Ripley’s Believe it Or Not!! Shatter Your Senses!

Christmas Pick LogoRipley’s Believe It or Not! is back with the newest book in its bestselling series, Shatter Your Senses! You won’t believe your eyes (or ears or nose!) when you see the stunning photos and shocking stories. And true to the Ripley’s brand, the more than 1,500 stories are all new and ALL TRUE!

Ripley's Believe it or notThis is a coffee table book for the entire family!! Seriously FUN!! Seriously BIZARRE!!!! And ALL true?!?! You will be amazed. You will find yourself saying WHAT?! over and over again!!!

Shatter Your Senses has sections about animals, people, pop culture and of course Beyond Believe!!
Starting with the 3D cover that will have you picking the book up over and over!! The eyeball truly POPS OFF THE COVER!! Yes, in my head I knew it was flat to the cover; I still had to check!
Sitting on the coffee table it’s irresistible to guests. They HAVE to pick up the book. It’s like the book calls to them.

The 2017 edition has 1,500 new stories! HOW do the Ripley people find these stories?!?!  AND can I get a  job?? What a fascinating and exciting and kinda gross job would that be?!?!

Here are some truly amazing and inspiring pictures that truly stood out for me.

Brittany Walsh of Las Vegas, Nevada, can shoot an arrow from a bow—with her feet!  Okay, I have trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time! HOLY GUACAMOLE!!
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Short E. Dangerously has traveled the globe wowing audiences with acrobatic feats, firebreathing, and glass-walking—all on his hands!
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Italian artist Valeriano Fatica carves detailed animals and pop culture characters out of fruits and vegetables.
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Coyote Peterson found and held a 2-ft-long sea slug on the California coast!  Ummmm ewwwwwwwwww I am NOT touching that one. Sorry, Ripley’s I withdraw my employment application.
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Alien-themed HR Giger Bar, found in Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland, is a masterpiece worthy of breaking quarantine for! I have to admit I would love to see this one in person.
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This book would make an amazing gift for anyone on your Christmas list. It’s addicting!! You can’t read just one page.  You’ll find yourself flipping thru page after page in sheer amazement and wonder.

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Aromacare Essential Oil Diffuser and Bluetooth Speaker!

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I’m obsessed with diffusers lately and each time I feel like I have the best one another version comes along and blows me away. The AromaCare diffuser has a Bluetooth speaker – so not only can I make the room smell cozy I can set the tone with Christmas classics! I know, right?

The box arrives very simply packaged, the cord and instructions are in the units reservoir. Its so simple – all you do it plug it in and the Bluetooth seeks your device automatically. That being said I would have your phone, iPad or whatever device ready for pairing when you plug it in.

Once paired that’s it, fill the reservoir with water and the oils of your choice. When you turn it on it will automatically pair to your device from now on. The unit has a light feature with several colors to choose from and a bright color setting and a diffused color setting or no light at all.

The reservoir holds a generous amount of water and puts out the perfect amount of mist. This is my favorite unit so far! Definitely worth your money! Makes a great gift for teachers, office staff and anyone else you can imagine!


Star Wars The Last Jedi

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There are NO SPOILERS ahead!

The Husband and I were invited to an advanced screening of Star Wars The Last Jedi. I am a fan of the Star Wars movies; not the stand in line overnight to be the first one to see the movie, but I do enjoy them. The Husband however, if someone will give him the keys to an X-Wing Fighter he would leave me in a millisecond and may never come out of the sky!! He has to see new installments the weekend they hit the screen. There is no line too long.

Overall opinions

The Husband: It was a good action packed movie with great CGI. There were a few spots that started to lull and then ……..BAMB action or a comic zinger.
My take: I enjoyed this movie. I had missed the last Star Wars episode (gasp!!) but this is a stand alone movie that I easily pieced together who was who.

The Husband: Great comic relief. Not overly done but excellent one liners.
My take: FUNNY!! I didn’t expect The Last Jedi to be so funny. Laugh out loud funny. Not overly done like The Husband said;  just the right amount of zinging one-liners. And facial expressions. VERY funny!

The Husband: CGI is the best yet in the Star Wars series.
My take: WOW the CGI is impressive. There is one scene that will take your breath away in total silence. WOW!! 

The Husband: There was no stand out hero but a lot of sidekicks. The movie needs a hero!!
My take: The movie proves no one person can save the universe you need team work!!

(we argued that alllllllll the way home!!)

Final thoughts; I don’t think Star Wars fans will be disappointed and I think The Last Jedi will bring in a whole new generation of fans.

Star Wars The Last JediThe play with color is amazing. Red, White, Black. It’s very cinematic very strong. I can’t think of a better way to describe it.

The ending credits pay homage to Carrie Fisher with a very loving sentiment. I can’t think of a better send off RIP Princess Leia

FYI if you are like The Husband and I, we stay until the lights come up in the theater ‘just in case’ there is a last little clip. Spoiler. No clip. Just house lights. (You are welcome!!)

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