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Video The Lizzo crystal flute performance that has offended Republicans apparently. The flute was made in the 1800s for President James Madison

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Image In 1992, John Thompson was home alone when he had both his arms ripped off in a farming accident. However he still managed to get up and dial for help by holding a pencil in his mouth. He survived and both his arms were reattached.

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Image Ted is a neutered African lion from the Knowsley Safari Park in Liverpool, UK. A lion like him is the closest we can get as a model for what the extinct steppe lions of Eurasia and North America likely looked like.

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Image The endangered wrinkled peach mushroom

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 15h ago Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Silver Helpful

Image In 1532, Incan ruler Atahualpa was captured by Spanish explorer Pizzaro. For freedom, Atahualpa offered to fill a room with gold for the Spanish. The Incas brought over 6000kg of riches - the largest ransom ever paid, but it wasn't enough for them. Pizzaro took the treasure, but still executed him.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 14h ago Silver

Image A friend of mine is having heated floors installed throughout her home.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 11h ago Helpful

Here's the damage that boars can cause over one night

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 5h ago Silver Wholesome I'll Drink to That Starstruck

Video Sea lion casually swims in the pool, gets on top of the sunbed

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 12h ago Helpful Wholesome Mind Blown Silver

Video Nokia n91 was shipped with a physical hard drive. Here's how it looked

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Image The entire alphabet carved in a lead pencil.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 13h ago Helpful

Image Halloween costumes in the 1930s.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 10h ago

Video Throwing a rock into quicksand

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 4h ago

Video This why the end of a tape measure is wiggly and loose

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 6h ago

Image Young 'Thomas Moore', before and after his enrollment at the Regina Indian Industrial School in Saskatchewan. 1890′s.

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Image In 1719, John Law decided to offer prisoners in Paris something they could not refuse. He offered them their freedom as long as they were willing to marry a prostitute and head off to Louisiana.

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Image The “Dancing Mania Plague” was a social phenomenon during the medieval times which caused more than thousands of people to dance erratically, until they collapsed from exhaustion or died. It was widespread in many countries throughout Europe, and the true cause still hasn’t been identified.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 9h ago Wholesome Helpful

Video A senile silvery marmoset

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Video Tools that teachers across the U.S. use to keep students safe in case of a school shooting

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Video Ukrainian drag queen Verka Serduchka singing “russia goodbye” at the Independence Day concert held in underground Kyiv metro

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 1h ago Silver

These ceremonial swords my dad gave me that were passed down to him starting with his great grandfather

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Image In the 1640's the Dutch inhabitants of New Amsterdam built a 12' wall to keep the bad hombres out. In 1664 the British ignored the wall and took New Amsterdam by sea. It's now called New York. They took down the wall and built a street. It's called Wall Street

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 7h ago Helpful

Video testing resistance in manual work done with popsicle sticks

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 5h ago

Image This massive sculpture of a waking giant exiting the ground looms in the park of Széchenyi Square, Budapest, Hungary. Created in 2014 by artist Ervin Lóránt.

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Video How to be the parents of baby panda?

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