ROBERT LEROY RIPLEY was an American cartoonist who created and developed the world-famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! cartoon strip in the years after the First World War. He travelled the globe in search of unusual objects and stories, and built up an extraordinary collection of everything from shrunken heads to dinosaur eggs and iron maidens. These are now exhibited in Ripley museums around the world, including one in London's Piccadilly Circus. The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has become an international bestseller.
For the legions of dedicated Ripley's fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves the extraordinary but true, this latest annual is a feast of delights. Following hot on the heels of last year's best-selling edition, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2014 offers an entirely new compendium of bizarre facts and features, including a terrifying fire tornado in Australia, the rubber chicken that was launched into space, bees that produce blue honey, and the latest news from the European Beard and Mustache Championships! As well as the jaw-dropping images and strange but true stories are bite-size facts, fascinating black and white photos from the Ripley archive, submissions from Ripley fans around the world - and the opportunity to explore the amazing world of Ripley in 3D via a free app.