Janet Burns

Janet writes in Brooklyn, gathers video tapes everywhere, can be found via, and thinks Sam Raimi's "Darkman" is essential.

Benjamin Banneker, the African-American Mathematician Who May Have Saved Washington, D.C.
From Bondage to Brains: A Cultural History of Zombies
11 Mouthwatering Facts About Krispy Kreme
11 Mouthwatering Facts About Krispy Kreme
9 Major Computer Bugs That Wreaked Havoc
Retrobituaries: John Gorrie, the Doctor Who Pioneered the Ice-Maker
6 Jazzy Facts About Charlie Parker
5 Fun Facts About Lucille Ball
16 Earth-Shattering Facts About ‘Independence Day’
14 Tudor-ific Facts About Henry VIII
18 Play-Along Facts About Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop
8 Edible Plants With Potentially Deadly Doppelgängers
What Are Loofahs Made Of?
11 Classic Barbecue Staples that Were Once Used as Medicines
11 Things You Might Not Know About Jack In The Box
13 Facts About Raffi That’ll Shake Your Sillies Out
13 Foods You Can't Share with Your Pet
A Brief History of the Devil's Tritone
25 Lofty Facts About Colorado
14 Deductive Facts About Bill Nye, the Science Guy
9 Things You Might Not Know about Krystal
9 Rare and Expensive Types of VHS Tapes
13 First-Class Facts About ‘Shining Time Station’
12 Facts About Brian Jacques and the Redwall Series
8 Versions of Popular Technology That Didn’t Make the Cut
8 Lesser-Known Miracles of Christian Saints
11 Diseases and Pests That are Catastrophic to Plants
12 Timeless Facts About ‘12 Monkeys’
25 Flashy Facts About Nevada
As Darwin's Finches Face Extinction, Study Offers New Hope of Saving Them
The Original Titles of 11 Popular Films
7 Foods That Have Led to War
Drones and Drum Lines to Help Protect Aussie Swimmers From Sharks
4 Ways 3D Printing Could Take Thanksgiving to New Heights
The Theory of General Relativity Turns 100 Today
Blue Origin Nails the Landing in Successful Reusable Rocket Test
Your TV and Phone Are Talking to Each Other About You
Painting Dartmoor's Ponies Helps Keep Them Safe Near Roads
Fast-Growing Salmon Are First FDA-Approved Genetically Modified Animal
25 Breezy Facts About Hawaii
USDA May Lift 44-Year-Old Ban on Haggis
UK May Ban Homeopathic Prescriptions Because They Don't Work
A Boiled-Down History of Porridge and Gruel in 7 Facts
4 Symbols Without Actual Meanings
Synesthesia: Why Some of Us Can Taste Music and Hear the Rainbow
Ermahgerd! The Girl Behind The Meme Opens Up About Internet Fame
Quantum Teleportation Just Got Even Faster
10 Heart-Warming Hot Springs to Get You Through Winter
Hypoallergenic? Organic? 8 Product Terms That Don't Mean Much
8 Shakespearean Terms We Still Haven't Cracked


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