Oh, hello. I’m Alan Bellows. I founded DamnInteresting.com in 2005 as an outlet for my fondness for writing and my fascination with obscure history. If you’re looking for the individual responsible for most of the writing, editing, fact-checking, artwork, site design, coding, podcast, and music around here, you’ve arrived at the proper person.
I reside in Salt Lake City, Utah with my meteorologist/musician wife and our young daughter. My day job is working as a web developer for TED (of TED Talks fame), and Damn Interesting occupies my after-work-and-weekend time. One fine future day we may have sufficient supporters to make Damn Interesting my full-time job, but in the meantime I am a bit of a bottleneck.