over the pictures but don’t know how I would handle seeing some of those things in real life.

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    Mary v
    October 27, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Nothing weird, gross, or bizarre, but I have a nephew who’d love to read this book.

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    October 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    we don’t have anything that weird.. although im not sure i would admit it if we did lol

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    Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    October 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I don’t know anyone who belongs in this book!

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    October 28, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I really havent but my son would love this book!

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    Jane Ritz
    October 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

    My daughter could burp the ABC’s. Yes, that’s gross.

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    Debra Hall
    October 28, 2013 at 10:41 am

    no nothing gross here ..that i know of

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    Sharon Kaminski
    October 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Sorry I cannot think of anything that my family can put into the ripley believe it or not.

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    Daniel M
    October 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    nope, nothing like that around here in normalsville

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    Paula Hafner
    October 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I think my 6 year old son should be in Ripley’s for being able to ask the most question in a 24 hour period. Thank goodness for Google! We love Ripley’s we went to visit one of the museums this summer.

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    Susan Smith
    October 28, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Nothing weird, gross, or abnormal in my family

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    Francine Anchondo
    October 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    The only odd thing i can do is I am double jointed nothing to weird.Nothing to make that book.

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    Brittney House
    October 28, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    No, I do not have anything but I enjoy reading/seeing bizarre things.

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    kris m
    October 29, 2013 at 12:32 am

    I dont have anything but I love reading other peoples believe it or nots

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    theodore esteghamat
    October 29, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I’m too lame and boring for Ripley to contact me but I’d still love to win the book.

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    October 29, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I think its probably a blessing that I have nothing to contribute to this book. I think my kids are trying to challenge that fact, but so far so good!:)

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    October 29, 2013 at 2:27 am


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    Joy Q
    October 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

    No, I don’t have anything or know anyone that is weird enough to make it into a Ripley’s book.

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    susan smoaks
    October 29, 2013 at 11:31 am

    we have a dog that has some really long toe nails but other than that nothing that could be featured in the ripley’s believe it or not books.

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    Leslie Davis
    October 29, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Nothing comes to mind that’s weird enough.

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    Aimee C
    October 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    My cat just passed away and when we went to bury him we dug up a wart hog creature head..right in our backyard. Very weird

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    amanda whitley
    October 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    i have some really weird people in my family but nothing worthy of ripleys lol.

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    Leslie L Stanziani
    October 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I do not have anything that would be Ripley’s worthy but I do have a 6 year that makes up the oddest, most nonsense,cross the road jokes.He even has inanimate objects cross the road for the strangest reasons.

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    Lanicsha Wynn
    October 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Nothing compared to what is featured in Ripleys believe it or not. However some people think it’s weird that I am double jointed.

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    Diane S
    October 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I would like to think the amount of time my niece spends giggling would be in there. She is such a happy young lady.

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    Laurie Emerson
    October 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    My daughter told that a few kids had a boogie throwing contest at recess to see who could throw a boogie the farthest.

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    linda w.
    October 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    My daughter sometimes tried to break the record for how many knots she can create in her hair at night when she twirls it or how many days she can go without taking a bath (never works with me). Nothing gross though

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    October 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Nothing weird to report here.

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    Tara C
    October 29, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Sadly, I do not in fact have anything interesting enough in my life to make it into a Ripley’s book. I think I’m okay with that, though!

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    Lily Kwan
    October 29, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I can’t think of anything.

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    Michelle Tucker
    October 29, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I honestly can’t think of anything that might be weird enough to go into the book. It’d be cool if I did.

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