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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.

Ancient Dog Tombs: Greek/Roman Epitaphs, Funerals, & Qu...

September 19, 2020

Dogs have played an important role in human history. (Fine Art Photogr...

When Charlie Chaplin Was Banned From America For Commun...

September 18, 2020

(United Artists/Wikimedia Commons) British-born Charlie Chaplin was ...

Terence McKenna: Psychonaut, Father Of The Stoned Ape T...

September 16, 2020

Did prehistoric man used psychedelic drugs? (Paul Zinken/Picture Allia...

The First Olympics Ever: A Veritable Free-For-All Of Ma...

September 5, 2020

Bas-relief depicting two wrestlers competing at Olympics. (The LIFE Pi...

The Great Fire Of London: 80% Of London Burned Down In ...

September 3, 2020

A large fire breaks out in London, in the house of the baker of Charle...

Sleeping Beauty Syndrome And How It Takes Over Your Lif...

September 2, 2020

The Sleeping Beauty - Fairy tale by French author, Charles Perrault: 1...

What Happened To Aaron Burr After He Shot Alexander Ham...

September 1, 2020

Illustration of the Duel Between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. (G...

The Anunnaki: Myth Of Ancient Deities That Predate Hist...

August 29, 2020

Detail of the Sumerian ruler from the British Museum's collection. (CM...

Doc Holiday: Stories, Trivia, And Facts You Didn't Know...

August 27, 2020

Shootout show with gunslingers "Wyatt Earp" (left) and "Doc Holliday" ...

The History Of Kissing: Why Do We Kiss Each Other And W...

August 26, 2020

Frescoes of the Baronial Hall (15th century), detail, Della Manta Cast...

The Invention Of Potato Chips In 1853 By A Half-Black, ...

August 24, 2020

Potato chips. (Urbano Delvalle/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Im...

Rudolph Hass, The US Postal Worker Who Invented Hass Av...

August 22, 2020

Hass avocados in Los Angeles, California on January 22, 2015. The avoc...

Cleopatra and Julius Caesar's Relationship: What Happen...

August 21, 2020

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in a publicity still issued for th...

Genghis Khan: Facts, Trivia, and Stories You Didn't Kno...

August 19, 2020

A reenactment of the unification of the Mongolian tribes under Genghis...

19th Amendment: Aftermath And Stories About When Women ...

August 18, 2020

Three unidentified women make history by becoming the first of their s...

Beluga Whales Can Mimic Human Speech, Have Told Divers ...

August 13, 2020

Parents accompany children to watch beluga performance in China. (Cost...

The Devil's Footprint: A German Cathedral's 600-Year-Ol...

August 10, 2020

Frauenkirche, with its twin towers, stands out along the Munich skylin...

1965: Voting Rights Act Is Signed By Lyndon B. Johnson

August 6, 2020

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson hands a pen to Civil Rights leader Revere...

Lizzie Borden: 1892's Unsolved Axe Murder Mystery Case

August 4, 2020

The infamous home where Andrew and Abby Borden were killed. (Public domain...

A Treasure Trove Of Nazi Artifacts Recently Discovered ...

July 31, 2020

Some of the 75 pieces of Nazi art seized during an operation carried o...

The Mariana Trench: Mysteries, The Monster, And The New...

July 29, 2020

Jacques Piccard in Trieste, the bathyscaphe designed by his father Aug...

Bugs Bunny: Yes, There Are Facts/Stories You Didn't Kno...

July 27, 2020

Bugs Bunny debuted 80 years ago today. (Warner Bros.) Happy 80th bir...

Tignon Laws Forced Black Women To Cover Their Hair

July 25, 2020

A Caribbean woman wearing a tignon. (Getty Images) Black women often face di...

What Was Life Like In Russian Gulags? The Horrors, Expl...

July 23, 2020

A system of forced labor, the Soviet gulags were a scene of atrocities...

Maurice Tillet: The Inspiration For Shrek Had A Conditi...

July 21, 2020

Dreamworks has not commented on rumors that Shrek was inspired by Maur...

George Washington Carver And Henry Ford Worked On Exper...

July 20, 2020

George Washington Carver and Henry Ford had a lot in common. (Getty Im...

Nelson Mandela: Facts And Stories You Didn't Know About...

July 18, 2020

Nelson Mandela waves to the crowd after speaking at the Colonial Stadi...

Disco Demolition Night: Racist And Homophobic Or Just R...

July 13, 2020

American disc jockey Steve Dahl (center, holding helmet) poses with me...

Assata Shakur: Black Panther, Black Liberation Army Mem...

July 10, 2020

JoAnne Chesimard, A.K.A. Assata Shakur, the reputed "soul" of the Blac...

A History Of Sliced Bread: The Best Thing Since Itself

July 7, 2020

A loaf of sliced white bread. (Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images) W...