Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Ripley's Believe It Or Not Reality Shock!!

I don't know about you but unique things intrigue me. I love reading books about neat facts, visiting the Ripley's Museums, etc. So when I was offered to review the newest Ripley's Believe It Or Not book, I jumped at the chance!! This large hardcover book is right up my alley and I am guessing the teenage boys and guy would enjoy it as well:)

Prepare for a dose of shock and “awwww” as Ripley Publishing’s new book Reality Shock!is now on sale.
With all new content Reality Shock! is a mix of “can’t bear to look, but can’t look away” stories, people, facts and photos. It’s just the ticket for teens and tweens, whether they’re reluctant readers or constant page-turners.
Reality Shock! delivers strange stories, bizarre bits and twisted tales like only Ripley’s Believe It or Not! can. The content ranges from cute to creepy; what’s “great!” to one reader is just plain “gross!” to another – that’s part of the fun of Reality Shock!
Sections in Reality Shock! include:
  • ANIMALS – meet real-life wolf-man Werner Freund, who lives with a pack of wolves and feeds them directly from his mouth
  • SPORTS – find out why the new British sport of bubble soccer is such a kick
  • BODY – you won’t believe how a 56-year-old grandma can function with 18-inch long fingernails; she hasn’t cut them in 20 years!
  • FEATS – Canadian Lonnie Bissonnette is like no other BASE jumper – he hurls himself off bridges in his wheelchair
  • ART – learn about one photographer’s “Snot Shots” – they certainly are something to sneeze at
  • FOOD – people at one festival dine on octopus – while it’s still alive!

Reality Shock! is the perfect gift for curious minds, thrill seekers, and anyone interested in exploring the world of the extraordinary.
Reality Shock! makes the perfect holiday or birthday gift for any kid. They’ll love pouring over the weird, bizarre and fun stories from around the world – and relish the opportunity to gross out parents and friends. Mom and dad will be happy to see their child with a book that they can’t put down, and will likely be unable to resist the urge to flip through a few pages themselves.

This edition of Ripley's Believe It Or Not is the Reality Shock edition. So you guessed it, a book full of pictures, stories and snippets of shocking items!! I have read many of these books but I have to say, I think this is the best designed one I have seen in a while. The stories are interesting and make you want to keep reading them. And the pictures will gross you out, make you gasp in awe and shudder in fear. And a few will have you laughing out loud! Check out the pictures below.

Now as far as the content, I felt this was the best designed Ripley's book I have seen in a while. There are a few things you may not want your kids to see but overall it is family friendly. I like how there are so many chapters to browse through. I could seriously take hours to read this and enjoy. And believe me, not all the things are gross, just some of them:) Many of the stories are just interesting and make for fun reading.


This book is great for just about anybody except the little ones. They would probably enjoy the pictures but not understand them. I would urge you to purchase this for guys and teenagers who like the bizarre, the strange and just plain fun:)

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

1 comment:

Nancy Loring said...

When I was a kid my family went to Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Florida. From that point on I was hooked. Great book.

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