Comments for Damn Interesting https://www.damninteresting.com Science, history, and psychology since 2005. In text and podcast form. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:02:24 -0700 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 Comment on The Democratic People’s Republic of Begonias by Christine Ro https://www.damninteresting.com/nugget/the-democratic-peoples-republic-of-begonias/#comment-72702 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:02:24 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=nugget&p=9111#comment-72702 Oops, thanks for spotting that! It’s now fixed as “Kimilsungia”. I hear that in North Korea, getting those syllables wrong is punishable in ways too horrible to go into here…

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Comment on The Democratic People’s Republic of Begonias by ThatGuyAgain https://www.damninteresting.com/nugget/the-democratic-peoples-republic-of-begonias/#comment-72700 Sun, 10 Feb 2019 21:38:16 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=nugget&p=9111#comment-72700 Fascinating! Just to check, is the earlier flower the “Kimilsungia” or the “Kimsungilia”? The article mentions both, but I suspect it’s the former.

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Comment on Every Breath You Take by BirdOfTime https://www.damninteresting.com/nugget/every-breath-you-take/#comment-72699 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:53:53 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=nugget&p=29806#comment-72699 The end of the article is a bit misleading. Your body uses fat in the form of triglycerides which it processes though beta-oxidation and the citric acid cycle to produce ATP. The ultimate end form of the fat used in this process is CO2, which is exhaled, and water, which is excreted via the kidneys and exhaled by the lungs. However the ATP produced is used by the cells as a source of energy to power metabolic processes and heat. Therefore the fat is used to create energy and heat.

Very good nugget.

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Comment on Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay by Frank https://www.damninteresting.com/ten-minutes-in-lituya-bay/#comment-72695 Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:21:34 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=upcoming&p=11593#comment-72695 Most beautiful yet eerie anchorage I have ever taken shelter in. Prior to anchoring here my father in law loaned me a book titled, Islands in the Mist . This book made me understand the history of the bay, yet scared the daylights out of me. Had several restless nights on anchor.

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Comment on Every Breath You Take by Andyb https://www.damninteresting.com/nugget/every-breath-you-take/#comment-72694 Mon, 28 Jan 2019 11:37:53 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=nugget&p=29806#comment-72694 Or not!!

Good article all the same, keep up the good work

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Comment on Vesna’s Fall by JarvisLoop https://www.damninteresting.com/vesnas-fall/#comment-72693 Sun, 27 Jan 2019 22:30:15 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=18#comment-72693 And I am back again, albeit one day late.

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Comment on Every Breath You Take by Hani https://www.damninteresting.com/nugget/every-breath-you-take/#comment-72692 Sun, 27 Jan 2019 21:24:12 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=nugget&p=29806#comment-72692 I’m trying to practice my English. This is a good article to read.
Thanks Mr.Bellows

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Comment on The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon by Loti3271 https://www.damninteresting.com/the-baader-meinhof-phenomenon/#comment-72691 Sun, 27 Jan 2019 06:21:46 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=417#comment-72691 For years I have been seeing the word buffalo at least once per day. I hear it in TV commercials (Buffalo Wild Wings) and Blue Buffalo dog food. I turn on the radio in my car and Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley is playing. I walk in a used record store and the first LP I see is Buffalo Springfield. I watch an episode of the Twilight Zone and a plane is missing. Where did the flight originate? Buffalo NY. I turn on the TV and the sports are on, and they are talking about the Buffalo Bills football team. I search the internet for how to handle grief and loss, and the first reference is TED Talks Buffalo on You Tube. I search the Internet for a handyman, and Nick the Handyman, Buffalo NY is the first reference I see. I open a magazine and the first ad is to purchase buffalo nickels. I open my laptop and the new scene is buffalo roaming the hills. I watch It’s a Wonderful Life for the first time and what song do the main characters sing? Buffalo Gal Won’t You Come Out Tonight. I watch Wheel of Fortune and the puzzle is before and after: Shuffle Off to Buffalo Wings. Every day, sometimes twice per day, I see or hear a reference to buffalo. I read a story to my granddaughter, and in the first sentence on the first page it says “The buffalo woman came out of her tent”. My adult son likes music and he says “Mom, listen to this album I picked up”. The first song I see is Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry. I am on a Southwest Airlines flight and pick up their in flight magazine and what city is highlighted? Buffalo NY. My family calls it my “Daily Buffalo”. It is so weird. I often wondered if other people had a similar experience with their own word or thing. Lately I have been thinking maybe I should take a trip to Buffalo NY. I have flown there twice is my life to see Niagara Falls, but that was a long time ago. Is something calling me to Buffalo?

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Comment on Sordid History of the Salton Sea by Sea2see https://www.damninteresting.com/sordid-history-of-the-salton-sea/#comment-72690 Sun, 27 Jan 2019 02:28:33 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=425#comment-72690 lets get water to the Salton Sea and see life grow again.

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Comment on Steely-Eyed Hydronauts of the Mariana by JarvisLoop https://www.damninteresting.com/steely-eyed-hydronauts-of-the-mariana/#comment-72689 Sun, 27 Jan 2019 01:50:31 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=1101#comment-72689 Couldn’t make it back in time.

Damn.

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