Ask any individual with a metal detector about their life’s greatest dream, and they would talk about finding a random, strange object in the sand. Ok, that was just a little sarcasm. While most of us can easily identify certain things due quick and easy access to information, there are certain objects which are harder to identify— so one Redditor is asking for a little help.
What Are These Strange, Random Objects?
Vials Filled With Golden Capsules
According to u/princessSnarley, “I’m thinking some kind of game or lottery type fun things? Something to win I guess I’m trying to say. But really I have no real basis for that. Just seems like the tube and capsule are the nice parts, and then comes this basic paper and number. I could imagine the excitement of walking around an event with the tinkling glass vile, but when it came down to winning, nobody would care about what’s inside other then an actual winning number. Purely guessing.”
Fortunately, the original poster themself ended the suspense: “Mostly solved! Local museums state they were for a lottery.“
A Really Tiny Cob-Web Cat?
What u/Beejtronic answered is quite creepy in itself- “In some European cultures it was customary to place the dried or desiccated body of a cat inside the walls of a newly built home to ward off evil spirits or as a good luck charm. It was believed that the cats had a sixth sense and that putting a cat in the wall was a blood sacrifice so the animal could use psychic abilities to find and ward off unwanted spirits. Although some accounts claim the cats were walled in alive, examination of recovered specimens indicates post-mortem concealment in most cases.”
u/bbrittmitchelll answered, “Porcelain berries! Or Wild grape. Not actually grapes, though, so don’t eat the pretty berries… No matter how tempting.”
What Did The Burglar Leave Behind?
u/SkeltonKeyLeather had the best response, “It is probably a self made tool in a tough case that will likely read the codes from your key when unlocking/locking or starting your car remotely. They can come back and use their tools as a “key” to steal your car.”
Deep Sea Scares
u/lordvadr replied, “It’s a bubble coral. A not very healthy one.”
A Bronze Statue That No One Knows Where It Came From
u/Squishy-Cthulhu answered, “Yours is more desirable because it has a patina. Please don’t clean it, whatever you do. Patina is very valuable on its own and it’s impossible to fake.” According to u/nerplederple, it is not one of a kind, and here is its description.
Weird Claw At A Shopping Goods Store
According to u/GrimmWilderness, “Fun fact: coots are known to be riddled with lice. In WWI, soldiers in the trenches were plagued with body lice, it was a real problem. Aside from being blown to bits with artillery and cut down by machine-gun fire and picked off by snipers and having their feet rot off with trench foot, the poor soldiers were also being eaten alive by body lice. They would say “I am lousy as a coot.” This is thought to be the origin of the word ‘cooties.’” If it wasn’t clear, this is a “coot foot”.
An Unclaimed Boston Glass Bottle?
u/biteyouright stated, “It looks like a pleurx drainage bottle. I wouldn’t touch it! It’s for drainage and the catheter gets inserted into the chest somewhere. I don’t know a whole lot about them. I just have ordered them before for patients […] used to order medical supplies for my old company. I’m sure somebody in the medical field would know a lot more about it.”
Piano Of Death?
u/Serious-Mousse4009 mentioned, “It’s a hollow tip bullet. Can’t be fired since it’s not in its casing.” How it came to be there, though, is anybody’s guess.
The Thief With The Tattoo
u/jet_heller stated, “That reminds me of the rabbit from Donnie Darko.” To which, u/medicdrl responded, “BTW his name is Frank the Rabbit. Should be a rare enough tattoo to make a positive ID. Good luck!”
The Old Cupboard Curio Shop
u/akrdnk replied, “It’s upside down. It’s one of those fake noses with a mustache that would have been attached to glasses as a disguise for kids.”
u/fiascofox answered, “I’d be willing to be it’s probably a Halloween decoration made around the time the Goosebumps movie came out, to capitalize on that.”
u/GrRr912 responded, “It’s mouse poison. We used that same kind at the farm.”
What Tune Is That?
u/taybot commented, “The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is trying to figure out what piece of music is transcribed on this soldier’s headstone. ‘Second Lieutenant Hugh Gordon Langton is the only casualty commemorated by the Commission with a piece of music as the personal inscription on his headstone. But what is the tune? Over the years, there has been much debate about the origin of the notes with many suggesting they could be from the American song After the Ball – however many are unconvinced. With Thursday marking the 100th anniversary of Hugh’s death, we are asking the public if they recognize the music.’” The post is still there without any conclusive answers.
So, the above strange objects could give you an idea as to what objects should be handled carefully- and which were pretty safe to use. Nevertheless, always ask an expert if you come across something strange- you never know how priceless or dangerous it can be. If you are in possession of some random, strange items, tell us in the comments below!
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