Kellen Perry

Kellen Perry

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Kellen Perry is a writer, editor, actor, producer, and graphic designer. He writes about television, current events, history, music, art, video games, food, literature, geography, and science for Ranker, Ranker InsightsGrunge, All That is Interesting, and anyone else that will have him. Kellen previously worked in broadcast news as an executive producer, editor, reporter, and anchor for FOX 26 KNPN in St. Joseph, MO. He has a BIS in English/Theater and an MAA in Integrated Media (thesis pending) from Missouri Western State University.

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  1. Joseph Smith's "Magic" Glasses and Other Bizarre Objects from Mormonism

    Joseph Smith's "Magic" Glasses and Other Bizarre Objects from Mormonism

    Non-Mormons may not know this, but early Mormonism is surprisingly full of "magical" Mormon objects, such as the Prophet Joseph Smith's magic ...
  2. 20 Real Wanted Posters for Old West Outlaws

    20 Real Wanted Posters for Old West Outlaws

    Genuine wanted posters from the so-called "Wild West" featuring real Old West outlaws are pretty rare. They were printed on cheap paper and meant to be ...
  3. 10 Mysterious Ancient Inventions Science Still Can't Explain

    10 Mysterious Ancient Inventions Science Still Can't Explain

    Googling "mysterious ancient discoveries" or "unexplained ancient inventions" leads to dozens of sites listing artifacts supposedly so ...
  4. Weird Historical Notions and Beliefs About Pregnancy

    Weird Historical Notions and Beliefs About Pregnancy

    Ask any parent: pregnancy is a pretty scary ordeal. There's so much that can go wrong, even with 21st-century science and medicine. So it's easy to see how weird ...
  5. 14 Actors, Authors, Athletes, and Artists (and One Scientist) Who Died Broke

    14 Actors, Authors, Athletes, and Artists (and One Scientist) Who Died Broke

    History is full of riches-to-rags stories about fallen stars and tragic historical figures who died dead broke - or close to it. Some were starving artists, some ...
  6. Interesting Facts About the Sex Lives and Beliefs of the Puritans

    Interesting Facts About the Sex Lives and Beliefs of the Puritans

    What did the Puritans think of sex? Was it all just like The Scarlet Letter? Actually, the sex lives of the Puritans were more progressive than you might think. As ...
  7. 15 Famous Corporate Logos Then And Now

    15 Famous Corporate Logos Then And Now

    There are some corporate juggernauts whose names instantly evoke their logos. Starbucks. Coca-Cola. Google. You can picture them, right? But looking at the ...
  8. What the Average Diet Was Like in Medieval Times

    What the Average Diet Was Like in Medieval Times

    If you've ever been to the restaurant Medieval Times or eaten at a Renaissance Faire, then you've been horribly misled about medieval diets. The real story of ...
  9. 10 Animals Who Die Immediately (Or Close to) After Sex

    10 Animals Who Die Immediately (Or Close to) After Sex

    It sounds crazy, but suicidal reproduction - also known as semelparity - is common in nature. There are a surprising number of animals that immediately die ...
  10. Hidden Symbols in US Landmarks That You Never Knew Existed

    Hidden Symbols in US Landmarks That You Never Knew Existed

    Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol and Nicolas Cage’s National Treasure have sparked major interest in the secrets of US landmarks. What’s hidden behind Washington’s ...
  11. What You Had to Do to Hook Up in the Victorian Era

    What You Had to Do to Hook Up in the Victorian Era

    Dating in the Victorian era in America and in Britain meant navigating through a fog of modesty, prudence, ritual, corsets, top hats, calling cards, and your inner ...
  12. 11 Weird Sex Facts That Prove Dolphins Are DTF

    11 Weird Sex Facts That Prove Dolphins Are DTF

    Animals do some pretty freaky stuff to keep making more of themselves, like tricking their partners into having sex or even killing them and eating them after ...
  13. What Happens When You Donate Your Body to Science

    What Happens When You Donate Your Body to Science

    What happens when you donate your body to science? Where do your donated organs go? It depends, but it’s definitely an unpredictable process. You could be ...
  14. How Pearl Harbor Is Taught in Japanese Schools

    How Pearl Harbor Is Taught in Japanese Schools

    Have you ever wondered how the Pearl Harbor attacks are taught in Japan? What do Japanese students really learn about Pearl Harbor, anyway? It's ...
  15. 10 Stabbing Victims Describe What It's Like to Be Stabbed

    10 Stabbing Victims Describe What It's Like to Be Stabbed

    Unlike dying a horrible death from, say, radiation poisoning or decapitation, learning what being stabbed is like is relatively easy, considering how many ...
  16. 10 Horrifying Stories of Torture from the Spanish Inquisition

    10 Horrifying Stories of Torture from the Spanish Inquisition

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    When most people think of the Spanish Inquisition, they typically think of torture (or Monty Python), and for good reason. Between 1478 and 1834, Catholic ...
  17. 10 Eerie Ghost Towns and the Disasters That Made Them

    10 Eerie Ghost Towns and the Disasters That Made Them

    It’s always fun in a post-apocalyptic story when the survivors return to ghost towns to rummage for supplies, right? Exploring the ruins of a once-thriving place ...
  18. What Would Happen to Your Body If You Were Microwaved

    What Would Happen to Your Body If You Were Microwaved

    Everyone’s thought about it at least once: What is being microwaved like?  What happens to your body if you're microwaved? The answer, unsurprisingly, is ...
  19. 10 People Who Literally Died Laughing

    10 People Who Literally Died Laughing

    Can you die laughing? Like, literally? Yes and no. Laughter can bring about cataplexy (where you're conscious but can't move) or syncope (fainting), as Gizmodo ...
  20. 10 Horrifying Things That Would Happen to You in an Aztec Flaying Ceremony

    10 Horrifying Things That Would Happen to You in an Aztec Flaying Ceremony

    Let’s do a little role-playing: it’s the 1400s or so, and you’re a prisoner of war of the mighty Aztecs. They’re celebrating one of their many Aztec festivals, ...
  21. 10 Unbelievably Brutal Ways Saints Were Tortured and Killed

    10 Unbelievably Brutal Ways Saints Were Tortured and Killed

    Both historical accounts and unverified legends regarding the deaths of Christian martyrs in the religion’s early days are surprisingly gory. This makes a certain ...
  22. 11 Ridiculous Crimes That Carried the Death Penalty Before Queen Victoria

    11 Ridiculous Crimes That Carried the Death Penalty Before Queen Victoria

    When England was on the cusp of the Victorian era in the 1820s, there were more than 200 offenses that were punishable by death. They ranged in severity from mass ...
  23. 12 Symbols and Codes Hidden in Renaissance Art That You Never Would Have Noticed

    12 Symbols and Codes Hidden in Renaissance Art That You Never Would Have Noticed

    Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code has been thoroughly debunked as being nothing but a “beach book” with no basis in reality (despite Brown's claims of ...
  24. 18 True Size Maps That Prove Maps Have Been Lying To You

    18 True Size Maps That Prove Maps Have Been Lying To You

    Maps, by their very nature, are big fat liars. Despite what the Flat-Earthers would have you believe, the world is indeed spherical, meaning any 2-D attempt to ...
  25. 25 Gruesome Historical Depictions of Torture

    25 Gruesome Historical Depictions of Torture

    Are you an up-and-coming black metal band looking for free album art? Are you ready to take the next big promotional step after your photoshoot in the woods? ...

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