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Mod Post Rules of the Subreddit. If these are broken, your comment/post will be removed and you could be banned. You should read this before posting.

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Posts must be interesting as fuck (IAF)

This is a purely subjective rule. Just because you find something IAF does not mean it belongs here. It's impossible to define what is IAF, but for a general idea browse the top posts of all time from this subreddit. It's easier to define what isn't IAF, here are most of the things that are NOT IAF.


The content of a post (image/gif/video/article) and title must be interesting and interchangeable. The title must describe the content of the post. A post which has the content of a portrait of Albert Einstein with the title listing all of his accomplishments is not interesting as fuck, the content must show those accomplishments. The content of the post must show/depict what the title says.


Things that aren't IAF

  • mildly interesting things, kinda interesting things, interesting things

  • Social media screenshots, or screenshots in general.

  • No unnecessary sound

  • Memes, funny things, edgy content

  • Things that are purely cute

  • Things that are NSFW

  • Click bait, "Top 10 best X"

  • Just because something is old does not inherently make it IAF.

  • Hold your phone a certain way to see an image, or shake your head to see an image, or light mod/dark mode pictures

Note: Breaking this rule usually just means your post gets removed. (extreme violations, as in you have no idea what belongs here will get you perma banned)


Titles Must be descriptive

Titles should describe the content of the post. If you're going to claim facts/interesting as fuck stuff in the title the image/gif/video/article/content should show that claim in some way. Titles like "Wow, this is awesome", "top 10 best posts EVER" will get you banned. This isn't a click bait subreddit. Titles that "piggy back" off of other posts, like "Since we're posting Mcdonalds...." will also get you banned. You also shouldn't include where you're cross posting it from, just throw a source link in the comments.

We don't need unnecessary information in the title, just describe what you're posting.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you a temp ban in most cases (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban).


If needed provide a source

If you can't completely explain why the content of the post is IAF please comment with more explanation. If your post claims something that most everyone can't easily confirm from reading your title and viewing your content please provide some type of proof of what you claim. Do not claim ownership or creation of something you did not create. Do not post false or misleading information

*Note: Breaking this rules will get you perma banned in most cases. *


Don't spam

Pretty self explanatory, don't post spam, don't spam the subreddit with many links. If you're solely posting to promote yourself/sell something you will be banned.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you permabanned.


No gossip or tabloid type material

This isn't the place for celebrity news, or general "TIL" type posts.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you temp banned in most cases (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban.)


No text on images/gifs/videos

In most cases text on an image is useless. It can be put into the title or into the comment section. Text on gifs is sometimes useful, but still preferred to put information into the title and/or into the comment section. This also encourages discussion. There are some exceptions to this rule, mainly dates or little labeling on images/gifs/videos. Youtube videos are not allowed

Note: Breaking this rule will get you temp banned (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban.)


Be Civil

It's perfectly fine to disagree with anyone about most things, but there is no need to insult the person. Debate/discussion/talk about the idea/content, not the person. If someone is arguging in bad faith, concern trolling, baiting, general trolling, or just being a rude individual REPORT THEM, DO NOT ENGAGE with them.

Note: Breaking this rule will get you at minimum temp banned, the more offenses/worse they are means the longer the ban (combined with other broken rules, or multiple offenses will mean a longer temp ban or permanent ban.)


Other things to note:

  • If the moderators feel you/your post(s)/your comment(s) are harming the subreddit they will be removed.

  • This sub filters new users in order to remove spam. If you are a new reddit user, please gain some karma and wait before posting. This is to prevent spam and new users who don't understand reddit

  • The rules are final, there is no debating them, doing so could increase your ban.


r/interestingasfuck 6h ago Wholesome

/r/ALL The play-dough of this Cranium board-game keeps producing these crystals over time

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r/interestingasfuck 5h ago Helpful

This store has a winter simulator for testing out winter clothing

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r/interestingasfuck 10h ago Helpful Looking Wholesome Silver Press F Platinum

/r/ALL A Meteorologist from the University of Reading shows just how long it takes water to soak into parched ground, illustrating why heavy rainfall after a drought can be dangerous and might lead to flash floods.

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r/interestingasfuck 7h ago Rocket Like Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Starstruck

Carmen Amaya “the greatest Flamenco dancer ever" & first woman to master this intricate footwork originally reserved for males (1944)

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r/interestingasfuck 4h ago

Cement fence handmade to look like tree trunks

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r/interestingasfuck 3h ago Silver

Recent droughts in Europe once again made visible the “Hunger Stones” in some Czech and German rivers. These stones were used to mark desperately low river levels that would forecast famines. This one, in the Elbe river, is from 1616 and says: “If you see me, cry

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r/interestingasfuck 8h ago Helpful

Death Valley just had it's 4th 'once-in-a-thousand-year rain event in the past two weeks. 75% of Death Valley’s annual rainfall fell in 3 hours.

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r/interestingasfuck 4h ago

John All fell into a 70-foot deep crevasse in a glacier on Mount Himlung. He broke 15 bones, dislocated his shoulder and had internal bleeding. For the next four hours he climbed the overhanging ice walls with only one arm and miraculously got out. During breaks he filmed himself and his progress.

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r/interestingasfuck 8h ago

Cleaning women washing a crucifix, 1938.

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r/interestingasfuck 13h ago Wholesome

In Turkey this bear went to honey farm and ate lots of honey and fainted.

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r/interestingasfuck 15h ago Ally Silver Wholesome

/r/ALL Transforming Vintage Cars to Electric

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r/interestingasfuck 2h ago

Gymnast's core balance

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r/interestingasfuck 5h ago Silver

The most remotest settlement in the world: Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is situated in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. Roughly 270 people live on this island and call it home.

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r/interestingasfuck 9h ago

Stalin at his wife’s funeral - “she softened my heart of stone. With her died my last warm feelings for humanity”

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r/interestingasfuck 12h ago Silver

It's called 1 and gone

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r/interestingasfuck 18h ago Helpful Silver

/r/ALL Yemeni students leave their Kalashnikovs outside the classroom as they take their exams

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r/interestingasfuck 21h ago Wholesome Helpful

/r/ALL Flooding in Washington DC

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r/interestingasfuck 10h ago

EMU space suit helmet hammered from a single disc of fine silver.

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r/interestingasfuck 1d ago Gold Helpful (Pro) Mind Blown Wholesome Narwhal Salute Platinum Helpful Silver

/r/ALL Saturation divers live at the bottom of the ocean for 28 days at a time in complete and utter darkness. They work in an incredibly hostile and alien environment and are rarely recognized for their courage.

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r/interestingasfuck 11h ago

Bioluminescent algae embedded in sand

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r/interestingasfuck 1h ago

Scarbo, by Ravel, is regarded by many pianists as the most difficult piece in all of piano literature

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r/interestingasfuck 18h ago

The interior of the Orient Express. This long-distance passenger train was created in 1883.

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r/interestingasfuck 4h ago

L'enfer Cabaret, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris. Built circa 1890. The doorman, dressed as the devil, greeted customers by telling them "Enter and be damned!." Inside patrons were served by waiters dressed in devil suits. It was demolished in 1952.

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r/interestingasfuck 17h ago Silver

Satellite image of north-west europe

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r/interestingasfuck 12h ago

A dogs complete color spectrum

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