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Internet Users Shared Their Head-Scratching Findings That Are More Like Riddles Until You Realize What They Actually Are

You can find nearly anything on the internet. And people who bump into something unusual turn to it to find answers. On Reddit, there’s a topic where users easily solve challenging riddles. They know everything about mysterious marine creatures, extraordinary tools, and exotic musical instruments.

Bright Side likes to learn more and more about this world, and internet users are ready to share their knowledge with us. Enjoy!

15. “Found these unusual scissors. They’re uncomfortable to hold, in either hand, 2 or 4 fingers.”

These are children’s training scissors for preschoolers. The extra holes are needed to let a grown-up co-scissor and help the child.

14. “What is the purpose of these mirrors? I came across them in Trosa, Sweden.”

In Sweden, these mirrors are called “Skvallerspegel” which can be translated to “gossip mirror.” In the Netherlands, they’re called Spionnetje, or “small spy.” These mirrors allow you to see what’s going on in the street from the comfort of your couch. They can be also found in Norway and Finland.

13. In Spain, why are there water bottles outside all the driveways and entrances?

Citizens use this approach to fight cats’ and dogs’ urges to mark their territory. Maybe animals don’t want to pee where they can drink water or the bottles serve as obstacles that confuse them.

12. “My girlfriend found this shell on the beach.”

This is a sea urchin skeleton.

11. “What is this tube full of balls in the wall?”

It’s a termite indicator.

10. An unusual tree

It’s the Agave Americana in blossom.

9. “I saw this in a shop near Manchester.”

It’s a tool that helps you get your boots on and off. Inside the tool there are hooks that help you put your boots on.

8. “20 years of research and the internet is my last hope!”

These are the teeth of a Black Drum fish.

7. “Found this at an antique festival near Atlanta. It’s 17” by 5.5″."

It’s for rolling newspapers into a “log” for the fireplace.

6. I found some kind of jellyfish on the beach.

The Portuguese man o’ war (Physalia physalis) is a marine hydrozoan (invertebrate.) A big transparent bladder is filled with gas, which lets it float on the water’s surface. Its tentacles have stinging cells and the poison is dangerous for human beings.

5. “Something’s falling out of the sky.”

No, it’s not a UFO. It could be a condensation trail produced by an aircraft. Contrails are composed primarily of water, in the form of ice crystals.

4. “Found this in my grandfather’s basement.”

This is called an ocarina, and it’s an ancient musical wind instrument.

3. “Found this figurine in the forest near my house.”

It’s a broken part of a candle holder.

2. “I found this on the Caribbean side of Eleuthera in the Bahamas at low tide.”

It’s a sponge. They don’t have nervous, digestive, or circulatory systems. They consume oxygen, filtering water through their bodies.

1. “What is this fish for?”

Iron deficiency is a serious problem in developing countries. These fish help people get enough iron if they boil these figurines in water.

Have you ever found anything unusual?

Please note: This article was updated in April 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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