30 Times People Had No Idea What They Were Looking At, But The Internet Knew What It Was Right Away (New Pics)Translate

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Say you find a coin. Say you have no idea if it's worth a million dollars or less than the leaf of grass you picked it up from. What should you do? Take a picture of it and post it on a subreddit called "What Is This Thing?" And it goes not just for coins. This community easily identifies missiles, slugs, nipple pumps; pretty much any thing they lay their eyes on. The subreddit is home to over 894,000 members and the number is constantly growing as well. Continue scrolling to broaden your horizons and upvote your favorite entries!

#2 What Is The Point Of Such A Device?

#2 What Is The Point Of Such A Device?
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Answer: USB charging condom. This way you can plug your phone into a random USB port and be sure that no data is exchanged. Only the power pins are passed through to the phone. Also called a sync stop.

Please, clean your finger nails before taking photos.

#11 Anyone Know What Those Round Impressions Are Called, And What Are They For ?

#11 Anyone Know What Those Round Impressions Are Called, And What Are They For ?
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Answer: Old windows were made of glass spun out into flatness. That's the center of the spin.

New windows are made of glass floated on a pool of molten tin, which makes very flat panes without any annoying bullseyes.

EDIT: this is also the source of the myth that glass is a liquid and flows over time. See the center pane of your picture? Someone took the time to get a "good" pane for the center of the window, without any bullseye - put your best pane in that spot, obviously. But the glass is still of uneven thickness, getting thicker closer to the bullseye. So people look at panes like that, with thicker glass in one part, and decide that "hey, the glass must have started off perfectly flat and flowed over time". But no. The glass flowed when it was molten (1500 degrees C!) and does not flow at room temperature.

They're window-nipples, of course!

#13 Saw On My Flight To Cali. What Is This Thing?

#13 Saw On My Flight To Cali. What Is This Thing?
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Answer: Specifically, this looks like Concentrated Thermal Solar. It uses mirrors to reflect the light to a central tower which is barely visible in your picture due to the glare coming off of it. The light is then converted to heat where it drives a steam turbine, or some other heat engine.

or a regular flying saucer landed near ponds for refill

#19 Circular Object On Top Of Car. What Is This Thing?

#19 Circular Object On Top Of Car. What Is This Thing?
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Answer: Bubbl, It's like an uber targeted toward kids or those with extra concerns around who the drivers are.

"Bubbl Investments, LLC was launched in August 2016 in the DFW area. It was founded by a group of Dallas-based individuals, including the former Dallas Deputy Chief of Police. Our rides are driven by off-duty or retired police officers who have been thoroughly vetted. All fleet and driver owned cars are regulated by the company. Bubbl accurately identified the need to provide a safe ride option especially for children, special need families, and seniors. "

A car made for Marge Simpson.

#24 Car Part Found In Bicyclist Hit And Run Fatality Today

#24 Car Part Found In Bicyclist Hit And Run Fatality Today
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Answer: 1988 chevy Silverado headlamp bezel.

People keep asking how I knew this....I've been a Maryland state inspector for a long time, and part of each car and truck inspection up until recently was a mandatory headlamp adjustment....If I had to guess, I'd say someone from the Hoppy brand headlamp aim checker company probably bribed some politicians a long, long time ago, which made it mandatory for each station to buy their equipment to perform inspections....Anyhow, I've done a shit-ton of headlamp adjustments, so right away I knew what that notch in the plastic was for....I first checked 1988 Ram 1500 trucks and by chance, there was a picture of a mid 80's Chevy truck.

This lead to an arrest: https://www.foxnews.com/tech/reddit-sleuth-helps-police-identify-car-part-leads-to-fatal-hit-and-run-arrest

#25 It Is Approx. 3 Meters Long And Open At The End. Found With Some Similar Looking Ones Scattered Around On A Hillside While Hiking. What Is This Thing?

#25 It Is Approx. 3 Meters Long And Open At The End. Found With Some Similar Looking Ones Scattered Around On A Hillside While Hiking. What Is This Thing?
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Answer: This device is called Gazex and it's used to start avalanches, so they can control when and where they happen. This avalanche control system uses specially constructedand "exploder" sites and tubes built at key locations in avalanche territory to set off avalanches at controlled times. The exploders literally detonate a mixture of oxygen and propane from the tube structures. The explosive force expelled from the tubes triggers avalanches. The explosive bursts are fueled by gas canisters stored in tanks beneath the exploders on the mountain.

It's the Teletubbies' meth lab. Over the hills and far away...

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