17 People Who Found Bizarre Objects and Needed Experts to Solve Their Mystery

9 months ago

Frequently, the various phenomena in our environment leave us perplexed, posing a challenge when it comes to understanding their purpose or origin. It’s hard to imagine how people coped before the internet, but thankfully, we can now unravel any mystery we encounter, thanks to the combined knowledge of some of the most brilliant minds.

1. “Father-in-law sent this for my kids, but we have no clue what this is.”

  • “Are you 100% sure it’s for the kids? Because this is an ironing aid.” © QuirkyWolfie / Reddit
  • “Yep, it’s a sprinkler. My mother used to fill an empty soda bottle with water, cork it with this thing, and sprinkle water on clothing she was ironing to dampen them.” © LenVT / Reddit

2. ’’I found red wax in the keyhole on my front door.’’

  • ’’Careful! It’s a method used by squatters/burglars to see who on the block is using their key or even if there might be empty homes.’’ © Atllas66 / Reddit

3. ’’I found this red and clear rubber toy-like thing!’’

  • ’’Oh! It’s a Lego part. It’s a pair of balloons held by a Lego figure.’’ © trackert / Reddit

4. “I was given this small silver object as a pre-wedding gift with no explanation. It has small lines engraved on it.”

5. ’’It’s leather with a zipper and a rectangle opening.’’

6. ’’What is this black rubber thing attached to a bungee type cord inside my new ski jacket?’’

7. ’’What is this thing? We received this in a goodie bag but I have no idea what it’s supposed to be used for.’’

  • ’’A hook to hang your handbag from a table, so it doesn’t have to sit on the floor.’’ © Poekienijn / Reddit

8. ’’What’s this set of six red metal coils. They are not springy.’’

9. ’’What is this piece of plastic, pointed on one side? I received it as a Christmas gift.’’

  • ’’Looks like a page spreader for reading. The point end goes into the spine and thumb in the hole, so you can hold the book easily in one hand.’’ © K***Fallen / Reddit

10. ’’Is this an instrument?’’

  • ’’A door harp. It goes on the door and “chimes” when people come in. If it wasn’t tangled.’’ © brock_lee / Reddit

11. ’’What are these objects? They’re small, light, and have a middle part that swivels around the center.’’

12. “What is this pop can sized angry faced plastic lady?”

  • This is an Angry Mama. Used for cleaning microwaves. Take her hair off and fill the first line with vinegar, then water. She’s microwaved for a few minutes and the steam that is released through her head holes helps loosen dried crud inside the microwave. © toxic_stars / Reddit

13. ’’What’s this small semicircular rubber object stored along with jewelry?’’

  • ’’It’s a spare pad for an eyelash curler. The parts of the curler that clamp around your eyelashes are squishy so that they don’t damage them.’’ © nadia61 / Reddit

14. ’’What’s this playground thing? The green round part spins.’’

15. ’’What is this? It looks like some kind of lightbulb, found in an archive of radio operators.’’

16. ’’What is this thing in the middle of the wall in my 1906 house?!’’

17. “What is it?! It reminds me of those portable urinals for women, LOL.”

If you’re excited about exploring further into the world of enigmatic items, this article might be just the thing you’re searching for.

Preview photo credit StevieNichole / Reddit


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