Author: Alan Bellows • Page 1/33

Alan Bellows is the founder/designer/head writer/managing editor of Damn Interesting.
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One Small Step for a Man

During the development of the Apollo moon missions in the early 1960s, the newfangled government agency called “NASA”...
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Half a Thought

The smallest denomination coin ever circulated in the United States was valued at five milles, equivalent to one 200t...
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Let Us Be Joyful

This curio contains adult themes, reader discretion is advised. Laßt Froh Uns Sein ("Let Us Be Joyful") is a short...
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Misguided Missiles

In April 1929 in the town of Naco, Arizona, the Cristero War was raging just over the border in Mexico. Rebels in tha...
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During the Dark Times

In the European theater of World War 2, as early as 1943, the German Army deployed a small number of special Panther...
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The Damn Interesting Curio Cabinet

Announcing the newest entry in our podcast lineup: The Damn Interesting Curio Cabinet.
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The Return of the Bandit

We made a diverting little browser game to mark the 40th anniversary of the events described in one of our most popular articles.
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Permission to Grow

Beards have been banned in a number of military forces in history, from Qing Dynasty China to the modern-day Indian A...
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Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

Shortly after the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy summoned his press secretary...
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Dead Reckoning

The 18th century misadventures of HMS Wager and her reluctant crew.
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