Jon Skindzier

Jon Skindzier

Pittsburgh, PA - United States website

Jon is a Pittsburgh-based writer and miscreant. He likes long walks on the beach, but prefers short walks away from the beach. He has worked for AskMen as a columnist and travel writer, and for SparkNotes as a blogger and dating-advice-giver. He majored in English and Film, and particularly likes Modernism and horror, respectively.

He can bench five hundred pounds, but only individually. His rap name is Run DMC You Are Being Chased By A Bear. Some of his other writing is linked here.

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  1. 14 Ways We Judge People Based on Their Faces

    14 Ways We Judge People Based on Their Faces

    How we judge new people is often a completely unconscious process based on facial features alone. On one hand, this sounds totally shallow and has the harsh sting ...
  2. The Most NSFW Archaeological Discoveries, from Beastiality to Giant Phalluses

    The Most NSFW Archaeological Discoveries, from Beastiality to Giant Phalluses

    There are lots of wonderfully lurid stories about NSFW artifacts, but the evidence behind them, or the lack thereof, is frequently disappointing. Yes, it would be ...
  3. 14 Features Science Says You Are Attracted To Without Even Knowing

    14 Features Science Says You Are Attracted To Without Even Knowing

    When you make that first instantaneous judgment about whether or not you like how someone looks, you're actually being influenced by a whole slew of things you ...
  4. 14 Weird Facts About the History of Halloween Around the World

    14 Weird Facts About the History of Halloween Around the World

    The history of Halloween seems to invite misinformation. The entire holiday is fraught with it. Urban legends breathlessly suggest that children are in danger of ...
  5. Everything You Need to Know Before Going Through Airport Security

    Everything You Need to Know Before Going Through Airport Security

    Some airport security tips are obvious: don't bring a bunch of liquids with you; don't wear really complicated footwear because you'll need two minutes ...
  6. Elvis Presley Stories With Enough Weird Sex To Make You Feel Like A Hound Dog

    Elvis Presley Stories With Enough Weird Sex To Make You Feel Like A Hound Dog

    Wild man Elvis Presley, King of Rock and Roll—and also, apparently, King of Foreplay—never seemed like the kind of kid who would go on to become a rock and ...