Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Dare To Look! Book Review and Giveaway #GiftGuide

I have always been interested in the "odd" and "weird" things that people do. For some reason weird things fascinate me. I am human though. It is normal right?  I recently had the chance to work with Ripley's Believe It Or Not! on reviewing one of their books from Ripley Publishing. I honestly have to say that it sucked me in for hours and I am still not finished looking at the odd, the weird and the down right CRAZY. Dare To Look! is the 10th book in the bestselling Ripley’s Believe It or Not! annual series. 
Full of incredible facts, crazy stories, amazing pictures, lists and interviews, this fantastic book also comes with bonus hidden content accessible using the Ripley’s app. I had the chance to review it and I love it! Ripley’s fans of all ages will enjoy learning about perilous near-miss accidents, extreme daredevils, unbelievable artwork, fantastic sports feats, and much more! Even the most reluctant readers will find themselves captivated. Examples of some of the curiosities contained within include:
  • Kelvin Mercado’s record breaking feat of pinning 161 clothes pegs to his face
  • The biggest collection of dummies that readers will ever see – it’s an eight-page gatefold on the history of ventriloquists!
  • Artist Ian Cook’s remarkable paintings made with remote control cars
  • Farmer Hung and his traffic-stopping herd of 5,000 ducks
  • Oscar the incredible traveling dog that has traveled to over 30 countries in the past three years
Some pages that interested me can be featured below! This is just a sneak peek of what it has to offer! 
This book has thousands of true-yet-unbelievable facts and stories, as well as hundreds of full-color photos! Do you have a thrill seeker in your family? A friend that loves reading about the odd, weird and fascinating? This will make the PERFECT gift this holiday season! Which is why I am recommending it for my Gift Guide this year! 
The Dare To Look! Book retails for $28.95 in the US and $32.95 in Canada. The book is ON SALE right now! Check out the details! You can visit Ripley Publishing and see what other books they have to offer too! Be sure to visit Ripley's Believe It Or Not! On their social media to stay up to date with the latest too! 
WIN IT:  
One lucky reader in the USA is going to win a copy of the book for their own enjoyment! Giveaway Ends 11/9/13- Winner will have 24 hours to respond to winning email. Completing the mandatory entry will qualify you to win, but completing all entries will increase your odds! No purchase necessary to enter. Must be at least 18 years of age. Enter with the giveaway tools below and good luck!  
*Disclaimer: The Small Things received a complementary product for review. All thoughts are my own and may differ from others. The Small Things is not responsible for prize shipment. The sponsor is shipping direct*

17 comments:

  1. weirdest thing I've ever seen in person? Hmm that's a good question. I visited a Ripley's museum in Texas and they had a real shrunken head

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  2. I think the weirdest thing Ive ever seen is that Cadillac graveyard!

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  3. There are some good stuff in ripleys especially some of the museums

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  4. Nothing to weird I suppose. I was at a concert once where they had side performers with body piercings / hooks to lift bricks and stuff. It was pretty neat.

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  5. When I was younger I had a friend whose dad had a glass eye and at slumber parties he would accidentally pop it out and let it roll across the floor LOL

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  6. I watch a lot of Criminal television shows, so I guess thats about the weirdest stuff I had seen

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  7. My uncle Mark used to take is dentures out and roll his eyelids up and chase me around the house.

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  8. I'm not sure if it's weird but both my daughters (2 and 5) both have 2 hair whorls on their heads at the back. They say having more than 1 hair whorl is not that common and both of them have 2 each. :)

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  9. Someone drive a car into a ditch.

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  10. the weirdest thing ive ever seen is a chicken eating chicken.

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  11. I can't recall anything to weird. I've seen some pretty weird things on ripley's though.

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  12. Honestly, I have no idea. Apparently I lead a boring life. LOL

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  13. When I was a kid, I saw a picture of Elvis that someone made for him and it was made of macaroni shells. It was really cool. It was in a museum at Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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  14. just things I've seen at the Ripley's museum

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