John Fuller


John Fuller earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Georgia, where he also minored in film studies. After a brief stint in film and television production, John began his career at HowStuffWorks as a staff writer, writing about spacewalks, cave dives and everything in between. He eventually switched to a position as editor before leaving HowStuffWorks. John also co-hosted the music podcast Stuff From the B-Side and contributed to the podcast Stuff From the Future.

Recent Contributions

Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

The internet has made it possible to have a side job — or a full-time one — within your four walls, or just beyond them. We look at 10 great gigs.

How Santa's Sleigh Works

Our theory on St. Nick's sweet ride: It's rustic on the outside and state-of-the-art on the inside. Learn more about the advanced technology we think runs Santa's sleigh (and those reindeer).

Top 10 Ben Franklin Inventions

Between running a print shop, engineering the U.S. postal system, and helping sow the seeds of the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin also found time to draw up a vast collection of new devices. What are some of his most enduring inventions?

How to Train for Your First Marathon

So, you've finally made the plunge -- it's time to start training for your first marathon. Of course, it's no walk in the park. You need to be ready to tackle a distance of 26.2 miles at a steady pace. How do you make sure you cross that finish line?

5 Reasons to Buy a Hybrid

So, you say you're in the market for a hybrid car? Or maybe you're on the fence about making a hybrid car purchase? Well, we can think of several reasons that you may want to complete the deal.

What is car depreciation?

Unless you own a rare or classic model car, there's a good chance that your vehicle is going to be worth considerably less next year. But why do most cars depreciate so quickly?

How the 2010 Honda Insight Works

In 1999, Honda Motor Company became the first automaker to sell a mass-produced, gas-electric hybrid to U.S. drivers -- the 2000 Honda Insight. But how has Honda refined the Insight for 2010?

5 Luxury Hybrids

A lot of motorists are looking for ways to be a little "greener" behind the wheel, and hybrid cars seem to be the answer for many. But why not do it with a little style, right?

5 Plug-in Hybrids -- Arriving Soon

No doubt about it, hybrid cars are popular right now. That's because 40, 50 or even 60 miles per gallon is pretty alluring, right? Well, plug-in hybrid cars are capable of triple-digit fuel economy

How WeeWorld Works

Have you ever thought about designing a cartoon character of yourself? Well, you're not alone. In fact, more than 26 million people have already done just that -- in WeeWorld.

How Xanga Works

Xanga is a blogging community -- in fact, it says so right on the site's home page. But does Xanga offer more to users than simply a place to post their daily musings?

How Zwinky Works

Imagine walking around Zwinktopia's Zwinchester mall with your Zcard in-hand -- loaded with Zbucks. If you don't recognize any of these terms, then you must not be one of Zwinky's more than 16 million users.

How Yelp Works

The lifeblood of many local businesses is word of mouth. Online social networking sites like Yelp simply make it easier for people to spread the word about their experiences -- good and bad alike.

How the Atmospheric Sun Shade Could Work

If the planet is truly warming, we could be in for some catastrophic results, according to some scientists. It's no wonder that a few are theorizing some dramatic methods to cool the Earth's surface.

How Club Penguin Works

Do you like the idea of building your own penguin avatar and interacting with other penguins on a virtual iceberg? You're not alone. In fact, millions of users do just that on Disney's Club Penguin.

How Delicious Works

Everyone can think of a few favorite Web sites that are worth another visit. In fact, that's what bookmarks are for. But Delicious is more than just a bookmark site -- it's a social bookmarking site.

How 10 Tenths Works

Social networking is popular -- there's no doubt about it. And motorsports has plenty of fans, too. But is there a social network where race fans can go to discuss the sport they're so passionate about?

How CarDomain Works

A lot of people are passionate about their cars. But is there any place online -- some kind of social network -- where they can go to do a little showing off? CarDomain just might be the answer.

How FriendFeed Works

Do you find it time consuming to log into site after site just to keep up with what your friends are up to on the various social networking sites you belong to? If so, you may benefit from FriendFeed.

Can I buy an electric car at Sam's Club?

If you're a member of Sam's Club, then you already know the great deals a membership can provide for you and your family or business. But can you really buy an electric car through Sam's Club, too?