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11+ Weird Discoveries That Raised Some Questions

Brittany Rae 6 Oct 2020

Life is full of surprises, as they say. Even though we're prepared for whatever life throws our way, there are some things that we'll never truly understand. But, that doesn't stop us from getting to the bottom of certain mysteries.

Luckily, there's a place on Reddit just for that. The subreddit r/WhatIsThisThing is a place where people can post photos of unknown objects in the hopes that someone knows their true purpose.

1. This odd piece of metal was found in Guam.

Reddit | genopsyism

It's actually part of a failed rocket launch out of China! The rocket was carrying a communications satellite from Indonesia. The launch was aborted and the rocket broke up over Guam.

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2. Well, this sure is odd.

Reddit | s1l4z_behr

"I found this metal object. No text or numbers. Can retract to be the size of a bracelet."

The answer: It's the opening of a purse! A very, very tiny little purse. It's missing the bottom part, aka the actual bag part.

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3. This goat has handlebars.

Reddit | SurprisedComrade

Here's why:

"[...] I'm confident that this goat is a dumb[expletive], and after about the 900th time that the farmer had to free this guy from a fence that he had stuck his head through, horns and all (and couldn't get back out), the farmer settled on this method of ensuring that the goat couldn't stick his head through far enough to get his horns snagged."

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4. So, what on earth is this thing found in Czechia?

Reddit | killedbyboneshark

"User u/-ImOnTheReddit- shared something about baubotanik architecture or living architecture. [...]"

It was mistakenly identified as a 3D maze for kids, but in reality, it's more like a living building!

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5. This was found while renovating a home.

"Looks like a WWII British 2" mortar round. They did not use chemical weapons in WWII so the filler is likely high explosive but could be WP or Illum."

They contacted Explosive Ordinance Disposal, who confirmed it was indeed an old mortar round. It was removed.

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6. So, what's a miracle eye on a clock?

Reddit | blkdev

"I think it is a light sensor that can be turned on and off. When on the clock will not make chime noises unless it senses light. This way at night it does not wake people up."

I had no ideas clocks could do that!

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7. I would fully destroy this.

Reddit | u/whalegut

So, this was installed at a Reddit user's neighbor's place, and it gives off a wickedly loud alarm twice a day for 10 minutes. So, what's the purpose?

Just to irritate people. That's it. It's a noise-making machine. Those people are monsters.

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8. This one had me on the GROUND.

Reddit | Pw_w

The poor, innocent soul who posted this had nothing but jokes directed at them. For those who don't know, this is a herb grinder — but it's mostly used to grind cannabis. The more you know...

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9. Um, what on earth are these?

Reddit | xCLINTx22

"Arrived in the post for me. Small glass tubes with 2 tiny ball bearings in them. No idea and not something I’ve ordered."

They're used in fishing lures to attract the attention of fish! Still not what the person ordered, though.

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10. These thumb-sized bits were found in a glass of water.

Reddit | John5671

The water was poured and then sat next to a nighstand overnight. In the morning, these were floating in the glass.

"[...] my guess is some sort of flocculant/coagulant used in tap-water treatment, that somehow made it past the system and was still dissolved/in suspension in the water," said one helpful Reddit user. I'm glad there was an explanation that wasn't gross.

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11. So, there's nothing wrong with this house.

Reddit | u/Tapple_Juice

But, there's no denying that it looks weird. Here's an explanation as to why that might be:

"Just a guess, but maybe built during the '70s energy crisis. A home near where I grew up was built with a berm around most of it to save on heating and cooling."

Well, that's one way to save money!

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12. This looks more suspicious than it is.

Reddit | samu126

I think it looks like a rocket. Apparently, it's an aircraft drop tank, aka a fuel tank for an aircraft. Now, how it got in a backyard is beyond me.

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13. Banana for scale.

Reddit | map-6346

So, turns out that this is a real, functional wrench. "Big bolts require big wrenches. Anchor bolts, large towers..."

I was not expecting that. Apparently, it weighs 30 pounds!

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14. This answer is HILARIOUS.

Reddit | redditmantim123

"Me and my parents found this in our backyard earlier today (it reads "do not enter poison gas") it's on a circular concrete thing."

It's the cap to a septic tank. It is, in fact, a tank full of dangerous poop.

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