Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird by Geoff Tibballs (Compiler)

My son and I like looking through these books together to see who can gross the other one out with the weirdest things.  I usually lose, but we both end up in hysterics!

Some of the grossest things we found in this edition included:

  • the gardener who accidentally impaled himself through the eye with a pair of gardening shears (p. 112)
  • the biologists at Cambridge University who genetically engineered E. chromi bacteria to change the color of feces depending on ailments in the subject’s body (p. 98)
  • the “vomit artist” Millie Brown, who consumes soy milk mixed with food dyes before sticking her fingers down her throat to make herself vomit onto the canvas (pp. 206-7)

There are plenty of interesting things that are NOT completely disgusting, as well.  Some of our favorites were:

  • the Gum Man, Chris Antes, who can sculpt gum into intricate shapes without his hands (p. 216)
  • the panda suits worn by keepers at the panda conservation centers in western China (p. 54)
  • the SEGA game “toylets” found in urinals in Japan which measure the strength and accuracy of the gamer’s aim while peeing (p. 168)

Happy Teen Read Week!

One response to “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird by Geoff Tibballs (Compiler)

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