Short-form objects of fascination from the editors of Damn Interesting.
A Wealth of Insight
At the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, social psychologist Paul Piff paired off approximately 200 u...
The Unknown Father
Alois Schicklgruber was never quite certain who his father was. Born in 1837, Schicklgruber was the child of Maria An...
The Overlooked Amendment
"Article the Second" was a single-sentence amendment written by James Madison in 1789, intended to be added to the Un...
One Small Step for a Man
During the development of the Apollo moon missions in the early 1960s, the newfangled government agency called “NASA”...
Half a Thought
The smallest denomination coin ever circulated in the United States was valued at five milles, equivalent to one 200t...
Let Us Be Joyful
This curio contains adult themes, reader discretion is advised.
Laßt Froh Uns Sein ("Let Us Be Joyful") is a short...