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15 strange objects that make users seek help online

Sunday, 19/05/2024, 22:02 (GMT+7)

Here are 15 bizarre items that made people turn to the internet to determine what they are.

Many people feel puzzled when encountering strange objects and have no idea about their actual purpose. While some choose to ignore them, others take a smarter approach.

They opt for the quicker route by seeking help from the online community, instead of trying to figure out the use of the items on their own.

At Wikiany.net, we have compiled a list of questions about strange objects found from all over the world.

1. "Shard of pink glass with the word "Wife" on it, found in the dirt while gardening in south Minneapolis, MN, house built in 1911"

The post has the caption: "I found this in the dirt while digging, it looks antique. I am wondering if anyone recognizes what kind of jar or bottle it might be from or what it's original purpose may have been. It is a pink almost opalescent glass."

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Answer:  It's a bottle fragment of "My Wife's Salad Dressing."

2"Approx 1m tall metal pole with metal parts on top seen in rest area in NSW, Australia"

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Answer: It's a double wheelie bin stand.

3. "Heavy silver coloured non-magnetic small cylinder with small hole in middle, fits in the palm of my hand and with no grip nor ability to hold a screw. It has a pyramid like stack of the same material on one end, and a cut out on the other end"

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The post has the caption: "We found it on a table in our office, but can’t really pair it to anything around us. It’s quite heavy for its size. Perhaps made of stainless steel, since it is not magnetic. It has a small hole through the entire thing, but there is no ridges in it (so it can’t be screwed on to something). There is nothing on it that can move, spin, rotate or grip anything. It is as simple as it looks."

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Answer:  the sort of fitting that could retain the corner of a glass panel in the cut-out portion.

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

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Answer:A caddy spoon is a short-handled spoon used for measuring the dried tea from the tea caddy, where it was stored, to the teapot, and most commonly in use from the late 1700's to the mid Victorian period, although examples continue turning up dated into the early 1900s.

5. "Grey and solid metal angle with a threaded post and multiple holes. Weighs about 5 ounces. Found in the attic above the folding ladder."

The video has the caption:"Grey and solid metal angle with a threaded post and multiple holes. Weighs about 5 ounces. Found in the attic above the folding ladder."

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Answer:That is a type of hinge like you find on a refrigerator, but also on metal cupboard or cabinet doors.

6."Small metal rod with forked ending and gap. Sturdy. Found in trunk."

The post has the caption: I found this small metal rod in the trunk of my car (spare tier compartment) and have no idea what it is for or if it actually belongs. Pen for size.

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Answer: Google suggests it is a spring tool, for holding and maneuvering springs.

7."Unknown origin metal “storage” box on stand with hinged double doors"

The post has the caption:  Box body appears to bronze or brass as the surface is tarnished from age. Two doors open on each side and are hinged and not removable. It has been in the family as long as anyone can remember and no one knows where it came from or what it’s purpose is. Many people say it reminds them of a casket for a baby but hopefully that’s not the case! Any ideas are appreciated!

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Answer: It looks like a dough proofing box.

8. "Ring like thing that came out of my milkshake "

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Answer: it's a plug for the machine. It keeps a space plugged for unused flavor spaces. It wasn't secured properly with a clip, and it popped out. A standard Taylor shake machine has holes for the flavor hoses to be added. The hoses pump the flavor in, and it mixes as the shake dispensed. If a flavor is out or not being used, the hole for the hole is capped, so the milk mix doesn't shoot out the side.

9. "Plastic half-sphere frames, 16 inches diameter. They snap together to make a slightly oblong sphere."

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Answer: Chicken ball cage to free range, rabbit hutch outdoor

10. "Some sort of beauty tool in my grandmas bathroom? There is a grip on the length of it and the tip is rubbery. "

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Answer:  It’s a gum stimulator — a dental device you use to keep your gums healthy.

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

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12. “Hollow small glass object with a weird opening. What is it?”    

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Answer: A weird bud vase

13. "What is this metal tray under the buttons on this elevator at a hospital parking garage?"

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Answer: Old ashtray to put out smokes before you get on.

14. "What is the function of the ring hole on the front pocket of my backpack? "

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15. "What is this tool?"

Found at friend’s camp (old house on a river in the woods), which has been in his family for decades so it could pretty old. Top metal part spins. It has handle like a screwdriver does and is about the length of an average screwdriver.Solved! 

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