Comments for Damn Interesting https://www.damninteresting.com A collection of fascinating true stories from history, science, and psychology. In text and podcast form. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:53:59 -0600 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Comment on Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds by jp thomas https://www.damninteresting.com/ghoulish-acts-dastardly-deeds/#comment-72218 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:53:59 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=upcoming&p=14684#comment-72218 Nice catch, Chris, on “Brussel sprouts”

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Comment on Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds by Chris https://www.damninteresting.com/ghoulish-acts-dastardly-deeds/#comment-72217 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:20:50 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=upcoming&p=14684#comment-72217 Love the the following wry vegetable based sentence construction re. Dr. James Brussel, the psychologist who profiled the bomber :

Brussel’s conclusions sprouted mainly from his observation that F.P. must be a “narcissistic paranoiac,” deduced from the man’s manner of communication….

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Comment on Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds by jarvisloop https://www.damninteresting.com/ghoulish-acts-dastardly-deeds/#comment-72216 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:46:31 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=upcoming&p=14684#comment-72216 Crud.
That was supposed to be “Thanks for the education!”

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Comment on Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds by jarvisloop https://www.damninteresting.com/ghoulish-acts-dastardly-deeds/#comment-72215 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:46:01 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=upcoming&p=14684#comment-72215 Mr. Bellows:

As always, incredible writing.

It’s also that I had never heard of the Mad Bomber prior to your article, and I am 64. I lived through some of his history.

Thanks for education!

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Comment on The Seizing of the Pueblo by TBone https://www.damninteresting.com/the-seizing-of-the-pueblo/#comment-72214 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:38:39 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=588#comment-72214 WIUPgamer looks like he wants to get a ship reclamation crew together! Foolhardy? How long to do you think you would have to get a ship that stopped its engines almost 50 years ago up and running before the authorities were all over you?

With the heightened state of emotions with DPRK since this article was written 11 years ago, would be better to send in a covert team to scuttle the ship where she lays tied up as a tourist attraction. Frankly, I’m amazed that wasn’t done years ago! You might not even need a team. You would think after all these years, one smart bomb could target the PUEBLO precisely without even mussing the bollards she’s tied to and promptly send her to the bottom of the harbor! That should freak out the locals for awhile. What are they going to say? You sank our tourist attraction that we stole from you!

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Comment on Heavy Water and the Norwegians by Neal https://www.damninteresting.com/heavy-water-and-the-norwegians/#comment-72213 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:37:50 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=848#comment-72213 I watched the HERO’S OF TELEMARK last night for at least the 15th time.I stars Kirk Douglas & Richard Harris, great flick. Goes just like the article hear. Watch if you can you won’t be dissapointed.

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Comment on Eyewitnesses to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by jarvisloop https://www.damninteresting.com/eyewitnesses-to-hiroshima-and-nagasaki/#comment-72212 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 01:09:51 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?p=522#comment-72212 And let us hope that North Korea does not use a nuclear weapon.

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Comment on Fire and Dice by LObsTeR https://www.damninteresting.com/fire-and-dice/#comment-72211 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:37:35 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=upcoming&p=14960#comment-72211 Back in 2015, I stayed at this hotel — on the 22nd floor — and in a fit of morbid curiosity, I pulled up the 1980 MGM Fire Investigation Report to see if the room I was staying in was one of the victims’ rooms. The report mentioned that a couple of deaths on 22 occurred in the center stairwell due to the fact that the doors locked from the inside; and since this one particular stairwell had no roof access, once inside you were now committed to only going to the very bottom.

Because thick black acrid smoke was funnelling up the stairwells, anyone who entered and let the door close behind them were absolutely screwed. I took a peek into this very stairwell and was shocked to find out 25 years later these doors still lock from the inside; to this day, once you venture into the stairwell, you are trapped and must descend to the bottom. I propped the door open and took a little tour and discovered the only way out is at the very bottom where there is one emergency exit with one of those big red paddles you must push that activates an alarm. This is so stupid on a thousand levels. There are occasions where people have family or friends on adjacent floors and might just want to skip the elevator and walk up a flight. Perhaps someone might want to walk off that evening’s buffet slop and walk up 10 flights.

I mean, the elevators gave you free reign of the building, so it’s not like they’re worried about guests accessing other floors they “don’t belong on”, so what could be the official reason? How on earth are locked stairwell doors a safety measure and why do you suppose they insist on keeping it that way when those locks are the very thing that ended up killing people? If the official answer is “we don’t want smoke from the stairwells to fill the hallways” then they are basically saying “if you’re already in the stairwell and it’s full of smoke, too bad, no air for you, sucka!”

(PS: The stairwells at the residential tower unfortunately named “The Torch” in Dubai which caught fire recently have some sort of feature that somehow makes them fire and smoke-proof — so the technology apparently exists. Bally’s of all places could take notice of this..)

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Comment on Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds by Brother John https://www.damninteresting.com/ghoulish-acts-dastardly-deeds/#comment-72210 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:16:58 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=upcoming&p=14684#comment-72210 I’d like to point out to you that despite the bad name McCarthy lent to the era, the Rosenbergs were guilty as hell and got what they deserved, and we should be doing a bit more of that. And the “Red Scare” doesn’t deserve the scare quotes, nor does it deserve the tone of voice I heard as I listened to the podcast. It was a very real thing, and we had very good cause to be concerned.

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Comment on Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds by Dom https://www.damninteresting.com/ghoulish-acts-dastardly-deeds/#comment-72209 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:28:04 +0000 https://www.damninteresting.com/?post_type=upcoming&p=14684#comment-72209 Why aren’t there footnotes on ANY of the paragraphs? Sloppy AF

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