Laura Allan

Laura Allan

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Hi there! My name is Laura Allan, and I am a California Bay Area native as well as an avid writer.

I have previously had my work featured on Huffington Post, MovotoStudy.com, Business Insider, and many more. My articles about different cities have been discussed on local and national news, and I have appeared on both television and radio. I consider myself an expert on modern, 90s, and even 80s cartoons, hockey trivia, cosplay, subcultures, dystopian literature, all things gruesome, and cannot pass up a good Humphrey Bogart movie. 

In my spare time I write children's fiction for publication, captain a co-ed roller hockey team, play way too many point and click computer games, watch anime, cook up a storm, drink wine, and act like a complete internet doofus with friends.

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  1. +vote The Weirdest Creation Myths from Around the World

    The Weirdest Creation Myths from Around the World

    413 votes
    Throughout history, humanity has asked: How was everything made? Whether it was the earth, the stars, the sun, or the sky, we've always wondered how things came ...
  2. +vote 19 Dirty Jokes on Animaniacs You Didn't Get As A Kid

    19 Dirty Jokes on Animaniacs You Didn't Get As A Kid

    2,556 votes
    How on Earth did Animaniacs stay on the air so long without offending parents everywhere? The Animaniacs has adult jokes in just about every single episode.
  3. +vote 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play

    35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play

    12,433 votes
    Even the best actors and actresses can't help the way they look. No matter how skilled they are, or how much make-up they don, there are actors who are ...
  4. +vote Discontinued Fast Food Sauces That Were Better Than Drugs

    Discontinued Fast Food Sauces That Were Better Than Drugs

    13,138 votes
    Rick and Morty brought attention to the world's grievous lack of McDonald's Mulan Szechuan Sauce, sending the Internet up in arms. Unsurprisingly, ...
  5. +vote The Weirdest, Most Disturbing Stories from Greek Mythology

    The Weirdest, Most Disturbing Stories from Greek Mythology

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    When it comes to Greek mythology, some of the stories you'll find out there are pretty strange. Goddesses being birthed from clam shells, women being kidnapped by ...
  6. +vote The Sweetest Songs on Steven Universe

    The Sweetest Songs on Steven Universe

    862 votes
    Most people would agree that Steven Universe is an animated masterpiece. The show features intriguing characters, lovely animation, a completely ...
  7. +vote Bizarre Human Body World Records You Seriously Won't Believe

    Bizarre Human Body World Records You Seriously Won't Believe

    1,014 votes
    Some weird world records are just too bizarre to really wrap your head around. Besides the fame, why else would you get pierced thousands of times, or ...
  8. +vote A Russian Fisherman Documented These Strange, Stunning Creatures Of The Deep Sea

    A Russian Fisherman Documented These Strange, Stunning Creatures Of The Deep Sea

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    Very few people know what lurks in the deepest parts of the ocean, but one man who does is Roman Fedortsov. For the last few years, this fisherman has ...
  9. The Terrifying Story Behind The Infamous And Deadly Superman Curse

    The Terrifying Story Behind The Infamous And Deadly Superman Curse

    Whether or not you believe in curses, it's hard to deny that the Superman Curse is a famous one. Many actors who have played the role of Superman have died in ...
  10. +vote The Most Blatant Fan Service Moments On Highschool Of The Dead

    The Most Blatant Fan Service Moments On Highschool Of The Dead

    1,344 votes
    Highschool of the Dead hit TV screens in 2010, giving anime viewers violence, action, and fan service galore. Fan service in Highschool of the Dead comes ...
  11. +vote 13 Horrifying Ancient Medical Devices That People Actually Used

    13 Horrifying Ancient Medical Devices That People Actually Used

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    Going to the doctor nowadays might seem daunting, but it's nothing compared to what medicine was like centuries ago. Scary ancient medical devices range from ...
  12. +vote 14 Ridiculous Toy Myths That Are Completely False

    14 Ridiculous Toy Myths That Are Completely False

    423 votes
    Of course consumers want toys to be safe. No one wants to give a child a doll made with toxic materials, or a gadget that might spontaneously combust. But for all ...
  13. +vote Horrific Pictures of Spider Bites You Can't Look Away From

    Horrific Pictures of Spider Bites You Can't Look Away From

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    This seriously terrifying list compiles some of the worst photos of spider bites on the Internet right now. Every year, an average of 6.6 people die from spider ...
  14. +vote 20 Anime Series That Went Off the Deep End Partway Through

    20 Anime Series That Went Off the Deep End Partway Through

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    There's a ton of anime out there that suffers from sudden tone switches,or unexpected decisions about halfway through. We've all been there. You're watching some ...
  15. +vote Hilarious Mythical Creatures That Some People Actually Believe Exist

    Hilarious Mythical Creatures That Some People Actually Believe Exist

    414 votes
    We've all heard of Nessie and Bigfoot, but what about some of the lesser known mythical creatures? Horse demons, giant mutant frogs, or maybe random clergymen ...
  16. +vote 17 Anime That Start Off Slow But Eventually Become Amazing

    17 Anime That Start Off Slow But Eventually Become Amazing

    2,013 votes
    Have you ever started an anime series, given up on it partway through, then come back later only to find it was one of the best things ever? You're not the ...
  17. +vote Nausea-Inducing Things You Didn't Know About Seasickness

    Nausea-Inducing Things You Didn't Know About Seasickness

    148 votes
    There's probably not a person alive who enjoys getting seasick. The rolling waves, the jostling, the bile rising in your stomach... you might get nauseated just ...
  18. 12 Gruesome Realities Of What It Feels Like To Die By Seppuku

    12 Gruesome Realities Of What It Feels Like To Die By Seppuku

    With its complex, refined ritual and unadulterated brutality, seppuku, is surely one of the most fascinating (and horrifying) ways to commit ...
  19. +vote 25 Creepy and Disturbing Music Videos

    25 Creepy and Disturbing Music Videos

    482 votes
    WARNING: NSFW content Music videos can make us laugh, rock out, or reveal some cool dance moves we've never seen before. Of course, they can also creep the ...
  20. What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Yourself To Death

    What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Yourself To Death

    Eating is one of the great pleasures in life, but when you overdo it, you face the consequences. Overeating hurts your stomach and digestive system in the short ...
  21. +vote The Most Disgusting Food All '90s Kids Ate

    The Most Disgusting Food All '90s Kids Ate

    12,920 votes
    The '90s were really a gross time for kid's food. The decade saw the rise of Lunchables, the appearance of fruit snacks that had no fruit in them, and so many ...
  22. 14 Disturbed Killers Who Skinned Their Victims

    14 Disturbed Killers Who Skinned Their Victims

    Many of us have seen Silence of the Lambs, and cringed at everything Buffalo Bill did involving skinning those girls. But did you know that there are many ...
  23. Luka Magnotta: The Man Who Killed And Maybe Cannibalized Just For Fame

    Luka Magnotta: The Man Who Killed And Maybe Cannibalized Just For Fame

    When Lin Jun disappeared in 2012, his family and friends could never have imagined the horrors that lay in store. As the Luka Magnotta case unfolded, police ...
  24. These Cryptic Messages On Tombstones Only Hint At Their Terrifying Backstories

    These Cryptic Messages On Tombstones Only Hint At Their Terrifying Backstories

    96 votes
    To really leave your mark upon this world when you depart, consider the different scary tombstone epitaphs available for your final resting place. While ...
  25. +vote Weird Sleep Disorders to Worry About While You Fall Asleep

    Weird Sleep Disorders to Worry About While You Fall Asleep

    653 votes
    Are you having trouble sleeping at night? Good, because we have some freaky information for you that's going to make it even more difficult! You see, ...

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