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Image In 1992, John Thompson was home alone when he had both his arms ripped off in a farming accident. However he still managed to get up and dial for help by holding a pencil in his mouth. He survived and both his arms were reattached.

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Image In 1719, John Law decided to offer prisoners in Paris something they could not refuse. He offered them their freedom as long as they were willing to marry a prostitute and head off to Louisiana.

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Video The Lizzo crystal flute performance that has offended Republicans apparently. The flute was made in the 1800s for President James Madison

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Image In 1996 Ukraine handed over nuclear weapons to Russia "in exchange for a guarantee never to be threatened or invaded".

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Image Ted is a neutered African lion from the Knowsley Safari Park in Liverpool, UK. A lion like him is the closest we can get as a model for what the extinct steppe lions of Eurasia and North America likely looked like.

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Video Sea lion casually swims in the pool, gets on top of the sunbed

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Image Zhongshu Library in Chengdu, China

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Image The endangered wrinkled peach mushroom

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Video WARLIKE PEOPLE...

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Image In 1532, Incan ruler Atahualpa was captured by Spanish explorer Pizzaro. For freedom, Atahualpa offered to fill a room with gold for the Spanish. The Incas brought over 6000kg of riches - the largest ransom ever paid, but it wasn't enough for them. Pizzaro took the treasure, but still executed him.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 18h ago Helpful

Here's the damage that boars can cause over one night

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 21h ago Silver

Image A friend of mine is having heated floors installed throughout her home.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 8h ago

Video Tools that teachers across the U.S. use to keep students safe in case of a school shooting

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 11h ago

Video This why the end of a tape measure is wiggly and loose

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 19h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Mind Blown

Video Nokia n91 was shipped with a physical hard drive. Here's how it looked

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Image The entire alphabet carved in a lead pencil.

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Image Until 1956, French children attending school were served wine on their lunch breaks. Each pupil was entitled to 4 glasses (125ml) a day

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Image Young 'Thomas Moore', before and after his enrollment at the Regina Indian Industrial School in Saskatchewan. 1890′s.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 17h ago

Video Throwing a rock into quicksand

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Image Adorable little baby owl 🦉

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Image Halloween costumes in the 1930s.

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Image What A Modern Battleship Looks Like With No Water Around It

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 8h ago Silver

These ceremonial swords my dad gave me that were passed down to him starting with his great grandfather

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 5h ago

Image Breathtaking Bridge In Vietnam Looks Like Something From Lord Of The Rings

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 11h ago

Image In the 1640's the Dutch inhabitants of New Amsterdam built a 12' wall to keep the bad hombres out. In 1664 the British ignored the wall and took New Amsterdam by sea. It's now called New York. They took down the wall and built a street. It's called Wall Street

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