Say you find a coin. Say you have no idea if it's worth a million dollars or less than the leaf of grass you picked it up from. What should you do? Take a picture of it and post it on a subreddit called "What Is This Thing?" And it goes not just for coins. This community easily identifies missiles, slugs, nipple pumps; pretty much any thing they lay their eyes on. The subreddit is home to over 894,000 members and the number is constantly growing as well. Continue scrolling to broaden your horizons and upvote your favorite entries!

#1

What Is The Point Of Such A Device?

What Is The Point Of Such A Device?

Answer: USB charging condom. This way you can plug your phone into a random USB port and be sure that no data is exchanged. Only the power pins are passed through to the phone. Also called a sync stop.

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 years ago

Please, clean your finger nails before taking photos.

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#2

I Found This Little Guy Under A Stair In A Parking Garage At The Mall. The Clothing Is Made Out Of Thread And His Hair Is Made By What Seems Like Glue Dipped Into Dirt. What Is This Thing?

I Found This Little Guy Under A Stair In A Parking Garage At The Mall. The Clothing Is Made Out Of Thread And His Hair Is Made By What Seems Like Glue Dipped Into Dirt. What Is This Thing?

Answer: It is a worry doll. You tell your worries to it, and put it under your pillow at night. It's supposed to take away your worries while you're sleeping.

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

I wouldn't worry about it.

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#3

Found This In House I’m Tearing Apart In A Book Like Someone Wanted To Keep Them Don’t Think It’s Real Money

Found This In House I’m Tearing Apart In A Book Like Someone Wanted To Keep Them Don’t Think It’s Real Money

Answer: Its money from the Philippines when it was occupied by Japan in 1941.

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anarkzie
Community Member
2 years ago

That's got to be worth a lot.

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#4

Found A Rock On The Porch Of My New Home, Flipped It Over And Saw This. Is That A Fossil?

Found A Rock On The Porch Of My New Home, Flipped It Over And Saw This. Is That A Fossil?

Answer: Yup, that's a fossil. Tree trunk impression.

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh that's really cool!

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#5

Found This White Fuzzy Thing In My Basement, Mother Freaked Out. What Is This Thing?

Found This White Fuzzy Thing In My Basement, Mother Freaked Out. What Is This Thing?

Answer: Spiders infected with fungus look like this.

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

As if a regular spider isn't creepy enough.

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#6

Anyone Know What Those Round Impressions Are Called, And What Are They For ?

Anyone Know What Those Round Impressions Are Called, And What Are They For ?

Answer: Old windows were made of glass spun out into flatness. That's the center of the spin.
New windows are made of glass floated on a pool of molten tin, which makes very flat panes without any annoying bullseyes.
EDIT: this is also the source of the myth that glass is a liquid and flows over time. See the center pane of your picture? Someone took the time to get a "good" pane for the center of the window, without any bullseye - put your best pane in that spot, obviously. But the glass is still of uneven thickness, getting thicker closer to the bullseye. So people look at panes like that, with thicker glass in one part, and decide that "hey, the glass must have started off perfectly flat and flowed over time". But no. The glass flowed when it was molten (1500 degrees C!) and does not flow at room temperature.

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CultOfBambi
Community Member
2 years ago

They're window-nipples, of course!

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#7

Grandmother Received This From Her Friend After His Death. Nobody At The Senior's Center She Lives At Knows What It Is. What Is This Thing?

Grandmother Received This From Her Friend After His Death. Nobody At The Senior's Center She Lives At Knows What It Is. What Is This Thing?

Answer: Opium pipe

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diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

strange thing to be left in a will.

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#8

This Sticker On The Inside Cover Of A Second-Hand Bible. Pretty Sure It Depicts A Partridge And A Fig Tree, Both Of Which Have Biblical Connections But No Idea What It Means

This Sticker On The Inside Cover Of A Second-Hand Bible. Pretty Sure It Depicts A Partridge And A Fig Tree, Both Of Which Have Biblical Connections But No Idea What It Means

Answer: No Bush/Quail. 1992 election sticker.

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Captain Foley
Community Member
2 years ago

that's actually a pretty clever design

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#9

This Belonged To My Great Grandfather. What Is This Thing?

This Belonged To My Great Grandfather. What Is This Thing?

Answer: If it's legit, that's a really old Gibson, from between 1903 and 1933. It's going to be worth more than you think, so be really careful with it. Seriously.

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Alex Kobelt
Community Member
2 years ago

A Banjolin, Body of a banjo with the neck of mandolin.

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#10

Went Exploring In White Sands, New Mexico And Found An... Object. What Is This Thing?

Went Exploring In White Sands, New Mexico And Found An... Object. What Is This Thing?

Answer: Looks like it could be titanium - titanium spheres of similar size are a relatively commonly found space debris

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Lies! "They" are already here.

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#11

What Are These Things And What Are They Doing?

What Are These Things And What Are They Doing?

Answer: They're European red slugs. And they're doing it.

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Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
2 years ago

Bit of knowledge I could have done without.

R.s. Potter
Community Member
2 years ago

In the category of "things you can't unsee".

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Sworlay
Community Member
2 years ago

In Germany we call them "naked snails", it is a common fear to step into them with bare feet. Also they like to munch on your homegrown salads and vegetables.

Max L.
Community Member
2 years ago

We give them back the favor here in Italy.

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Isa
Community Member
2 years ago

Get a room you slugs...

Nela Rothenbach
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha, my grandma hated them (they ate her salats and vegetables in the garden), but she wanted them to die peacefully, so she put cups filled with beer in the ground. They drank the beer and drowned in it. Other people kill them with salt or cut through them....nasty.

The Dutches
Community Member
2 years ago

My mother uses beertraps against snails as well. But the neighbours cat is a drunk.

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Anna Hoerters
Community Member
2 years ago

waaaait. You dont have those fuckers on other continents????

Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

There are people who have never seen these kinds of snails?

Debbie A Neville
Community Member
2 years ago

Not that big. Just regular slugs. But yeah for you guys!

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Alex K
Community Member
2 years ago

they look like a mystic symbol

Slune
Community Member
2 years ago

Mystic turd doing it, how crazy

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
2 years ago

In Denmark we call them "Killer Snails", because they kill a lot of our harvesting and Garden vegetables

Nora H.
Community Member
2 years ago

No, the killer snails are brown. The red and black ones are harmless and not and invasive species like the killer snails. Their real name is Iberian Wood snail, they are from Southern Europe and didn't exist in Denmark before the 1990s, when we were "invaded" by them. These red ones are native and good guys :)

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
2 years ago

Eww. Slug porn.

Kim
Community Member
2 years ago

Fun fact: they're called naked slugs in Dutch. Which I think is very appropriate since they don't have the 'house' other snakes carry on their backs.

Judith van der Lee
Community Member
2 years ago

Homeless slugs / dakloze slakken would also be kind of fun

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glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought they were very tiny snakes.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

The son is three years old and I have told him to look out for snakes, "no need to be afraid, but keep a distance and call me". A few days later, I hear "Mummy, mummy, a snake, a snake!" I go out and find him at a safe distance from a caterpillar. Well, the shape was right, so, well done.

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Elena Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

*giggles*

Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

What has been seen cannot be unseen.

The beautiful flower (bfdi)
Community Member
2 years ago

bruh give them some privacy.

Magdalena🇸🇰
Community Member
2 years ago

When it rains I can see them literally everywhere.

Ms.M
Community Member
2 years ago

perverts

Kelly Mcpheeters
Community Member
2 years ago

What is the white gel in the middle of them? Sperm?

Some Dude
Community Member
2 years ago

Man that s awkward

Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

push it... push it real good (keeps dancing to salt n pepa's hit song Push It!)

Jan Feline
Community Member
1 year ago

No. No salt. Poor slugs.. ;)

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Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
2 years ago

Yin & Yang

FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Isn't nature beautiful?

Susan Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

You can tell they're slugs from all the sticky stuff in the grass around them. Ew, just ew

Lena Kauppila
Community Member
2 years ago

🎶Let’t have a sexparty in your garden!🎶🐌 🎶Let’s get naked and funk it out!🎶🐌

キミ
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah saw it often when picking chestnuts in forests in France when I was little. I loved chestnuts and picking it up whith gloves not to be hurt by its "quills" (I don't know if that's the right word ^^) was fun but I would have tears in my eyes when seeing them or almost stepping on it :')

Jodi Ellis
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah I am dumb, took me a bit to figure out what IT was.

PandaLover
Community Member
2 years ago

Another one of those disturbingly fascinating things

Hobbit Girly
Community Member
2 years ago

They look like a 6 and a 9 ;]

tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

I will now tear my eyes out.

Hamsini darshan
Community Member
2 years ago

How can I unsee this one. ?

Jan Feline
Community Member
1 year ago

How big are they?

Audrey Davis _ Student - BuggES
Community Member
1 year ago

their a bit cute, dont hate me

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
2 years ago

Slug Porn!

Aubrey
Community Member
2 years ago

they look like snakes

Noodle Nio
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought it is dog droppings,.

Mercy Whitlock
Community Member
2 years ago

there mating what da heak just say there mating not "there doing it" makes it sound worse then it is just say.

Nevaeh Clunk
Community Member
2 years ago

my reaction: Oh! Well would have been better of knowing but okay.

Artsy
Community Member
2 years ago

I was fine without this knowledge

pony33
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone came, a lot!!!

Lola BC
Community Member
2 years ago

auryn

Bored Phoenix
Community Member
2 years ago

My childhood’s been ruined

Just Barbora
Community Member
2 years ago

I hate those slugs. Especially when u are in forest and they slither on your arm out of nowhere. Ewww😨

Adi Das
Community Member
2 years ago

If they're a sort of snails, they are doing it very, very, very very sloooow :)

Neal Evans
Community Member
2 years ago

Dog turd?

Honey Mataya
Community Member
2 years ago

Gross,get a room🤔😀

TomiSmith
Community Member
2 years ago

I’m glad they are European and not in Canada! I hope. Haha.

Jon Wong
Community Member
2 years ago

i thought it was tai-chi live

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
2 years ago

Grab the table salt before they multiply!!!

danielw
Community Member
2 years ago

Just a couple slugs. Living the Slug Life.

Tony Moon
Community Member
2 years ago

Really cool design though. Almost looks like the Yin/Yang from China.

Mayra Elkhattabi
Community Member
2 years ago

they look like a pokemon

Janis Wise
Community Member
2 years ago

Thanks, I think.

Jaime Alvarez
Community Member
2 years ago

"Birds do it, even European red slugs do it!"!!!

GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
2 years ago

TMI

Nicole
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought this was a weird pile of poo.

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
2 years ago

Let's "slug" it on....

Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

doing it LOL

JD Cassavaugh
Community Member
2 years ago

🌠The More You Know

Lauren Long
Community Member
2 years ago

this is my favorite!!

FatBaby
Community Member
2 years ago

The question is..I'm scared to ask but, what's the white stuff in the middle?

Angela Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

yukky things...arghhhh

Eliška Hůlková
Community Member
2 years ago

I think they are sort of cute :)

Vanessa H.
Community Member
2 years ago

That looks kind of disgusting. BTW: And never step on these barefoot... really.

Jackie Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

They almost look romantic, for slugs that is 😹

Daniela Berg
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't tell me Americans don't have these kind of slugs???

A Very Bored Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

In swedish they're called murder snails

Nora H.
Community Member
2 years ago

No, those are the brown ones. This is a native and harmless species.

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ViolinLover
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually have a severe phobia for those slugs

Toni Tangents
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah, nature! Once, a frog, tried to have sex with my sister's hand! I have seen a wasp and house spider fighting eachother, can't think of anything else memorable right now

Uche E
Community Member
2 years ago

Man, these Europeans...

Debbie A Neville
Community Member
2 years ago

Can't unsee that

Meredith
Community Member
2 years ago

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Guess what! Slugs dicks are inside of their ears or something like that

Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Slugs are intersex, they don't have penises.

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#12

My Girlfriend Found These In Her Dinner? Are They Seeds?

My Girlfriend Found These In Her Dinner? Are They Seeds?

Answer: Pretty good picture of insect eggs.

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Pollen the Pink Ninja
Community Member
2 years ago

Hope she didn't eat it and reported it

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#13

Researching Plantation Houses In The 1700's. What Is The Thing Hanging From The Ceiling In This Dining Room?

Researching Plantation Houses In The 1700's. What Is The Thing Hanging From The Ceiling In This Dining Room?

Answer: Very early ceiling fan. The rope at the top would be pulled to create the back and forth motion to fan the air and keep flies away from the table during a meal.

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Alex K
Community Member
2 years ago

guess who was moving it

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#14

Circular Object On Top Of Car. What Is This Thing?

Circular Object On Top Of Car. What Is This Thing?

Answer: Bubbl, It's like an uber targeted toward kids or those with extra concerns around who the drivers are.
"Bubbl Investments, LLC was launched in August 2016 in the DFW area. It was founded by a group of Dallas-based individuals, including the former Dallas Deputy Chief of Police. Our rides are driven by off-duty or retired police officers who have been thoroughly vetted. All fleet and driver owned cars are regulated by the company. Bubbl accurately identified the need to provide a safe ride option especially for children, special need families, and seniors. "

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PandaPiñata
Community Member
2 years ago

A car made for Marge Simpson.

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#15

Bathroom Coat Hangers That Can Move Up Or Down. Why Would You Want Them Downward?

Bathroom Coat Hangers That Can Move Up Or Down. Why Would You Want Them Downward?

Answer: We call them anti-ligature. If the rest of the items in the room aren't also anti-ligature (door knobs, door hinges, tp dispenser, etc) then it doesn't make much sense to have it there. If everything else IS, then you're in a room designed for individuals that are a suicide risk.

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Mark
Community Member
2 years ago

Just don't hang up a heavy coat ;)

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#16

These Were Free Roaming At A Zoo So Didn’t Have A Sign/Info On Them. Thought They Were Hares But Walkedon All Fours And Hand Quite Long Front A Back Legs. What Is This?

These Were Free Roaming At A Zoo So Didn’t Have A Sign/Info On Them. Thought They Were Hares But Walkedon All Fours And Hand Quite Long Front A Back Legs. What Is This?

Answer: Patagonian Cavy.

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

I've never seen this animal before, looks like a mixture between a hare and a capybara

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#17

I Found This Jammed In My Front Door Lock, It’s About 1.5” Long. What Is This Thing?

I Found This Jammed In My Front Door Lock, It’s About 1.5” Long. What Is This Thing?

Answer: It's a tension wrench from a lock pick set.

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm sure OP slept well that night.

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#18

My Sister Found This When Cleaning Out A Fish. This Was In The Mouth And There Was A Smaller One In The Stomach. Anyone Know What It Is ?

My Sister Found This When Cleaning Out A Fish. This Was In The Mouth And There Was A Smaller One In The Stomach. Anyone Know What It Is ?

Answer: Tongue eating parasite (cymothoa exigua). Truly harrowing.
Eats the fish's tongue and then takes the place of the fish's tongue.

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Oathbraker
Community Member
2 years ago

Who needs sleep anyway?

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#19

Car Part Found In Bicyclist Hit And Run Fatality Today

Car Part Found In Bicyclist Hit And Run Fatality Today

Answer: 1988 chevy Silverado headlamp bezel.
People keep asking how I knew this....I've been a Maryland state inspector for a long time, and part of each car and truck inspection up until recently was a mandatory headlamp adjustment....If I had to guess, I'd say someone from the Hoppy brand headlamp aim checker company probably bribed some politicians a long, long time ago, which made it mandatory for each station to buy their equipment to perform inspections....Anyhow, I've done a shit-ton of headlamp adjustments, so right away I knew what that notch in the plastic was for....I first checked 1988 Ram 1500 trucks and by chance, there was a picture of a mid 80's Chevy truck.

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

This lead to an arrest: https://www.foxnews.com/tech/reddit-sleuth-helps-police-identify-car-part-leads-to-fatal-hit-and-run-arrest

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#20

Some Kind Of Explosive Lying On The Floor Of Server Room?

Some Kind Of Explosive Lying On The Floor Of Server Room?

Answer: It’s a Sagger Missile A Russian MCLOS ATGM. Good luck w that bud.

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason why you have a missile on the floor of your server room...

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#21

Saw On My Flight To Cali. What Is This Thing?

Saw On My Flight To Cali. What Is This Thing?

Answer: Specifically, this looks like Concentrated Thermal Solar. It uses mirrors to reflect the light to a central tower which is barely visible in your picture due to the glare coming off of it. The light is then converted to heat where it drives a steam turbine, or some other heat engine.

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RU Sirius
Community Member
2 years ago

or a regular flying saucer landed near ponds for refill

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#22

I Saw This “Cloud” On My Way To Work Yesterday Morning, May 22nd, At 5 Am Est. Other Than This, The Sky Was Completely Clear. What Is This Thing?

I Saw This “Cloud” On My Way To Work Yesterday Morning, May 22nd, At 5 Am Est. Other Than This, The Sky Was Completely Clear. What Is This Thing?

Answer: Rocket launch. I live near a launch complex. See this a lot.

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

Nah, someone's vaping a smoke ring.

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#23

Heathrow Airport. Looks Like It Hasn’t Moved In Ages. What Is This Thing?

Heathrow Airport. Looks Like It Hasn’t Moved In Ages. What Is This Thing?

Answer: For fire training, for the airport fire brigade.

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Ooh it's neat that they have their own practice plane

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#24

Saw This Natural Phenomenon Near My Home. What Is This Thing?

Saw This Natural Phenomenon Near My Home. What Is This Thing?

Answer: Lenticular cloud.

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Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
2 years ago

Flying saucer trying to be discreet.

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#25

I Found This Thing In My Food. It Was Just Stuck To A Piece Of Meat; It Wasn't Lodged Into It Or Anything. Anyone Know What It Is?

I Found This Thing In My Food. It Was Just Stuck To A Piece Of Meat; It Wasn't Lodged Into It Or Anything. Anyone Know What It Is?

Answer: Cattle/pig microchip for meat traceability.

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mulk
Community Member
2 years ago

Illuminatis human's tracker

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#26

It Is Approx. 3 Meters Long And Open At The End. Found With Some Similar Looking Ones Scattered Around On A Hillside While Hiking. What Is This Thing?

It Is Approx. 3 Meters Long And Open At The End. Found With Some Similar Looking Ones Scattered Around On A Hillside While Hiking. What Is This Thing?

Answer: This device is called Gazex and it's used to start avalanches, so they can control when and where they happen. This avalanche control system uses specially constructedand "exploder" sites and tubes built at key locations in avalanche territory to set off avalanches at controlled times. The exploders literally detonate a mixture of oxygen and propane from the tube structures. The explosive force expelled from the tubes triggers avalanches. The explosive bursts are fueled by gas canisters stored in tanks beneath the exploders on the mountain.

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the Teletubbies' meth lab. Over the hills and far away...

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#27

I Drive By This Every Day, What Is On Top Of This Car?

I Drive By This Every Day, What Is On Top Of This Car?

Answer: It’s a crane arm — for filming in movies... it’s how they filmed the Red Bull Kluge video.

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Ms.M
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a catapult for launching items at bad drivers in your midst.

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#28

What Is This Black Stuff Appearing On The Walls Of My Hostel’s Bathroom? It’s Almost In Every Corner As Well

What Is This Black Stuff Appearing On The Walls Of My Hostel’s Bathroom? It’s Almost In Every Corner As Well

Answer: Termite infestation.

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh no, better report that to the hostel

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#29

Dark Line On Earth Visible In The Spacex Falcon Heavy Stream. What Is This Thing?

Dark Line On Earth Visible In The Spacex Falcon Heavy Stream. What Is This Thing?

Answer: It's land. New Caledonia

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Withnail
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a sperm whale that has suddenly and against all probability been called into existence several miles above the surface of our planet. Digging the dash sticker, btw.

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#30

Found This Kayaking In The Mississippi River Yesterday, I Think It’s Some Kind Of Exact Fungus But I’ve Never Seen This In My Life. What Is This Thing?

Found This Kayaking In The Mississippi River Yesterday, I Think It’s Some Kind Of Exact Fungus But I’ve Never Seen This In My Life. What Is This Thing?

Answer: Bryozoa (also known as the Polyzoa, Ectoprocta or commonly as moss animals) colony.

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Quite interesting creatures. I read that on the one had they are a nuissance, since they can damage structures, but on the other hand they have come to be of interest of medical research to build new cancer drugs.

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