Author: Alan Bellows • Page 3/11

Alan Bellows is the founder/designer/head writer/managing editor of Damn Interesting.
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Better Call Sol

The history and science of coronal mass ejections, and their effects on humans and technology.
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Meddle, Metal, and Mettle

The story of the disturbed man who stalked and ultimately shot US president James Garfield.
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Can I Borrow a Feeling?

In 1973, a trio of psychologists convened in a preschool classroom to perform a diabolical experiment upon unsuspecting children. Lepper, Greene, and Nis...
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Apocalypse on the Set

We are pleased to announce that Damn Interesting contributor Ben Taylor has just published a shiny new book that is sure to be the first in what we hope ...
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Aches on a Plane

The story of a troubled FedEx flight engineer who boarded a flight unannounced and attempted to carry out a terrifying plan.
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Bound By Tradition

The ancient and strange Chinese practice of foot binding.
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The Ice Worm Cometh

On the curious, tiny organisms that make their homes inside glaciers. 
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Writer on the Storm

As you may have noticed, until about a week ago the Damn Interesting web server was about as sturdy as a pair of paper pajamas. A sustained orgy of traff...
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Rider on the Storm

The story of an unplanned and prolonged skydive through a thunderstorm.
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Who Wants To Be a Thousandaire?

Michael Larson had a lot of time and TVs on his hands, and he used them to hack one of his favorite game shows.
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It’s About Damn Time

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Steely-Eyed Hydronauts of the Mariana

The story of humanity's first visit the ocean's deepest point.
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Something’s Afoot at Damn Interesting

We at Damn Interesting are happy to announce that we have officially returned from our spontaneous hiatus. One might describe the sensation as "delighte...
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A Series of Unfortunate Hacks

For the past several weeks, Damn Interesting has been repeatedly violated by a gaggle of Russian hackers. Their strange probes sought out all unprotecte...
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In Soviet Russia, Lake Contaminates You

The story of one of the most radioactive places in the world.
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Doctor Watson’s Phobia Factory

The story of a series of chilling psychological experiments on an infant in 1920.
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Damn Deadlines

As the manuscript-delivery deadline approaches for our Damn Interesting book, we must take drastic action to avoid being sucked into a temporal vortex of...
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The American Gustation Crisis of 1985

The story of the curiously outsized reaction to the 1985 reformulation of a popular soft drink.
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Eugenics and You

The troubling history and surprising origins of the eugenics movement in the early 20th century.
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The Martian Express

A hypothetical vehicle that would facilitate frequent, relatively inexpensive transit between Earth and Mars.
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