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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 4h ago Wholesome Silver Helpful

/r/ALL Explaining how to break a ruler using atmospheric pressure, easily

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r/interestingasfuck 3h ago Silver

/r/ALL A group of frontiersman advertising for wives, United States, Montana 1901

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r/interestingasfuck 10h ago Bravo! Helpful Silver Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Starstruck

/r/ALL Art installation called 'Dancing Souls'

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r/interestingasfuck 6h ago Silver 'MURICA Wholesome Helpful

Laser is used to draw on the cup

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r/interestingasfuck 13h ago Wholesome Silver Helpful

Engravings on the top of the pyramids

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r/interestingasfuck 3h ago

An image of the exact moment lightning struck a body of water.

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r/interestingasfuck 2h ago

Charging an electric AMC Gremlin at a curbside charging station. 1hr for 25¢. Seattle, 1973

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r/interestingasfuck 6h ago

Group of calmly looking at the camera while being filmed

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r/interestingasfuck 2h ago

Beluga whale saves an iPhone from the sea in Norway

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262 Upvotes

r/interestingasfuck 23h ago Snek Take My Energy Silver Helpful Wholesome

/r/ALL Sea snakes often avoid humans, but sometime during mating season they became very hyperactive and approach divers. In some cases they have been bitten because those snakes mistaking them for a potential mate

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r/interestingasfuck 5h ago

In the 1950s, an inventor created a parking system that used the spare tire to move the car in and out of tight parking spaces.

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r/interestingasfuck 21h ago Helpful

Side by side comparison with UV camera showing the application of sunscreen and how it prevents sunburns.

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r/interestingasfuck 1h ago

The man in the photo is Grover Krantz. He had both his and his dog's bones displayed after they passed away, because he wanted to remain with his beloved companion forever (Smithsonian, Washington, DC. )

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r/interestingasfuck 22h ago Helpful Masterpiece Silver Wholesome

/r/ALL This is a ball of cannabis oil which contains 3,000 grams of THC

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r/interestingasfuck 6h ago Silver

NASA's future habitats on mars

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r/interestingasfuck 45m ago

Known as the "Giggling Granny" for her eerily cheerful demeanor, Nannie Doss was secretly a serial killer who had brutally murdered four husbands, two children, two sisters, her mother, two grandsons, and her mother-in-law between the 1920s and 1950s.

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r/interestingasfuck 2h ago

Someone can be standing right next to you, seeing something completely different from you

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r/interestingasfuck 7h ago Wholesome

How starfish move

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r/interestingasfuck 13h ago

X27 Color Night Vision, AKA Real-World Truesight!

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r/interestingasfuck 1d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval Silver

/r/ALL 1979 advertisement for London transit showing how the city would look if built by American planners.

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r/interestingasfuck 1h ago Wholesome

This video from 1923 shows a U.S. biplane creating a smoke screen to conceal itself in open waters.

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r/interestingasfuck 18h ago Wholesome

When the whole country of North Korea puts on a show so that visitors believe the country is prospering:

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r/interestingasfuck 3h ago

Falcons on a flight to Saudi Arabia

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123 Upvotes

r/interestingasfuck 5h ago

Setenil de la Bodegas, a town in Andalusia built along the course of the Rio Trejo with some houses being built into the rock walls of the gorge itself

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188 Upvotes

r/interestingasfuck 1d ago All-Seeing Upvote Helpful Wholesome Silver

A true puppet master. The name of the artist is Daniel on the streets of La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain.

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