We all happen to come across something curious that we have no clue about. This is normal, as the world around us is full of wonderful stuff that nobody would be able to fully understand and see. We cannot know it all and that is fine, as long as the good people of the Internet are here to help.
1. The funnel ball
This is a 90s device meant to be used as a source of fun using a basketball, for example. Weird but cool!
2. The stone furnace
Someone came across this structure and they were puzzled by it. The spaces in the walls are furnaces.
3. The curtain detail
This is a weird-looking item but one person was able to recognize it as a pleated curtain hook.
4. The heat shaft
Someone wondered why there was a drain on the staircase but it was actually a heat shaft coming from a wood burner.
5. The rowhouse
Someone noticed this weird-looking tunnel but they were soon told that it was a coal tunnel.
6. The chassis
Someone was walking through the woods and found what turned out to be a VW Beetle chassis.
7. The zipper
Someone noticed a weird zipper at a hotel and it happened to be a patented system providing bed bugs from entering.
8. The item
Someone found this inside a frozen meal and they were soon told that it was a large seed pod.
9. The doll
Someone discovered this doll at a cemetery and it soon became apparent it was a voodoo doll.
10. The old items
Here is one curious set found in the UK. One user online recognized the set as a cloak pin dating back to the Iron Age.
11. The metal candy
A customer found this in a bag of candy. It turned out to be a size measuring device used for the production line.
12. The item
This is one of the items that boy scouts or survival class attendants need for various activities.
13. The letters
Someone found these letters curious and a user online explained that it used to be a combination lock.
14. The iron pan
This curious little pan found by a person at their home was used to melt lead a couple of centuries ago.
15. The sundial pendant
Someone was puzzled by this huge ring with a rotating center part. It turned out to be a sundial pendant.
16. The tiny door
We are more than certain that almost no one has seen a card table space like this before.
17. The highlighter
What happened to this highlighter is that it was exposed to different temperatures, causing the oil inside to crystalize.
18. The ornament
The owner of this item was puzzled about its origins but it turned out to be a Tibetian ornament.
19. The extension
This little thing that is sometimes found inside matchboxes is an extension used for lighting candles.
20. The old tool
As it turned out, this was not a tool but a device used for carrying books around. How cool is this?
21. The Ecuadorian sand
This person had no idea but there was actually iron sand that happened to be really magnetic.
22. The find
One person found this while renovating their home and it turned out to be an active round that needed to be disarmed.
23. The antique shop find
This was supposed to be a piece of jewelry or something like that but it was recognized to be a bun warmer.
24. The pin
Someone inherited this curious item and it turned out to be a hair pin that was more than 2,000 years old.
25. The book
It turned out that this weird little book was a guide used by the Royal Arch Masonry which is curious to see.
26. The spikes
Someone found this device and turned out to be used as a rescue device in case an ice fisherman falls through the ice.
27. The Google Maps location
Here is a curious find – this place looks awesome. It was believed to be an evaporation pond complex.
28. The baby present
A person received this gift for their newborn but they were later told it was a door silencer that is wrapped around the latch.
29. The item
Someone received this as a part of a health care package in South Korea. It was a hand massager.
30. The drain
Someone found this in their basement apartment and it happened to be an old broken cleanout.
31. The mask
This creepy looking mask was actually the prop used in the old version of the “Beauty and the Beast” movie.
32. The nightstand
It turned out to be a phone stand and the hollow part was meant to house the phonebook.
33. The clouds
The light came from huge greenhouses located just below where the photo was taken.
34. The beads
This string of plastic beads turned out to be an orchidometer – it is meant to determine testicle size.
35. The chipped fork
The left prong of the fork is wider for food separation but it was factory chipped to be as sharp as the rest.
36. The fossil
Someone found this inside a river bed. It turned out it was a fossilized snail casting.
37. The playground
This piece of equipment was meant for kids with lower physical abilities.
38. The glass pieces
What looked like fancy glass dumbells turned out to be a variety of knife rests.
39. The tiny items
Someone found these while digging a new pool. It turned out to be a set of plates for an old dollhouse.
40. The white particles
Someone noticed these white particles on their TV. It was nothing but a reaction of the fire retardant with the atmosphere.
41. The Chip
According to the answer this chip is to ensure the metal detector works correctly.
Here is how it works:
You send X number of testers you get X number back. If you get X-1 or some other number you stop the line until you find your chip. The entire purpose of the test is to make sure that stuff like this–which is supposed to simulate a foreign object–does not get through.
There’s usually paperwork to document this.