Justin Andress

Justin Andress

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Justin Andress lives with his wife and animals in a shack in the woods. An omnivorous consumer of history, science, and pop culture information, he covers Weird History, Nerd, Culture, and Science topics for Ranker.com. Outside of writing for several online outlets like FameFocus and DestinationTips, he's an active video gamer and couch potato.

Feel free to shout at him on Twitter; he's always happy to hear how bad he is at his job.

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  1. +vote 14 Brutal War Movies That Absolutely Got It Right

    14 Brutal War Movies That Absolutely Got It Right

    5,169 votes
    War is a terrible, awe-inspiring monster that’s fascinated filmmakers almost as long as movies have existed. The valor displayed by everyday people and the atrocities ...
  2. +vote 10 Pretty Good Adaptations Of Stephen King Novels You Should Watch Right Now

    10 Pretty Good Adaptations Of Stephen King Novels You Should Watch Right Now

    1,083 votes
    Given his long and incredibly prolific career, it seems a pretty safe bet to call Stephen King the most successful popular writer of his generation. Since storming the ...
  3. +vote 15 Catchy Songs from Bob's Burgers That Will Make You Tap Your Foot

    15 Catchy Songs from Bob's Burgers That Will Make You Tap Your Foot

    576 votes
    If there’s one thing you can count on week after week on Bob’s Burgers, FOX’s silly comedy about a burger-slinging family of five, it’s that the characters will spring ...
  4. +vote 9 Superhero Movie Sequels That Just Didn't Live Up to the Hype

    9 Superhero Movie Sequels That Just Didn't Live Up to the Hype

    3,535 votes
    Nerds today are spoiled rotten. Thanks to the efforts of Marvel and Ryan Reynolds, quality superhero films are a dime a dozen. In the Dark Ages, though, before Robert ...
  5. +vote 20 Anime Characters with Big-Time Parent Issues

    20 Anime Characters with Big-Time Parent Issues

    1,187 votes
    Anime characters with parent issues are dime a dozen, but the mommy and daddy issues these anime characters have are hard to rival. From abandonment issues to tragic ...
  6. +vote 13 Fan Theories About Riverdale's Murder Mystery

    13 Fan Theories About Riverdale's Murder Mystery

    522 votes
    Riverdale is yet another soapy CW drama featuring attractive high schoolers. But in this show, the world of classic Archie comics gets a campy update that's ...
  7. +vote Edutainment Games From Your Childhood You Totally Forgot About

    Edutainment Games From Your Childhood You Totally Forgot About

    311 votes
    Back in the dark ages of the late '80s and early '90s, home computers were fairly rare. In those days, gamers were forced to take their gaming opportunities where ...
  8. +vote 15 Movies With Great Ideas Ruined By Terrible Execution

    15 Movies With Great Ideas Ruined By Terrible Execution

    2,085 votes
    What’s your favorite good bad movie? Everyone has one, be it an adaptation that was botched between the page and the screen or a picture with horrible ...
  9. 13 Human Trafficking Survivors Tell Their Heartbreaking Stories

    13 Human Trafficking Survivors Tell Their Heartbreaking Stories

    Across the world, as many as 30 million people are currently being held in bondage, moved from location to location as victims in the lucrative global human trafficking ...
  10. +vote 10 Unbelievably Badass Stories Of Real Samurai From Ancient Japan

    10 Unbelievably Badass Stories Of Real Samurai From Ancient Japan

    218 votes
    For nearly 700 years, the power of the samurai held sway over feudal Japan. These Japanese warriors forged a legend unique among the history of the world. Before ...
  11. +vote 18 "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Episodes That Scarred You For Life

    18 "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Episodes That Scarred You For Life

    537 votes
    CAUTION: This list contains plot spoilers for various episodes.In 1992, American tweens tuned into Nickelodeon's first dedicated block of Saturday night ...
  12. Direct Quotes From People Who Thought Abraham Lincoln Would Be The Worst President Ever

    Direct Quotes From People Who Thought Abraham Lincoln Would Be The Worst President Ever

    Though modern history has long since laid the crown of Best President Ever at the feet of Abraham Lincoln, during the man’s lifetime, plenty of people thought Abraham ...
  13. The Wildest Zoo Animal Escapes Of All Time

    The Wildest Zoo Animal Escapes Of All Time

    Zoos are pretty controversial places. While some zoos do an incredible amount for preservation efforts the world over, that definitely isn't true for all ...
  14. 13 Weirdly Graphic Video Game Sex Scenes That Came Out Of Nowhere

    13 Weirdly Graphic Video Game Sex Scenes That Came Out Of Nowhere

    When video games were in their infancy, the subject matter tended toward the G-rated (with, of course, the rare exception). You know, plumbers dodging barrels and ...
  15. +vote The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

    The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

    3,379 votes
    It’s going to be a good year for gamers of all stripes, folks. Whether you’re a traditional couch potato (represent!) or one of those newfangled motion gamers, the ...
  16. 13 Things That Prove Pacific Rim And Independence Day Are The Exact Same Movie

    13 Things That Prove Pacific Rim And Independence Day Are The Exact Same Movie

    First released in 1996, Independence Day was a smash hit that injected a level of scale previously unseen in the summer blockbuster. Nearly twenty years later, ...
  17. +vote What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People

    What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People

    344 votes
    What kid in America hasn’t found themselves swept away into the cartoon reality of a classic Disney movie? It’s almost a rite of passage for all children for the past ...
  18. 12 Facts About The Fram, The Most Important Arctic Exploration Ship To Ever Sail

    12 Facts About The Fram, The Most Important Arctic Exploration Ship To Ever Sail

    In the last decade of the nineteenth century, Norway set its sights on polar exploration, and, for two decades, a series of history’s most famous explorers set out ...
  19. Navigating The Treacherous Straits Of Elizabethan Manners

    Navigating The Treacherous Straits Of Elizabethan Manners

    England was the clear winner of the latter half of the 16th century. Flourishing under the reign of their industrious and stylish monarch, Queen Elizabeth I, it was ...
  20. Everything You've Always Been Too Afraid To Ask About Anal Sex

    Everything You've Always Been Too Afraid To Ask About Anal Sex

    Though plowing the rear field becomes increasingly mainstream with each passing year of the 21st century, people have been sneaking in the backdoor pretty much ...
  21. +vote Pictures Of Exotic Insects You Can't Believe Are Real

    Pictures Of Exotic Insects You Can't Believe Are Real

    759 votes
    Do you know how many insects are currently crawling over the planet? No? Neither do scientists. That’s because these six-legged creatures are so plentiful that ...
  22. 11 Feral Children Raised by Actual Animals

    11 Feral Children Raised by Actual Animals

    There’s no such thing as a happy story about feral kids. Though films like The Jungle Book make life among the animals looks like carefree fun, the most famous feral ...
  23. 14 Fascinating, Borderline Unbelievable Animal Brains

    14 Fascinating, Borderline Unbelievable Animal Brains

    There’s a lot of impressive facts about the power of the human brain. And while we might be the "rulers" of the world, animals have an incredible sense of ...
  24. Reasons Japan Became a Sexless Society and What It Means for the Future

    Reasons Japan Became a Sexless Society and What It Means for the Future

    Studies suggest that Japan is is shifting towards a sexless society. Life in Japan has changed drastically since the 1990s, and a growing portion of society seems to be ...
  25. 13 Interesting Things Most People Don't Know About Benedict Arnold

    13 Interesting Things Most People Don't Know About Benedict Arnold

    If there’s one name in United States history that’s synonymous with treachery, it’s Benedict Arnold. He's widely regarded one of the great historical turncoats. In ...

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