These people took to the internet to try and find out what it is they were holding, looking at, or buying – not only did get their answer, they got a lot of interesting, funny, and cool information too!
“It’s a Georgian/early Victorian mourning ring. The initials belong to the lost loved one.
They were typically made from gold (18k+) and enameled in black. Yours looks like it was made around 1820s-40s.”
“That’s a broken megalodon tooth. Great find!”
What an incredible discovery!
“It obscures the car while being test driven, so the yet-to-be-released models are not photographed and published. The random “wave” patterns effectively hide the body contours and lines.”
“To weigh a letter you clip the letter to the opener, then you hold the bead and if it is balanced that is how much the letter weighs.”
I’ve never seen one of these things, have you?
“It’s a pressure relief hole. If you dropped it, instead of exploding, the hole would pop out.”
Thank goodness for smart people out there.
“It’s a residue of a rocket launch. It’s called Twilight effect. It was done right at sunset so the sun lit the vapor/exhaust trail from underneath.”
Gorgeous! It looks like the Northern Lights.
“Black bobcat. Call tpwd if critters suddenly come up missing but they’re really solitary critters and will move on. They aren’t something to approach.”
Yikes! Keep your distance from this kitty cat.
“It’s a portable men’s urinal for bedbound patients. It is used to pee when you cannot get out of bed.”
You might not want to make your tea with this “kettle.”
“Looks to me like a ww2 one man bomb shelter. Similar one here: https://www.tracesofwar.com/upload/3917101027181156.JPG”
Isn’t history cool? And you might not even know you’re looking right at it!
“Secret Industry by John Pym: The stairwells and lift lobbies of multistorey car parks are not usually areas where people pause to admire the architecture, so John Pym used this to his advantage. The model walkways and ladders replicate their full-scale counterparts and are a playful way of suggesting an alternative, unseen service industry at work within the building. Superficially mundane, some people may use the car park for years without being aware of their presence, while others will notice straightaway. The artist sees it as a reward for those who look more closely at their surroundings.”
“This is not sea glass but a hard resin ‘tracker pebble’ used along this piece of coast to track longhore drift. The pebbles have a serial number, are buried in a location and then refound further down the coast in the shingle by metal detector. The metal coil is included for this reason.”
Just another reason to want to own a metal detector.
“It’s used for bedsore prevention. You would refer to the two hour intervals as a turning schedule.”
Isn’t it crazy the things we don’t think or know about? This is definitely one of them. Thank you to our caregivers!
“It’s an automated delivery, possibly for food.”
We don’t know whether to jump up and down for joy or hide in our house and never come out. The future is here.
“In Denmark they are called a “gadespejl” It is an old invention, basically a mirror that made it possible to view the street from the comfort of your couch.”
We appreciate the ingenuity of this simple little trick.
“It’s called a Papst (german for Pope). It’s for puking.”
Is puking in public a common thing in Germany? We’re concerned.
“The Lucky Iron Fish. I recall hearing that iron deficiency was a serious problem in developing countries due to improper diets that consisted of mostly pastas and rice, which are a poor source of iron.
The solution was to boil chunks of iron with food to increase the iron content but many were skeptical and hesitant to cook with chunks of metal in their food. The iron was shaped into a ‘lucky fish’ that would provided addition health benefits when you boiled water with the fish in it.”
“We call em bee hotels, like many people already mentioned, it is for ‘solitary’ bees (solitary because they don’t love/work/do in hives, but clearly, they live close to one another in this setting) although it can also attract many other animals. These things help the ecosystem”
Everyone should have a bee hotel in their yard!
“Pepper Spray Paint Ball gun. Technically it is a paintball gun, however the paintballs it fires have pepper spray powder inside of them. It’s less than lethal defense.”
That seems much, much worse than a paintball. Much worse.
“The Quester, the private submarine built to salvage the Andrea Doria, now in need of salvage itself.”
Aren’t internet sleuths amazing? They can pretty much find out anything!
“The Black Drum fish fossils. The Black Drum had a short deep body with a high arched back, but a flattish belly. The jaw teeth were small and pointed, but the throat was armed with large, flat, pavement-like teeth with which the drum crushed shellfish, for food. This characteristic separates it from the weakfish and the king fish.”
We want to see what this thing looked like alive!
“It’s a refill container for a marking tool used in sewing. The tool dispenses a fine line of powdered chalk when drawn across fabric. They come in several colors.”
Let’s just hope that’s really powdered chalk inside. You know…after the “party.”
“Former employee, it’s more than likely from their gloves they use to put the meat on the grill.”
You’ll probably want to do your own quality check before you bite into your next fast food burger.
“Small scale meth making device.”
This is so wrong on so many levels. And who’s bed was this found under?! We have so many questions.
“Voice recorder, doesn’t transmit using wireless though so whoever placed this thing there will be back. If this was on your home chances are there are cameras as well.
I would call somebody (if you don’t know how to find this kind of stuff) to look throughly, lamps, beds, sofas, walls pretty much everything. Also call the cops.”
Well, if that’s not super creepy, we don’t know what is!
“That’s two worms making more worms.”
Maybe there are just some answers to questions that you just don’t ever want to know or see.
“They’re childrens’ training scissors. Like for pre-schoolers. The extra holes are so a grown-up can co-scissor and help the kid.”
Why did we stop using and making these? Did they not help little kids? Some things are just a mystery.
“It goes over shoes to give grip on ice. They are called yak tracks.”
This person is seriously relieved.
“It’s a snowman kit.”
Sometimes? The answer is about as simple as you can get. Looks like it’s missing the pipe!
“The glow is related to a commercial cannabis growing operation. That’s the color of grow lights.”
Looks like you don’t even need to smoke the stuff to think you’re seeing things.
“A voodoo altar.”
Alrighty, then. Maybe your friend should consider either moving or getting on the good side of this neighbor.
“It’s a geocache. Judging by the size, it’ll likely only have a list inside for people to sign that they found it. Cleverly hidden though!”
Seeing this cool little thing makes me want to start going out and geocaching!
Woah! Now, that’s something you aren’t likely to see ever in your lifetime. What a cool beach find.
“It’s a mineral mine. It’s the world’s largest lithium deposit.”
There are some strange things going on in the state of Nevada.
“It means do not scare the flamingos. Many people would cross that sign to scare them so that they could fly and get a picture.”
How would anyone understand that’s what it means? There should be some text.
“It is a rain chain, an alternative for traditional downspout of a gutter system.”
What if you attached some small bells to it? It could make a lovely sound when it rains!
“Float Plane Mover. This truck’s job is to move planes up and down a boat ramp into the water. Backing up an ordinary truck+trailer combo down a boat ramp is not easy. With this vehicle, the driver can look straight forward down the ramp rather than in his rear-view mirror, and since the steering wheels are at the back it’s easy to align the truck’s bed with the plane. Most trucks only load at a boat ramp once in a while, since this one does only that, it makes sense to design it specifically for that job.”
“Science. The bleach oxidized the metal parts of your sink.”
So, now you might want to bleach the bleach out of your sink.
“These are the the remnants of a scientific clam survey.”
Thank goodness someone knew otherwise I would have definitely thought it was aliens.
“To transfer groundwater to rivers because of the water level. Since the early 1990’s the groundwater level in Berlin has been rising. Due to lower water consumption the abstraction of groundwater has diminished and the city now has to cope with an extraordinary high level of groundwater.”
“Contrails from a passenger plane. Being close to sunset, the vapor clouds are taking on the same color as any other cloud would have under the same late-day sun.”
It looks like a meteor falling from the sky! We’re glad to hear that it’s not.