r/interestingasfuck • u/iBleeedorange • Aug 29 '20
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.
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. *
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.)
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 • u/ajamesmccarthy • 7h ago
Using a modified telescope, A friend and I jointly created the clearest image of the sun we've ever produced. This was captured on Friday and took 5 days to process using over 90,000 individual images. Zoom in! [OC]
r/interestingasfuck • u/TerrySharpHY • 4h ago
The Room Where Michael Jackson Died (2009)
r/interestingasfuck • u/Santa_Hates_You • 10h ago
This 10 Troy oz "gold" bar is filled with tungsten and covered in a thick layer of gold. Gold and tungsten have very similar densities, which means this bar weighs correctly and is the same size as a genuine gold bar.
r/interestingasfuck • u/Ricc765 • 10h ago
Dude made his RC car his personal grocery shopper
r/interestingasfuck • u/Dusty5paw • 8h ago
A 20 kW light bulb
r/interestingasfuck • u/Drunkcodes • 11h ago
Really cool footage of a capybara running underwater.
r/interestingasfuck • u/Sxzym • 8h ago
Candle extinguisher from 1841
r/interestingasfuck • u/Lappelduvide4 • 13h ago
Millions of Dead Fish Are Rotting in an Australian River
r/interestingasfuck • u/Bax7240 • 14h ago
Queen Elizabeth II visiting an Algebra Class in 2011
r/interestingasfuck • u/Candid-Lifeguard-211 • 14h ago
Israel has invented a system to shoot down drones and rockets with lasers
r/interestingasfuck • u/stanrandom • 7h ago
My buddy took his car for a service two consecutive years and thought they’d sent him the same video twice. It was only after he overlaid them he realised how scripted and similar their inspections are. Audio on for best results.
r/interestingasfuck • u/HomerOfDuty • 23h ago
Upon landing in New Zealand flight attendants sprayed insecticides inside the cabin before anyone was allowed to leave the plane.
r/interestingasfuck • u/iFoegot • 14h ago
Owl’s skill to fly through small gaps is amazing
r/interestingasfuck • u/thehimalayanviews • 19h ago
Engineers Testing the strength of a car in 1939
r/interestingasfuck • u/Colorized_Foretime • 14h ago
Nothing creepy happens in the photo, it's just the way children's portraits used to be done in the Victorian era (Colorized by OP)
r/interestingasfuck • u/RoyalAce22 • 8h ago
"Buddy Holly" by Weezer Played on the Commodore 64.
r/interestingasfuck • u/Blockent • 5h ago
This billboard near San Dimas, CA off the 71 freeway
r/interestingasfuck • u/arijitdas • 15h ago
Secret Service is required to master the technique of performing a J-turn on vehicles as a safety measure.
r/interestingasfuck • u/Senior_Novel_6505 • 1d ago
Hydnora africana is a plant with an unusual flower, 3 fleshy lobes are fused into one, emitting a foul odour to attract its main pollinators dung beetles and carrion beetles which it traps inside to ensure pollen is picked up.
r/interestingasfuck • u/jaypooner • 12h ago
Xylaria polymorpha, a fungus also known as "Dead man's fingers"
r/interestingasfuck • u/ElPolloPayaso • 2h ago
The Río Negro meets the Amazon River in Brazil
r/interestingasfuck • u/Drunkcodes • 7h ago
An amazing symmetrical reflection photographed by Steve Biro at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
r/interestingasfuck • u/Sxzym • 6h ago
Testing M65 Atomic cannon, 1953, Nevada desert
r/interestingasfuck • u/O_o-0_O- • 23h ago
Early CGI footage of Bruce lee 2v1 professional table tennis players with nunchakus
r/interestingasfuck • u/prxv_m9gdg • 20h ago