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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.

What You Didn’t Know About Friday the 13th But Were Too...

September 13, 2019

Yikes! Today is Friday the 13th AND a full moon! (rebloogy.com) To...

Niagara Falls From Above: A Bird's Eye View

September 13, 2019

This aerial view shows the Horseshoe Falls section of Niagara Falls on June 14 2012 i...

Protection Against Witches: How Ornaments Used To Ward ...

September 12, 2019

Witch bottles, containers for items to repel evil spirits, were common...

Frank R. Beckwith: The First Black Presidential Candida...

September 11, 2019

Attorney Frank R. Beckwith. Source: (Indianalegalarchive.com) Long b...

All The Times The U.S. Government Worked With The Mafia...

September 10, 2019

Sicilian-born American gangster Charles Luciano relaxes in exile from ...

The History Of The Real-Life Death Ray

September 8, 2019

Death rays are a common trope in science fiction works, but could they be real? Source: (d...

The "Portal to Hell" In Hawaii

September 6, 2019

This iconic photo, taken in 1996 by Laszlo Kestay seems to show writhing, tormented souls being su...

The Nimrod Expedition: Shackleton's Earlier Ill-Fated A...

September 5, 2019

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton and two members of his expedition team bes...

Dr. William Halstead: The Cokehead Who Fathered Modern ...

September 4, 2019

Painkilling drugs that relieves general pains such as headaches, now t...

When the Peasants Went on Strike: Ancient Rome’s Secess...

September 1, 2019

Plebeian farmers interacting with Roman Patricians. From Hutchinson'...

1963: This Man Knocked Down A Wall Of His Home And Reve...

August 31, 2019

Turkey. Cappadocia. Derinkuyu Underground City. Source: (Photo by: Cla...

Heroes In The Half-Shell: Samurai Wore Huge, Turtle-Lik...

August 30, 2019

Those aren't backpacks or turtle shells...they are the Samurais' Horo...

The History Of Hairspray: How Updos Became A Thing

August 29, 2019

Joan Collins, British actress, with her hair in a beehive hairstyle with a whi...

The Sacred Band Of Thebes: An Army Of 300 Gay Lovers

August 28, 2019

Symposium scene, ca 480-490 BC, decorative fresco from the north wall of the...

Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Myth, And The Arm

August 26, 2019

Portrait of Thomas Jonathan Jackson, circa 1860. (1824-1863). Source: (Photo by...

So That’s Why They're Called Hookers!

August 25, 2019

Workers in the world's oldest profession have been called many things, but why hookers? S...

The History Of Cheerleading: It Was All-Male Until The ...

August 24, 2019

Yale male cheerleaders performing a routine, circa 1925. Source: (Phot...

War Elephants Were So Scary, They Created War Pigs

August 23, 2019

War elephants, equipped according to General d'Orgoni's instructions, Burma, i...

An Art Critic’s Secret Critique Of Hitler’s Paintings S...

August 22, 2019

Watercolor painting by a young Adolf Hitler. Source: (upi.com) L...

The Truth About Gladiators: They Were Just Highly Paid ...

August 21, 2019

Chariot racing in the Circus Maximus of ancient Rome, 100BC. (Photo by...

Our Image of Neanderthals Is All Wrong: The First Skele...

August 20, 2019

Neanderthals...smart, creative, and upright. Source: (science.howstuff...

Drink in the Past: Prehistoric Yeast Extracted Jurassic...

August 19, 2019

Exhibition officer Sarah Teale holds the cane with a replica mosquito ...

The Little-Known History Of North Sentinel Island, Unto...

August 18, 2019

Don't plan a visit to North Sentinel Island. The island is off limits ...

Christ The Redeemer: The Youngest Of All The Seven Wond...

August 17, 2019

A helicopter flies next to the Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Jane...

Devil's Bridges of Medieval Europe: Where Architecture,...

August 16, 2019

The bridge Ponte della Maddalena, Bridge of Mary Magdalene, also Ponte...

What You Didn’t Know About the Practice of Neck Elongat...

August 15, 2019

A Kayan Lahwi (Long-Necked Kayan) woman with neck rings. Source: (ge...

Wedding Traditions: Why Bridesmaids, Veils, and Bells? ...

August 14, 2019

A happy couple gets pelted with rice as they leave the church after th...

The Mexican National Anthem: An Art-Loving Dictator, A ...

August 13, 2019

Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (1795-1876), Mexican general. Source: (Get...

Will-O'-The Wisp: Deadly Fairy Lights

August 12, 2019

Detail from an engraving by Josiah Wood Whymper from 'Phenomena of Nature', published in Lo...

Trees of the Gods: Worshiping The Mighty Oak Tree

August 11, 2019

The Forest Scenery Of Great Britain Oaks In Needwood Forest, UK, Britain, Briti...