15+ Mysterious Things That Turned Out to Have Easy Answers

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It is normal to get overwhelmed by different emotions when we come across a never-before-seen item. While we might have a feeling of discomfort or even fear, at first, a spark of curiosity and excitement quickly follows. Because, we’re reminded that our planet is an infinite box of wonder waiting to be explored. And that our lives are so exciting, because every single day is a chance to learn something new.

1. ’’What a liter bottle of soda looks like before compressed air is added.’’

2. ’’These were all over the beach. I think they were alive.’’

Answer: ’’It’s a marine invertebrate animal, called a tunicate. They also have hearts that beat and a complex circulatory system.’’

3. ’’Weird looking thing, found in a rockpool’’

Answer: ’’That is some kind of construction glue or epoxy that has hardened’’

4. ’’I found this little guy under the stairs in a parking garage. His hair is made by what seems like glue dipped into dirt?’’

Answer: ’’It is a worry doll. You tell your worries to it, and put it under your pillow at night. It’s supposed to take away your worries while you’re sleeping.’’

5. ’’Found this on an apple.’’

Answer: ’’These are green Lacewing eggs.’’

6. ’’Objects that sound like bells.’’

Answer: ’’These are clam bells, often worn by Indian dancers on their ankles or wrists to accent their movements.’’

7. ’’This was found in the backyard. The months are spelled out and the year states 1827.’’

Answer: ’’It’s a practice gravestone scrap. Someone who carved gravestones would practice engraving lettering and drawings on this broken piece of stone.’’

8. ’’This fell out of one of my dad’s record sleeves.’’

Answer: ’’It’s for curtains. The pointy end faces up, pierces the curtain and the dull end goes in the rollers for drapes.’’

9. ’’I saw these in sidewalks in 2 cities in Norway.’’

Answer: ’’They are snow/ice sensors.’’

10. ’’This circular object on top of a car’’

Answer: ’’Bubbl, it’s like an Uber but targeted toward kids or those with extra concerns around who the drivers are.’’

11. ’’My girlfriend found these in her dinner.’’

Answer: ’’These are vegetable bugs. They get stuck on the underside of leaves and on stems.’’

12. ’’A plastic ’hook’ that is probably used as a kitchen tool.’’

Answer: ’’It’s for opening ring pull cans.’’

13. ’’What are these things I keep seeing them at nearly all the London bus stops?’’

Answer: ’’It’s potato art.’’

14. ’’Wooden torch-like thing, bulb-shaped end, with regular notches cut into it.’’

Answer: ’’That is absolutely a molinillo. We use it for making hot chocolate with chocolate.’’

15. ’’These weird crystals are growing on my highlighter.’’

Answer: ’’The highlighter went through varying changes in temperature and destabilized causing oil to separate and crystallize.’’

16. “It’s been a mystery to me and a friend of mine for 20 years. I found this on the beach in Pensacola, FL and have asked marine biologists, taken it to museums with no luck.”

Answer: The skeleton of a Freshwater Drum’s pharyngeal teeth.

Were you able to guess the purpose of some of these finds? When was the last time you were truly surprised by an item?

Please note: This article was updated in January 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Preview photo credit XxUFOxX11 / Reddit


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