5 unusual items whose purposes are unknown to people

Thursday, 15/02/2024, 16:46 (GMT+7)

Experience moments of curiosity. What exactly is that object?

Whether you stumble across a random item while rummaging through boxes on your way home from work or find something interesting in a store but can't quite figure out what it's for, we've all been there. 

In our daily lives, we often encounter countless things that make us wonder what their purpose is. Luckily, there's a large online community that can help you uncover the secrets behind these mysterious objects. The following 5 unusual items are sure to pique your curiosity.

1. A small blue plastic object

A Reddit user left several users confused after shaking a blue plastic object in search of answers about the purpose of the small blue plastic object.

Below the post, some users jumped into the comments to try to figure out the purpose of the little blue plastic object, while others admitted they were short on ideas.

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A user randomly found a blue plastic object with a hole in it at the end of the house, but they had no idea what to do to find it. It turns out it has even more special features.

One user gave their answer:  “I have this exact thing. It’s the antennae from this snail thing; it completely disassembles and is so annoying we threw it away”

2. 3 cm long flat-bottomed translucent plastic object

One user shared a three-centimeter-long piece of translucent plastic on Reddit in an attempt to find out what it was and was left stunned. 

The post was titled: “We come across these random items all the time when cleaning out our drawers'.

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In the photo, the pink object looks like a rubber bottle, and it turns out to be a source of interest.

Some users shared their thoughts, however, others admitted that they had no idea what it was.

Below the post, One user gave their answer: “I think it’s a toy hamster water bottle. I remember having something like this when I was young with my Littlest Pet Shop set. The current orientation is upside down.”

3. White plastic kitchen utensil

One user was left baffled after sharing an unusual item on the X platform. They mentioned discovering it in their kitchen but had no idea about its purpose or what it was.

Following the post, several users collaborated in an attempt to find an answer, but unfortunately, none of them were familiar with it.

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This particular kitchen utensil, made of white plastic, may appear ordinary at first glance. However, upon closer inspection, it reveals its intriguing nature. While many kitchen tools are known for their simplicity, this one stands out as "unusual." Surprisingly, its purpose proves to be quite valuable and often overlooked.

One user commented:  “Looks like it would be used to stir the contents in a blender. It inserts in the top to stir it”

4. Strange things floating in the water

The occurrence of peculiar floating objects in water left this Reddit user astonished. However, an online user shed light on the process responsible for their formation.

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They said:  “Looks like congealed polymer used in water treatment processes

As a professional wastewater operator, I can provide some insights. Polymers, which are long carbon chain molecules with different charges, are added to facilitate the aggregation of particles and assist in their settling.

Typically, these polymers have a clear and widespread appearance. However, in certain situations, such as when a polymer spill is cleaned up with water or when they get stuck in pipes and repeatedly impacted by a positive displacement pump, they can form the observed structure.

5. Oddly shaped metallic object

A metallic object of peculiar shape, featuring a handle and spherical ends, caught the attention of many. While some may have encountered a similar item before, this Reddit user had a hunch that their assumption was incorrect, leading them to seek answers online.

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The revelation came when someone provided the answer: "It is actually a body massager."