Internet Can Solve Anything

30 Apr 2020


1

Anyone know what could have made these brown, black striped balls? They all have a little hole in front of them as well.


A: These are Celaenia excavata spider eggs.

 

2

Saw this rusty thing on my walk in a forest in Denmark


A: It’s an underwater mine.

 

3

My husband’s truck exploded, this came out


A: That’s a catalytic converter that is supposed to decrease the toxicity of fumes.

 

4

Found in a box of shells. Maybe some type of ocean specimen? Sharp edges almost like slivers and dome shaped.


A: Looks like White Star Sea Coral Fossil

 

5

This is a plaque with numbers inscribed on it. It was found on the sidewalk outside a building at my university.


A: It’s a magic square where the sum of numbers in every line is 34.

 

6

This wide load that got stuck in the street seems to be half-house, half-machine.


A: It’s a machine for cleaning snow off of railroad tracks.

 

7

24 years ago, my mom was walking along a beach and found this.


A: It’s an older version of a potentiometer switch that was used in different devices to regulate volume or power.

 

8

What is this weird thing? A kitchen utensil?


A: A Ugandan bottle opener.

 

9

Translucent gelatinous matter with black and white spots, found in the local woodlands


A: It’s a Frogspawn.

 

10

Family heirloom, very skillfully handmade


A: It’s an embroidered napkin that is used to cover the bread at dinner on Saturdays.

 

11

Found this in a kitchen drawer, no idea what it might be.


A: Likely a spaghetti fork.

 

12

2×4 studs are wrapped around this tree for some reason? Why do they do this?


A: It is sometimes done to protect trees from accidental contact during construction or excavation.

 

13

My friend bought a new house, there’s one of these in each bathroom, and they don’t appear to be connected to anything.


A: A magazine holder.

 

14

What is this thing? Possibly animation-related?


A: It’s a rear-projection screen for viewing home movies.

 

15

Thin slabs of ivory, with days of the week on the top, found in my closet


A: It’s an aide-memoire— an organizer used in the 13th-14th centuries.

 

16

Carved rose quartz in the shape of a lotus. Found on a house clearance


A: Really common style of old Chinese lamp, to have a stick with a crystal poking out of the top.

 

17

It has been in my house for a very long time. Is it some kind of calculator?


A: Looks like a clock, calculator, radio and, thermometer.

 

18

Wooden box on a stick, there are multiple of them lining the river pathway


A: It’s a nesting box for ducks

 

19

Mercedes heavy-duty armored truck with white dots on the sides, what is it?


A: It’s an Unimog

 

20

Found among dive gear while going through old stock in a marine store. Also near fishing gear. No idea.


A: This is a repair tool or a jig/fixture for disassembling/reassembling an “omni-swivel”. It is an aftermarket 360-degree swivel used on scuba regulators. The fixture helps hold the oddly shaped bits. I’m a scuba repair tech and have two in my workshop.

 

21

Found this in my room im renting any idea?


A: Victorian umbrella handle/knob.


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Immanuel 4 month s ago
I absolutely ❤️ these types of posts!! ✌️ Keep it up! Great job!!
       
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Eddie 4 month s ago
#6 is that guy ok?
       
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Shedragon61 4 month s ago
Eddie, Dang, didn't notice him till you said something!!

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Arizona 4 month s ago
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