The Florida Aquarium is excited to announce being voted third in the nationwide USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for Best Aquarium!
The Florida Aquarium, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and 19 other aquariums were nominated by a panel of experts to represent the best aquariums in North America recognized for their fun and educational setting, high quality exhibits and visitor interactions, and the vital role they play in animal conservation by taking part in rescue efforts and advocating for the health of our oceans. The Florida Aquarium was the only aquarium representing Florida in the Best Aquariums category.
“To be nationally recognized in the top three is both exciting and humbling in view of the other world-class aquariums that were in consideration. We want to thank everyone in Tampa Bay, Florida and the nation for their overwhelming support,” said Roger Germann, President and CEO of The Florida Aquarium. “For 23 years our aquarium friends and fans have allowed us to advance ocean conservation through community collaboration, education and entertainment, as well as rolling up our sleeves to save endangered animals through our conservation and research efforts. This vote further signifies we’re doing our part to protect and restore our blue planet for future generations.”
About The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote via online voting, which took place from April 1-30. Visit 10best.com for in depth information.
Ripley Publishing will again WOW! readers with its latest annual, Ripley’s
Believe it or Not! Download the Weird, an all-new collection of unbelievable stories
from around the world.
But there’s a new twist to Download the Weird—readers can actually download the
weird. The brand new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! app allows hidden content in the
book to COME ALIVE!
Here’s how it works: simply point a smart phone or advanced iPod at the special
oddSCAN™ logos in the book and see that story come to life with exclusive bonus
content, including videos and images. It’s a one-stop portal that will transport
readers deep into the hidden world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! like never before.
Ripley fans will be thrilled to see that this newest title in the best-selling series
has all the qualities that Ripley’s is known for. Download the Weird is jam-packed
with an incredible array of crazy facts, stories, lists and interviews.
• Meet the world’s oddest couple: he swallows swords, hedge trimmers and umbrella
handles while she hangs upside down and lifts lead weights by her hair!
• Learn why a California man has experienced more than 950 violent car crashes.
• See tourists risk life and limb to get their picture taken with an 18-foot-long
A special pullout section provides readers with weird Titanic facts; another
features the incredible real-life story of the Elephant Man. A dramatic gatefold
pullout features panoramic photos of the home of “Weird Steve,” where every
room is crammed with thousands of strange curiosities—it’s impossible to look at
just once! And this is just a small preview of the strange and unbelievable stories
and photos within the book.
Download the Weird is sure to jump off the shelf with its brilliant contrastingcolored
cover, with eye-catching holographic foil and lenticular. It’s the perfect
gift for anyone who is intrigued by all things weird and is guaranteed to
entertain and shock every member of the family.
RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
DOWNLOAD THE WEIRD
IMPRINT: Ripley Publishing
PUBLICATION DATE: Sep 11, 2012
PRICE: $28.95 US/$32.95 Canada
TRIM SIZE: 9 x11¾ inches