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|Editor||: Ripley Publishing|
Ripley's Believe It or Not!'s Eye-Popping Oddities 2016 is the newest edition of it's bestselling series. It is packed full of incredible photographs, unbelieveable stories, and amazing facts, and with thousands of crazy new oddities, this book is sure to entertain children and adults alike. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities is an incredible collection of the weirdest and wackiest facts in the world. From strange traditions in far-off places to weird collections from the town next door, this new Believe It or Not! title will amaze and astound everyone. Crystal clear photography and incredible facts will keep readers turning the pages, as every new fact is unbelievable, but verified to be true. Short stories and astounding facts will keep children and adults alike entertained for hours, as there is always something new to discover!
|Author||: John Leita,Laura Leita|
|Editor||: Arcadia Publishing|
Long Island's history is well known, but often overlooked are the island's unique and bizarre stories and treasures--the most interesting locations and darkest legends. From hidden haunts and legends like the Indian Princess of Lake Ronkonkoma to well-known events like the Amityville Horror House murders, this collection chronicles the tales of restless spirits, unrequited loves and otherworldly visits that riddle the island. There is much to be seen along the roadside, too, including the beloved Big Duck, the Riverhead Indian and even the grave site of Nixon's dog, Checkers. Through history, pictures and the personal experiences of a ten-year endeavor, authors John and Laura Leita brings to life Long Island's abandoned structures, including psychiatric hospitals and other ruins waiting to be rediscovered. Join the Leitas as they go in search of the delightfully quirky side of Long Island.
|Author||: John Kimball|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
An Enlightening Way to Navigate through Mind-Boggling Physics Concepts Physics Curiosities, Oddities, and Novelties highlights unusual aspects of physics and gives a new twist to some fundamental concepts. The book covers both classical and modern physics in an engaging, straightforward style. The author presents perplexing questions that often lack satisfying answers. He also delves into the stories of famous and eccentric past scientists. Many examples reveal interesting ideas, including how: Newton had trouble determining the mass of the moon An electric motor is an electric generator run in reverse Time travel that violates causality is not possible Schrödinger’s cat may be both dead and alive, and there may be two of each one of us to observe the two possibilities Particle physics and the basic laws of thermodynamics can appear simple yet are very complicated Accessible to nonspecialists and beginning students, this book provides insight into physics using minimal mathematics and jargon. It summarizes many fascinating aspects of physics employing only essential formulas. Some familiar formulas are written in standard form while other equations are written in words for greater clarity.
|Author||: Alison F. Slade,Amber J. Narro,Burton P. Buchanan|
|Editor||: Lexington Books|
With its dedication to odd and unique reality television, the media has created intrigue and provided entertainment that reflects a diverse American culture. This book examines such reality television shows, as well as audience response and fan interaction.
|Author||: Ltd Publications International|
|Editor||: Publications International, Limited|
The 704-page hardcover book contains 250 random articles, plus statistics, facts, trivia, and lists that range from absurd to useless to hilarious. The Book of Random Oddities provides hours upon hours of fascinating reading. It is for anyone with a curious mind.
|Author||: Neil Zurcher|
|Editor||: Gray & Company, Publishers|
The Buckeye State has no shortage of strange, silly, goofy, quirky, eccentric, and just plain weird places, people, and things--if you know where to look. Discover the World's Largest Cuckoo Clock, the nation's only vacuum cleaner museum, Balto the Wonder Dog, the "bottomless" Blue Hole of Casalia, and lots more hard-to-believe stuff!
|Author||: Rupert T Gould|
Published in 1928 by Rupert Gould, the first of two books featuring strange facts about natural history, animals, and lore, Oddities: A Book of Unexplained Facts is filled with odd tales that will delight and baffle. Readers will get small history lessons embedded in wondrous and curious tales about Nostradamus, the Aurora Islands, and the planet Vulcan. Part of the Loren Coleman Presents series from Cosimo Classics, as well as its sequel, Enigmas: Another Book of Unexplained Facts, Oddities will entertain readers of all types, but especially those interested in mythology, folktales, and cryptozoology. RUPERT T. GOULD (1890-1948) was a cryptozoology enthusiast, as evidenced by his books on the Loch Ness Monster and the Great Sea Serpent, as well as his books on unexplained facts. Though he was a career lieutenant commander in the British Royal Navy, Gould was best known for his contributions to marine horology. His work The Marine Chronometer was considered the authoritative text on marine timekeepers for more than 50 years. His other interests lay in science (he was a science educator on the BBC's children's hour; his lectures later became the book The Stargazer Talks), tennis (he umpired at Wimbledon), and radio. In 1947, Gould received a Gold Medal from The British Horological Institute in highest honor for his contributions to the field. He died in 1948 at 57 years of age.
|Author||: Virginia Loh-Hagan|
|Editor||: Cherry Lake|
Dive into the Wild Wicked Wonderful world of the animal kingdom with the Top 10: Oddities. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.
|Author||: Marlin Bressi|
|Editor||: Sunbury Press, Inc.|
Researcher and author Marlin Bressi has compiled a panoply of unsolved mysteries and unusual happenings throughout the history of the Keystone State. From unsolved mysteries, headless corpses, missing persons, to ghosts and missing treasure, Bressi's compilation is sure to entertain: CONTENTS: PART I: UNSOLVED MYSTERIES 1. The Lamb's Gap Murder Mystery 2. Berks County's Missing Skeleton 3. Who Buried the Babies in the Church Cellar? 4. A Cat's Funeral and a Philadelphia Mystery 5. Allison Hill's House of Mystery 6. The Broad Mountain Mystery 7. The Kulpmont Mob Murders of 1939 8. The True Story of Shamokin's Famous Missing Head 9. The Mystery of the Murder Marsh PART II: STRANGE PLACES AND PEOPLE 10. The Cripple's Curse and the Kings of Pittsburgh 11. The Aeronaut's Fate: The Story of Wash Donaldson 12. Witchcraft in Stony Creek Valley 13. The Strange Connection Between Bucknell University and the RMS Titanic 14. The Tragic Fate of Homer Swaney 15. Simeon Pfoutz: Lord of the Manor 16. The Headless Horseman of Lawrence County 17. Mount Carmel's Mysterious Suicide Cell 18. A Tragedy in Ghost Hollow 19. The Loomis Street Affair: Haunting or Hoax? 20. The Ticking Tombstone 21. A Ghost in the Furnace PART III: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 22. Dynamite and Diphtheria: The Strange Trial of Lloyd Wintersteen 23. The Hanging of Charles Chase 24. The Lutz Axe Murder 25. The Ghost of Adam Volkovitch 26. Mount Carmel's Night of Terror: The Strantz & Yorkavage Crime Spree of 1937 27. The Murder of Daisy Smith PART IV: ODDS AND ENDS (A collection of interesting newspaper clippings)
|Author||: Kenneth L. Feder|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
This book is an offbeat field guide for sites in North America that reflect the rejection of the facts of prehistory and history. They are the physical equivalents of "fake news" about America's ancient past. Feder provides an entertaining summary forty sites along with the practical information you’ll need to visit these fun and fascinating sites.
|Author||: Marshall Trimble|
|Editor||: Arcadia Publishing|
Arizona has stories as peculiar as its stunning landscapes. The Lost Dutchman's rumored cache of gold sparked a legendary feud. Kidnapping victim Larcena Pennington Page survived two weeks alone in the wilderness, and her first request upon rescue was for a chaw of tobacco. Discover how the town of Why got its name, how the government built a lake that needed mowing and how wild camels ended up in North America. Author Marshall Trimble unearths these and other amusing anomalies, outstanding obscurities and compelling curiosities in the state's history.