Amanda Mannen has been writing for the Internet since about 1998, but people have only cared since 2013. Her favorite topics are the history of science and culture. She believes that the story of history is just the story of people, and people are super weird. She thinks it’s pretty neat that the events that have the greatest impact on our world can be the result of one guy being really bad at assassination or very clumsy in a lab. In her spare time, she paints garden gnomes in the styles of increasingly niche countercultures.