12 Mysterious Objects That Stir Curiosity Regarding Their Purpose

7 months ago

At times, we come across objects with unclear purposes. Previously, our choices were restricted to seeking guidance from informed individuals or acknowledging that certain mysteries might persist unresolved. Nowadays, the internet acts as a valuable resource to assist us in unraveling these enigmas. In this compilation, we present 12 remarkable discoveries, each accompanied by equally perplexing explanations.

1. “What is this blue lightweight plastic thing? It has some give to it. It looks like it may fit a kids hand. No markings.”

Answer: It’s a balloon tying tool.

2. ’’A housewarming gift. It’s half wood, half marble. What is it?’’

Answer: It’s a salt & pepper “pinch pot”.

3. ’’What’s this green plastic scissor handle with metal loops and plastic teeth. No identifying marks.’’

Answer: It’s a herb stripper. Sprigs go in the loops; teeth are closed, and stalks are pulled out.

4. ’’What’s this plastic handle? It has a metal triangle thing on top that looks like it might be used to put grooves in something.’’

Answer: Linoleum cutter. We used them in school, you carve linoleum which is like rubber/silicone and then make oil prints.

5. ’’What is this half-circle inside the drawer of a credenza?’’

Answer: It’s used to hold any small item the drawer user chooses.

6. ’’Found this plastic open/close case with a rubbery triangle. It says ’Safety Shield’ on it.’’

Answer: It’s a pill splitter.

7. “Two leather straps are screwed to the wall above the head of a bed in an executive hotel.”

Answer: It’s a shelf, just missing the board.

8. ’’What’s this ceramic object with dull ceramic teeth that fit perfectly in the palm of your hand?’’

Answer: It’s a paste maker for small veg items like garlic or ginger. You put this on top of what you want to make into a paste and move it around with pressure. In no time you’ll have garlic or ginger paste.

9. ’’What in the world is the square end of this old potato peeler for? Even Grandma didn’t know.’’

Answer: It’s for frenching green beans.

10. ’’What’s this molded plastic thing? It’s been in our bathroom for a long time.’’

Answer: It tightens the bolt on the underside of the toilet seat.

11. ’’Found this in my wife’s things. Please tell me it’s not what I think it is!’’

Answer: Did you touch it? It’s a chewing toy for babies.

12. “This thing is hanging from the ceiling in my new bathroom between the tub and shower. Made out of flexible wire and plastic. About 4 feet long.”

Answer: It’s for using the shower steam to steam a suit jacket, wrinkle removal on the cheap and easy.

If you have a strong interest in delving deeper into the realm of perplexing items, this article could be precisely what you’re looking for.

Preview photo credit Josh_Your_IT_Guy / Reddit


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