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Image During the 1612 trial of her rapist, Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi was called a whore and tortured in court to determine whether or not she was telling the truth. Even though she stood her ground, the court set the rapist free thanks to the Pope himself. NSFW

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Video How game developers trick you in an open world

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Video A mall in Iran these days

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 10h ago

Video Human sized Bat

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Image Exhausted contestants at a US dance marathon in 1938. You would be eliminated if your knees touched the floor.

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Image Firearm fatalities in the United States 1990 to present

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Video The Microsoft Windows 1995 launch party

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Video Suicidal Doesn't Always Look Suicidal

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 13h ago

Image Boston college has a policy that employees' kids can attend for free, as long as they are accepted. This janitor has five kids, all of whom got in, saving nearly $700k in tuition.

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Video Service dog that knows when it's human is going to have fainting episode before the human knows

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Image The collision of two worlds in NYC.

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Image On 2nd March 1983, Marianne Bachmeier was sentenced to 6 years in prison for shooting Klaus Grabowski seven times inside a courtroom. Klaus was a 35 year old regular sex offender who had abducted and killed Anna, her 7 year old daughter in 1980.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 2h ago

Image Chang and Eng Bunker, the first widely known Siamese (conjoined) twins. Between the two of them, they fathered 21 children.

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Image Robert McGee, the man who was scalped as a child by Sioux tribe in 1864

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Video Gotta respect the Hustle!

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Image What a great idea

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Video This has no scientific bearing whatsoever, but in some African societies there's a belief that when a woman without underwear jumps over a sick animal, they are healed.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 7h ago

Video This is Faith; an 11 year Greyhound who had a major stroke BUT...

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Video An architectural puzzle that requires 116 precise steps to solve

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Image The Swiss Mini Gun holds the Guinness World Record for the smallest functioning revolver in the world. It measures 5.5 cm long, 3.5 cm tall and 1 cm wide, weighing only 19.8g. While its reduced size may be unusual, this tiny firearm has all the same features as a normal-sized double-action revolver.

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Video Infinity mirror used for a bottomless well themed table

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Image The first submarine used in war - American Revolution. Ezra Lee launched the first submarine attack on the HMS Eagle by attempting to attach a time bomb to the ship. He failed.

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Image "Go design me something original" they said.

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 4h ago

Image Incredible art work on a Bridge in Germany..

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r/Damnthatsinteresting 11h ago

Image Abraham Lincoln in 1861 vs 1865 shows a 4 year difference during wartime. Lincoln once said, “I am a tired man. Sometimes, I think I am the tiredest man on the planet".

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