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Australian soldiers after being liberated from a Japanese concentration camp in 1945 by haateem74 in interestingasfuck

[–]vafoxhunter 15.4k points15.4k points 22& 3 more (0 children)

My grandfather was in the Pacific with MacArthur and he helped liberate the camps. When he approached one, he saw all the POWs standing at the gate. Then one smiled and said “where ya been mate?” Still one of the favorite stories.

Compressing hot metal with hydraulic press. by mib47225 in interestingasfuck

[–]Hippy_Liberal1 403 points404 points  (0 children)

The first time, it was oxide slag falling off. After that the subsequently smaller sparks were electrostatic discharge. It had to do with the physical movement/disruption of steel crystals, and their associated magnetic fields. The small steel crystals create small magnetic fields inside the steel. They move in reference to each other, inside the block of steel when being squished. When you move magnets next to each other they create electricity. The sparks reduce each time because each time you reshape the block in a specific way it reorients the randomly formed magnetic fields to point in a direction with each other. Each time you do this there's less randomly oriented magnetic fields to be rearranged than there were in the previous time therefore a smaller electrical generation, thus smaller sparks...

This exquisite rice art by farrukhsshah in interestingasfuck

[–]Romantic_Chemicals 78 points79 points  (0 children)

SOURCE (since OP couldn't be bothered to include one): @MariaLynnFamily on Instagram.

A perfect burn can reveal the layer of the skin where most tattoo ink is held, giving the illusion of what the tattoo looked like when it was fresh by [deleted] in interestingasfuck

[–]Joccccccccck 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Please don't spread misinformation like this, it's not how tattoo ink works and people are gonna try this and end up hurt

Demonstrating tank stabilization system with a pint of beer. by Randolm in interestingasfuck

[–]FellatioFellas 5136 points5137 points  (0 children)

that looks rather more than a pint. I would even go so far to call it...a tankard.