Author Archives: Kevin Wabaunsee

About Kevin Wabaunsee

Recovering journalist. Author-in-progress. Strange fact aficionado. Bibliophile. Low-culture expert.

Arr, you Vitamin-C-deficient scallywag!

Growing up, my mother always exhorted us to eat our fruits and vegetables, or else we’d get Scurvy. Being an elementary-schooler, I didn’t know that Scurvy was, in fact, a dietary deficiency in Vitamin C. Actually, the sum total of … Continue reading

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Mayhem in McDonaldland!

Early McDonaldland was a freaky place. Originally a transparent rip-off of Sid and Marty Kroft’s H.R. Pufnstuf program, the mythical McDonald’s realm was filled with anthropomorphized fast food products, volcanoes spewing milkshakes, and a recurring cast of villains attempting to … Continue reading

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2112, Rush’s Prog-Rock Sci-Fi Opera

When I was a high schooler, I took a summer class from a wild-eyed, and equally wild-haired guy on the topic of dystopian literature in science fiction. (Nerd. Guilty as charged.) The class was great, and introduced me to tons … Continue reading

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Medical mysteries

What could cause eleven men to fall ill, their skin each colored blue? Or what would make an entire farm family to go blind shortly after dinner? Or how could an otherwise normal man turn bright orange? Each of these … Continue reading

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