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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.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Real-Life Covered Wagons

May 24, 2019

Conestoga Wagon. Source: (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty...

When The Mona Lisa Was Stolen: 1911's Art Theft That Ma...

May 23, 2019

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vince at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France. So...

The Story Behind 'The Jumping Frogs of Calaveras County...

May 22, 2019

A young boy encourages his frog to perform a long jump. AFP PHOTO Sour...

Where Did Crystal Balls Come From?

May 21, 2019

Crystal ball of a fortune teller. Source: (Photo by Wodicka/ullstein bild via Getty Images) ...

The Brothers Grimm: History Of More Than Just Fairytale...

May 20, 2019

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Source: (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild...

Saddle Shoes: The Two-Tone Classic That Took 40 Years T...

May 19, 2019

Close-up of the feet of a student in a saddle shoes and a plaid skirt ...

The Blair Witch Project: The First Viral Vlog?

May 18, 2019

Were you terrified watching "The Blair Witch Project"? Source: (popsugar.com) Re...

“When It Rains, It Pours”: The History Of The Morton Sa...

May 17, 2019

Remember the Morton Salt Girl? She's been around for a long time. ...

Judy Blume: The Young Adult Author That Got You Through...

May 16, 2019

Novelist Judy Blume poses for a portrait on September 29, 2006 in New ...

Are Tomatoes Fruits Or Vegetables?: The Supreme's Court...

May 15, 2019

A woman picks a tomato at a market. Source: (Photo by Manuel Velasquez...

What You Didn’t Know About Lady Bird Johnson: LBJ's Fir...

May 14, 2019

Lady Bird Johnson standing in the Blue Room of the White House, on a...

Mr. Owl and the Question that Plagues Mankind

May 13, 2019

The questioning boy and Mr. Owl from the 1970s Tootsie Pop commercial. Source: (ret...

Hitting the Rails: Hobo Life

May 12, 2019

1st April 1939: Tramp, John Walpole, draws a chalk cross on the wall of a farmhouse where they gave ...

Hairpin Insanity: San Francisco’s Famous Lombard Street

May 11, 2019

San Francisco's Lombard Street. Source: (sftravel.com) San Francisco ...

It All Adds Up: The History of the Calculator

May 10, 2019

The teacher teaches kids knowledge of abacus in Hengshui City. Source: (Xinhua/Zhu ...

Scandalous Music: Songs That Were Banned in the 1950s

May 9, 2019

American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (1928 - 2002), circa 1955. Sou...

The Horse Who Would Be Senator: Caligula and His Unconv...

May 8, 2019

Caligula: (12 A. D.) Roman Emperor. Bust. Source: (gettyimages.com) ...

American Dream: The Rise and Fall of Studebaker

May 7, 2019

A happy couple smiling behind a new 1940 Studebaker outdoors in a field. Source: ...

Folktale Origins Of Wishing Wells

May 6, 2019

Wishing well at Ramona marriage place old town, San Diego, California, 1930. Source: (Photo by ...

The Sweet and Salty History of the Margarita

May 5, 2019

Mexico Jalisco Puerto Vallarta Frosted glass of a margarita cocktail served with ice...

Why Aren’t We All Flying Around in Jetpacks?

May 4, 2019

David Mayman, (Company Founder of Jetpack Aviation in California, flies up the Goo...

What’s a Whirling Dervish?

May 3, 2019

Whirling Dervishes spin and twirl. Source: (turkey.theglobepost.com) You’ve undoubtedly heard the ...

What You Didn’t Know About The Wright Brothers

May 2, 2019

Photograph shows the first powered, controlled, sustained flight. Orville Wright...

Peggy Sue, The Original Rock Groupie Chick

May 1, 2019

Fifties' sock hop. Source: (sites.google.com) In the 1960s and 1970s, the idea of a ...

May Day: Welcoming Spring

April 30, 2019

Queen Elizabeth II watches maypole dancers. Source: (Photo by Tim Ireland/PA Images via Getty Images) ...

Demoting Pluto

April 29, 2019

The Sun and Planets of our Solar System Including Pluto. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Since...

Who Was Cotton Mather? Brilliant Scientist, Misguided M...

April 28, 2019

Circa 1710, Cotton Mather (1663-1728). American Congregational clergym...

Discovering the Venus de Milo

April 27, 2019

The Venus de Milo at the Louvre Museum. Source: (Photo by Francois LOCHON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Ima...

How Did Werewolf Legends Start?

April 26, 2019

American actor Glenn Strange (1899 - 1973) is transformed into a werewolf in the film 'The Mad Mo...

The Ten Commandments In The New Mexico Desert

April 25, 2019

The strange and mysterious Los Lunas Decalogue Stone, found in New Mexico, shows th...