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Win a Copy of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Seeing Is Believing” Book!

Posted Aug 07 2009 9:36am

A few days ago, I posted a giveaway for a pair of Smartie Pants for girls. So, today I’m offering a giveaway that’s definitely for the boys! My teenage sons have been fans of Ripley’s Believe It or Not ever since they were small. They love the incredible, bizarre, creepy, strange and amazing oddities that Ripley’s has been showcasing over the years. Now, I’m pleased to be able to give away a copy of their newest book, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Seeing Is Believing. This is an all-new collection of weird things from around the world. For instance, check out page 48, where Travis Fessler is known for cramming 11 live Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches into his mouth! Here’s a 28-second video of him at work…

Ewwww! This book is just packed full of incredible tales. My oldest son and I were flipping through this book in amazement, reading the anecdotes to each other and pointing out the pictures. Chapters include Incredible Feats, Unusual Customs, Crazy Creatures, Fantastic Food, Body Oddity, Amazing Science and much, much more. It’s truly fascinating.

For a limited time, Ripley’s is offering this 256-page, full-color hardcover book for 50% off! It’s only $14.99 USD and includes free shipping. (Offer available for US and Canadian customers only.) Visit to order. This is an amazing deal for this impressive, gift-quality book. (You know the teenage nephew whom you always have trouble buying gifts for? This book is definitely for him!)

I also have a copy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Seeing Is Believing to give away to one lucky winner! For your mandatory first entry, just leave a comment on this post telling me who you want to win this book for (it can be yourself!) and why. As always, you have several opportunities to earn additional entries:

- Follow me ( @ParentingAuthor ) and Ripley’s ( @RipleyWorld ) on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.

- Visit Ripley’s Facebook page for this book at and become a fan. Leave a comment with your Facebook URL.

- Become a fan of Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook. Go to and click on Follow. Leave a comment with your Facebook URL.

- Put a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. (The code is in the upper right-hand column of this site.) Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post.

- Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS, as a Follower on Blogger, or on your Kindle (see sign-up options on sidebars). Leave a comment with your subscription method. *BONUS: If you subscribe via Kindle, you’ll receive 5 entries! Please leave 5 separate comments if you’re a Kindle subscriber.

One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Friday, August 21, 2009, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn.

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