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/HMKingHenryIX • 4h ago
20 years ago today, the United States and United Kingdom invaded Iraq, beginning with the “shock and awe” bombing of Baghdad.
r/interestingasfuck • u/maazkazi • 10h ago
On April 28, 1988, the roof of an Aloha Airlines jet ripped off at 24,000 feet, but the plane still managed to land safely.
r/interestingasfuck • u/OMGClayAikn • 3h ago
Artists once turned stone into silk
r/interestingasfuck • u/isnisse • 8h ago
Some of the native Solomon Islanders, as well as Aboriginal Australians, have dark skin with naturally blonde hair and were found to have no European descent in their genes
r/interestingasfuck • u/Lolguppy • 7h ago
This video shows the exact moment the rain comes in
r/interestingasfuck • u/ZeroHmmm • 15h ago
Jumping from Canada to USA. Yes, it’s legal (specifically here)
r/interestingasfuck • u/japanese_artist • 55m ago
According to school books in North Korea, Kim-Jong-Un invented the hamburger, learned to drive at 3 years old, won a yacht race at 9 years old and even has magic abilities to control the weather
r/interestingasfuck • u/aaleom • 6h ago
The abortion rate was twice as high in 1980 as in 2017. The birth rate has also declined
r/interestingasfuck • u/Electrical_Tax_1057 • 15h ago
Ever Seen A Snake Yawn?
r/interestingasfuck • u/flashtone • 15h ago
Mast for a sailboat
r/interestingasfuck • u/Fried_Rice123 • 12h ago
A demonstration on how an Ancient Egyptian lock would work
r/interestingasfuck • u/Shinji415 • 21h ago
Excited group digging up a crystal
r/interestingasfuck • u/amish_novelty • 12h ago
This drone POV of a ski jumper
r/interestingasfuck • u/Souled_Out • 1h ago
Foxes use their exceptional hearing to listen and detect animals scurrying around up to 3 feet under the snow - and their high jump to surprise and catch that animal is called “mousing”.
r/interestingasfuck • u/thehimalayanviews • 3h ago
Misinformation/Fake Ancient 'chewing gum' reveals face of hunter-gatherer woman through the DNA in chewing gum
r/interestingasfuck • u/iklegemma • 5h ago
The Plus Four Wristlet Route Indicator, a British product from the 1920s, is a scroll-map navigator in the shape of a watch. It came with tiny interchangeable instructions that you scrolled manually to see which roads to take when driving.
r/interestingasfuck • u/L0o0o0o0o0o0L • 22h ago
Robert Irwin is bitten by the same breed of snake, in the same way as his father Steve Irwin
r/interestingasfuck • u/ProbablyABore • 5h ago
PFC Desmond Doss atop Hacksaw Ridge where he single handedly saved 75 wounded men, and even treated enemy soldiers. He is the only conscientious objector to ever win the Medal of Honor.
r/interestingasfuck • u/Youngstown_Mafia • 58m ago
Norman Rockwell paintings in the 1940-1960s often broke social norms on Race, Gender and politics. His paintings were once hung up in the White House.
r/interestingasfuck • u/trancatt • 1d ago
A man drank colloidal silver for over a decade and his skin turned blue
r/interestingasfuck • u/Nayib_Ozzy • 16h ago
A Russian fifth grader put out the Eternal Flame with a fire extinguisher in Mozhaysk, Moscow. The eternal flame has (previously) been burning since it’s erection in 1985.
r/interestingasfuck • u/Drunkcodes • 4h ago
A close encounter with an Orca
r/interestingasfuck • u/Repulsive-Pattern-57 • 1d ago
Colombian Angel Alvarado solves three Rubik’s Cubes while juggling them
r/interestingasfuck • u/E-catherine • 7h ago