"What are those things floating in the water? This is somewhere in Japan."
A: "It’s an oyster raft farm."
"What are these fist size metal fletchings (?) found in a forest in Sweden?"
A: "Mortar grenade fins. Exploded/screwed off the shell itself. Should be safe, but cant see of primer is still live"
"What is this thing I found while metal detecting? The property used to be a farm in the 18-1900’s."
A: "It’s a drain cover."
"This is a piece of playground equipment but we are not sure how to play on it."
A: "It’s a roller table."
"What kind of cloud is this? I took this years ago. It slowly covered the whole sky and then dissipated. It almost seemed like a dome."
A: "Definitely a shelf cloud from an approaching thunderstorm."
"A metal plate with random words engraved. Found inside a wall when I was renovating my new house. Any ideas?"
A: "These are the keys for a bitcoin wallet"
"Wooden box with sized metal tools, circa 1889."
A: "Singer Sewing Machine puzzle box, contains attachments."
"Found these in a random kitchen drawer, what are they and how do I use them?"
A: "Things from Ikea. Tea scoop, coffee bag clip, honey dip, coffee scoop."
"Found in the kitchen pantry, think it’s to core or pit something?"
A: "I had these to juice oranges back in the 80s but ours were always plastic."
"FOUND in a bay in Sydney what is this jelly like thing? Rubbery to the touch"
A: "Looks like some species of snail egg mass"
"What are these plastic discs on my friends truck antenna?"
A: "It’s called a RADAR Aerial intensifier."
"Massive metal object at Boiler Bay, OR"
A: "It’s probably a boiler of J. Marhoffer"
"REALLY HARD ITEM found on a beach of Fire Island, New York."
A: "That is a shark vertebrae"
"Marble-sized gelatanous balls scattered on my fire escape"
A: "They are water beads. Probably non-toxic since they are a kid toy. They start teeny tiny and grow a gajillion times as they soak up water."
"Found this thing in my garage. The head with the “arms” is about the size of a nickel."
A: "It’s a small game head for archery."
"Is this a coffin for a cigarette?"
A: "I think it’s a gag gift / quitting helper. Smoker puts an “emergency” cigarette inside tocarry around as they are trying to quit, and each time they are tempted to get it out and smoke they see a stark reminder of a big reason they need to quit. Basically, to help them stick with their resolve to quit smoking."
"Found along a road in rural Indiana. Witt?"
A: "Sure looks like one of these. small pocket weed pipe."
"What does the engraving on this belt buckle say or mean?? found at an antique shop."
A: "Those are cattle brands. Each ranch would have their own brand."
"What is the purpose of these pins, they appear to be a set (and hopefully) feather kind. Bought in an online auction 6+ years ago in the US, so origins are also unknown. Untested metal is not stamped or marked, mild oxidation, they have been under a cotton/polyester cover all this time."
A: "It’s a type of hat pin."
"Rounded Metal Scoop with a Wooden Handle – Does this have anything to do with Bowl-Backed Mandolins?"
A: "Looks like it’s an aluminum colander for making gnocchi."
"Found at a beach. It’s empty and lightweight but quite solid. It got a hole at each side."
A: "It’s a type of bead, most likely from Central Asia"