Laura Allan

Laura Allan

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Hi there! My name is Laura Allan, and I am a California Bay Area native as well as an avid writer.

I have previously had my work featured on Huffington Post, MovotoStudy.com, Business Insider, and many more. My articles about different cities have been discussed on local and national news, and I have appeared on both television and radio. I consider myself an expert on modern, 90s, and even 80s cartoons, hockey trivia, cosplay, subcultures, dystopian literature, all things gruesome, and cannot pass up a good Humphrey Bogart movie. 

In my spare time I write children's fiction for publication, captain a co-ed roller hockey team, play way too many point and click computer games, watch anime, cook up a storm, drink wine, and act like a complete internet doofus with friends.

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  1. +vote 17 People Who Were Killed by Bugs

    17 People Who Were Killed by Bugs

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    Entomophobia, insectophobia, and arachnophobia all describe a fear of bugs and insects. If a daddy long-legs doesn't make the hairs on the back of your neck stand ...
  2. 17 Times Wine Changed the World and Altered History

    17 Times Wine Changed the World and Altered History

    We all know that wines can liven up a dinner party, and that a little wine can be the perfect end to a long day. But did you know that when you sip wine you're ...
  3. +vote 19 Dirty Jokes on Animaniacs You Didn't Get As A Kid

    19 Dirty Jokes on Animaniacs You Didn't Get As A Kid

    2,826 votes
    How on Earth did Animaniacs stay on the air so long without offending parents everywhere? The Animaniacs has adult jokes in just about every single episode.
  4. 16 Killers Who Deliberately Prolonged Their Victims' Suffering

    16 Killers Who Deliberately Prolonged Their Victims' Suffering

    Believe it or not, there are some things worse than death. Just look to the victims of torture killers, who went out of their way to keep their victims alive and ...
  5. +vote 25 Creepy and Disturbing Music Videos

    25 Creepy and Disturbing Music Videos

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    WARNING: NSFW content Music videos can make us laugh, rock out, or reveal some cool dance moves we've never seen before. Of course, they can also creep the ...
  6. +vote 15 Fairy Tales And Their Lesser-Known 'Horror Story' Versions

    15 Fairy Tales And Their Lesser-Known 'Horror Story' Versions

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    Most people have read some of Grimm's Fairy Tales during their lives, or at least have seen Disney adaptations of the most popular stories. However, many ...
  7. +vote 17 Anime That Start Off Slow But Eventually Become Amazing

    17 Anime That Start Off Slow But Eventually Become Amazing

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    Have you ever started an anime series, given up on it partway through, then come back later only to find it was one of the best things ever? You're not the ...
  8. +vote The Weirdest Creation Myths from Around the World

    The Weirdest Creation Myths from Around the World

    643 votes
    Throughout history, humanity has asked: How was everything made? Whether it was the earth, the stars, the sun, or the sky, we've always wondered how things came ...
  9. Times Dystopian Novels Predicted Real Life Events

    Times Dystopian Novels Predicted Real Life Events

    313 votes
    Science fiction can get eerily detailed sometimes, especially when displaying an imperfect, dystopian future. Well, at least we can comfort ourselves with the ...
  10. +vote Truly Weird Alcohol That's Made from the Strangest Substances

    Truly Weird Alcohol That's Made from the Strangest Substances

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    We've all heard of certain kinds of tequila that have a worm in them, and some of us have probably wrinkled our noses in disgust. Well, would you believe that this ...
  11. +vote The 12 Weirdest Things People Have Actually Eaten

    The 12 Weirdest Things People Have Actually Eaten

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    There's always that one person with strange eating habits: Mayonnaise with peanut butter and jelly, cheese on their morning cereal, salt and pepper on apple ...
  12. +vote Discontinued Fast Food Sauces That Were Better Than Drugs

    Discontinued Fast Food Sauces That Were Better Than Drugs

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    Rick and Morty brought attention to the world's grievous lack of McDonald's Mulan Szechuan Sauce, sending the Internet up in arms. Unsurprisingly, ...
  13. 14 Times Animals Literally Rained from the Sky

    14 Times Animals Literally Rained from the Sky

    Animals raining from the sky sounds like some sort of biblical plague, or maybe some kind of magic. But, believe it or not, this actually happens! Throughout the ...
  14. 14 Disturbed Killers Who Skinned Their Victims

    14 Disturbed Killers Who Skinned Their Victims

    Many of us have seen Silence of the Lambs, and cringed at everything Buffalo Bill did involving skinning those girls. But did you know that there are many ...
  15. +vote The Naughtiest Video Game Glitches

    The Naughtiest Video Game Glitches

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    There are two kinds of video game glitches: the ones that make you want to throw your controller through the screen and the ones that leave you in tears from ...
  16. +vote The Weirdest, Most Disturbing Stories from Greek Mythology

    The Weirdest, Most Disturbing Stories from Greek Mythology

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    When it comes to Greek mythology, some of the stories you'll find out there are pretty strange. Goddesses being birthed from clam shells, women being kidnapped by ...
  17. People Who Died (And Almost Died) From Having Huge Breasts

    People Who Died (And Almost Died) From Having Huge Breasts

    When it comes to breasts, many people think the bigger the better. That being said, sometimes large breasts can actually turn deadly. That's right, you can be ...
  18. 12 Extremely Petty Reasons Gangsters Used To Kill People Over

    12 Extremely Petty Reasons Gangsters Used To Kill People Over

    The rise of organized crime in the decades surrounding Prohibition was bloody, violent, and full of murders. However, while you've probably heard about some of the ...
  19. 15 People Who Died in Ways So Ridiculous It's Almost Funny

    15 People Who Died in Ways So Ridiculous It's Almost Funny

    Death is a pretty serious subject... most of the time. It may feel pretty dark to admit it, but sometimes things happen and we end up with deaths that are funny.
  20. +vote 20 Anime Series That Went Off the Deep End Partway Through

    20 Anime Series That Went Off the Deep End Partway Through

    5,634 votes
    There's a ton of anime out there that suffers from sudden tone switches,or unexpected decisions about halfway through. We've all been there. You're watching some ...
  21. +vote The Most Blatant Fan Service Moments On Highschool Of The Dead

    The Most Blatant Fan Service Moments On Highschool Of The Dead

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    Highschool of the Dead hit TV screens in 2010, giving anime viewers violence, action, and fan service galore. Fan service in Highschool of the Dead comes ...
  22. +vote Horrific Pictures of Spider Bites You Can't Look Away From

    Horrific Pictures of Spider Bites You Can't Look Away From

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    This seriously terrifying list compiles some of the worst photos of spider bites on the Internet right now. Every year, an average of 6.6 people die from spider ...
  23. 12 Horrible Things That Happened on Christmas

    12 Horrible Things That Happened on Christmas

    Christmas is a time for peace on Earth, goodwill, presents, and of course, celebrating. And while it seems the only way Christmas to be bad is waking up to a lump ...
  24. +vote 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play

    35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play

    14,075 votes
    Even the best actors and actresses can't help the way they look. No matter how skilled they are, or how much make-up they don, there are actors who are ...
  25. +vote Horrifying Restaurant Foods You Can Actually Order In The USA

    Horrifying Restaurant Foods You Can Actually Order In The USA

    2,455 votes
    We all have that one weird food that we love even though some people might think it's gross. Maybe you like mayonnaise with your PB&J, or maybe you ...

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