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Alan Bellows is the founder/designer/head writer/managing editor of Damn Interesting.
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A Pregnant Pause

In January of 1963, husband and wife George and Charlotte Blonsky submitted a patent application for a revolutionary...
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Every Breath You Take

In June of 1965, a 27-year-old gentleman by the name of Angus Barbieri checked himself into the Maryfield Hospital in...
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Scraping Bottom

When Germany was divided in two after the Second World War, military leaders recognized the need for liaison between...
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Yankee Swap

One of the more controversial trades in baseball history was announced on 04 March 1973, just before the start of the...
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Echoes of NASA

On 13 May 1960, a NASA Thor-Delta rocket carried the agency's new Echo 1 satellite into a 1,000 mile orbit around the...
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Water Proof

In 1936, Russian scientist Vladimir Lukyanov was confronted with the problem of devising a system to improve the qual...
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Strange Brew

According to a 1957 US government study entitled The Effect of Nuclear Explosions on Commercially Packaged Beverages,...
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Armed Conflict

Götz von Berlichingen (1480-1562) was a German knight and warrior for hire in the first half of the 16th century. In...
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Aluminum Illuminated

Shortly after aluminum was first discovered in the early 19th century it was counted among the most precious metals o...
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Of Meteors and Men

In the early 1960s, General Electric proposed a system whereby an astronaut in a space emergency might abandon ship a...
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