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By Anonymous — Charleston Gazette (October 31, 1954). p. 51, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78646691

Ivan T. Sanderson (1911–1973) is one of those interesting fellas you discover and want to devour all the available information about him. The biologist’s passion for nature and animals led him to be one of the founding fathers of cryptozoology. You know, bigfoot, loch ness, and all the other legendary beasts that bump in the night.

Sanderson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and later moved to England. Rhinos killed his father during a wildlife documentary in Kenya. Stella Sanderson, Ivan’s mother, purchased and sold promissory notes for a living.

Sanderson gained his education at the prestigious Eton College and Cambridge…


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A University of California physicist claims an alien nuclear war turned Mars into the barren, deserted wasteland we know of today. Really? Really. Sounds like another epic sci-fi movie in development.

Mars has always fascinated us. With the face on Mars and the Martian sphinx rumors, it’s no wonder conspiracy theorists would support the Martian theory an ancient civilization once thrived on the Red Planet. One scientist from the 19th century believed there were canals built there.

The Physicist’s Alien Nuclear War Theory

“Martian Speculations and Beyond with John Brandenburg” (via New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove on YouTube)

Dr. John Brandenberg has written in The…


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Over 16,000 people have disappeared in Alaska. All of the reports suspiciously arise from the peculiar Alaska Triangle, covering Juneau, Barrow, and Anchorage.

Chris McCandless, whose life was made into the film Into the Wild (2007), was within the triangle hanging out near the Sushana river. He perished from starvation while reported missing. Moose hunters found his malnourished body inside an abandoned old bus he made into a home. While his case was solved, there are more missing cases left unexplained.

Planes Gone Without a Trace


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Don’t you wish you can gain a six-pack as you slay your enemies in World of Warcraft? Unfortunately, we don’t live in that universe. Multiple studies point out the downsides of gaming, from weight gain to depression. The media points out so many cons you’ll become afraid to even touch a controller.

What about the health benefits? Is it possible video games can help you lose weight? It depends on the games you play. Weight results vary depending on if you spent hours in front of a computer screen or moving your body playing WiiFit.

I’ve lost a significant amount…


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Money is not everything. Sure, it’s great for paying bills and shopping at Whole Foods, but it’s not everything. Let me explain:

Writers write to make money. They get paid for the work they do. The more projects they complete, the better. However, the amount of money a writer makes entirely depends on one crucial component: energy. You don’t get anything if you don’t put any energy into it.

Most writers can lose tremendous amounts of energy for many reasons. Procrastination and fears are major energy suckers. On the other hand, your family and 9–5 jobs are non-negotiable energy suckers…


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There are 600 million blogs out of 1.7 billion websites across the internet. In America, nearly 32 million bloggers are typing away their latest content. How many do you think are ultra-successful? I’m talking well enough they can live alone as full-time bloggers without a care in the world. Are you one of them?

Let’s say you’re a health and wellness writer. You know everything under the sun about this topic and create a blog. After three months of posting a weekly article, you only receive 20 views. No comments, no monetary compensation from your affiliate links. WTF? …


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Have you ever been in a situation where you revealed to somebody you’re pursuing a non-traditional career and receive backlash like this:

  • “You can’t be a painter!”
  • “How in the world are you going to pay rent as a writer?!”
  • “Do you know how hard it is to make money as a YouTuber?”

People will spew out all sorts of myths to keep you miserable and unfulfilled like them. I remember when people tried to prevent me from my former acting path. They said it was hard, and only a few black people made it into Hollywood.


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2020 keeps coming up with more surprising news.

The Overwatch League’s (OWL) first female player departs from the Shanghai Dragons. Se-Yeon “Geguri” Kim has been with the team for three seasons and 32 months. If you’re a fan, don’t freak out. She’ll still be involved with the OWL.

On October 26, the official Shanghai Dragons Twitter page announced members DDing, Luffy, Diem, Diya, and Geguri will be leaving the team.

Geguri has become an inspiring figure for female eSports players all over. When she was 17 years old, Geguri was falsely accused of using an aimbot for her insane…


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A movie about a female gamer forming her own esports team? Sounds pretty lit!

News has spread all over Twitter about Buzzfeed Studios’ gaming comedy 1UP is in the works. The movie will star Ellen Page (The Umbrella Academy, Inception) and Paris Berelc (Tall Girl, Hubie Halloween).

Berelc’s character is a college gamer who leaves her team after issues with her male teammates. The problem: she’s at risk of losing her gaming scholarship. With the help of a professional esports coach (Page), she builds her own team and battles her way of keeping her scholarship.

While the movie idea seems…


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Emily Wants to Play is a delightful Halloween treat. This is a survival horror game that doesn’t take weeks to complete; it’s short, creepy, unique, and quite clever.

You’re a pizza man out for a late-night delivery only to find yourself trapped in a stranger’s home. Where are the inhabitants?

There is only you, a strange little girl, and her three freaky dolls. It’s only 11 PM, and you have until 6 AM to get out of dodge. Emily wants to play a little game. Will you survive?

Alexandria Ducksworth

Writing, Gaming, Books, Strange Stuff, and more. (writerduck.wixsite.com/alexandriaducksworth)

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