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Karen Harris

Karen Harris

Writer

Karen left the world of academic, quitting her job as a college professor to write full-time. She spends her days with her firefighter husband and four daughters on a hobby farm with an assortment of animals, including a goat named Atticus, a turkey named Gravy, and a chicken named Chickaletta.

Winnie Was A Real Bear: A. A. Milne's Inspirations

January 18, 2020

Winnipeg the bear with Lt. Harry Colebourn. (CBSnews.com) Winnie the Pooh is...

The Pyramid Of The Sun Is Still Revealing Its Ancient S...

January 12, 2020

A unique serpentine mask is one of the more recent discoveries at Mexi...

The Origins Of Mermaids: Greek Mythology, Ghosts, And C...

January 9, 2020

Actress Glynis Johns as the title-role in the film Miranda, 1948. (Pho...

The Invention Of The Humble Straw: Reeds, Cigars, And M...

January 8, 2020

Colorful plastic straws: One of our oldest eating utensils. (Photo by ...

Action Park: America's First Deadly, Infamous Theme Par...

January 6, 2020

Children romp around at the water park on a hot summer's day. (Photo b...

Joan Of Arc: 13 Insane Things You Didn't Know

January 6, 2020

Joan of Arc, known as the Maid of Orléans: a national heroine of France, a Catholic...

Times Square's Confetti Is Made Of People's Actual Drea...

December 29, 2019

Confetti rains down on New Year's Eve partygoers. (Photo by Yana Pasko...

Auld Lang Syne: Song Meaning, History, And Why We Sing ...

December 27, 2019

An onlooker holds a glass of champagne at a New Year's Eve celebration...

New Year's Trees: They're Like Christmas Trees But Russ...

December 26, 2019

A festively decorated tree in Moscow. (Photo by Vladimir Smirnov\TASS ...

Santa Claus And Father Christmas Used To Be Two Complet...

December 25, 2019

Santa Claus influenced the transformation of Father Christmas. (howtoc...

Zwarte Piet, The Controversial Black Servant Of The Dut...

December 21, 2019

A Sinterklaas celebration, which takes place on December 5. (Photo by ...

George Washington Crossing the Delaware: A Brazen Chris...

December 19, 2019

Copy of 'Washington Crossing the Delaware' by Emanuel Leutze, Abbot Ha...

Colonel Sanders: The Unexpected Life Of The Fast Food P...

December 16, 2019

Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Harland Sanders. (Getty Ima...

Ludwig van Beethoven: Things You Didn't Know About the ...

December 12, 2019

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of t...

Odin And Santa: The Norse God Delivered Gifts With An E...

December 9, 2019

Viking stele showing Odin's horse, Sleipnir. Pagan. From Tjangvide, Al...

The Iroquois Confederacy: How The Revolutionary War Bro...

December 8, 2019

Council meeting of the Iroquois Confederacy. (Photo by H. Armstrong Ro...

Saint Nicholas: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

December 6, 2019

Christmas party 1820 with St. Nicholas. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) "Saint Nic...

"Jingle Bells" Is A Thanksgiving Song: What?

December 1, 2019

Two people ride across a field in a one-horse open sleigh ca. 1930. (Getty Images) ...

John Pemberton, Creator of Coca Cola: Facts & Stories Y...

November 30, 2019

Coca-Cola is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. (Photo ...

Black Friday: History, Who Created It, And Why Do We Ha...

November 29, 2019

Black Friday shopping. (Photo by David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images...

Sacagawea: Facts You Didn't Know

November 25, 2019

Sacajawea guiding the Lewis and Clark expedition from Mandan through the Rocky Mountains. Painti...

Billy The Kid Stories You've Never Heard Before

November 23, 2019

Actor Derek Chariton played Billy the Kid in the AMC series "The American West." ...

Blackbeard: Myths About The Infamous Pirate Who Was (Al...

November 22, 2019

Circa 1715, Captain Edward Teach (1680--1718), better known as Blackbe...

Gettysburg Address: Facts & Stories You've Never Heard

November 19, 2019

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America, makin...

What You Didn't Know About Susan B. Anthony

November 18, 2019

Photograph of Susan B. Anthony. Source: (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via ...

What You Didn’t Know About Black Tuesday And The Start ...

November 15, 2019

Bankrupt investor Walter Thornton tries to sell his luxury roadster ...

Mount Rushmore Construction Pictures: History, Facts, &...

November 14, 2019

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota was car...

Baby Fae, A Baboon Heart, And Bioethics

November 11, 2019

Baby Fae, the world's first infant to receive a baboon heart transplant. Doctors at Loma ...

Irene Triplett: The Last Surviving Civil War Pension Re...

November 11, 2019

Civil War reenactors dressed as Confederate cavalry and artillery take...

Monopoly: A Brief History, Facts, Trivia

November 5, 2019

Money on a Monopoly board. Source: (Photo by Lynne Cameron/PA Images via Getty Images) ...