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Jacob Shelton

Jacob Shelton

Writer

Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.

The Invention Of Kryptonite: The Real Reason The Man Of...

May 22, 2020

(DC Comics) There are a few things that everyone knows about Superma...

The First Bicycle Is Introduced In New York City, 1819:...

May 21, 2020

(Pinterest) In 1819, the bicycle rolled across the Atlantic into the...

Heroin Use During The Vietnam War: How The Drug Was Tak...

May 19, 2020

(AP News) For nearly 20 years, from 1955 to the mid-'70s, the Americ...

Elizabeth Báthory: The West's Most Legendary Serial Kil...

May 15, 2020

One of the most prolific alleged serial killers who's ever lived, ...

The Fascinating Conspiracy Theory About Bob Marley's De...

May 11, 2020

(Caspiax/Wikimedia Commons) On May 11, 1981, reggae's spiritual savi...

The Crimes Of Warren Jeffs: "President/Prophet" Of The ...

May 10, 2020

(All That's Interesting) In 2002, polygamous priest and former membe...

The Hitler Diaries Hoax: How Germans Faked Something Ev...

May 9, 2020

(Der Spiegel) On April 25, 1983, Stern magazine, Germany’s version o...

The Invention Of Oreo: How America's Best-Selling Cooki...

May 8, 2020

(Pinterest) Creamy, chocolatey, and impossible to limit to the recom...

DISCOVERED: 20 Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins Near Lux...

May 7, 2020

(Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt) The heyday of the E...

Orson Welles: Actor, Director, Writer, Legend, And Even...

May 6, 2020

(Janus Films) Reaching the zenith of your career in your twenties ha...

Freedom Riders: The Men And Women Who Fought Segregatio...

May 4, 2020

In 1961, a group of brave people decided to catch a bus. Their acti...

1944: World War II Rationing Of Most Meat Grades Offici...

May 3, 2020

(Daily Mail) During the onslaught of World War II, Americans at home...

The 1940 Olympics Were Canceled Because Of World War II

May 2, 2020

(Wada Sanzō/Wikimedia Commons) The 1940 Olympic Games were supposed to ...

ZunZuneo: When The U.S. Developed A Fake Twitter To Con...

May 1, 2020

(Radio Rebeide) Hearkening back to the height of the Cold War, the Z...

William Randolph Hearst: Father Of Yellow Journalism/Fa...

April 29, 2020

(Famous People) There's never been an American character quite like ...

The 21st Amendment: All The Craziest Things That Happen...

April 27, 2020

(Time) Prohibition was an era unlike anything America had ever exper...

The Polio Epidemic: A Brief History Of The 20th Century...

April 26, 2020

(Wellcome Images/Wikimedia Commons) In the early 20th century, polio...

Shakespeare Hoarded Grains And Resold It For Profit Dur...

April 23, 2020

(British Library) It's hard to think of William Shakespeare as anyth...

1878: The First White House Easter Egg Roll And The Lon...

April 22, 2020

(The White House) Easter is an important holiday to many Americans, ...

What Was The First Thing Ever Bought On The Internet? W...

April 20, 2020

(Computer History Museum) The Internet has been a boon for commerce,...

6 Dystopian Fantasies That Will Never Be The Same Again...

April 19, 2020

(AMC) When The Walking Dead premiered in 2010 on AMC, it made regula...

Eyam's Quarantine: The Real Village Of The Damned Who S...

April 17, 2020

(Blogspot) During the 14th century, the bubonic plague wiped out an ...

Positives Of The Black Plague: Power In Society Was Giv...

April 16, 2020

The explosion of the Black Death in the 14th century completely devastat...

Cultural PTSD: How Societal Trauma Drastically Changed ...

April 14, 2020

Every generation has its defining moments. It can be war, famine, illnes...

How Every Pandemic In Human History Has Been Exactly Th...

April 11, 2020

From the Black Plague to the flu of 1918, global pandemics have been aff...

This Is How The Church Handled Easter During The Plague

April 9, 2020

Easter is one of those times when people who don't normally attend church s...

Jiangshi: Chinese Hopping Vampires

April 8, 2020

According to the Western world, when the Sun goes down, vampires rise from their coffins to vent...

Gas Mask Island: Inside The Place Where Residents Are R...

April 7, 2020

For the most part, the island of Miyake-jima is like many of the beautif...

Humans In Dark Isolation Develop 48-Hour Sleep Cycles, ...

April 3, 2020

Isolation messes with our heads. Humans who lose contact with other peop...

History Of The Gas Mask: How Need Brought Us The Weirde...

April 1, 2020

The gas mask has come to be an international symbol of wartime atrocitie...