“I found this while digging up a 100-year-old outhouse in Southern California. Any ideas on what this is?”
“My granddad dug this up in Liverpool. It may be ammunition from World War II, but it’s unusually decorated. What is it?”
Answer: This is called trench art. Trench art is the name of the creation of various things from the objects that military men had at hand, in most cases, from the remnants of ammunition and the equipment that was damaged in a battle.
“I found this on the wall of a house that was built at the beginning of the 1900s.”
“I was cutting my watermelon and was surprised to see these hard stems in it.”
“This thing was lying next to an abandoned mine.”
“I found this on the beach of Lake Erie. I’ve lived near the lake my whole life and I’ve never seen anything like this.”
“I found this in the woods.”
“I found this in a drawer in my office at a marine biology institute. It looks like an egg, but it’s not.”
Answer: It’s likely to be a dummy seagull egg. The real egg gets swapped with a fake plastic one, so the bird quietly sits on it all season without laying another egg. This technique helps to reduce the population. Besides, seagulls get very aggressive when they have chicks, but they keep calm and quiet when they sit on their eggs.
“This came in a bag of pots and kitchen utensils.”
“What is this black cord in my banana?”
“I found this in my attic.”
“A strange tool I found while cleaning out my grandpa’s workshop.”
“I found them in canned food for cooking spaghetti.”