Comments for Damn Interesting https://www.damninteresting.com A collection of fascinating true stories from history, science, and psychology. In text and podcast form. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:56:01 -0600 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Comment on The Greatest Baroque Composer Never Known by Steven https://www.damninteresting.com/the-greatest-baroque-composer-never-known/#comment-72030 Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:56:01 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=13453#comment-72030 I just spent two hours listening to the music of Biber, because of this great story. Thanks for that.

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Comment on The Reconstruction of Ulysses S. Grant by richs https://www.damninteresting.com/upcoming/the-reconstruction-of-ulysses-s-grant/#comment-72029 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:46:46 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=upcoming&p=13800#comment-72029 Regarding the sentence, “They liked Grant, who let it be known his opposition to his boss”:

I believe that the expression “let it be known” should be followed by “that”, which would require the sentence read, “They liked Grant, who let it be known that he was opposed to his boss”.

Alternatively, one could drop the word “it”, and the sentence would read, “They liked Grant, who let be known his opposition to his boss”.

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Comment on Sordid History of the Salton Sea by No BS https://www.damninteresting.com/sordid-history-of-the-salton-sea/#comment-72027 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:50:31 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=425#comment-72027 The modern Salton Sea was the result of a major Colorado River flood. This happened before dams, e.g., Hoover, was constructed. Flood water can only get to the Sea via Mexico who was using Colorado River water for irrigation. The flood waters were diverted back into the Colorado River bed when a private-enterprise railroad reconstructed a levy that had washed out by the flood. If man were not involved, the Sea would dry up – a natural event. As long as Colorado River water is diverted to the Imperial Valley via the All-American Canal, the Sea will remain at some reduced size. Part of today’s salinity load comes from sewage treatment for Calexico, Mexico. Enough dams cannot be built that would provide sufficient water to “refresh” the Sea and keep it as a fresh water entity.

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Comment on The Rise and Fall of William J. Sidis by S https://www.damninteresting.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-william-j-sidis/#comment-72026 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:38:00 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=715#comment-72026 Just goes to show there are more valuable things in life than IQ…

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Comment on The Remains of Lady Be Good by Phc https://www.damninteresting.com/the-remains-of-lady-be-good/#comment-72025 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:33:04 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=489#comment-72025 I was born in 1961 my dad named me Patrick Hatton after Colonel Hatton

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Comment on Urine For a Treat by Wagonerjc https://www.damninteresting.com/urine-for-a-treat/#comment-72022 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:14:24 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=362#comment-72022 I have found my own urine to be an effective wound dressing. Read John W. Armstrong’s book The Water of Life If you want to learn more.

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Comment on The Deepest Hole by Tom https://www.damninteresting.com/the-deepest-hole/#comment-72021 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:07:26 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=567#comment-72021 An old film entitled “Crack in the World” speculated a nuclear bomb detonated at the lowest possible depth would solve the drilling problem. It worked (and probably would in real life) But there were unintended consequences. (Perhaps in real life, too)

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Comment on Sordid History of the Salton Sea by freedomsea71 https://www.damninteresting.com/sordid-history-of-the-salton-sea/#comment-72017 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:31:07 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=425#comment-72017 It is sad. I went to visit on 03/15/2017 for the first time and then I went home to watch more history about this place. I ran with the documentary Plagues and Pleasures it broke my heart to see that on our own back yard there are this issues with this community. A promise that was never delivered and then again we are sending money else where and trying to fix the problems of other countries while on our back yard there is huge need of restoring this community or helping them out to move out of this place until the issues of the water is fixed. As my part I am going to do some more research and see what resources are out there to help this community.

Any one interested you can respond to this comment. Because the government is not going to anything its the community that we need to unite and do something for this people.

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Comment on Sordid History of the Salton Sea by Salton4x4 https://www.damninteresting.com/sordid-history-of-the-salton-sea/#comment-72015 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:28:12 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=425#comment-72015 So, the pop-up says you need (another) $703 to keep the site on-line this month [13mar2017]. What? No wait, WHAT? $703 dollars, what the hell type of gold plated hosting do you have? For $10 a month you can get a good plan, heck even at $100 a month for an awesome plan you are still saving $603. How do you need ( another ) $703, I just don’t get it. What, are you paying yourself, is this your job? I don’t know, just can’t get my head around it, just stopped by to get a little history on how the sea was made. Really, ( another ) $703, still can’t get over it. OK, whatever, I’ve taken up enough of your time. The sea does smell bad.

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Comment on The Greatest Baroque Composer Never Known by Aussie https://www.damninteresting.com/the-greatest-baroque-composer-never-known/#comment-72014 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 03:05:13 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=13453#comment-72014 Thank you Jennifer for a great article. Thanks to this I’m currently listening to Missa Salisburgensis and I’m really impressed. I’m already planning to listen to the other works by Biber you mentioned.

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