Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Eye Popping Oddities


I received this book in hardback edition in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


This is an enlightening and informative book. This has things in it I never would have known had I not read it. Some of the stuff in here makes you wonder why it was thought up in the first place while other stuff just makes you go “huh” as you’re reading it. Some of this will boggle you and have you wondering why it even exists.

Some stuff from the book:

  1. Cemetery Race – To encourage more people to buy plots there, Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois, staged a 5K race and hired actors to dress up as well-known people who have been buried in the cemetery since it opened in 1857.
  2. Bad Start – The U.S Secret Service, tasked with protecting the President, was created by Abraham Lincoln on the day he was assassinated.
  3. Great Survivor – Violet Jessop, an Irish stewardess who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, also lived through disasters involving her two sister ships – the sinking of the Britannic in 1916 and the collision of the Olympic with H.M.S. Hawke in 1911. A total of more than 1,500 people died in the three incidents.


This book is great for learning new things. Guaranteed you don’t know three-fourths of the stuff contained in the pages. I really enjoyed looking at the different pictures and learning some of the stuff in these pages. A great book with hundreds of facts.


$21.32 in Hardcover