Elle Tharp

Elle Tharp

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Avid napper. Expert on all things disturbing and creepy. Enjoys writing about true crime, conspiracy theories, cults, celebrities, good television, stupid television, travel, the 90's, food, drink, and feminism. Tulane alum with a B.A. in Communications and Digital Media Production. Other interests/pursuits include acting and improv, pretending to be a wino, and petting as many dogs as possible. List writer for Ranker, Co-creator of Drunk & Hungry

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  1. +vote 16 Eerie And Disturbing Ghost Stories From Orphanages

    16 Eerie And Disturbing Ghost Stories From Orphanages

    367 votes
    There's something inherently chilling about old orphanages. Maybe it's the fact that scary orphanage stories abound - after all, the buildings are associated ...
  2. +vote The 17 Weirdest Royal Jobs That Actually Exist

    The 17 Weirdest Royal Jobs That Actually Exist

    565 votes
    What is a queen without her servants? The royal household currently employs an estimated 1,200 people. While many of these staff members hold typical jobs ...
  3. +vote 28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love

    28 Books Only Basic Bitches Love

    17,822 votes
    Chances are, you either know a basic bitch, or you are one yourself. She can be spotted a mile away: she's sipping her pumpkin spice latte, wearing yoga pants, and ...
  4. 14 Things You Never Knew About The Bachelor Contestants' Contractual Obligations

    14 Things You Never Knew About The Bachelor Contestants' Contractual Obligations

    Being the star of ABC's The Bachelor or The Bachelorette might seem like a dream come true. You get to meet dozens of attractive suitors, travel the ...
  5. These Doomed Magic Acts Ended In Accidental Manslaughter And Suicide

    These Doomed Magic Acts Ended In Accidental Manslaughter And Suicide

    Many of the world's most famous magicians have made a name for themselves by perfecting the illusion of danger onstage. But sometimes it turns out these ...
  6. 16 Facts About Julia Tyler, The Most Controversial First Lady of the 1800s

    16 Facts About Julia Tyler, The Most Controversial First Lady of the 1800s

    Before the revolutionary Eleanor Roosevelt or the glamorous Jackie O, there was Julia Gardiner Tyler, the second wife of President John Tyler. Despite the fact she ...
  7. 28 Snapshots Of Daily Life In Pyongyang, North Korea

    28 Snapshots Of Daily Life In Pyongyang, North Korea

    If you've ever wondered what life in North Korea looks like, the following pictures from the country's capital, Pyongyang, provide actual snapshots ...
  8. 22 Crazy Examples Of The Mandela Effect That'll Make You Rethink Everything

    22 Crazy Examples Of The Mandela Effect That'll Make You Rethink Everything

    The Mandela Effect, simplified, is a phenomenon where a large number of people remember something that didn't actually happen. You might be considering the ...
  9. +vote Every Woman Who Has Died From Sleeping With James Bond

    Every Woman Who Has Died From Sleeping With James Bond

    309 votes
    James Bond's pants should come with a warning label: if you unzip them, there's a strong chance you'll be violently murdered within the next ten minutes ...
  10. +vote 18 Celebrities Who Peaked Way Too Hard

    18 Celebrities Who Peaked Way Too Hard

    15,302 votes
    Being a celebrity seems like it should be a walk in the park. You're rich, famous, and you're one of the lucky few who made it! Unfortunately, popularity doesn't ...
  11. Every Creepy Theory on the Pied Piper of Hamelin

    Every Creepy Theory on the Pied Piper of Hamelin

    There's a lot of legend and folklore surrounding the figure of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, a colorfully dressed man with a pipe instrument who supposedly ...
  12. How Your Favorite Celebrities Look Without Their Signature Hair Styles

    How Your Favorite Celebrities Look Without Their Signature Hair Styles

    As a modern celebrity, you've got to have a unique look. Maybe that look comes from carefully applied makeup, or perhaps you work with a killer stylist. But for ...
  13. 17 Older Celebrities Who Actually Dated Teenagers

    17 Older Celebrities Who Actually Dated Teenagers

    Age is just a number, or at least it is to these celebrities who dated teenagers. It's not uncommon for celebs who work together to become romantically involved - ...
  14. Old-School Disney Channel Stars: Where Are They Now?

    Old-School Disney Channel Stars: Where Are They Now?

    Time flies, particularly when it comes to the Disney Channel shows you used to love. You may be wondering: where is the Even Stevens cast now? And what happened to ...
  15. 13 Weird Tricks Tabloids Use to Not Get Sued by Celebrities

    13 Weird Tricks Tabloids Use to Not Get Sued by Celebrities

    If you've ever been to any grocery store ever, you've seen the ridiculous bullsh*t that is tabloid headlines. These publications employ a variety of tactics and ...
  16. +vote Things That Happen In High School Teen Dramas That Never Happen In Real Life

    Things That Happen In High School Teen Dramas That Never Happen In Real Life

    1,018 votes
    Cheerleading squads, love triangles turned octagons, 30-year-old actors sporting backpacks: who doesn't love unrealistic high school TV shows? High ...
  17. All The Evidence That Dennis Reynolds Is A Serial Killer

    All The Evidence That Dennis Reynolds Is A Serial Killer

    He's the psychopath you'd most want to grab a beer with but probably not the one you'd want giving you a ride home. Dennis Reynolds is a deviant within a gang of ...
  18. Why Is Jesus Depicted As Being White?

    Why Is Jesus Depicted As Being White?

    Whatever your religious affiliation, it's widely accepted by historians that Jesus, the man, did exist. What hasn't been agreed upon, however, is what Jesus looked ...
  19. Hilarious Ways Celebrities Have Tried To Avoid The Paparazzi

    Hilarious Ways Celebrities Have Tried To Avoid The Paparazzi

    So your feature length debut premiered on Netflix last weekend and your latest single is geared to be Song of the Summer, and you need to know the ...
  20. Buckwild And Horrifying Things Robert Downey Jr. Somehow Made It Through

    Buckwild And Horrifying Things Robert Downey Jr. Somehow Made It Through

    Before he saved the world and earned millions on millions as Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. did a boatload of drugs, and the crazy Robert Downy Jr. scandals ...
  21. 13 Times Dead Bodies Were Actually Set Up to Look Alive at Funerals

    13 Times Dead Bodies Were Actually Set Up to Look Alive at Funerals

    Some people want to be buried, others prefer cremation, while some wish to be frozen on ice in the hopes of a future resurrection. And then there are people who ...
  22. Maps That Show What Rising Ocean Levels Will Do To The World In The Future

    Maps That Show What Rising Ocean Levels Will Do To The World In The Future

    Climate change might seem like a far off concern, but for anyone living on the coast, humans' impact on the world is all too present. What future coastlines will ...
  23. The Cast Of 'Britney Ever After' Vs. The Real Stars They're Portraying

    The Cast Of 'Britney Ever After' Vs. The Real Stars They're Portraying

    On February 18th, Lifetime will release its latest biopic, Britney Ever After, about the one and only Britney Jean Spears. The film will follow Spears from her ...
  24. 6 Stars Who Have Been Arrested at Film Festivals

    6 Stars Who Have Been Arrested at Film Festivals

    Every year, hundreds of celebrities flock to film festivals all over the world to check out the latest and greatest of the silver screen. Also, to party.
  25. 18 Things You Never Knew About Robert Downey Jr., America's Cool Uncle

    18 Things You Never Knew About Robert Downey Jr., America's Cool Uncle

    Robert Downey Jr.'s life has been many things, but it's never been boring. The son of a filmmaker and an actress, he's been in the spotlight since a young ...

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