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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 Disappearance Of Amy Lynn Bradley: Everything We Kn...

August 11, 2020

(Wikimedia Commons) Amy Lynn Bradley left her family's state room on...

Napoleon's Last Days: How The Exiled French Emperor Spe...

August 8, 2020

(Agence photographique de la Réunion des musées nationaux/Wikimedia Co...

This Is Why 675,000 AT&T Employees Went On Strike In 19...

August 7, 2020

(Kenneth Han/Wikimedia Commons) On August 7, 1983, phone service acr...

Marilyn Monroe's Death: Conspiracy Theories And What Al...

August 5, 2020

(Getty Images) By the time of Marilyn Monroe's death in 1962, she wa...

Lenny Bruce: True Stories, Trivia, And Facts You Didn't...

August 2, 2020

(Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation) Although he never achieved the mas...

How Woodrow Wilson Planned To Hack His Own Election For...

August 1, 2020

(Getty Images) In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson was pretty sure tha...

This Is What Ancient Mesoamerican Ritual Human Sacrific...

July 30, 2020

(Unknown artist/Wikimedia Commons) Hundreds of thousands of people a...

Automats: Fast Food Before We Had Fast Food Restaurants

July 26, 2020

(Berenice Abbott/Wikimedia Commons) Say what you will about the fast fo...

Pancho Villa: Mexico's Real-Life Robin Hood

July 24, 2020

(Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons) The name Pancho Villa resonates with Americ...

John Dillinger: Escape Plans, Bank Robberies, And Every...

July 22, 2020

(Getty Images) During the Great Depression, there were no superheroe...

64 A.D.: The Great Fire Of Rome Starts Burning Under Em...

July 19, 2020

(Carl Theodor von Piloty/Wikimedia Commons) On July 18, 64 A.D., the...

Disneyland Opens For The First Time To The Public In 19...

July 17, 2020

(Getty Images) On July 17, 1955, Walt Disney brought to life charact...

1439: Kissing Is Banned In England In Response To The B...

July 16, 2020

(National Gallery/Wikimedia Commons) Here ye, here ye: No more smooc...

The Reign Of King George III And How It Led to America

July 15, 2020

(Allan Ramsay/Wikimedia Commons) In the story of America's birth, King G...

Bastille Day: Storm The Prison, Revolutionize The Count...

July 14, 2020

(Bibliothèque nationale de France/Wikimedia Commons) On July 14, 178...

Disturbing Things People Did At Carnivals In The Early ...

July 11, 2020

(San Francisco Public Library) At the onset of the 20th century, tra...

Confederados: The Confederate Loyalists Who Fled To Bra...

July 9, 2020

(Unknown photographer/Wikimedia Commons) After the Civil War, Southe...

The Panama Papers: How The Ultra Rich Got Caught Hiding...

July 8, 2020

(Getty Imags) In 2016, the Panama Papers were on the cover of every ...

1970: 25% Of Native American Women Sterilized Via A New...

July 6, 2020

(Department of Health and Education/Wikimedia Commons) Following the...

The White Declaration Of Independence: When White Supre...

July 3, 2020

(Pinterest) In 1898, white supremacists permanently scarred the comm...

King George III's Statue: Beheaded And Melted It Down F...

July 2, 2020

(New York Historical Society) On March 21, 1770, an awe-inspiring s...

The Anti-Mask League Of 1919: The Anti-Masker Movement ...

July 1, 2020

(California State Library) In 1918, the most deadly outbreak of infl...

Medgar Evers Assassination: Civil Rights Leader Murdere...

June 30, 2020

(Federal Bureau of Investigation) You may not know his name off the ...

William James Sidis: The Smartest Man Alive In The Earl...

June 29, 2020

(Pinterest) Imagine being nine years old and, while all the other ch...

33 New Species Found In A Poisonous Cave Untouched By H...

June 26, 2020

(Vassant Valley School Science Magazine) Let's go back about 5.5 mil...

1518 Dancing Plague: The Mania Where Hundreds Danced Fo...

June 24, 2020

(Pieter Bruegel the Elder/Wikimedia Commons) In 1518, one of the dea...

The Grim Sleeper: A Serial Killer Who Was Caught By A S...

June 23, 2020

(Los Angeles Police Department) Beginning in the 1980s, a serial kil...

Marquis De Sade: The Father Of Sadism, Explained

June 22, 2020

(Britannica) Poet, playwright, rebel, and seeker of erotic pleasure through al...

Che Guevara: The Revolutionary Activist With A Long, Mi...

June 14, 2020

(Pinterest) Most Americans know Che Guevara, the Argentine revolutio...

Song Of The South: The Racist Disney Movie That Splash ...

June 11, 2020

(The Walt Disney Company) No matter when you grew up, Song Of The So...