Jonathan Sherman

Jonathan Sherman

An expert in books, film, television, politics, sports, science, history, animals, being outdoors and eating my roommates food. University of Michigan graduate with a BA in Political Science and Film. In his spare time goes the beach, watches Netflix, writes screenplays, and makes short films. List writer for Ranker, writer for WeekendSherpa.com, and ghost writer for entertainment and celebrity news.

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  1. +vote 30 Behind-The-Scenes Pictures That Totally Ruin The Movie Magic

    30 Behind-The-Scenes Pictures That Totally Ruin The Movie Magic

    360 votes
    Sometimes, the most captivating pictures of cinema’s greatest characters are of their actors taking breaks in partial costume. Given the immense talents of many an ...
  2. +vote 12 Gangster Movie Homages On The Sopranos Most People Totally Missed

    12 Gangster Movie Homages On The Sopranos Most People Totally Missed

    218 votes
    Unless you've been living under a rock (or up in Alaska with Viggo Mortensen), there's a good chance you know The Sopranos is widely considered to be one of the ...
  3. 11 Famous And Terrifying Cases Of Stockholm Syndrome And Hostage Brainwashing

    11 Famous And Terrifying Cases Of Stockholm Syndrome And Hostage Brainwashing

    Whenever terrible cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking come to light, people ask, why didn't they try to escape? Tragically, in many cases, hostages, ...
  4. 12 Disturbing Things You Never Knew About The Jonestown Cult Mass Suicide

    12 Disturbing Things You Never Knew About The Jonestown Cult Mass Suicide

    Jonestown is one of the most notorious cults in history due to the November 18, 1978, tragedy - dubbed the "Jonestown Massacre" ...
  5. Movie Heroes Who Killed Lots Of Innocent People Without You Noticing

    Movie Heroes Who Killed Lots Of Innocent People Without You Noticing

    86 votes
    The heroes in our favorite movies can be as close to our hearts as family members. Closer even, in some cases. You know what you did, Karen. Movie ...
  6. 15 Fascinating Animal Bridges That Help Animals Move From Place To Place

    15 Fascinating Animal Bridges That Help Animals Move From Place To Place

    In the past few centuries, humans have built sprawling communities all over the world. An unintended consequence of this has been that animals are no longer able ...
  7. +vote Pretty Good Oscar Bait Movies

    Pretty Good Oscar Bait Movies

    151 votes
    Every year, Hollywood holds its collective breath to find out which films, actors, directors, and more will be awarded for their work in the previous ...
  8. What It's Like To Die From Hyperthermia

    What It's Like To Die From Hyperthermia

    While hypothermia is something most of us are warned about as children before we go play in the snow, hyperthermia - its lesser-known opposite that ...
  9. 13 Famous Historical Figures Who Allegedly Sold Their Souls To The Devil

    13 Famous Historical Figures Who Allegedly Sold Their Souls To The Devil

    Throughout the history, there have been people who have become so powerful, so successful, or so talented that rumors arise of Faustian bargains. Some of these ...
  10. +vote Why One-Punch Man Is The Perfect Anime For Anime Fans Who Are Bored Of Anime

    Why One-Punch Man Is The Perfect Anime For Anime Fans Who Are Bored Of Anime

    99 votes
    One-Punch Man began as a web comic, and has since gained worldwide notoriety as one of the best anime series in recent memory. The anime tells the ...
  11. Surprising Photos Of Old School Visual Effects From Before The Heyday Of CGI

    Surprising Photos Of Old School Visual Effects From Before The Heyday Of CGI

    Long before the invention of CGI, old school practical effects introduced movie-goers to worlds, characters, and feats of impossibility that still ...
  12. 14 Horrible Facts About The Modern Day 'Witch-Killings' In Papua New Guinea

    14 Horrible Facts About The Modern Day 'Witch-Killings' In Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea, one of the largest island nations in the world, is also one of the most culturally diverse places on earth. With hundreds of ...
  13. Television Characters Killed Off Because The Writers Hated The Actor

    Television Characters Killed Off Because The Writers Hated The Actor

    CAUTION: This list contains plot spoilers for various TV series.  Throughout the history of television, actors, directors, writers, and producers ...
  14. Americans Who Were Locked Up For Minor Offenses In Foreign Countries

    Americans Who Were Locked Up For Minor Offenses In Foreign Countries

    A dream vacation can quickly become a nightmare. That's something that these travelers who broke the law know all too well. Millions of Americans travel ...
  15. Reasons Tickled Is The Most Intense Movie On HBO Right Now

    Reasons Tickled Is The Most Intense Movie On HBO Right Now

    Some of the most memorable documentaries in film history deal with the unearthing of dark and disturbing true stories that would have remained ...
  16. 13 Animals That Have Adapted To Thrive In Cities

    13 Animals That Have Adapted To Thrive In Cities

    The number of humans continues to skyrocket across the globe; the human population is projected to grow to 8 billion by 2025. As cities grow to keep up, the ...
  17. The Amazing Wildlife Of The Galapagos Islands

    The Amazing Wildlife Of The Galapagos Islands

    The Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean just west of continental Ecuador. They were home to members of a ...
  18. Fascinating Facts Most Folks Don't Know About Killer Whales, The Sea's Most Brilliantly Aggro Hunters

    Fascinating Facts Most Folks Don't Know About Killer Whales, The Sea's Most Brilliantly Aggro Hunters

    Killer whales are some of the most beloved and revered animals that call the ocean home. Much like their dolphin relatives, orcas are incredibly intelligent and ...
  19. Unassuming Killer: Bolton Strid, The Stream That Swallows Anyone Who Falls In

    Unassuming Killer: Bolton Strid, The Stream That Swallows Anyone Who Falls In

    A small portion of the River Wharfe in North England is a beautiful stretch of river that’s looks straight out of a fairytale. While one might expect to find a ...
  20. How Authorities Positively Identify Jane And John Does

    How Authorities Positively Identify Jane And John Does

    How are dead bodies identified? Usually, authorities rely on a combination of official documents and confirmation from next of kin. But sadly, in some cases of ...
  21. 13 Crazy Ways Animals Have A Sixth Sense

    13 Crazy Ways Animals Have A Sixth Sense

    Almost everyone knows the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch, a taste. But what about a sixth sense? While humans only have five senses, there are plenty of ...
  22. The Very Specific Conditions It Takes For You To See a Fire Rainbow

    The Very Specific Conditions It Takes For You To See a Fire Rainbow

    A fire rainbow - more scientifically known as a circumhorizontal arc - is one of the rarest occurring optical phenomena on earth. Their rarity is only ...