All of us, at one point or another, have dreamt about finding a lost treasure box filled with excellent antique rarities that will provide us with an infinite fortune. Such wishes come and go, but some people still manage to find a real lost treasure in the most unexpected places. Of course, to each one their definition of a cache is unique, so our list includes such interesting things as ancient Viking swords, gemstones, and coins, as well as a nest of adorable baby bunnies. After all, aren't cute baby animals an unexpected treasure?

And much like with love, the most significant discoveries on our list were made when people stopped looking for them. You could spend all day dragging a metal detector across the beach, but often it is the person taking a casual stroll that happens upon the coolest stuff. At least the people on the list below would probably agree with this philosophy; each one found their own finders keepers at the most random times and in some very odd places.

Scroll down below to check out this neat list of cool things and historical finds that people happened upon while they were out and about. Don't forget to upvote your favorites on this list of interesting stuff!

#1

So My Friend Found A Message In A Bottle While Fishing

So My Friend Found A Message In A Bottle While Fishing

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm glad he respected his wishes. Happy journeys, Mel!

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#2

Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

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Ross Carter
Community Member
1 year ago

It should read "Mr.Sanderz" though for total authenticity

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#3

My Friend Works In Recycling. He Found A Filled Diary From 1941

My Friend Works In Recycling. He Found A Filled Diary From 1941

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Kwj
Community Member
1 year ago

Must be very interesting to find.

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#4

While Walking On The Beach In Hawaii My Wife And I Found This Glass Ball That Had Become The Home Of Small Marine Ecosystem

While Walking On The Beach In Hawaii My Wife And I Found This Glass Ball That Had Become The Home Of Small Marine Ecosystem

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a tiny glass planet!

Lars Lasersson
Community Member
1 year ago

With sail ships! =)

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

You found an orb. This one will protect you against water based spells. ♥

Herb Eaversmells
Community Member
1 year ago

Its a glass fishing float. They are tied to nets or fishing lines to keep them floating.

Boudica
Community Member
1 year ago

That is beautiful! :-)

Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful blue planet

Madhu Mitha
Community Member
1 year ago

looks like a little globe.... beautiful!

Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 year ago

An Antique glass fishnet float. These are rare, and sometimes worth a lot of money. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_float

Lynn Noyes
Community Member
1 year ago

Have you ever thought that somewhere a huge alien is holding the earth in her hands?

Bill Hepfer
Community Member
1 year ago

No

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Allison Albee-Bryant
Community Member
1 year ago

This is an authentic glass fishing float. It's common name is a fish ball. There could be a stamp on the knot, which indicates where the float originated. There is a small book offered on the net which can answer your questions. These floats are becoming difficult to find as they are not manufactured anymore.

Cheryl Hildebrand Papin
Community Member
10 months ago

Definitely worth checking into!

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 year ago

Hope you put it back where you found it. I have a feeling you did.

Natasha Forchione
Community Member
1 year ago

I was thinking the same thing! It would be said if he disturbed this little community.

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

We found many whilst living in Japan. Hope they put it back.

Harry Whatley
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a fishing net float, probably from Japan.

Joley Hidaka
Community Member
1 year ago

i heard about these when i was a little girl and i've always wanted to find one...

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Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Love it - wow

Sandy Townzen
Community Member
1 year ago

That is an antique Japanese fishing float. Congrats on a great find.

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope you returned the community back where it was

Donna Bandy
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW ! Beautiful ! Looks like someones art work done intentionally ! What nature can do !

Samantha Comerford
Community Member
1 year ago

PUT IT BACK. How would you like it, if someone dug up your home, and left you unable to eat and breath

Michael Young
Community Member
1 year ago

"The Earth's a Big Blue Marble / When you see it from out there / The sun and moon declare / Our beauty's very rare."

Patience Gent
Community Member
1 year ago

Goose barnacles

Diane Mackereth
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! What a find!

Trizia Norris
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful

Savannagh Ryane
Community Member
1 year ago

It used to be used for weighting fishing nets. Different sizes and mainly used by the Japanese. Dad had hundreds.

Joan Sewall
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes a planet

Jia Kia
Community Member
2 months ago

Take it home and keep it in a tank without the creatures.

Brenda Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope you put it back.

Lynn Hussey
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful..nice find!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Did you put it back in the ocean ?

Ed Lesperance
Community Member
1 year ago

Hope you returned the living organisms to the sea.

Jorge Paba
Community Member
1 year ago

BONITO

Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 year ago

What a beauty!

Fred Burrows
Community Member
1 year ago

Little Big Planet

Cat on a bike
Community Member
1 year ago

This looks like a magical object from a fantasy movie. The white thingies like wings.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 year ago

I've seen this before: https://en.wikipedia...)_cover_art.jpg

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 year ago

and for a close-up: http://www.antimusic.com/news/17/January/05A_Look_Back_At_Yes_Fragile_Album_45_Years_Later.shtml

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Sue Grigg
Community Member
1 year ago

When I was little we lived in Hawaii, these floats were commonly found on the beach and people collected them. Probably not so common anymore, I'm not sure fishing boats still use glass for floats.

Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

Put them baaack!

S Bagci
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so cool :)

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#5

Thankfully My Dad Found Them Before He Started Mowing

Thankfully My Dad Found Them Before He Started Mowing

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
1 year ago

I suspect that they are cottontails, the only rabbit species that does not burrow. Other than cottontails all rabbits nest underground. All hare species nest above ground too: it has me wondering now where cottontails are on the Lepidorae phylogenetic tree - I shall go off and be a biological nerd!

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#6

A Little Patch Of Clover In A Bottle

A Little Patch Of Clover In A Bottle

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SandaPanda
Community Member
1 year ago

Mother earth is just trying to make the nature beatiful again... :/

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#7

8 Year Old Girl Saga Found A Sword From The Iron Age In Lake Vidösten. Estimated To Be About 1500 Years Old, It Is The First Sword Of Its Kind To Ever Be Found In Scandinavia!

8 Year Old Girl Saga Found A Sword From The Iron Age In Lake Vidösten. Estimated To Be About 1500 Years Old, It Is The First Sword Of Its Kind To Ever Be Found In Scandinavia!

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Wij
Community Member
1 year ago

all hail the queen of sweden!

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#8

Found A Guinea Pig That Was Abandoned In The Woods While I Was Playing Disc Golf. She Has A New Home Now

Found A Guinea Pig That Was Abandoned In The Woods While I Was Playing Disc Golf. She Has A New Home Now

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

i love Guinea Pigs. They's so adorable.

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#9

My Nephew Found A Sea Shell With Squid Eggs Inside

My Nephew Found A Sea Shell With Squid Eggs Inside

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like an alien invasion ;)

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#10

This Blue Crayfish I Found In The Mountains Of West Virginia

This Blue Crayfish I Found In The Mountains Of West Virginia

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Madhu Mitha
Community Member
1 year ago

the deep blue colouring of the crayfish is absolutely gorgeous...

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#11

This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach

This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach

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Szilamer Jakab
Community Member
1 year ago

"A series of unfortunate events" anybody?

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#12

Daughter Found This Branch And Uses It As Her Magic Wand

Daughter Found This Branch And Uses It As Her Magic Wand

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This appears to be an example of cristation, or fasciation, where a point-shaped apical meristem becomes elongated along an axis perpendicular to the normal direction of growth. The colloquial term for the phenomenon is 'cresting'.

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#13

Quartz Found In Arkansas Is Worth $4 Million

Quartz Found In Arkansas Is Worth $4 Million

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

And now the question is what to do with this monster: Earrings or ring...?

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#14

Opened Up BBQ For The First Time This Spring And Found Some Hungry Wings

Opened Up BBQ For The First Time This Spring And Found Some Hungry Wings

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Marta Puig
Community Member
1 year ago

another of the most beautiful things I have seen today, I am feeling so maternal right now

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#15

I Found A Transparent Leaf

I Found A Transparent Leaf

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice shot, with the lighting.

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#16

Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother's Attic

Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother's Attic

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Louiiiise
Community Member
1 year ago

I want it! That's awesome.

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#17

Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk

Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder how that could have happened?

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#18

My Dad And His Friend Found The Boot That Reese Witherspoon Threw Off A Cliff During The Filming Of The Movie "Wild"

My Dad And His Friend Found The Boot That Reese Witherspoon Threw Off A Cliff During The Filming Of The Movie "Wild"

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
1 year ago

Though it's a cool find, but on the other hand such a wrong doing from film crew to throw trash on mountain and not retrieve it back after shoot is over and polluting the mountain.

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#19

I Found This Under The Floor Boards In A 1800's Era House

I Found This Under The Floor Boards In A 1800's Era House

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Richard
Community Member
1 year ago

You know, we Germans have the longest words. It's an Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher. Translated literally "Egshellbrakingpointcauser". You're welcome.

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#20

I Found A 7 Leaf Clover!

I Found A 7 Leaf Clover!

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Madhu Mitha
Community Member
1 year ago

now no one can stop you from winning the lottery!

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#21

Found A Fossil In The Parking Lot Of A Pet Store

Found A Fossil In The Parking Lot Of A Pet Store

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

i bet battery is still at 99%

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#22

These Condoms Are Around 60 Years Old (Found In My Basement)

These Condoms Are Around 60 Years Old (Found In My Basement)

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Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't think you can use them for their intended purpose anymore :)

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#23

Rock I Found On The Beach

Rock I Found On The Beach

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Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

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#24

This Piece Of Pine Sap I Found On A Pallet At Work

This Piece Of Pine Sap I Found On A Pallet At Work

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Xiang Li
Community Member
1 year ago

Add pressure and heat, and you have amber!

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#25

A Friend Found A Pink Grasshopper While Working

A Friend Found A Pink Grasshopper While Working

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Xiang Li
Community Member
1 year ago

This is similar to albinism! The term is leucism, and it's a loss of some pigment, but not all.

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#26

Found A 94 Year Old Dollar On The Ground

Found A 94 Year Old Dollar On The Ground

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

And Washington hasn't aged a day.

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#27

Fisherman Found A Giant Pearl, Weighing 34kg, But Wasn't Aware The $100 Million Pearl Was So Valuable And Kept It As A Luck Charm

Fisherman Found A Giant Pearl, Weighing 34kg, But Wasn't Aware The $100 Million Pearl Was So Valuable And Kept It As A Luck Charm

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Madhu Mitha
Community Member
1 year ago

the oyster that made the pearl must have been terrifyingly huge!

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#28

Found An Almost Perfectly Spherical Rock At The Beach

Found An Almost Perfectly Spherical Rock At The Beach

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Ross Carter
Community Member
1 year ago

Cannonball maybe?

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#29

Found This Today While Weeding A Vineyard

Found This Today While Weeding A Vineyard

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
1 year ago

That was someone's buried cat...

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#30

Found A Carved-Out Quarter On The Ground Showing George Washington Smoking Reefer

Found A Carved-Out Quarter On The Ground Showing George Washington Smoking Reefer

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Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet there is a really upset person who lost that.

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#31

My Brother Found A Dinosaur While Digging Up His Garden

My Brother Found A Dinosaur While Digging Up His Garden

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Do not clone it, remember Jurassic Park!

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#32

I Broke A Rock And Found Two Kinds Of Fossils

I Broke A Rock And Found Two Kinds Of Fossils

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Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

So lucky.

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#33

A Blue Mineral Stone Found In The Forest

A Blue Mineral Stone Found In The Forest

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

A fairy lost it.

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#34

A Viking Sword Dating Back Over 1,000 Years Ago Was Discovered By Reindeer Hunters At An Elevation Of 5,400 Feet, Atop A Mountain In Southern Norway

A Viking Sword Dating Back Over 1,000 Years Ago Was Discovered By Reindeer Hunters At An Elevation Of 5,400 Feet, Atop A Mountain In Southern Norway

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
1 year ago

There can be only one...

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#35

I Found A Pearl In My Oyster From The Fish Market

I Found A Pearl In My Oyster From The Fish Market

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
1 year ago

Go back and buy the lot from that person, who knows you may find more in same batch and soon can have a pearl necklace at oyster prices!

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#36

I Found Something

I Found Something

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Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

I want to see what's inside!

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#37

I Found This Message In A Bottle On Floreana Island In The Galapagos

I Found This Message In A Bottle On Floreana Island In The Galapagos

The message is from 1924. I’m pretty sure this is what it says: Hugh Craggs, Yacht St George RTYC Any finder please enclose message bearing date, name of finder, of ship, destination, and send a postcard to Hugh Craggs 50 Ruskin Ave Manor Park London E. 12 The part on the left says: Buried at the foot of post office bay, post office barrel, Floreana Island, Galapagos, Aug 1st 1924

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Quick! Send Hugh a postcard. (Do you think he's still alive?)

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#38

My Brother Found This Life-Bulb Washed Up On An Australian Beach. It Was All Alive And It Floated

My Brother Found This Life-Bulb Washed Up On An Australian Beach. It Was All Alive And It Floated

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, that's teamwork.

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#39

Found A Rock That Looks Like A Shark

Found A Rock That Looks Like A Shark

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SnowyLynx
Community Member
1 year ago

Kinda have doubts that the rock looked like that naturally. The teeth are too straight and the detail too good

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#40

My Mom Found The Ticket From Her First Beatles Concert, From 1964

My Mom Found The Ticket From Her First Beatles Concert, From 1964

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
1 year ago

That's an awesome find! Also...why the hell do radio stations hardly ever play the Beatles? They were arguably the biggest band in the world!

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#41

This Pebble I Found On The Beach Looks Like A Ghost

This Pebble I Found On The Beach Looks Like A Ghost

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
1 year ago

Stones with natural holes in them are called witch stones or hag tones or adder stones - amongst many other names. They are considered by many cultures to have magical properties, including the capacity to allow one to see the fey world when looking through the hole. It's deliciously appropriate that this is shaped like a ghost!

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#42

I Found This On The Floor

I Found This On The Floor

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Sonya Jersey
Community Member
1 year ago

poor kevin..but yay for new life

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#43

My Friend Found A Bullet In Her Corn

My Friend Found A Bullet In Her Corn

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 year ago

So that's how they kill corns!! :P

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#44

I Found A Child’s Time Capsule While Digging In My Yard

I Found A Child’s Time Capsule While Digging In My Yard

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Dolicious
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha, I used to have one of those snakes in yellow :)

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#45

I Found Lizard Eggs In My Wall

I Found Lizard Eggs In My Wall

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
1 year ago

The electric plug looks quite surprised and may be a bit horrified too though!

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#46

I Found A Rock Shaped Like A Heart

I Found A Rock Shaped Like A Heart

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 year ago

Heart of stone...

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#47

My Brother Likes To Search For Shark Teeth On Beaches. This Was 6hrs Of Searching At Folly Beach Sc

My Brother Likes To Search For Shark Teeth On Beaches. This Was 6hrs Of Searching At Folly Beach Sc

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Steve Bowman
Community Member
1 year ago

Shark teeth are black? Or do they get black with time?

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#48

Found A Travel Brochure From The World Trade Center While Cleaning Out My House

Found A Travel Brochure From The World Trade Center While Cleaning Out My House

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

So uncomfortable feeling, painful,

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#49

Two Guys From Boston Set Off On An Expedition To Find The Black Box Of Eastern Flight 980 That Crashed Into The Andes Killing Everyone Onboard 31 Years Ago. They Found It

Two Guys From Boston Set Off On An Expedition To Find The Black Box Of Eastern Flight 980 That Crashed Into The Andes Killing Everyone Onboard 31 Years Ago. They Found It

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
1 year ago

As per title of the post - Unexpected thing people found, it was not unexpected, they went to search for it.. Duh BP!

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#50

I Found Some Amethyst In A Gravel Driveway

I Found Some Amethyst In A Gravel Driveway

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Emily Wilson
Community Member
1 year ago

Best part is that it's a dark purple!!!! Just to let anyone know if your unsure, the darker and richer purples sell for a higher price other than the pale lilacs and so

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