Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
This is what we've been reading together this week. (Well, in addition to Oz.) We checked out the 2013 Special Edition Ripley's Believe It Or Not! book. It just happened to catch our eye at the library.
Last year, one of the stops on our Branson vacation was a visit to that town's Ripley's Odditorium. This tour was something I insisted we do. It's the fourth Ripley's museum I've visited (after Dallas, San Antonio, and Gatlinburg). I just love them. I love weirdness. The one in Branson is a bit more politically correct than I remember the others being, but then more than 15 years had passed since my visit to Gatlinburg. Perhaps they have all changed through the years...
|The Ripley's Odditorium in Branson, Missouri.|
We have an exciting vacation coming up in less than three weeks, but we thought it might be fun to relive a bit of last year's in this book. It really is a blast to curl up together and explore all the weird facts, pictures,and stunts in the pages.
You can find all manner of things Ripley's-related at the main website, including links to all the current books, attractions, syndicated cartoons, vintage Ripley, the YouTube page, the Weird True Facts blog, and the life story of Robert Ripley. (If you want to see some not-quite-fit-for-kids videos, check out the original Vitaphone Varieties from the early 1930s!)
I think we'll move on to the Guinness Book of World Records next!
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