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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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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

    Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

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    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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    #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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    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
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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #11

    This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach

    This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach

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    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
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    5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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    Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk

    Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk

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    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    #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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    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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    A Friend Found A Pink Grasshopper While Working

    A Friend Found A Pink Grasshopper While Working

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    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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    #28

    Found An Almost Perfectly Spherical Rock At The Beach

    Found An Almost Perfectly Spherical Rock At The Beach

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    #29

    Found This Today While Weeding A Vineyard

    Found This Today While Weeding A Vineyard

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    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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    #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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    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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    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    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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    #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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    Found A Rock That Looks Like A Shark

    Found A Rock That Looks Like A Shark

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    #43

    My Friend Found A Bullet In Her Corn

    My Friend Found A Bullet In Her Corn

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    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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    #45

    I Found Lizard Eggs In My Wall

    I Found Lizard Eggs In My Wall

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    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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    #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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    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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    I Found Some Amethyst In A Gravel Driveway

    I Found Some Amethyst In A Gravel Driveway

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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