Jared Burton

Jared Burton

Recent transplant to DC metro area, originally from the purple mountain majesty of Colorado. Jared chases stories, leads, lore, jokes, anecdotes, and legends—and would love nothing more than to discuss that book, movie, or game you just consumed and loved.

RECENT ARTICLES
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4-Acre Spiderweb Housed 107 Million Spiders in Maryland10/23/20
'Guy in a Jetpack' Spotted Flying Near LAX (Again)10/23/20
'Among Us' Gaming Stream Played By Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Watched By 435,00010/23/20
Brave Librarian Confirms Books Were Bound in Human Skin10/22/20
'Animaniacs' and 'Pinky and the Brain' Return With New Seasons10/22/20
12-Foot-Tall Halloween Skeleton Becomes Sensational Best-Seller10/22/20
Profanity Filter Censors the Word 'Bone' at Paleontology Conference10/21/20
Under COVID-19, Baltimore Museum of Art Selling a Warhol Painting and More10/21/20
'80s Kids, Rejoice! Nintendo Releases The Game & Watch Handheld10/16/20
Take a Virtual Tour of the White House With Google Arts and Culture10/13/20
This Second-Hand Nintendo DS Came With a Heartfelt Note10/12/20
CNN Reporter Ambushed by Brazen White House Raccoon10/9/20
Egyptian Coffin Opened for the First Time in 2,600 Years10/9/20
Frederick County Woman Survives Bear Mauling10/6/20
Don't Hand Your Ballot to Strangers Going Door-to-Door Collecting Them10/5/20
'Minecraft' Crosses Over Into 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'10/1/20
Washington Monument Reopens on October 110/1/20
DC and Baltimore Are Different Colors From Space10/1/20
The Edgar Allan Poe Festival Streams October 3–4—And It's Free!10/1/20
CDC Recommends Hosting a Virtual Thanksgiving Rather Than Traveling9/30/20
The Next 'Elder Scrolls,' 'Doom,' and 'Fallout' Games Might Be Xbox Exclusives9/25/20
NASA to Land First Woman, Next Man on the Moon in 20249/24/20
CDC: Trick-or-Treating Is Discouraged This Halloween, But Here's How You Can Safely Celebrate9/23/20
Downtown 'Streatery' Coming This Week to DC9/22/20
Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Pricing for November Launch9/18/20
Maryland Plans to Add LGBT Content to Public Schools' History Curriculum9/14/20
Historical Treasures Unearthed by Maryland 'Crick Diggers'9/11/20
'Adoraboos' Is a Gaming App to Boost At-Home Learning9/11/20
Looking for Evening Fun? Check Out the Glow-in-the-Dark Adventure Park at Virginia Beach9/9/20
The Legendary Gaming Grandma With More Than 900,000 Kids9/4/20
Construction Planned for an 'International Space Station of the Sea' 8/28/20
'Fortnite' Season in Turmoil Over Apple vs Epic Fight8/28/20
'Fall Guys': The Video Game of the Summer Was Made for This Moment8/21/20
CDC Survey Results Suggest That 1 in 4 Young Adults Have Contemplated Suicide During Pandemic8/19/20
Tokyo Introduces Transparent Bathrooms to Ease Anxiety8/19/20
Residents in Southeast DC Complain That No Mail's Been Delivered for 2 Weeks8/17/20
Amazon's Prime Gaming: Bonus Video Game Features Bundled With Your Prime Subscription8/14/20
How to Enable Parental Controls on Every Video Game Platform8/7/20
'Zombie Cicadas' Return to West Virginia, Controlled by Parasitic Fungus8/6/20
Salmonella Outbreak in 48 States Linked to Backyard Poultry7/31/20
8 Best Female Protagonists in Video Games7/31/20
100-Year-Old WWII Veteran Knighted by the Queen After COVID Fundraiser7/24/20
ICYMI: Watch Henry Cavill Build a Gaming PC7/24/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Vintage 'Super Mario Bros.' Sells for $114,0007/17/20
Maryland Parent-Teacher Association and Teachers' Unions Call for Online Learning This Fall7/15/20
Newly-Rediscovered Civil War Map Reveals Thousands of Graves at Antietam7/14/20
Heinz Releases Ice Cream in Ketchup and Mayo Flavors—and More7/10/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Will Next-Gen Games Cost $70 Each?7/10/20
Viral Video of Baby Getting Tossed Into a Pool Explained by Mom and Instructor7/6/20
FIFA World Cup in DC a Possibility in 20267/1/20
Microsoft Shuts Down Live-Streaming Service 'Mixer'6/26/20
Silver Line Metro and 6 Stations Scheduled to Reopen August 166/25/20
Pokémon Makes Brushing Teeth an Adventure – Plus, a New 'Pokémon Snap' Game and More!6/19/20
Car Shopping? Bankrupt Hertz Is Selling Thousands of Used Cars at Bargain Prices6/16/20
Over a Thousand PC Games Available on Itch.io for Only $5!6/12/20
What's the Most Charming Small Town in Each State?6/11/20
The First American Woman to Walk in Space Is Now First Woman to Dive to the Deepest Point on Earth6/10/20
Virginia Zoo Wants Your Help Naming Its Baby Giraffe6/1/20
DC to Lift Stay-at-Home Order on Friday5/27/20
COVID Has Trapped This Bolivian Orchestra in a German Castle for Nearly 3 Months5/27/20
Gov. Hogan Announces COVID-19 Self-Testing Sites at Maryland Walmart Stores5/22/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Amazon Wants to Break Into the Industry With 'Crucible'5/22/20
Melonheads Steal From Virginia Convenience Store, Police Ask for Help5/19/20
Ken Osmond, Who Played Eddie Haskell on 'Leave It to Beaver,' Dead at 765/18/20
Gaming Checkpoint: PlayStation 5 Graphics Astound in 'Unreal' Tech Demo5/15/20
Grocery Prices Suffer Highest Spike in 46 Years5/14/20
Astronomers Used 'Lucky Imaging' to Shed Some New Light on Jupiter—Literally5/13/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Game Devs Crack Down on Surge of Cheating5/8/20
Here's How to Spot the Starlink Satellite Cluster in the Sky This Month5/6/20
Fifth 'Twilight' Book Set to Release August 45/5/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka Set for Mario Tennis Celebrity Showdown5/1/20
Mile-Long Asteroid Will Pass Near the Earth—In a Face Mask4/28/20
Baltimore County Offers Free Wi-Fi in Library Parking Lots4/28/20
Virginia Drive-In Theater Re-Opens on May 14/24/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Huge Free Update Releases for 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'4/24/20
Humans Will Launch Into Space From US Soil for the First Time in a Decade4/20/20
Stimulus Money Is Being Sent to Dead People4/20/20
Gaming Checkpoint: 4 Great Games for Your Phone4/17/20
Poem Composed of Quarantine Emails Goes Viral4/15/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Google Makes Cloud-Gaming Stadia Free for Quarantine4/10/20
Black Americans Especially at Risk for Coronavirus, Early Data Suggests4/9/20
Join an Interfaith 'Good Friday' Fast on Social Media—for Pandemic Relief 4/9/20
Google Releases User Location Data to Track Movement During Lockdown4/7/20
Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for Coronavirus4/6/20
Gaming Checkpoint: How to Get Into Gaming4/3/20
Limited Time Offer: $1,071 Worth of Games and E-Books for $30 in the Humble 'Conquer COVID-19' Bundle4/2/20
OurStreets App Helps DC Shoppers Find the Supplies and Groceries They Need4/1/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Digital Board Games to Keep Up 'Board Game Night'3/27/20
New 'Prime Video Cinema' Lets You Watch In-Theater Movies From Home3/25/20
DC to Close Non-Essential Businesses3/24/20
American Pops Orchestra Presents Virtual Music Performances Online (and Yoga!)3/24/20
Gaming Checkpoint: 'Death Stranding' Is More Relevant Than Ever3/20/20
Here's an Adorable Cat Video Compilation to Help You Make Through the Quarantine3/20/20
How Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton Had Their Biggest Breakthroughs During Times of Quarantine3/17/20
How to Tell the Difference: Cold vs. Flu vs. Coronavirus Symptoms3/14/20
Gaming Checkpoint: 'March Madness' for Games Releases3/13/20
Over Half of Coronavirus Patients Have Already Fully Recovered, According to John Hopkins3/11/20
Coronavirus Killed Off Surfaces With These Household Cleaners, EPA Affirms3/9/20
Gaming Checkpoint: This 'Ultimate Gaming Bed' Is What Dreams Are Made Of3/6/20
Company Seeks Someone to Watch 15 Hours of 'The Office' for $1,000 3/5/20
Robocalls Are a Real Plague —So What Can Be Done About Them?3/2/20
Gaming Checkpoint: 5 Chill Games to Relax and Farm With2/28/20
There's a February 29th This Year—So Why Do We Have Leap Years Anyway?2/27/20
Are the Foo Fighters Planning to Throw a 'DC Jam' Festival This Year?2/25/20
In Memoriam: Larry Tesler, Creator of Copy & Paste Functions2/21/20
SpaceX Plans to Launch Rich People Into Space2/21/20
6 More Smithsonian Art and Museum Events to Catch in 20202/21/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Coronavirus Slows the Video Game Industry2/21/20
Squabbling Mice Win Wildlife Photo of the Year2/17/20
6 Smithsonian Art and Museum Events to Catch in 20202/14/20
Scientific Mystery: Cosmic Signals Are Flashing the Earth in a Repeating 16-Day Pattern2/14/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Best & Worst Video Game Movie Adaptations2/14/20
Dulles Airport Will Have a Pop-Up Nintendo Switch Lounge2/13/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Preview for Next Week in Video Games (February 9-15)2/7/20
New Telescope Gives First Ultra-Close-Up of the Sun's Surface2/6/20
How Long Does a Swallowed LEGO Stay in the Body?2/6/20
Punxsutawney Phil Should Be Replaced With an AI Groundhog, PETA Suggests1/31/20
Virginia Delegate Immune From Arrest in DUI Stop1/29/20
Uber's Self-Driving Cars Coming to DC1/29/20
"Eeuuughhh"—Listen to the Voice of a 3,000-Year-Old Mummy1/28/20
Office Workers Swear 55 Times a Week on Average, Study Finds1/24/20
Report: Maryland and Virginia Among the Most Stressed States1/22/20
Stargazing Events to Catch in 20201/21/20
DC's First Flu Death Reported at Children's Hospital1/18/20
Over 100,000 Artworks Added to Public Domain by Paris Museums1/16/20