Monday, February 20, 2012

A Darn Interesting Website

If you like historical and scientific trivia, you will love Damn Interesting, a great website featuring amazing stories about oddities and adventures.  These are some of my favorite stories:

Steely-Eyed Hydronauts of the Mariana
The daring exploration of the Mariana Trench

Rider on the Storm
A Marine pilot in a parachute is trapped inside a storm.

The Unfortunate Sex Life of the Banana
Bananas are tasty freakish clones of hybrid plants.

Heavy Water and the Norwegians
Norwegian resistance fighters try to sabotage Hitler's nuclear ambitions.

The story of a tiger loving hunter

The Extraordinary Astrologer Isaac Bickerstaff
An astrologer wakes up dead, thanks to Jonathon Swift.

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