Katherine Ripley

Katherine Ripley

New York City, New York - United States 24 yrs website twitter
Katherine writes about animals, food, science, and literature. In addition to lists, she writes essays, poetry, and screenplays. She is a proud feminist, vegan, and environmentalist with a degree in English and political science. In her spare time, she loves to read, cook, and watch Law and Order SVU reruns. She also loves the Oxford comma.
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  1. +vote Demonic Possessions Caught on Tape

    Demonic Possessions Caught on Tape

    2,188 votes
    Do you believe in ghosts? What about demonic possession? What if you had seen evidence with your own eyes? This list is full of possessions caught on ...
  2. +vote The Biggest Struggles Only People Who Love Books Understand

    The Biggest Struggles Only People Who Love Books Understand

    920 votes
    We may be living in the Internet age, but bookworms are still alive and well. Book lovers are perhaps the smartest and most curious people in the world, but ...
  3. +vote Fascinating Things We've Learned from Twin Studies

    Fascinating Things We've Learned from Twin Studies

    432 votes
    About 3 out of every 100 births in the United States yields twins. Studying twins is a way for scientists to determine how much of our characteristics are ...
  4. +vote The Hottest Women of NPR

    The Hottest Women of NPR

    1,131 votes
    NPR hosts are probably hired based on their voices (and perhaps their resumes). But many of them have the good looks to accompany their soothing and sometimes ...
  5. +vote People Who Died at Funerals

    People Who Died at Funerals

    733 votes
    As if going to a funeral didn't already put a damper on your mood, the people on this list actually died at funerals, died while they were on their way to ...
  6. +vote 35 Meaningful Literary Tattoos Only True Bookworms Would Get

    35 Meaningful Literary Tattoos Only True Bookworms Would Get

    1,082 votes
    When you get a tattoo, you want to make sure it's something that's meaningful to you. If you're a bookworm, nothing could be more meaningful than a quote or ...
  7. +vote Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Female Puberty

    Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Female Puberty

    363 votes
    What is puberty? Well, it's essentially the process of transitioning from a child body to an adult body. Girl puberty involves a complex process where hormones ...
  8. +vote 14 Creepy Things That Were Found in Libraries

    14 Creepy Things That Were Found in Libraries

    708 votes
    Libraries are a space for learning and community building, but some have been the setting of horror stories. This list is full of creepy things found in libraries, ...
  9. +vote People Who Died on Prom Night

    People Who Died on Prom Night

    362 votes
    Prom is supposed to be a night of celebration, but we all know it can go downhill very quickly. For all the people on this list, it went really downhill. This ...
  10. +vote The Worst Cruise Ship Disasters

    The Worst Cruise Ship Disasters

    386 votes
    A cruise is supposed to be a week of rest, relaxation, and adventure, but for the people on the cruises on this list, it was a nightmare. This list is full of the ...
  11. +vote The Worst Things About Baby Boomers

    The Worst Things About Baby Boomers

    260 votes
    Baby boomers love to label millennials the worst generation: they're rude, lazy, entitled, buried in their smart phones, and incapable of human interaction. But ...
  12. +vote Coolest Rooms in the White House (And What Happens in Them)

    Coolest Rooms in the White House (And What Happens in Them)

    399 votes
    The White House is a massive mansion, and each room in it has a different purpose and a unique history. This list will tell you all about what are the most ...
  13. +vote Interesting Things We Learned from Memory and Sleep Studies

    Interesting Things We Learned from Memory and Sleep Studies

    123 votes
    Sleep and memory are intimately connected. Without the former, the latter does not function at full capacity. Both sleep and memory studies have led us to make ...
  14. 10 Disney Villains Who, Let's Face It, Are Probably Gay

    10 Disney Villains Who, Let's Face It, Are Probably Gay

    Take a moment to think back on the villains in the Disney movies you enjoyed when you were young – Hercules, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter ...
  15. +vote The Most Interesting Birds on Earth

    The Most Interesting Birds on Earth

    274 votes
    Birds are amazing animals. They've adapted to live in environments throughout the world. They're an extremely diverse group. Most fly, but many don't. Some are ...
  16. +vote 12 Utterly Strange, Remarkable Octopuses That Deserve Recognition

    12 Utterly Strange, Remarkable Octopuses That Deserve Recognition

    295 votes
    Octopuses are incredibly intelligent animals, despite their brains being only about the size of a walnut. Octopuses' innovative survival techniques, their tricks ...
  17. +vote The Hottest Men of NPR

    The Hottest Men of NPR

    794 votes
    Without fail, the voices of NPR relax you and set you on your way to nirvana. You love listening to them, but there are some NPR reporters who are just as nice to ...
  18. +vote The Most Amazing Jellyfish in the Ocean

    The Most Amazing Jellyfish in the Ocean

    244 votes
    Jellyfish are incredibly weird animals. They are about 98 percent water, they don't have a heart or a brain, and a lot of them can't even propel themselves. They ...
  19. +vote Weird Things You Didn't Know About Breast Implants

    Weird Things You Didn't Know About Breast Implants

    418 votes
    In a world where bigger is better, the plastic surgery industry is booming. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the United ...
  20. +vote The Weirdest, Creepiest Noises from Outer Space

    The Weirdest, Creepiest Noises from Outer Space

    422 votes
    Outer space is a vast mystery to us tiny humans here on earth. But every once in a while, we get a glimpse of what it's really like out there. This list is full of ...
  21. +vote The Most Interesting Facts About Cephalopod Intelligence

    The Most Interesting Facts About Cephalopod Intelligence

    119 votes
    Cephalopods are a group of invertebrates that includes squids, octopuses, and cuttlefish. Scientists are constantly learning new things about the intelligence of ...
  22. Young People Who Died at High School Graduation

    Young People Who Died at High School Graduation

    High school graduation is supposed to be a time when you take pride in your accomplishments, give thanks that the torturous four years of high school are finally ...
  23. +vote The Worst Wilderness Vandals Ever

    The Worst Wilderness Vandals Ever

    242 votes
    National parks across the country are facing an epidemic of vandalism. Graffiti taggers have apparently moved past their typical urban canvasses and have started ...
  24. 9 Forbidden Words and Phrases You Must Never, Ever Say Aloud

    9 Forbidden Words and Phrases You Must Never, Ever Say Aloud

    You often hear kids say, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." The entries on this list suggest otherwise. This list ...
  25. +vote Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Male Puberty

    Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Male Puberty

    157 votes
    Everyone goes through puberty. It's usually not fun, and it might not feel like something to celebrate, but there are all sorts of exciting changes happening ...

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