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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

It's a tiny glass planet!

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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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

And Washington hasn't aged a day.

Iwanna
Community Member
2 years ago

ba dum tsss...

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Deneille Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

That is a silver certificate, more valuable than a dollar although the condition is rough you should try to preserve it still

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

When I was a cashier at a Chevron service station, every so often I’d get a younger driver that would bring in Silver Dollars to pay for gas... unknowing that they are worth more than a dollar, I’d buy them from the register at the end of my shift and still have them today- that’s been since 1996. I think I have about 30 Silver Dollars stored away.

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm betting that was in someone's jewelry box or keepsakes, and the house was robbed and this dropped. Happened to us.

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a shame. Some things can not be replaced.

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McKinley Winkler
Community Member
2 years ago

Washington's just sitting there and thinking... what did I get myself into... theres no going back...

r3dd3v1lL
Community Member
2 years ago

Fun fact- in that time there was a gold standard, meaning every dollar could be exchanged for it's price in gold. https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/09/gold-standard.asp

Soupcat
Community Member
2 years ago

Isn't it a Silver Certificate though ? I always thought it was redeemable for silver

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Susan Price
Community Member
2 years ago

I have a $5 silver certificate someone gave me when I was working retail a couple decades ago. My boss said I could keep and and I still have it.

Sharon Ingram
Community Member
2 years ago

Silver certificate!

Candy Mattick
Community Member
2 years ago

It's actually a silver certificate. You are supposed to be able to cash it in for $1 worth of silver.

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep.

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

on the ground?

Mike Morelli
Community Member
2 years ago

Right? It wasn't there for very long

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V
Community Member
2 years ago

Sell it to Pawn Stars

Char Char
Community Member
2 years ago

Man, I read that wrong at first...

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Ed Lesperance
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, I dropped that. Thanks!

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

No, I did! Lol

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Ruth Beaty
Community Member
2 years ago

Better yet, you found a Silver Certificate! It's worth a certain amount of silver when exchanged. That's why all these bills were recalled.

Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

All the tornadoes and hurricanes that have been coming more and more, I'm not surprise by this at all. A lot of people lost a lot of things including collections of rare objects along with personal belongings. They have to fall some where .

Joel Emmett
Community Member
2 years ago

You're a dollar-aire! https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/05/18/what-is-a-silver-certificate-dollar-worth.aspx

Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

I opened a book at my grandparents house to find a 1888 ten dollar bill.

holo it's me
Community Member
2 years ago

could you still use it???

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

You could, but it’s worth more to sell to someone that collects old Silver Notes. Believe it or not a 1923 isn’t that rare.

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Donna Mixon
Community Member
1 year ago

That is a silver certificate, not a dollar.

Paul A Allee Jr.
Community Member
1 year ago

A Silver Certificate no less!

Trisha Haskett
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it a silver certificate?

Amanda DuPont
Community Member
1 year ago

i hope you kept it

Frenk Janse
Community Member
2 years ago

What's it worth ? (lemmy guess)

Murat Özdemir
Community Member
2 years ago

It must be worth a small fortune.

David Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. Makes our current currency look like monopoly money.

Rebecca Ashley Tseng
Community Member
2 years ago

Not really a dollar, it’s a “silver certificate.” It’s value is... probably around a dollar.

PeachPossum
Community Member
2 years ago

Uh oh... somebody's gonna be mad.

Sue Knerl
Community Member
2 years ago

Cool! A silver dollar.

Carson Lujan
Community Member
2 years ago

That could be worth millions think of its worth

Murat Özdemir
Community Member
2 years ago

It must worth a smallm fortune.

Tanksear Industries
Community Member
2 years ago

!!!

Cordelia
Community Member
2 years ago

Give it to me...

Mortimer Snerd
Community Member
2 years ago

'Murica

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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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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