Author: Alan Bellows • Page 3/33

Alan Bellows is the founder/designer/head writer/managing editor of Damn Interesting.
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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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National Treasure

Inside America's Mount Rushmore National Monument there is a "secret" chamber known as the Hidden Hall of Records. Th...
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Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds

In the 1950s, an anonymous terrorist planted a pipe bomb in a New York City public space. Then another. And another.
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Well-Rounded

The most perfectly spherical object ever observed by mankind is the electron. In a series of experiments led by physi...
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Fluid Identity

When a caterpillar enters the chrysalis stage, it is not merely sprouting wings to become a moth or butterfly. Enzyme...
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The Voyager Golden Record Experience

Announcing our online audiovisual interactive version of the Voyager golden records.
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Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay

A remote bay in Alaska is home to an odd and occasionally catastrophic geology. In 1958, a handful of people experienced this firsthand.
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