Monica Beyer | Phactual - Part 2

Monica Beyer has been a professional scribe since 2006, when her first book was published. She thoroughly enjoys emptying her brain out here at Phactual, and she also writes for SheKnows.

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8 Amazing Quotes from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
January 30, 2015

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, directed in 1985 by Tim Burton, is a goldmine of classic comedy lines. Make sure you memorize these for your next party. “I ...

The Stanley Hotel and Other Creepy Accommodations in the U.S.
January 29, 2015

If you’re traveling and in the mood to get completely creeped out as you bed down for the night, these hair-raising hotels may be just what you’re ...

David Tennant and Other Doctor Who Actors Who Have Appeared in Marvel Movies
January 28, 2015

It was recently announced that David Tennant has been cast to play the purple-skinned villain Zebediah Killgrave in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series A.K.A. ...

8 Goofy Medical Devices From the Past

In addition to the practice of medicine evolving over time, the devices used to treat medical conditions have changed as technology has improved and practitioners ...

5 Ways Celiac Disease Can Screw Up Your Life

Celiac disease awareness has taken off in recent years thanks to a “gluten free” trend that has been firing up for some time. For those unlucky enough to ...

27 British Words That Don’t Mean the Same Thing in the U.S.
January 26, 2015

Americans speak English, as do the Brits, but some words that are the same in both countries have famously different meanings. Here are some of our favorite British ...

7 Other Stone Circles Aside From Stonehenge
January 23, 2015

You’re likely familiar with Stonehenge in south central England, but did you know that the locals there were not the only ancient societies busy erecting stone ...

10 Strange Facts About Stonehenge
January 22, 2015

The mysterious prehistoric monument, known as Stonehenge, is located on the Salisbury Plain in central southern England and has fascinated man for many, many ...

6 Cool Exhibits You’ll Find at the British Museum
January 22, 2015

Established in 1753, the British Museum, located in London, England, is home to over 8 million pieces, telling the story of human culture. There are items from every ...

5 Scary Medical Procedures That Have Fallen Out of Favor

The field of medicine is in a constant state of change, as technology and pharmacology advance each year as we find better way to treat and prevent disease and ...

27 Quirky Slang Words from the 1910s
January 20, 2015

Are you ready for a dilly of an evening? Let’s skiddoo, go on a bash and avoid grousers. It’ll be duck soup. I’m sure I’ll be whacked ...

11 Exotic Animals Who Attacked Humans
January 19, 2015

Owning an exotic animal is controversial, even if in many areas it’s legal. Some unfortunate folks, however, pay a price for getting too close to an exotic ...

9 Incredible Dogs From Mythology and Folklore
January 16, 2015

Dogs are not uncommon in folklore and mythology. They are often seen as companion animals to heroes, gods or goddesses, or are depicted as creepy, foreboding ...

13 Things That Happened in 1920
January 16, 2015

1920 was an amazing time in history. The United States was just a few years out of World War I and so many political and social changes were underway. Pope John Paul ...

8 Places You’ll Find Roman Ruins Around the World
January 16, 2015

You’ll find plenty of Roman ruins in Rome, Italy, but the Roman Empire encompassed more than a million square miles at its peak in the 2nd century AD. As such, ...

42 Names For Groups of Animals
January 15, 2015

If you have a group of cows, you don’t call it a group of cows, do you? No — it’s a herd! But what if you have a group of alligators? Crows? Cheetahs? ...

14 Quietly Profound Quotes About Life and Death
January 15, 2015

Death is an inevitable event, but we don’t all consider its arrival in the same way. Some approach the subject with fear or denial, and others contemplate ...

37 Girl Baby Names That Were Originally Used For Boys
January 14, 2015

Baby naming customs are fascinating, and baby names are also subject to trends (for example, if you meet a Jennifer, she was probably born in the ’70s or ...

7 Other Places You Can Watch David Tennant Besides Doctor Who
January 9, 2015

For fans of the long-running British sci-fi show Doctor Who, the Tenth Doctor, portrayed by David Tennant, is often mentioned as a favorite. Where else can you view ...

6 Different Ways People Have Buried Their Dead
January 8, 2015

Burial traditions have varied over time, and different cultures have different customs for putting their loved ones to rest. Burial is really not a necessity unless ...

6 Completely Amazing Ossuaries From Around The World
January 8, 2015

You’ve heard of catacombs, and that word probably brings to mind rows and rows of skulls and other human bones. However, the world catacomb only refers to ...

23 Pieces of Sweet Lingo From the 1940s
January 7, 2015

The ’40s were an amazing time in American history. The country became embroiled in World War II, films released included It’s a Wonderful Life, Ernest ...

5 Tragic Theme Park Deaths From History

Amusement parks are places of thrills and adventure, but sometimes things just don’t go right and accidents happen. Occasionally, people lose their lives in ...

6 Defunct Amusement Parks

When amusement parks are open and thriving, they are amazing locales where memories are made. When they are shuttered, they become eerie and haunting. Here are six ...

17 Snappy Insults From the Elizabethan Era
December 30, 2014

Because you always need more vintage insults to add to your vocabulary, these awesome words hearken back to the late 16th century when Queen Elizabeth I ruled ...