Diana Brown

Diana Brown is a freelance writer for HowStuffWorks and writes mostly for about our podcast Stuff They Don't Want You to Know. She has a B.A. in theater and a minor in creative writing from Georgia State University, and is a writer, performer, and producer of comedy and theater at the nonprofit Twinhead Theatre in Atlanta, where she's executive director. Diana also organizes the annual Atlanta Fringe Festival, where indie, underground and original theater companies showcase their work. She likes reading, cheese and dogs.


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Conspiracy theorists claim the Smithsonian Institution holds the truth behind the ancient people that once thrived in the Grand Canyon — and they weren't Native Americans.

Are Catholic priests more prone to becoming sexual predators because they take a vow of chastity? Or was the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the church not unique to the religious institution at all?

There's no doubt people are seeing lights. But are they really spirits of ghosts — or even aliens — or can these unusual lights be clarified with a simple explanation?

Are strange skeletons unearthed across the globe evidence that we're not alone, or are they simply more myths and legends that are bound to be debunked?

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The average American eats 66 pounds of sugar every year, but the sugar industry doesn't want us to how much damage its doing to our bodies.

Can a song or music really push a person that far to the edge?

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Strange theories have sprung to life around the enigmatic cult leader. Is there truth behind any of them?

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Are we so fixated on finding evidence of aliens that we can't see the forest for the trees?

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