Does Anybody Know What This Is? (34 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       4 Feb 2022       7133       3 GALLERY VIEW

"A hard, very lightweight blob without any sort of smell. Feels waxy."

A: "It’s probably boat insulation. Very similar to spray foam, except more dense to stop it from soaking up water."


"What is (the intended use of) this oddly shaped silver spoon?"

A: "A caddy spoon is a short-handled spoon used for measuring the dried tea from the tea caddy where it was stored to the teapot and was most commonly in use from the late 1700s to the mid-Victorian period, although examples continue turning up that date into the early 1900s."


"An object found in the kitchen of a deceased relative, about 18 inches long. The puck-shaped end is heavy, solid metal."

A: "I’m going to guess it’s a handheld salamander. You heat the ’puck’ and you hold it over the food to brown or melt the surface cheese, like a french onion soup."


"A 1950s house has these planks that pull out of the bedroom wardrobe. Any ideas what they’re for?"

A: "Definitely looks like the supports on a secretary desk. This one may have had the hinged top removed, or it was a modular desktop."


Izismile Videos

"These thin, toothpick-like objects seem to be made of ivory and are supposedly from the 1900s from China, maybe a game?"

A: "They look like a German game, called Spillikin."


"A Victorian mystery object — blunt and too big for a needle threader."

A: "It’s a bodkin for threading ribbon, lacing corsets, etc."


"What is this ice phenomenon I found on the forest floor today?"

A: "The term for it is ’frost flower’ and it has to do with moisture freezing as it escapes plant tissue."


"These are ceramic cylinders around 6 inches tall. They are glazed on the outside and unglazed on the inside."

A: "I think those are vertical poultry roasters. The idea is to insert them into a whole chicken and bake it standing up. You’d need a baking pan to catch the juices, of course."



"This came with a bike. It’s not on the instructions or parts list. It has a diameter of about 2 inches."

A: "It’s a spoke wrench for adjusting the tension of your wheel spokes. The numbers correspond to the spoke sizes."


"Little razors attached to some sort of handle…found on top of the fridge. My husband has no idea either."

A: "It’s an attachment for a mandolin slicer to make julienne cut veggies. Looks like one of the sides where it clips on broke off."


"An old wooden box with wooden planks with silver plates inside, anyone have an idea?"

A: "I’m not sure about the wooden planks, but a box like this is quite common. People use it to store different things, but I think it’s mainly made to store bukhoor (incense)."


"Heavy and small. Found in Southern Germany."

A: "Medieval pilgrim’s badge."



"What is this leather thing that was in a subscription box? We can’t figure it out!"

A: "I had a bookmark that was similar to that. Fits over the corner of the page."


"Metal hatch in the foundation of my house?"

A: "It’s an ash catch."


"What is this item? All night we’ve been trying to solve this. It slides open and there is a tiny piece of fοam inside."

A: "It’s a key fob for a programmable RFID entry system."


"Found in Eureka Springs AK, what looks to be a very small concrete bench or seat facing away from the road near the curb. Too small for a child and there were several around town."

A: "They could be old carriage steps, used to help people get into and out of horse-drawn carriages."



"Found this while cleaning out the attic. It’s wood, looks handmade, measures 20cm, but I have no idea what it is or does!"

A: "It’s a Yacouba Double Spoon – a symbol of hospitality in traditional African art. It represents two very distinct universes that are opposite."


“We had a dinner table conversation. What do you think it is?”

A: "Lemon juicer"


“What is this object at a restaurant construction site with a handle on top?”

A: “Airflow meter for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning to help balance the system”


"Black cast iron frying pan with a raised solid flat surface in the center of the pan"

A: "It looks like it might be a doughnut skillet."



“A white plastic tube with a + and protrusions on the side. What is it?”

A: "An emergency gas funnel"


“What is this loop inside my coat, next to where the sleeve is?”

A: "It’s for the belt."


“Wedding gift, circa 1963. A glass bowl with an angle on a wooden pedestal with a dark rim. Any specific purpose?”

A: "A slant bowl for terrariums"


“These weird tweezers. Probably a kitchen tool.”

A: "Looks like it’s for squeezing lemon pieces to catch seeds."



“Weird key. I’m not sure what it goes to.”

A: "It’s a tubular emergency key for tubular locks."


“A weird set of cards I found — there are a total of 44 cards, the holes and the suits seem to be in random positions.”

A: "I think it’s a Gaff Deck for magic tricks."


“This weird wrapped car. The lights were wrapped in cloth. Serial numbers all around. Anything significant or just tacky?”

A: "It obscures the car while being test-driven, so the yet-to-be-released models are not photographed and published."


“A new bra I bought online has a ’microchip’ inside of it. It looks pretty fake to me but can’t pinpoint what it is exactly.”

A: "New age “healing” stuff, like the magnetic bracelets and such."



"I found this on the side of the road. I think it’s made of marble. What is this thing?"

A: "It’s a lipstick organizer from Anthropologie."


“What is this? UK home and don’t know how to turn it off.”

A: "A part of a ventilation/dehumidifier thing"


“Weird electronic key”

A: "It’s a key for an engine immobilizer system."


“It looks like a cast-iron pitcher.”

A: "It’s an old lantern lighter."



“What is this metal kitchen device with a spring-loaded set of rings used for?”

A: "It’s an egg poacher."


“A chair with a hole”

A: "It’s a spinner’s chair, for sitting at a spinning wheel. They are still being made today."




Jehu 2 year s ago
#3 More like a Creme Brulee Iron, Available at Amazon,eBay, etc
Eudora 2 year s ago
#5 Stackenblochen
#10 Sex Toy
Yvonne 2 year s ago
# 6 trim your nasty nails....
#16 is to get on a HORSE not get in a wagon
How to Build a Crypto Portfolio That Dominates the Upcoming 2024/25 Bull Run





How to comment

•    Don't insult other visitors. Offensive comments will be deleted without warning.

•    Comments are accepted in English only.

•    No swearing words in comments, otherwise such comments will be censored.

•    Your nickname and avatar are randomly selected. If you don't post comments for 7 days, they both are reset.

•    To choose another avatar, click the ‘Random avatar’ link.