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 What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People

    What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People

    2,688 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 ...
  2. +vote 15 Movies With Great Ideas Ruined By Terrible Execution

    15 Movies With Great Ideas Ruined By Terrible Execution

    2,491 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 ...
  3. +vote 20 Anime Characters with Big-Time Parent Issues

    20 Anime Characters with Big-Time Parent Issues

    1,359 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 ...
  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

    3,625 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 13 Fan Theories About Riverdale's Murder Mystery

    13 Fan Theories About Riverdale's Murder Mystery

    878 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 ...
  6. +vote Pictures Of Exotic Insects You Can't Believe Are Real

    Pictures Of Exotic Insects You Can't Believe Are Real

    897 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 22 Skyrim Mods That Will Make You Seriously Crack Up

    22 Skyrim Mods That Will Make You Seriously Crack Up

    275 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 laughs ...
  8. +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

    642 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 ...
  9. +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

    580 votes
    CAUTION: This list contains plot spoilers for various episodes.In 1992, American tweens tuned into Nickelodeon's first dedicated block of Saturday night ...
  10. +vote The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

    The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

    3,418 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 ...
  11. +vote 14 Brutal War Movies That Absolutely Got It Right

    14 Brutal War Movies That Absolutely Got It Right

    5,767 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 ...
  12. +vote 10 Unbelievably Badass Stories Of Real Samurai From Ancient Japan

    10 Unbelievably Badass Stories Of Real Samurai From Ancient Japan

    314 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 ...
  13. +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

    1,181 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 ...
  14. +vote Edutainment Games From Your Childhood You Totally Forgot About

    Edutainment Games From Your Childhood You Totally Forgot About

    471 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 ...
  15. Insane Things Women Could Be Arrested For In Shockingly Recent History

    Insane Things Women Could Be Arrested For In Shockingly Recent History

    If you’re a member of the American public who still has faith in the legislating power of the people on Capitol Hill, then you’re in the vast minority (and, by the way, ...
  16. 15 Pictures Of Animals As Babies Vs. When They're Fully Grown

    15 Pictures Of Animals As Babies Vs. When They're Fully Grown

    If you want proof that stunning transformations occur not only to nerds after high school, then consider certain species of animals as babies. Across the animal ...
  17. Chain Gangs Were The South's Answer To Freeing The Slaves

    Chain Gangs Were The South's Answer To Freeing The Slaves

    For years following the end of the Civil War, men throughout the United States - and the South in particular - were forced to pay their debt to society chained to a ...
  18. Every Connection Between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

    Every Connection Between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

    President Donald Trump is controversial for a lot of reasons. But one of the biggest ones is definitely his interesting relationship with Russia and its president ...
  19. +vote 9 Reasons Why No Man's Sky Is Actually Just Way Too Smart for You

    9 Reasons Why No Man's Sky Is Actually Just Way Too Smart for You

    457 votes
    You don't want to hear it, but you need to. You're not going to like it, but here it is: No Man's Sky is smarter than you. That's right, No Man's Sky isn't actually ...
  20. Absolutely Brutal (And Smart) Tactics In Native American Warfare

    Absolutely Brutal (And Smart) Tactics In Native American Warfare

    Long before the first Europeans set foot on American soil, the native people who lived there had spent centuries perfecting the art of combat. Even after visitors ...
  21. 12 Examples Of Subliminal Advertising and Hidden Messages Messing With Your Head

    12 Examples Of Subliminal Advertising and Hidden Messages Messing With Your Head

    Consumer culture drives and directs global society. Annual holidays revolve around it, children are reared on the dogma of corporate product, those in developing ...
  22. 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, ...
  23. 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. One ...
  24. Things You Didn't Know About Casey Affleck, A Quiet Enigma Of A Man

    Things You Didn't Know About Casey Affleck, A Quiet Enigma Of A Man

    Batman’s younger brother, Casey Affleck, received wide-spread recognition and critical acclaim for his powerful performance in Manchester By the Sea.Some top drawer ...
  25. 10 Super Weird Kids' WB Shows You Only Kinda Remember

    10 Super Weird Kids' WB Shows You Only Kinda Remember

    Rare is the kid’s show that actually holds up when you rewatch it as an adult. Somehow, though, throughout the nineties, Kids' WB managed to assemble a bizarre string of ...

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