Ella Talkin

Ella Talkin

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Just an English gal on the California scene who takes a healthy cut of bacon on her veggie burgers.  Writer, illustrator, and history fangirl.  Kept awake by thoughts of time travel and wikipedia spirals.  Collector of Wuthering Heights retro paperbacks. Everyday is a constant battle not to add to to a Buffy action figure collection.  Tweet if you want to chat about Henry VIII’s wives, sad Russian literature, or compose some imaginary Hallmark Christmas movie loglines. Ex: "Troll the Ancient Yuletide Carol" A single internet troll learns about love after he stumbles into a Holiday Reddit thread's time traveling wormhole where he meets the no nonsense 17th century German woman who invented tinsel.

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  1. The Fascinating True Story Behind Buck, Call Of The Wild's Protagonist Dog

    The Fascinating True Story Behind Buck, Call Of The Wild's Protagonist Dog

    The real stories behind famous works of literature are sometimes more interesting than the works themselves. Jack London's 1903 novella The Call of ...
  2. Macabre Mermaid Tales Pulled From The Darkest Depths Of The Sea

    Macabre Mermaid Tales Pulled From The Darkest Depths Of The Sea

    Do you daydream about glimpsing a mermaid? Such a spotting might be the highlight of any day out on the water. But before you get too lost in your imagination, ...
  3. Details About The Life And Crimes Of The "San Francisco Witch Killers"

    Details About The Life And Crimes Of The "San Francisco Witch Killers"

    Before Michael and Suzan "Bear" Carson became the San Francisco Witch Killers they were just two unstable divorcées partying it up in the '70s' ...
  4. 10 Times The Nazis Got Completely Outsmarted By Con Men & Magicians

    10 Times The Nazis Got Completely Outsmarted By Con Men & Magicians

    In some rare intersections of history, the “fog of war” is quite literally the puff of smoke that concludes a magician’s disappearing act. In others, the ...
  5. What The US Looked Like Before The EPA

    What The US Looked Like Before The EPA

    You think the US is gross now? Try living in the US before the EPA. Before the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, smog obscured the air, glass ...
  6. Facts About The Black Widow Murders And The Seemingly Wholesome Grandmas Behind Them

    Facts About The Black Widow Murders And The Seemingly Wholesome Grandmas Behind Them

    White men between the ages of 20 and 50 don’t completely corner the serial killer demographic. In May of 2006, Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt were arrested for ...
  7. 11 Extremely Weird Things You Never Knew About Sigmund Freud

    11 Extremely Weird Things You Never Knew About Sigmund Freud

    As a psychoanalyst, Freud was wrong about almost everything – there is no empirical evidence to substantiate Freudian theory. Yet, that somehow continues to ...
  8. +vote 18 Extremely Stupid Pickup Lines From The 19th Century

    18 Extremely Stupid Pickup Lines From The 19th Century

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    For nostalgic idealists, daydreams of dating in the 19th century can offer a welcome escape from the modern-day Tinder horror stories to an elegant age of ...
  9. Trivia Nobody Knows About Ron Galella, The Man Who Became The First Paparazzo

    Trivia Nobody Knows About Ron Galella, The Man Who Became The First Paparazzo

    The tale of the first paparazzo Ron Galella is a farcical indie movie waiting to happen. Before TMZ and personal paparazzi machines (AKA iPhones), Ron ...
  10. 14 Extremely Self-Destructive Stories About The Ramones That Prove They Were Insane

    14 Extremely Self-Destructive Stories About The Ramones That Prove They Were Insane

    Everybody knows the shaggy-haired, leather jacket-sporting punk rock band from NYC known as the Ramones. With hits such as “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “Sheena is a ...
  11. 12 Little-Known Facts About Nixon That Prove He Was Way Weirder Than You Thought

    12 Little-Known Facts About Nixon That Prove He Was Way Weirder Than You Thought

    You might be lucky enough to have gazed upon the famous photo of Elvis and Richard Nixon that looks more like a post from a Tumblr dedicated to Photoshopping ...
  12. Chilling Videos Of People Speaking In Tongues

    Chilling Videos Of People Speaking In Tongues

    Why do people speak in tongues? Short answer: it’s what happens when you're overcome by the Holy Spirit (one of the “Big Three” incarnations of the ...