|Geoff Tibballs, text|
|Pages/Publication Date:||380 / 2015|
From deep in the Ripley's Believe It or Not! archives, this book for readers 12 and up offers hundreds of entries on everything from the amazing to the plain weird, illustrated with color photos throughout. Follow volcanologists in Hawaii as they get a bit close to a lava flow, and see it consume a house. Here too are contestants covered with bees at the Clovermead Bee Beard competition in Ontario; the world's largest drain, a 30-foot diameter tube in Lake Berryessa, California, that can swallow swimmers and small boats; and recognizable presidential portraits painted on a single human hair by Chinese "micro-artist" Jin Y. Hua, as well as several inexplicable accounts of spontaneous human combustion.