Christopher Hassiotis

Christopher Hassiotis was a former editor at HowStuffWorks who wrote over 100 articles on topics ranging from jaguars to coffee. He is currently an executive producer and director of business development at iHeartMedia Podcast Network. He holds a B.A. in religion from the University of Georgia and was a city editor at Zagat.

Recent Contributions

Check your chicken's earlobes (yes!) to know what color eggs you'll get.

By Christopher Hassiotis & Mack Hayden

And if we're going to get technical about it, neither do those of us here on Earth.

By Christopher Hassiotis

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the year's stronger displays in terms of number and size of meteors. When's the best time to see it?

By Christopher Hassiotis

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It's a celestial gift in the middle of August. Just look up for a spectacular sight.

By Christopher Hassiotis

We revisit the idea that a genetic variation may affect how quickly the body breaks down caffeine, affecting the frequency of a certain craving.

By Christopher Hassiotis

James Harrison's blood contains a rare and powerful antibody that's saved millions of Australian babies. Now, at age 81, after donating 1,173 times, he's hoping someone else will pick up where he left off.

By Christopher Hassiotis

If a microwave's your only option, could you make it work?

By Christopher Hassiotis

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Parson Brown? Yuletide? Do you have a clue what the lyrics of Christmas carols are talking about?

By Christopher Hassiotis

Kim Jong Un called Donald Trump a dotard. Here are some equally entertaining, out-of-date options the 45th president could've thrown back in his face.

By Christopher Hassiotis

The annual World Gravy Wrestling Championship sees grapplers go head to head in a savory meat sauce on the last Monday each August.

By Christopher Hassiotis

These historical images remind us that marvel and awe go hand-in-hand with science (and eclipses), and have been a part of the human experience for as long as we've been a species.

By Christopher Hassiotis

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A disappearing sport survives in a handful of mud-caked South Asian gyms specializing in a unique style of wrestling.

By Christopher Hassiotis

New fossil analysis details a microscopic organism from 540 million years ago that just might be a precursor to every vertebrate on the planet.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Born Melanija Knavs in Yugoslavia, the former model is only the second foreign-born first lady of the United States.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Turning 20 means Japanese youth gain the responsibilities and rights of adulthood, including voting and drinking alcohol. How do they mark the occasion?

By Christopher Hassiotis

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Zookeepers in Europe feed their elephants surplus holiday foliage, giving the animals a treat they both eat and play with.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Take a holiday trip to Uncanny Valley! A computer brain was trained to compose a carol inspired by a picture of a Christmas tree — with horrible results.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Decades after the massive conflict, reminders of battles linger in pristine Pacific waters.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Donald Trump may be the most prominent Trump, but he's not the only one. His polarizing candidacy is affecting ordinary people who share the surname.

By Christopher Hassiotis

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What does your choice of smartphone say about who you are and how others perceive you?

By Christopher Hassiotis

Thanks to the work of conservationists, these rare California island foxes have been removed from endangered species list and marked totally recovered.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Western Australia Museum is hosting a naming contest for this fascinating new nudibranch species.

By Christopher Hassiotis

The cuddly cubs were born in the same zoo that experienced disastrous flooding in 2015.

By Christopher Hassiotis

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The wizarding novels promote tolerance and oppose authoritarianism. What does that mean for how Potter fans view the Republican presidential candidate?

By Christopher Hassiotis

Hedgehog populations in Britain have dropped severely. Understanding how the animals have adapted to urban and rural spaces will help us help them.

By Christopher Hassiotis