Katherine Ripley

Katherine Ripley

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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 People Who Died at Funerals

    People Who Died at Funerals

    789 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 ...
  2. +vote 14 Creepy Things That Were Found in Libraries

    14 Creepy Things That Were Found in Libraries

    782 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, ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. +vote Demonic Possessions Caught on Tape

    Demonic Possessions Caught on Tape

    2,378 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 ...
  5. People Who've Claimed to Have Seen or Gone to Hell

    People Who've Claimed to Have Seen or Gone to Hell

    People of all religions debate whether hell is real, but for all the people on this list, the question is not up for discussion. This list is full of people who ...
  6. Creepy Backstories and Versions of the Hook Man Legend

    Creepy Backstories and Versions of the Hook Man Legend

    The Hook Man urban legend tells the tale of a deranged murderer with a hook for a hand. He always escapes either from prison or from a mental institution, and on ...
  7. Stalkers and Creeps Who Sent Disturbing Photos and Videos to People

    Stalkers and Creeps Who Sent Disturbing Photos and Videos to People

    Stalking is a serious crime that can affect anyone, from world-famous celebrities to regular people who live quiet lives. This list is all about creeps and ...
  8. +vote People Who Died on Prom Night

    People Who Died on Prom Night

    447 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 ...
  9. Creepy Theories About the Servant Girl Annihilator

    Creepy Theories About the Servant Girl Annihilator

    2 votes
    The Servant Girl Annihilator was a serial killer who murdered eight people (seven women and one man) in Austin, Texas, between 1884 and 1885. Most of the women ...
  10. +vote The Weirdest, Creepiest Noises from Outer Space

    The Weirdest, Creepiest Noises from Outer Space

    430 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 ...
  11. Weird Signals, Noises, and Transmissions from Unknown Places

    Weird Signals, Noises, and Transmissions from Unknown Places

    In a time when we carry around the Internet in our pockets, it can seem like there aren't any mysteries left. But there are, in fact, some things that you ...
  12. +vote 13 Creepy Facts You've Never Heard About Harvard

    13 Creepy Facts You've Never Heard About Harvard

    294 votes
    Harvard University was founded way back in 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. With such a long history, there are bound to be plenty of ...
  13. +vote Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Female Puberty

    Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Female Puberty

    431 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 ...
  14. +vote Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Male Puberty

    Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Male Puberty

    172 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 ...
  15. +vote The Worst Things About Baby Boomers

    The Worst Things About Baby Boomers

    300 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 ...
  16. Creepy Things You Didn't Know About Burning to Death

    Creepy Things You Didn't Know About Burning to Death

    Burning to death might be the worst possible way to die. What does burning to death feel like? Human flesh does not catch fire easily, so burning to death can be a ...
  17. +vote The Hottest Women of NPR

    The Hottest Women of NPR

    1,453 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 ...
  18. People Describe What It Feels Like to Drown

    People Describe What It Feels Like to Drown

    What does it feel like to drown? Well, we can't know for sure what it feels like, because obviously, no one can come back from the dead. We can, however, get ...
  19. +vote 35 Meaningful Literary Tattoos Only True Bookworms Would Get

    35 Meaningful Literary Tattoos Only True Bookworms Would Get

    1,128 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 ...
  20. +vote The Most Interesting Birds on Earth

    The Most Interesting Birds on Earth

    347 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 ...
  21. +vote Fascinating Things We've Learned from Twin Studies

    Fascinating Things We've Learned from Twin Studies

    461 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 ...
  22. +vote The Most Interesting Facts About Cephalopod Intelligence

    The Most Interesting Facts About Cephalopod Intelligence

    123 votes
    Cephalopods are a group of invertebrates that includes squids, octopuses, and cuttlefish. Scientists are constantly learning new things about the intelligence of ...
  23. People Who Didn't Know They Were Eating People

    People Who Didn't Know They Were Eating People

    Imagine you go to a barbecue and enjoy some delicious burgers and sausages, then find out later than you ate more than just pork and beef. This list is full of ...
  24. +vote Coolest Rooms in the White House (And What Happens in Them)

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

    427 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 ...
  25. +vote Hot Flashy Facts You Didn't Know About Menopause

    Hot Flashy Facts You Didn't Know About Menopause

    168 votes
    Don't be ashamed: there are definitely some of you out there who have wondered, "What is menopause?" Menopause is a hormonal change that women go through ...

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