What do nearly 7 million people and some of the coolest, most spectacular things on the internet have in common? The ‘Interesting As F***’ subreddit! A massive community with some of the best content on Reddit, this subreddit will make your jaw drop with their posts. And you’re bound to feel like your IQ, imagination, and creativity are improving by the minute. Personally, these posts make me feel like the world’s far more magical.
We’ve collected some of their most eye-popping and entrancing posts for you to enjoy, dear Pandas, so scroll on down and feast your eyes and your minds. Remember to upvote your fave pics! We’d also love to hear from you which pics surprised you the most. And if you have any ‘interesting as fudge’ facts to share as well, our comment section is always open to you! Oh, and read on for Bored Panda's interview with MaxLemon, one of the subreddit's moderators, who told us all about how they manage an online community of such size.
These 3 Jewish Men Arrived In Auschwitz On The Same Day, & Were Tattooed 10 Numbers Apart. 73 Years Later, Sandi Bachom Photographed Them Meeting For The First Time For The Last Eyewitness Project, As Free Men Who Survived To Build Families And Prosperous Lives
Turkish Garbage Collectors Open A Library With All Of The Books Citizens Discard In Their Trash
Moderator MaxLemon told Bored Panda that even though the subreddit gets lots of content, it's not so terribly expansive that moderating is impossible.
"Essentially, we utilize the AutoModerator function to highlight key words and phrases as well as post types. Then we hand review those highlights and either approve or remove said postings. AutoModerator only highlights about 5-10% of the posts in a queue of 100 per page, however, and so the majority of the work is going through manual reports and making a judgement call on whether or not something follows our community guidelines."
According to MaxLemon, sometimes the moderating tasks are pretty easy. "Like if there's a poorly written title, if there's text on an image, or if it's obviously spam. In other cases, you have to act like a detective and build a picture of why something got reported or if the user who is being reported is genuine," they explained that the moderators' job can get pretty hectic at times.
A German Circus Is Using Holograms Instead Of Live Animals For A Cruelty-Free Magical Experience. And It's Cool
102-Year-Old Beatrice Lumpkin Put On A Face Shield And Gloves And Took Her Ballot To The Mailbox Today. When She Was Born, Women Couldn't Vote
Some Drugstores In The Czech Republic Introduced Shampoo And Shower Gel Filling Machines. Customers Can Refill Their Empty Bottles With Various Products So They Don't Have To Buy A New One Everytime
"It should be no surprise that with a subreddit as large as ours that there is always an attempt to advertise from a third party or scam the users and so part of our work is rooting out those false people, countering their spam tactics, etc."
We also wanted to find out MaxLemon's opinion about where the line between something that's "just" interesting and intersting AF lies. "The line is hard to define, to be honest, and it definitely varies by moderator. If the same thing was posted multiple times on our subreddit, it's no longer interesting AF, much less interesting. If it feels like it fits more on /r/mildyinteresting, then it's not iaf."
My Grandpa In Front Of The Plane He Flew In World War II. He Is 97 Now
A Bonsai Apple Tree Growing A Full-Sized Apple
Biracial Twin Sisters Born To A White Father And A Half-Jamaican Mother
Like the moderators of the subreddit say, their community is meant for “almost anything” that people find incredibly interesting. And with that kind of content, it’s no surprise that people have been flooding in since 2008 (yup, the subreddit has been online for over 12 staggering years!).
The size of the subreddit is absolutely shocking. So much so that the team curating the content that makes its way to the front page of the subreddit has some help from automated moderators to help keep everything flowing nicely. Two of the mods are AIs: AutoModerator and BotDefense. It only makes sense to enlist their help when your community has boomed to such an extent. Let’s just hope that the AI mods don’t turn against their fellow redditors.
Saying Goodbye To A Species, The Very Last Male Northern White Rhino. A Powerful Photo Of 2018
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Why we find some things interesting and think other things are boring is more complicated than it seems. Tom Vanderbilt, author of ‘You May Also Like,’ spoke with ‘The Atlantic’s’ Julie Beck about why people like things. According to him, our taste (i.e. our likes and dislikes) is humanity’s way of ordering information and filtering the world.
Taste is also a form of social learning that has turned into a way of figuring out what activities and things are linked to prestige. In other words, if someone we respect likes something or finds something interesting, then you’d better bet your bottom dollar that we’ll instinctively want to check it out.
“There’s no silver bullet theory for explaining anyone's taste. It's always a mixture of exposure, of culture, of a person's personality. And none of these are particularly static or fixed. The nice thing about tastes is that they are subject to change. We can kind of always be reinventing them and reinventing ourselves a little bit,” Vanderbilt said.
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U.S. Marshalls Escorting The Extremely Brave Ruby Bridges, 6 Years Old, To School In 1960. This Courageous Young Girl Is Known For Being The First African American Child To Attend An All-White Elementary School In The South
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Photographer Gets One In A Lifetime Shot Of Meteor By Accident
This Sculpture By Issac Cordal In Berlin Is Called ‟politicians Discussing Global Warming.”
I Run Down An Old Dirt Road. Trash Is Dumped There. One Day I Stopped And Found A Box Of Money. All The Envelopes Are Different Countries All Over The World. Mostly Date From The 1700s-1900s. The Oldest Is A Coin From 1621. I’ve Got Some From Countries That No Longer Exist. I’m Still Researching
On This Day 40 Years Ago Terry Fox, A 21 Year Old Canadian Who Lost A Leg To Cancer, Began An East To West Cross-Canada Run To Raise Money And Awareness For Cancer Research. He Ran The Equivalent Of A Full Marathon Every Day And Made It 143 Days And 5,373 Km Before He Lost His Battle With Cancer
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Hanako, A Koi Fish Who Died At The Age Of 226. In 1966, Two Of Her Scales Were Removed And Extensively Studied To Determine Her Age. She Was The Longest Living Koi Fish (C. 1751 – 7 July 1977.)
About 100,000 People Take To The Streets Of Warsaw Poland To Oppose Tightened Abortion Law
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The Arabian Sand Boa Never Fails To Amuse Me, As It Strongly Resembles A Small Child’s Best Effort At Drawing A Snake
Chimp With Alopecia Reveals A Truth Usually Concealed In Fur: Chimps. Are. Ripped
Russian Photographer Andrey Pavlov Takes The Most Mind-Blowing Macro Photographs Of Ants That You Will Ever See
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This Is Daisuke Inoue, The Inventor Of Karaoke. He Did Not Patent The Machine Because He Wanted To "Teach The World To Sing". He Earned Nothing From The Billion Dollar Industry His Invention Has Spawned And Has No Regrets. Photo Is Of Him And The Very First Karaoke Machine Ever Made
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Finally Got My Prosthetics In!
Sweet Octopus Chandelier My Buddy Made And Installed Today!
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Mosaics Of A Roman Villa Were Found Under A Vineyard In Negrar, Italy
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When The Maldivian President Held The World's First Underwater Cabinet Meeting To Sign A Climate Change Sos
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