17 Weird Objects That Puzzled the Entire Internet

Curiosities
4 months ago

Many internet users enjoy sharing photos of unusual objects and challenging others to guess their functions. We wanted to test our knowledge and curiosity by trying to figure out what some of these items are used for. In this article, we’ll reveal the answers and explain the origins of these mysterious things.

“My ex left me this gift of my dog, what is this hole on the top?”

Answer: “It’s a personalized dog planter for a tiny plant. You can send in a pic of your dog, and they’ll create one that looks similar. They are also super pricy.”

“What is this clip tool attached to a wristband?”

Answer: It’s for someone playing in instrument in a marching band to hold their sheet music.

“I found this thing in my basement. I have no idea what it is.”

Answer: Looks like the base of a yarn winder. Toyota was in the fabric loom business originally.

“What is this?”

Answer: “Today is my birthday and I turned 55. But nothing made me feel older than seeing this post and knowing immediately what these were. Flash bulbs. Oh my God, I’m so old.”

Vintage furniture with an unclear purpose

Answer: It’s a rack for newspapers and magazines.

“I found this flat spoon-sized racket with a king handle.”

Answer: It’s a vintage letter opener.

“My mother’s friend found this with her mother’s possessions.”

Answer: This is used for clipping gloves to your handbag.

“I found this in our new house on the top landing banister rail. Seems like it’s meant to hold something but not sure what it is?”

Answer: It looks like a hair dryer holder. But it’s unclear why the previous owners chose such a strange place for it.

“I found this in a random box of kitchen supplies.”

Answer: It’s to slice bread.

“What is this thing? A green & white pendant of some sort was found in my stocking 18 years ago. No one knows where it came from.”

Answer: It’s a jadeite pendant with a space to hold herbs or sandalwood. The word on the back is “fu” which means “luck”.

“I inherited this 10 years ago and I just found out it opens. Why?”

Answer: This is a perfume bottle.

“My grandma is getting rid of a bunch of old silverware. I wonder what this is?”

Answer: It’s a sugar scuttle.

“I found this at an old decommissioned salmon canning facility.”

Answer: It cleans the chimney.

“What is this attachment on the shower wall in our apartment? It looks too wide to hold soap.”

Answer: It’s a soap dish/sponge holder.

“I found this hanging in the basement of our new house.”

Answer: It’s a horse brass strap, they hang off horse tack for decoration.

“I found this under my bed, it must’ve belonged to the last au pair. What is this thing?”

Answer: It’s an orchestral conductor’s baton.

“My boyfriend found this in his room and now demands explanations. I don’t know what it is and where it came from.”

Answer: “I can tell you what that thing is... A RED FLAG! It’s a woman’s hygienic article wrapping, and it’s you who should be asking what it is doing in his room.”

Many everyday items often have a purpose that we may not even be aware of. Here are some of the additional functions of things we use almost every day.

Preview photo credit brancoamf / Reddit

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