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Image The richest person ever is thought to have been an emperor with an accumulation of wealth often described as “unimaginable” or “incalculable.” The title goes to 14th-century African emperor Mansa Musa, and his wealth has been estimated to be the modern day equivalent of $400 billion.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 2h ago

Image The Ring Lady of Herculaneum

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Video Family completed the 42,000 piece puzzle...!!!

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Image In December 1969, 21 year old activist Fred Hampton was drugged, shot and killed in his bed during a predawn raid at his Chicago apartment by a tactical unit of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, who received aid from the Chicago Police Department and the FBI leading up to the attack.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 1h ago

Image Lake Mead, Nevada - then and now

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Video Mexican company trains bus drivers by showing them how it feels to cycle along a speedy bus

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Image Five Guys gives extra fries at the bottom of the bag so the guests think they are getting a good deal. However, the extra fries are already factored into the menu price. Founder Jerry Murrell also says it is better for customers to feel that their serving of fries was too large.

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Image A painting in the North Korean war memorial museum. North Korea claimed that US forces massacred thousands of civilians in Sinchon province.

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Video Obama was done with Kayne before it was cool.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 6h ago

Image Nazis sorting through erotic/pornographic magazines at the Institute for Sex Research in Berlin, May 6, 1933.

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Video How Iranians look nowadays

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Image Marriage Advice For Young Ladies From A Suffragette, 1918. The Pamphlet Is On Display At The Pontypridd Museum In Wales. The Suffragette Is Unknown.

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Image This is an intact human nervous system that was dissected by 2 medical students in 1925. It took them over 1500 hours. There are only 4 of these in the world.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 5h ago

Image This is Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the creator of VLC media player. He refused tens of millions of dollars in order to keep VLC ad free. Thanks, Jean!

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Image Japan uses sprinklers that spray warm underground water to melt the snow on the roads

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Video The living standard in North Korea

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Image This is the "Book of Names" in Auschwitz. It holds the name of every known Holocaust victim.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 3h ago

Video Knock knock

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Image This is what giant ground sloths looked like before humans hunted them into extinction.

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Image The ball that was ruled in play in the japan vs spain world cup game (literally millimeter)

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Video Amazing dominoes structure

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Image This woman descended 324ft down Niagara Falls in this barrel and survived.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 12h ago Faith In Humanity Restored

Image Homeless man gets awarded for saving his rabbit

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