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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 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) ...

Groucho Marx: Behind The Mustache

November 2, 2019

Comedian Grouch Marx with his trademark mustache. (Photo by Ralph Crane/The LIFE Images Collect...

The History Of Trick-Or-Treating: From The 16th Century...

October 31, 2019

Children trick or treating at Halloween. Source: (Photo by Photofusion...

The Day Elvis Helped Fight Polio

October 28, 2019

Elvis Presley receiving a polio vaccination from Dr. Leona Baumgartner and Dr. Harold Fuerst at ...

Hocus Pocus Was A Critical And Box Office Failure Until...

October 26, 2019

Everyone loves Hocus Pocus now, but when it was first released, it was...

The History of Jack-O'-Lanterns: Carving Pumpkins On Ha...

October 19, 2019

Carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns is a popular Halloween traditio...

Ragamuffin Day: The Precursor To Halloween That The NYT...

October 18, 2019

Children all ready for Ragamuffin Day. Source: (Irishcentral.com) Ki...

Rolex Murder: How A Dead Man's Fancy Watch Led To His M...

October 17, 2019

A Rolex watch helped to solve a crime and bring Canada’s most water cr...

Etruscans History: The First Romans Were Actually Black...

October 16, 2019

Attic kyathos amphora with warrior, from the Etruscan civilisation, 6t...

Isaac Newton Said The World Is Ending In 2060: Was He R...

October 14, 2019

English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) con...

David Bowie Shared His Invisible Mask

October 12, 2019

David Bowie starred as the Goblin King in Labyrinth. (vanityfair.com) You may remember Da...

What Happened To Elvis's Hearse? Was It Haunted?

October 11, 2019

Police officers on motorcycles escort a white hearse containing the body of Amer...

Charles Henry Dow: The Man Who Created Modern Economics

October 8, 2019

The day's numbers for the Dow Jones Industrial Average are displayed on a...

The Edelweiss Pirates Fought Back Against The Hitler Yo...

October 6, 2019

Edelweiss Pirates youth group in Nazi Germany. They emerged in western...

Fairy Tales Are Over 6,000 Years Old

October 5, 2019

A fairy tale illustration. Source: (gettyimages.com) The Brothers Grimm are often credited...

Rick Rescorla Rescued Over 2,000 Employees On 9/11

October 4, 2019

One of the World Trade Center's twin towers collapses after it was struck by a...

Olive Oatman: The Girl With The Blue Tattoo

October 2, 2019

Olive Oatman was given a face tattoo during her time with the Mohave Indians in the 1...

The Color Pink Doesn't Exist, According To Science

September 30, 2019

Pink is real...or is it? (flickr.com) Next time you are at a gender reveal p...

Montparnasse Derailment: When A Train Went Through A St...

September 29, 2019

A dramatic snapshot photograph of a derailed steam locomotive at Montp...

Steinert Hall: The Secret Antique Symphonic Theater Hid...

September 28, 2019

Although 70 years of neglect have left the Steinert Hall in shambles, ...

A Brief History Of Cereal Monsters: Count Chocula Has A...

September 27, 2019

Count Chocula and Franken Berry and Boo Berry are treats of old, and t...

Who Was The Real Betty Crocker?

September 26, 2019

Who was Betty Crocker? (breatbigstories.com) Today, we know her as the premier purveyor of boxe...

Audie Murphy: From The Most Decorated WWII Soldier To M...

September 25, 2019

Audie Murphy with Marshall Thompson in "To Hell and Back" 1955. Source...

Rock, Paper, Scissors Goes Back To Ancient China

September 24, 2019

Scissors, paper, rock. Picture by DOMINO POSTIGLIONE. Source: (Photo by Fairfax ...

The Surprisingly Ongoing Global Women's Suffrage Moveme...

September 23, 2019

Three women vote at a polling station in New York City, New York, USA....

Popeye Ate Spinach Because of a Misplaced Decimal Point

September 21, 2019

Spinach made Popeye strong...but was it all a mistake? Source: (teleradio...