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. Counting Down The Most Insane Things That Happened Every Year of The 1960s

    Counting Down The Most Insane Things That Happened Every Year of The 1960s

    For a lot of people — even those who weren’t alive at the time — the 1960s in America represent a time of immense promise and purpose. The children of World ...
  2. The Wildest Zoo Animal Escapes Of All Time

    The Wildest Zoo Animal Escapes Of All Time

    Zoos are pretty controversial places. While some zoos do an incredible amount for preservation efforts the world over, that definitely isn't true for all ...
  3. Most NSFW Spider Sex Practices

    Most NSFW Spider Sex Practices

    In the entirety of the animal kingdom, few species inject weirdness into their normal sex routines quite like the spider. Spider sex practices are the ...
  4. The Story of the Most Influential Army Leader Ever Written Out of U.S. History

    The Story of the Most Influential Army Leader Ever Written Out of U.S. History

    Before the United States laid claim to the lovely little patch of North America, the continent was a wild, untamed place and incredible true stories of intrepid ...
  5. +vote 13 Pretty Good Adaptations Of Stephen King Novels You Should Watch Right Now

    13 Pretty Good Adaptations Of Stephen King Novels You Should Watch Right Now

    1,945 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 ...
  6. Brutal And Terrifying Facts About Koalas, Who Are Actually Hateful And Miserable Animals

    Brutal And Terrifying Facts About Koalas, Who Are Actually Hateful And Miserable Animals

    What’s not to love about koalas, right? This cuddly-looking, cute marsupial is the living embodiment of a cartoon teddy bear. They’re nature’s stuffed ...
  7. Times the Economy Was on the Verge of Total Collapse

    Times the Economy Was on the Verge of Total Collapse

    In the coming months and years, the term “economic recession” may become all too applicable to Americans' daily lives. After a decidedly ...
  8. What's The Deal With Jared Kushner?

    What's The Deal With Jared Kushner?

    Among the figures roaming around in the background while Donald Trump continues his crazy presidency, Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner is something of an ...
  9. +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

    4,478 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 ...
  10. The 12 Most Audacious Bank Robbers of the Depression Era

    The 12 Most Audacious Bank Robbers of the Depression Era

    The Great Depression isn't only known for being the era of economic hardship and strife, it was also one of the most prolific periods for daring bank robbers.
  11. A Bunch Of Dogs In Russia Have Figured Out How To Use Public Transportation

    A Bunch Of Dogs In Russia Have Figured Out How To Use Public Transportation

    Throughout Moscow, St. Petersburg, and several other major Russian cities, stray dogs and cats are a common sight. The number of stray dogs running throughout the ...
  12. The True Story Of Wojtek - The Bear That Served In The Polish Military

    The True Story Of Wojtek - The Bear That Served In The Polish Military

    In 1942, a band of Polish soldiers freshly released from prisons and work camps stumbled upon an unlikely mascot when they traded goods for a Syrian brown bear ...
  13. 14 Fascinating, Borderline Unbelievable Animal Brains

    14 Fascinating, Borderline Unbelievable Animal Brains

    There’s a lot of impressive facts about the power of the human brain. And while we might be the "rulers" of the world, animals have an incredible ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 10 Controversial Facts People Don't Know About Alexander Graham Bell

    10 Controversial Facts People Don't Know About Alexander Graham Bell

    American schoolchildren know Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of the telephone. By the time they've reached adulthood, they might've also learned that ...
  16. The Incredible Life and Times of Matthew Henson, the Most Underrated Explorer in History

    The Incredible Life and Times of Matthew Henson, the Most Underrated Explorer in History

    Before space, the Arctic was mankind’s great frontier. Only the most intrepid men and women dared venture into the frozen North in search of fame and fortune, and ...
  17. +vote 19 Brutal War Movies That Absolutely Got It Right

    19 Brutal War Movies That Absolutely Got It Right

    9,171 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 ...
  18. +vote Renaissance Faire Employees Share The Craziest Things They've Seen

    Renaissance Faire Employees Share The Craziest Things They've Seen

    3,494 votes
    In a surprise to likely no one, stories from people who work at Renaissance Faires sound just as harrowing as the prospect of medieval survival ...
  19. +vote 20 Anime Characters with Big-Time Parent Issues

    20 Anime Characters with Big-Time Parent Issues

    2,559 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 ...
  20. +vote What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People

    What Your Favorite Disney Characters Look Like As Real People

    8,349 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 ...
  21. 13 Interesting Things Most People Don't Know About Benedict Arnold

    13 Interesting Things Most People Don't Know About Benedict Arnold

    If there’s one name in United States history that’s synonymous with treachery, it’s Benedict Arnold. He's widely regarded one of the great historical ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. The Story Of The Crack Epidemic That Ravaged Los Angeles In The Late '80s

    The Story Of The Crack Epidemic That Ravaged Los Angeles In The Late '80s

    In the early 1980s, the popularity of cocaine was an at all-time high. The overproduction of the drug in its native Caribbean threatened to drive down the ...
  25. 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 ...

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