Comments for Damn Interesting https://www.damninteresting.com A collection of fascinating true stories from history, science, and psychology. In text and podcast form. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:50:11 -0700 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Comment on The Zero-Armed Bandit by JOHNjr https://www.damninteresting.com/the-zero-armed-bandit/#comment-72361 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:50:11 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=7585#comment-72361 Very well done, since I was there!

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Comment on The Voyager Golden Record Experience by Goldilocks https://www.damninteresting.com/voyager-golden-record/#comment-72360 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:06:32 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=12027#comment-72360 @ Dreeze

It could be worse. If the recording were made today they would be at least 1/3 advertising content:

Get your matter transporters their whitest with….

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Comment on The Molasses Disaster by tsblue https://www.damninteresting.com/the-great-molasses-flood-of-1919/#comment-72359 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:41:04 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=51#comment-72359 This is one of several example disasters presented in civil, mechanical, and structural engineering undergraduate programs. The Tacoma Narrows bridge failure (harmonics) and WWII North Sea Liberty Ship failures (brittle steel) are commonly taught as well. The mechanisms are different, but the point is the same … you mess up and people die as a result.

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Comment on The Daedalus Starship by tonyon https://www.damninteresting.com/the-daedalus-starship/#comment-72358 Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:48:04 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=655#comment-72358 …interstellar travel constant acceleration (immortals 2)… Cloning?…direct to the Future…3D Bioprinting…your recorded Memory to the new body and…Immortality. For us is too soon for hook to the 1st Immortal Generation. Who knows…tucked in liquid nitrogen at 200 ºC below zero, not can feel the pass of Time. When after 500 years make open your eyes again and someone say… Hello!! …you will believe that the Goodbye was just a moment ago… Where am I?…(applause, shouts, laughs…) in Biomedical Recovery Center. What day is today?… July 21 of 7,018; was selected, centuries ago, in a Planetary Convention the beginning of Bronze Age like true History start… If I was…oh Goddess…give me a mirror…are you sure?…yes…aarrghghgg… Do not worry, at once we print a new body to your size. Take, choose in your Catalog. Let me see…this to the “athletic” is right… Ok. And your Princess, how old are you?…those things do not ask to a woman. Come on your new Life awaits you. Wow!…has broken me a leg to put it on the floor… Do not worry, we carry you with open arms to the Mom-Printer, you just have that let to it your genes. Printer will restore and use as a basis this ancient body of yours for make to you again. Will we see us again?…perhaps on vacations because you have been stayed near, in the X planet of the star Vega.

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Comment on Death by Derivatives by Emerich https://www.damninteresting.com/death-by-derivatives/#comment-72357 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:00:51 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=17566#comment-72357 This may be mostly true. And it’s true that cases of market manipulation continue to this day. As do cases of plagiarism and journalistic fraud by reporters; as do cases of malpractice by doctors; as do cases of venality by politicians; as do cases of… well, it turns out humans haven’t changed a whole lot, and unethical practices haven’t died out. Wherever you look.

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Comment on The Daedalus Starship by tonyon https://www.damninteresting.com/the-daedalus-starship/#comment-72354 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:27:17 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=655#comment-72354 Electromagnetic Waves turbulence (photons) colliding against charged particles, photoelectrical effect, of the plasma-jets HH which emerge from the black holes central galactic and new young stars in formation, protostars (due to its vertiginous rotation, an electromagnetic cannon launching plasma), forming in the jet “knots” more shining each a certain distance.

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Comment on This Place is Not a Place of Honor by LookieLouE1707 https://www.damninteresting.com/this-place-is-not-a-place-of-honor/#comment-72352 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:26:39 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=160#comment-72352 If post-apocalyptic peasants drill down into the tomb for drinking water and a few of them die mysteriously, that’s sad, but not historically significant. The real threat comes when some future warlord has his peons dig up the cache of poison to genocide the empire he’s feuding with. Then as now, it’s nuclear proliferation that’s the civilizational threat, and so to the extent that such monuments effectively convey knowledge of the material they’re covering, they only increase the danger. We have perfect knowledge of what’s at these sites now: if we left them unguarded today, what would happen? Terrorists would come along and try to steal their contents. The only viable strategy is to leave the site as obscure as possible.

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Comment on Undark and the Radium Girls by Ella https://www.damninteresting.com/undark-and-the-radium-girls/#comment-72345 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:52:22 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=660#comment-72345 It’s very sad about those people. The girls didn’t need to die because they painted watches. The US Radium company was stupid to lie so much

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Comment on The Daedalus Starship by tonyon https://www.damninteresting.com/the-daedalus-starship/#comment-72344 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:45:02 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=655#comment-72344 (3)…interstellar travel (thousands G of constant acceleration)… Gravity is a fundamental property of the Matter. Each material particle would work how a microsphere which emits PHOTONS in straight line at all space directions. By some reason in magnetic substances that photons straight lines would braid among adjacent microspheres formin Gravitational Cords that already do not go in straight line faraway, but go in that object to a equilibrium point, the Pole, converging by exterior attracted by the Gravitational Cords from the other Pole…the “magnetic field”. In the stellar Fusion is minimum the matter quantity that transforms into Energy, but if someday is obtained the matter/antimatter annihilation to exponentially convert all the mass into Energy (photons), would have that have a spectacular increment of the Gravitational Force on the zone. So the Electromagnetic Force would be in reality the same Gravitational Force presented at “other format”… If in the matter/antimatter annihilation could, instead of photons, be obtained antiphotons (antigravity) instead of attraction would have repulsion from the rocket engine toward the passage, auto-synchronizing rocket acceleration downwards with antigravity repulsion upwards for maintaining the living areas to 1g…in the Starships to thousands G of constant acceleration…

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Comment on Chernobyl by ScorpionFanGirl https://www.damninteresting.com/chernobyl/#comment-72342 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:35:24 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=131#comment-72342 Ok, so, I’m completely obsessed with Chernobyl. I feel really sad for all the people that died. They didn’t deserve that at all. Also, I really like the show Scorpion and this is an episode I think, or something like this. I really like your site, especially the Pipe Bomber article.

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