29 People Share Crazy Mystery Things They Found

“Metal spring with plastic ends, 20cm long, no writing or markings”

Answer: “It’s a hair remover used for little hairs on one’s face.”

“It has a suction cup with it that appears to be a stand for it. One is open and one is closed as in the photo.”

Answer: “It’s a grip for changing light bulbs that are out of reach.”


“Brass, 4” (long side) 3″ (short side), has a hinge that opens at a 90° angle. The inside of the smaller side has ribs along the inside.”

Answer: “It’s an old bubble-blowing wand, pre-1800s.”

“Help me identify this thing.”

Answer: “It looks like a rotating tie holder that gets mounted to a wall.”

“Bought a new shirt. This small packet was attached with the tags. What are these for?”

Answer: “Collar stiffeners. You can insert them in your collar to keep it stiff.”

“Found this under my passenger seat. It has magnets on the back. Is this a GPS tracker someone put in my car?”

Answer: “It is a GPS tracker, but not a very discrete one.”


“What is this foldy metal thing attached to the side of my back porch?”

Answer: “It’s a can crusher.”

“Found this in my office and can’t figure out what it’s for. It’s metal and only like a millimeter thick.”

Answer: “It’s a key for those paper towel dispensers in the bathrooms.”

“I can’t remember what this was for if I ever even knew. What is this thing?”

Answer: “They’re tongs for lifting hot jars, so you don’t burn your fingers.”

“What is this thing? It’s not scissors and it closes with a snap.”

Answer: “It’s a pair of authentic antique Victorian candle snuffer wick trimming scissors.”

“Carved wood with wooden rings around it. The rings don’t come off. Found it in a park.”

Answer: “It’s a Mexican hot-chocolate stirrer/whisk. Known as a molinillo.”

“What could this be?”

Answer: “It’s a tool to take the top off of a boiled egg.”

“Does anyone know what this could be?”

Answer: “It’s the opening to a Victorian-style purse.”

“Silicon cup thing? My parents were randomly mailed this from an unknown address. Material is malleable.”

Answer: “It’s an anticellulite device.”

“Small gold pig container with a removable tiny spoon for a tail”

Answer: “Salt cellar. Here’s one missing the top.”

“Metal hatch in the foundation of my house?”

Answer: “It looks like an ash-catch.”

“These 2 burgundy metal springs I found in my house’s garage. They are about 3 inches long and pretty solid.”

Answer: “They look like car door hinge springs probably from a Chevy.”

“Looks to be a very small concrete bench or seat facing away from the road near a curb.”

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

“Mysterious yellow plastic disks mounted on a metal stand, seen near a baseball field.”

Answer: “Shoulder rotator”

“Weirdly ’heart-shaped’ metal object I found in my car”

Answer: “End of a belt”

“Unknown kitchen gadget with plastic handle and steel ends”

Answer: “Looks like a grapefruit knife.”

“This item is metal and weighs roughly 10 pounds. Inside the ports are USB-C.”

Answer: “Definitely a data logger for water quality. The red part is the sensor. I’d guess the main part of it is packed with batteries.”

“Camera-looking thing hanging from the ceiling above stairs at an airport”

Answer: “It’s a “Paging Horn Speaker” made by TOA Electronics, Inc.”

“The perforated plate appears to be ceramic and there is a white granular substance under the plate.”

Answer: “It’s a desiccator.”

“It’s a clear, thin, glass penguin. It is 7½ inches tall.”

Answer: “According to Worth Point, it is a vintage candy/nut dispenser that has 2 companion pieces.”

“What is this specific hammer used for?”

Answer: “It’s an auto body hammer. Typically, instead of swinging this hammer, you hold it in place and hit the flat face with another hammer.”

“What is this metal object with crown-like ends and some threading in the center?”

Answer: “It’s a vajra, a ritual weapon that symbolizes the properties of a thunderbolt (irresistible force) and a diamond (indestructibility).”

“Moon silverware, probably German late 19th early 20th century?”

Answer: “It might be an ice cream serving set. Looks similar to this one here.”

“Gold sphere with legs and handle. The sphere splits in 2, each side with a lid.”


Answer: “It’s a silver-plated cookie box.”

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