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 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

    1,809 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 ...
  2. +vote 19 Brutal War Movies That Absolutely Got It Right

    19 Brutal War Movies That Absolutely Got It Right

    8,066 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 ...
  3. +vote 20 Anime Characters with Big-Time Parent Issues

    20 Anime Characters with Big-Time Parent Issues

    2,292 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 ...
  4. +vote 13 Fan Theories About Riverdale's Murder Mystery

    13 Fan Theories About Riverdale's Murder Mystery

    1,108 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 ...
  5. +vote 10 Unbelievably Badass Stories Of Real Samurai From Ancient Japan

    10 Unbelievably Badass Stories Of Real Samurai From Ancient Japan

    391 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.
  6. +vote Pictures Of Exotic Insects You Can't Believe Are Real

    Pictures Of Exotic Insects You Can't Believe Are Real

    1,146 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 ...
  7. +vote What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People

    What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People

    7,283 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 ...
  8. +vote 22 Skyrim Mods That Will Make You Seriously Crack Up

    22 Skyrim Mods That Will Make You Seriously Crack Up

    305 votes
    If one thing can interrupt the monotony of Skyrim's hundreds (and hundreds) of hours of gameplay, it's a funny Skyrim mod, guaranteed to add some ...
  9. 10 Creatures That Are Nature's Most Efficient Killers

    10 Creatures That Are Nature's Most Efficient Killers

    Anyone who’s taken a science class knows that in nature, the name of the game isn’t strength, it’s efficiency. Every species on the planet has evolved to survive ...
  10. 14 Surprising Facts About Helen Keller That They Don't Teach You In School

    14 Surprising Facts About Helen Keller That They Don't Teach You In School

    If you’ve been granted even the scantest American education, you’ve probably heard of Helen Keller, the incredible woman who fought her way to prominence after ...
  11. 12 Shocking Facts About Nature Documentaries That Prove They Are Deceiving You

    12 Shocking Facts About Nature Documentaries That Prove They Are Deceiving You

    There are a myriad of things that make the inhabitants of the natural world special, from their stunning diversity to their various remarkable adaptations.
  12. +vote Edutainment Games From Your Childhood You Totally Forgot About

    Edutainment Games From Your Childhood You Totally Forgot About

    669 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 ...
  13. The Story Of The Crack Epidemic That Ravaged Los Angeles In The Late '80s

    The Story Of The Crack Epidemic That Ravaged Los Angeles In The Late '80s

    In the early 1980s, the popularity of cocaine was an at all-time high. The overproduction of the drug in its native Caribbean threatened to drive down the ...
  14. 13 Bizarre Things Most People Don't Know About The Raccoon Dog

    13 Bizarre Things Most People Don't Know About The Raccoon Dog

    Spending thousands of hours looking at the adorable antics of random dogs and high-spirited raccoons on the Internet is a perfectly viable use of time, but it ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 17 WTF Moments from China’s Disastrous 1966 Cultural Revolution

    17 WTF Moments from China’s Disastrous 1966 Cultural Revolution

    Because he wasn’t quite done asserting his will on the Chinese people in the wake of the Great Leap Forward, Mao Zedong sought to tighten Communism’s hold on his ...
  17. The Craziest Things Drug Lords Have Done With Their Money

    The Craziest Things Drug Lords Have Done With Their Money

    What would you do if you went from the lowest rung of poverty to unbelievable heights of wealth in the blink of an eye? For some of the world’s most fearsome drug ...
  18. 14 Unreal Things You Never Realized Blind People Have To Deal With

    14 Unreal Things You Never Realized Blind People Have To Deal With

    For most people, vision is our most important way of receiving and interpreting information from the outside world. Scientists are still largely ignorant of the ...
  19. +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

    610 votes
    CAUTION: This list contains plot spoilers for various episodes. In 1992, American tweens tuned into Nickelodeon's first dedicated block of Saturday ...
  20. +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

    788 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 ...
  21. The Incredible Life and Times of Matthew Henson, the Most Underrated Explorer in History

    The Incredible Life and Times of Matthew Henson, the Most Underrated Explorer in History

    Before space, the Arctic was mankind’s great frontier. Only the most intrepid men and women dared venture into the frozen North in search of fame and fortune, and ...
  22. +vote The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

    The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

    5,869 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 ...
  23. +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

    4,466 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 ...
  24. +vote The Myths And Folklore From Pacific Northwest Contain Some Truly Terrifying Legends

    The Myths And Folklore From Pacific Northwest Contain Some Truly Terrifying Legends

    84 votes
    There's something magical about the Pacific Northwest. Maybe it's the geography that inspires Pacific Northwest legends; those towering trees, mammoth mountains, ...
  25. +vote 15 Movies With Great Ideas Ruined By Terrible Execution

    15 Movies With Great Ideas Ruined By Terrible Execution

    6,077 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 ...

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