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 15 Movies With Great Ideas Ruined By Terrible Execution

    15 Movies With Great Ideas Ruined By Terrible Execution

    5,871 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 ...
  2. +vote What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People

    What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People

    5,601 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 ...
  3. +vote 20 Anime Characters with Big-Time Parent Issues

    20 Anime Characters with Big-Time Parent Issues

    1,672 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 14 Brutal War Movies That Absolutely Got It Right

    14 Brutal War Movies That Absolutely Got It Right

    6,151 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 ...
  5. +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

    693 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 ...
  6. +vote Renaissance Faire Employees Share The Craziest Things They've Seen

    Renaissance Faire Employees Share The Craziest Things They've Seen

    1,636 votes
    In a surprise to likely no one, stories from people who work at Renaissance Faires sound just as harrowing as the prospect of medieval survival ...
  7. The Different (Physical) Sizes Of US Presidents

    The Different (Physical) Sizes Of US Presidents

    It goes without saying that the President of the United States of America looms large in this nation's day-to-day life. In some cases, that was very much the ...
  8. +vote 13 Fan Theories About Riverdale's Murder Mystery

    13 Fan Theories About Riverdale's Murder Mystery

    1,017 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 ...
  9. +vote The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

    The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

    5,836 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 ...
  10. Meet Karen Overhill, The Woman Who Has 17 People Living Inside Her Head

    Meet Karen Overhill, The Woman Who Has 17 People Living Inside Her Head

    At the age of 29, a young woman who came to be called Karen Overhill (a pseudonym) went to a therapist in the hopes of finding the source of her lifelong memory ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. +vote Edutainment Games From Your Childhood You Totally Forgot About

    Edutainment Games From Your Childhood You Totally Forgot About

    578 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. What's The Deal With Jared Kushner?

    What's The Deal With Jared Kushner?

    Among the figures roaming around in the background while Donald Trump continues his crazy presidency, Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner is something of an ...
  14. +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

    1,295 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 ...
  15. +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

    602 votes
    CAUTION: This list contains plot spoilers for various episodes. In 1992, American tweens tuned into Nickelodeon's first dedicated block of Saturday ...
  16. +vote Pictures Of Exotic Insects You Can't Believe Are Real

    Pictures Of Exotic Insects You Can't Believe Are Real

    999 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 ...
  17. +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

    4,458 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 ...
  18. +vote 10 Unbelievably Badass Stories Of Real Samurai From Ancient Japan

    10 Unbelievably Badass Stories Of Real Samurai From Ancient Japan

    322 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. Ridiculous Dinosaur Conspiracy Theories That People Somehow Believe Are True

    Ridiculous Dinosaur Conspiracy Theories That People Somehow Believe Are True

    Apparently, we’re not getting the real story when it comes to dinosaurs. While most people on planet Earth have been content since childhood to take the word of ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. +vote 13 Insane Westworld Fan Theories About Season 1 and Beyond

    13 Insane Westworld Fan Theories About Season 1 and Beyond

    366 votes
    From the first episode of HBO’s Westworld, the drama and violence have been tinged with a single, burning question: what's going on in the park? While Westworld’s ...
  24. Commodus Was The Only Roman Emperor Dumb Enough To Fight In The Colosseum

    Commodus Was The Only Roman Emperor Dumb Enough To Fight In The Colosseum

    You likely know the name Commodus as the bad guy from Gladiator, the Best Picture winner from 2000. Played as a pervy psychotic by Joaquin Phoenix, Emperor ...
  25. Brutal And Terrifying Facts About Koalas, Who Are Actually Hateful And Miserable Animals

    Brutal And Terrifying Facts About Koalas, Who Are Actually Hateful And Miserable Animals

    What’s not to love about koalas, right? This cuddly-looking, cute marsupial is the living embodiment of a cartoon teddy bear. They’re nature’s stuffed ...

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