Wednesday, October 28, 2020

@Ripleys #BelieveItorNot #MindBlown #giveaway

It's always a fun surprise to open the door, and see a Ripley's Believe It or Not! book waiting, for us to open it. 

My boys were arguing about who was going to get the book, for Christmas. Ha! I said, "Neither one of you is getting it. I'm going to hold off, and give it to your cousin Edison. He doesn't have one yet. In the meantime look at it, and take it all in."

I'm glad to know at 12 and 15 years old they still love Ripley's Believe It or Not! Who am I kidding?! Even I like to look at their books, and go to their museums. They are wild, fun, historic, and captivating.

About Mind Blown!
  • It has 256 pages
  • It has 1,200 stories that are new and around the world
  • It's packed full with colorful pictures, and great typography

This gives you a quick view of what's inside this fun read:

If my coffee table was clear, this would be the book I'd put on it. Sorry/not sorry, but it's filled with garden produce right now. 

I like to learn about crazy art, funky animals, and odd places to visit.

Who wouldn't want a folded fire breathing dragon, or a turtle that has a heart showing through his/her shell? 

I'd rather go to a Radish Festival, Carnival of Yetis, Urban Waterfall building, or a Cartoon Cafe more than most concerts or any rally.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! has all kinds of crazy events to share.

I think it would be spooky cool to go to Ouija Zilla. As a kid every adult told me to stay away from an Ouija Board. Playing with one seemed much more appealing because it was the forbidden game. 

I'm ok with bugs, but I don't know that I could have them crawling all over my face. A food beard would be ok though. 

True story...when I went to Kansas City Art Institute I had a whole class on making clothing out of paper. Some of the sculptures in this book remind me of that. 

I love sculptures where it all comes together at a certain view point!

I never knew how I felt about animals being messed with, but these pets look pretty happy.

It's giveaway time! One US reader will win Ripley's Believe It or Not! Mind Blown! If you want to buy a copy you can get it here, for $17.49.

Disclaimer: All opinions in this post are my own. Ripley's Believe It or Not! sent me a free book to help with this review.


Veronica Lee said...

Sounds like a fantastic book!

Too bad the contest is not open world wide!!!

LeAnn Harbert said...

I've seen a 2 headed snake at a traveling circus when I was younger.

Nancy Bowers said...

I used to have cats with 6 toes on their paws.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love that they are still producing these books. They were always Allison's first pick at the library.

Pam said...

I’ve seen ancient torture devices at our local Renaissance festival.

Sara Pendleton said...

I've seen all the craziness at 5 different ripley's believe it or nots locations

Sara Pendleton said...

When I tried to pin this giveaway, it said "Sorry, this image is broken. Please pick a different image." so i didn't claim those entries..

Katherine said...

I cant think of something crazy.

Brittany Carter said...

My 5yr old was born with 2 teeth in the very middle on bottom

Chrissy M said...

I've seen an upside-down building

Kathleen Richardson said...

The craziest thing I've seen is a toad fish.

Helen said...

I cannot think of anything crazy that I have seen that could be in a Ripley's book.

lkw1974 said...

Our dog nurses our kittens and has never had puppies. How she has milk not sure. Craziest thing to us.


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