I watch Lost religiously, and I actually picked up a few tidbits of information from this article on the show by Paul Scheer.
I didn’t catch that there were six Dharma Initiative science stations around the Island. I didn’t catch the Dharma Initiative logo on the shark, or that ghost Walt was speaking backwards. Ethan Rom, the first “Other” that kidnapped Claire in season one, is an anagram for “Other Man.”
The article itself isn’t very well written, though. It doesn’t give enough detail about the characters (it only highlights two) and it mentions the Dharma Initiative stations at the beginning, and talks about “the hatch” later, without noting that they’re the same thing. It also gets a bit too caught up in narrating and leaves out some pretty gaping details in that narrative. But I’m always interested in juicy bits I didn’t get.
Other stuff I discovered after doing some googling: Jack appears in Shannon’s flashback in the hospital where her father dies. Her father was apparently in the same accident as Jack’s future wife Sarah, whom he saved.
Also, you can see the Orientation video here: The Dharma Initiative. And if you notice the little copyright info at the end, it is to the Hanso Foundation. Screw around on this site for a while, and you’ll discover lots of hidden clues to Lost info. Run your mouse over the picture of Alvar Hanso and you see a mirrored letter pop up. Click on it, and the computer screen that we was in this last episode displays, only the message is : Hello? Hello: Who is this? MOLE. Then we see a cryptic letter displayed. The site contains a ton of information on what the Dharma Initiative was attempting to do, including:
The Hanso Life-Extension Project
The Hanso Foundation Electromagnetic Research Initiative
The Hanso Quest for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
The Hanso Mathematical Forecasting Initiative
The Hanso Cryogenics Development Imperative
The Hanso Juxtapositional Eugenics Development Institute
The Hanso Accelerated Remote Viewing Training Facility
I gather there are several Disney-owned sites like this one out on the internet, with cryptic information about the show and hidden pages and puzzles.
Also, check out this photo, from the speculation that the DeGroots, the scientists who founded the DI, are The Others.