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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 14h ago Heartwarming

/r/ALL Subwoofer vibrations triggers an airbag

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r/interestingasfuck 13h ago

/r/ALL This Is The "Killdozer" On June 4th 2004 a Colorado Man called "Marvin Heemeyer" Would drive into Granby, Colorado In a Modified Komatsu D355A Bulldozer, Causing Approximately $7,000,000 Worth Of Damage

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r/interestingasfuck 13h ago 'MURICA

Corruption is legal in the US, explained in 5 minutes

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r/interestingasfuck 19h ago Starstruck Masterpiece

/r/ALL Lion Dance practise without the costume and the head.

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r/interestingasfuck 7h ago

In the 1880s, the Harvard Observatory director was frustrated with his staff, and would say "My Scottish maid could do better!" So, he hired his Scottish maid. Williamina Fleming discovered tens of thousands of stars and more

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r/interestingasfuck 18h ago

A unique bird feeder mounted in a window

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r/interestingasfuck 11h ago

Beautiful Labradorite from Labrador, Canada. when the local tribes first discovered it, they thought it to be a fallen part of the Aroura Borealis.

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r/interestingasfuck 12h ago

The "kitty stretch", done by different species of cat

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r/interestingasfuck 19h ago All-Seeing Upvote

spectators reacting to the 1986 NASA Challenger space shuttle explosion in real time

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r/interestingasfuck 9h ago

This is 1 in 30 million calico lobster.

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r/interestingasfuck 3h ago

American Siamese Twins: Ronnie & Donnie

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r/interestingasfuck 16h ago

Flash Flooding in a supermarket in Auckland New Zealand

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r/interestingasfuck 2h ago

Makes sense

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r/interestingasfuck 18h ago

Honda used every part of the Accord to make its award winning launch ad in 2003.

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r/interestingasfuck 1h ago

How Australian Magpies sunbathe

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r/interestingasfuck 7h ago

2 Dimes, 200 years apart

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r/interestingasfuck 6h ago

University of Arizona found a bear on Mars

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r/interestingasfuck 14h ago

An unusual jump of a dolphin

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r/interestingasfuck 3h ago

Jackal food is a parasitic plant native to southern Africa. It doesn't photosynthesize-instead, it attaches to the roots of other plants. Its flowers surface after heavy rainfall. The flower gives off a carrion-like stench to attract insects.

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r/interestingasfuck 19h ago

The evolution of Coca-Cola bottle design over almost a century

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r/interestingasfuck 9h ago

The Khoisan are a group of indigenous people who live in Southern Africa. They are known for their distinct physical features, including their tall, slender bodies and elongated heads. The Khoisan are also distinguished by their unique languages, which are tonal and click-based.

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440 Upvotes

r/interestingasfuck 3h ago

Companies that own EVERYTHING

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r/interestingasfuck 4h ago Gold

Interesting explanation of garden path sentences

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147 Upvotes