So, What Are We Looking At? (21 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       10 Aug 2020       7237       4

"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."

 

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"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"

 

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"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"

 



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Mima 2 month s ago
What a treat , we’re getting these posts often now.Love it!
       
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Ced 2 month s ago
I always look forward to these.
       
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Antoinette 2 month s ago
Curious. Are all these answered by one person or are they collective internet answers?
       
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Alyssa 2 month s ago
What are the odds a boiler would wash up on a beach called "boiler beach"? Uncanny.
       
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