Ripley's believe it or not!

expect the unexpected

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 302

An encyclopedia of oddities offers a wealth of amazing stories and features showcasing unexpected and unimaginable people, places, and creatures from around the world, and is accompanied by photographs, trivia boxes, and more. 700,000 first printing.

Ripley's believe it or not!

expect the unexpected

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 491

An encyclopedia of oddities offers a wealth of amazing stories and features showcasing unexpected and unimaginable people, places, and creatures from around the world, and is accompanied by photographs, trivia boxes, and more. 700,000 first printing.

Expect the Unexpected

Impossible Feats

Author: Ripley Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 36

View: 530

This collection highlights oddities of human performance.

Expect the Unexpected

Breaking Boundaries

Author: Ripley Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 983

This volume provides examples of natural and invented curiosities.

Mad in Translation

Author: Robin D. Gill

Publisher: Paraverse Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 740

View: 949

This is the first book to translate a broad spectrum of the informal, improper and generally comic side of 31-syllable Japanese poetry called 'kyoka, ' or 'kyouka, ' literally, "mad-poems" or "madcap verse," representing in the words of Aston (1899), "absolute freedom both in respect of language and choice of subject." Literary anthologies have only translated a handful of kyoka to date, and the sole exception, recent catalogues of the color prints called 'surimono, ' stick to the rather tame kyoka of the early 19c that accompany the prints. The 2000 poems in Robin D. Gill's 740-page book include hundreds of "wild waka" ('waka' being the formal side of 31-syllable poetry) to help define the field and demonstrate how humors presence or absence depends upon our expectations and, in the case of an exotic tongue, our translation. "Mad In Translation" re-creates the wit of the originals in English on the one hand, while explaining what requires Japanese on the other. Many poems will delight those who appreciate the best of the Metaphysical Poets, the grooks of Piet Hein and all that might be called 'light verse for egg-heads.' Because of the narrow focus of most work published on kyoka in Japan, even specialists in Japanese literature may be surprised to discover in this book a brave old world of humor far larger and more entertaining than they might have imagined.

Expect the Unexpected

Amazing Animals

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Category: Animals

Page: 36

View: 206

This book highlights amazing oddities about animals.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! A Century Of Strange!

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Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 470

Releasing just in time for the 100th anniversary of Ripley's Believe It or Not!, A Century of Strange!, the 15th book in the bestselling series, is packed with all the unexpected stories and images you've come to expect from us. There’s simply no way to prepare yourself for this all-true, all-new collection filled with incredible facts, unbelievable stories, and mind-blowing photography. As amazing today as 100 years ago, A Century of Strange! is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! A Century of Strange! is filled with thousands of strange stories, bizarre feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover how one barber cuts hair with fire or marvel at blue lava spewing from a volcano—it’s all weird and all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every Ripley’s fan.

Ripley's believe it or not! book of chance

Author: Inc. Ripley Entertainment

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 333

View: 935

Anecdotes, trivia, and factual accounts--all illustrated--explore chance in money, business, health, the esoteric, science, technology, crime, nature, and show business, prophecies, omens, and coincidences, and routine risks of daily life

Ripley’s RBI 01: Scaly Tale

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 706

Join the RBI—a group of teen agents with special gifts—on a series of action-packed adventures as they travel the world! The Florida swamplands are home to hungry gators, wild electrical storms, and a most unusual creature. Sightings of a strange lizard-like animal reach Ripley High and the RBI are sent to investigate. During their search, the RBI agents find themselves in the middle of a high-speed airboat chase, a swarm of rats, a mysterious treasure hunt, and DUL agents in disguise. But then that’s nothing unusual when you’re a member of the RBI!

Idle Talk

Author: Jack W. Chen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 543

Gossip and anecdote may be “idle talk,” but they also serve to knit together individuals in society and to provide the materials through which literary culture and historical memory are constructed. This groundbreaking book provides a cultural history of gossip and anecdote in traditional China, beginning with the Han dynasty and ending with the Qing. The ten essays, along with the introduction and postface, address the verification, transmission, and interpretation of gossip and anecdote across literary and historical genres. Contributors: Sarah M. Allen, Beverly J. Bossler, Jack W. Chen, Ronald Egan, Dore J. Levy, Stephen Owen, Graham Sanders, David Schaberg, Anna M. Shields, Richard E. Strassberg, Xiaofei Tian