The world is a big place, and sometimes you don't have all the answers. The internet does, though. There's even a subreddit called "What Is This Thing?" where people post photos when they have no clue what they're looking at and others try to identify it. Can you believe it? A place on the internet where you can ask and not be afraid of getting ridiculed for your ignorance? Unbelievable, I know. That's why Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the most intriguing detective stories on that page, and you will surely learn a thing or two. From an unorthodox public bathroom door design to a hole in the sky, these pictures and the explanations behind them are real eye-openers. Scroll down to enjoy the images and upvote your favorites!
#1 Green Alien Thing That Grew On My Band Aid. What Is This Thing?
#3 I've Met An Old Man In Germany And He Sent Me These Little Coat Of Arms, Telling Me To Visit Each Of This Location Before I Die. What Are These Exactly Used For?
#4 What Is This? Found It By My Toaster. Please Don't Tell Me It's Some Kind Of Cockroach Molt
#5 An Old Samsung Pc Keyboard... What Is The Coffee Cup Key For?
#7 This... Thing... Showed Up Inside The Humid Jar Of My Carnivorous Plants. What Is This Thing?
#8 What Are These Circles On A Window Of A Bus And What Do They Do?
#10 Relative Found These Eggs In Her Yard In Georgia, Hanging From A Tree. What Is This Thing?
#11 A Coworker Found A Hive On Her Balcony. She Is Convinced That Is A Beehive. I Am Not But I Don't Know What Insect It Is
#12 I Came Home Yesterday Afternoon To Find This Tucked In My Car Door. Anyone Have Similar Experience?
#13 I Was Off-Roading With My Kids Today And Found This In The Path Blocked By A Giant Rock. Any Ideas?
#14 This Was Given To Me Maybe 25 Years Ago Because I Collect Knives. No One Knows Where It's From Or The Purpose Of The Stick (There's Space For 2 Sticks, But Only One Was In It When Given To Me). Us Quarter For Scale
#15 Odd Square Metal Imbedded In A Rock. What Is This Thing?
#16 Found This On A Beach In New Zealand- There Were Thousands Of Them At The High Water Mark. What Is It?
#18 Super Small Mini Flask? The 'Needle' Screws Into The Flask. What Is This Thing?
#19 Oxycodone Bottle Found In The Woods With Electronics Inside. What Is This Thing?
#20 Took This Weird Bean Home, Now It's Opening Up And Has Me More Puzzled. What Is This Thing?
#21 Found This Guy Freezing To Death In Southern Michigan This Morning. What Is This Thing?
#22 Seen In The Sky Over Wisconsin Last Night. What Is This Thing?
#24 White Circlet With Purple Dots On Top Of A Headdress. What Is This Thing?
#25 My Friend Found This Weird Rock On The East Coast Of England. What Is It?
#28 Found On Beach (Ocean) In Ma, Usa. (Iphone 5 For Reference). Skull? Sternum?
#30 Seen In The Sky While Hiking In Manchester Today. What Is This Thing?
#31 My Mom Found This On The Floor Of Her Beauty Salon, She Calls It A Cockapiller. What Is This Thing?
#32 This Little Girl Was Photographed In The 1860's With Her Dog. What Is She Holding In Her Lap?
#33 These Were All Over The Beach In S. Maine. Think They Were Alive. What Is This Thing?
#36 Mold? Spores? Something On A Tree In The Woods. Too Scared To Touch It
Looks like some wooly aphids. Woolly aphids are sucking insects that live on plant fluids and produce a filamentous waxy white covering which resembles cotton or wool. The adults are winged and move to new locations where they lay egg masses. The nymphs often form large cottony masses on twigs, for protection from predators.
#37 I Found This After A Rock Was Broken. What Is It?
#38 Seen In Ohio. Obviously A Car...but Does The Top Have A Purpose?
#39 Its Made Our Of Silver And The Ball Rotates. What Is This Thing?
#40 Any Idea What These Metal Light Weight Hollow Things Could Be? Largest One Is About 5"
#41 Found In An Earth Pot At Work, Was Growing In The Dark As Had A Lid On It. What Is This Thing?
#42 Is This The Beginning Of A Stephen King Novel? This Mystery Blob Just Appeared In My Remote Maine Cabin. There Are Also Signs Someone Has Been In Here Since I've Been Away. What Is This?
#43 Neighbor Was Involved In A Hit And Run And Is Trying To Identify The Red Vehicle That Hit Him. Any Idea What Vehicle This Could Be From?
#44 What Is This Thing? Seen In A Charity Shop!
"Looks like it would dispense cigarettes" - frumble86