18 Times People Were Given a Mystery and Managed to Solve It

2 years ago

If you’ve found a mysterious microchip on your underwear, don’t panic. There can be a good chance that no one is watching you and the answer is much more simple. Online detectives from Reddit can solve even the strangest cases.

We at Bright Side have lifted the veil of secrecy and we want to share 18 strange things people found, that finally have an answer to what their purpose is.

1. “We had a dinner table conversation. What do you think it is?”

Answer: Lemon juicer

2. “What is this object at a restaurant construction site with a handle on top?”

Answer: “Airflow meter for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning to help balance the system

3. Black cast iron frying pan with a raised solid flat surface in the center of the pan

Answer: It looks like it might be a doughnut skillet.

4. “What is (the intended use of) this oddly shaped silver spoon?”

Answer: “A caddy spoon is a short-handled spoon used for measuring dried tea from a tea caddy, where it was stored.”

5. “A white plastic tube with a + and protrusions on the side. What is it?”

Answer: An emergency gas funnel

6. “What is this loop inside my coat, next to where the sleeve is?”

Answer: It’s for the belt.

7. “Wedding gift, circa 1963. A glass bowl with an angle on a wooden pedestal with a dark rim. Any specific purpose?”

Answer: A slant bowl for terrariums

8. “These weird tweezers. Probably a kitchen tool.”

Answer: Looks like it’s for squeezing lemon pieces to catch seeds.

9. “Weird key. I’m not sure what it goes to.”

Answer: It’s a tubular emergency key for tubular locks.

10. “A weird set of cards I found — there are a total of 44 cards, the holes and the suits seem to be in random positions.”

Answer: I think it’s a Gaff Deck for magic tricks.

11. “This weird wrapped car. The lights were wrapped in cloth. Serial numbers all around. Anything significant or just tacky?”

Answer: It obscures the car while being test-driven, so the yet-to-be-released models are not photographed and published.

12. “A new bra I bought online has a ’microchip’ inside of it. It looks pretty fake to me but can’t pinpoint what it is exactly.”

Answer: New age “healing” stuff, like the magnetic bracelets and such.

13. "I found this on the side of the road. I think it’s made of marble. What is this thing?

Answer: It’s a lipstick organizer from Anthropologie.

14. “What is this? UK home and don’t know how to turn it off.”

Answer: A part of a ventilation/dehumidifier thing

15. “Weird electronic key”

Answer: It’s a key for an engine immobilizer system.

16. “It looks like a cast-iron pitcher.”

Answer: It’s an old lantern lighter.

17. “What is this metal kitchen device with a spring-loaded set of rings used for?”

Answer: It’s an egg poacher.

18. “A chair with a hole”

Answer: It’s a spinner’s chair, for sitting at a spinning wheel. They are still being made today.

Which thing was the most surprising for you? How often do you see modern devices that confuse you?

Preview photo credit thebeatmix/reddit


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