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!
Answer: It is a worry doll. You tell your worries to it, and put it under your pillow at night. It's supposed to take away your worries while you're sleeping.
I wouldn't worry about it.
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.
Answer: Spiders infected with fungus look like this.
As if a regular spider isn't creepy enough.
Answer: Yup, that's a fossil. Tree trunk impression.
Oh that's really cool!
Answer: Opium pipe
strange thing to be left in a will.
Answer: No Bush/Quail. 1992 election sticker.
that's actually a pretty clever design
Answer: Its money from the Philippines when it was occupied by Japan in 1941.
That's got to be worth a lot.
Answer: Pretty good picture of insect eggs.
Hope she didn't eat it and reported it
Answer: Looks like it could be titanium - titanium spheres of similar size are a relatively commonly found space debris
Lies! "They" are already here.
Answer: It's a tension wrench from a lock pick set.
I'm sure OP slept well that night.
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!
Answer: If it's legit, that's a really old Gibson, from between 1903 and 1933. It's going to be worth more than you think, so be really careful with it. Seriously.
A Banjolin, Body of a banjo with the neck of mandolin.
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
Answer: Patagonian Cavy.
I've never seen this animal before, looks like a mixture between a hare and a capybara
Answer: Very early ceiling fan. The rope at the top would be pulled to create the back and forth motion to fan the air and keep flies away from the table during a meal.
guess who was moving it
Answer: It’s a Sagger Missile A Russian MCLOS ATGM. Good luck w that bud.
I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason why you have a missile on the floor of your server room...
Answer: They're European red slugs. And they're doing it.
Bit of knowledge I could have done without.
Answer: We call them anti-ligature. If the rest of the items in the room aren't also anti-ligature (door knobs, door hinges, tp dispenser, etc) then it doesn't make much sense to have it there. If everything else IS, then you're in a room designed for individuals that are a suicide risk.
Just don't hang up a heavy coat ;)
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.
Answer: Tongue eating parasite (cymothoa exigua). Truly harrowing.
Eats the fish's tongue and then takes the place of the fish's tongue.
Who needs sleep anyway?
Answer: Rocket launch. I live near a launch complex. See this a lot.
Nah, someone's vaping a smoke ring.
Answer: Lenticular cloud.
Flying saucer trying to be discreet.
Answer: For fire training, for the airport fire brigade.
Ooh it's neat that they have their own practice plane
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
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...
Answer: Cattle/pig microchip for meat traceability.
Illuminatis human's tracker
Answer: It’s a crane arm — for filming in movies... it’s how they filmed the Red Bull Kluge video.
It's a catapult for launching items at bad drivers in your midst.
Answer: It's land. New Caledonia
It's a sperm whale that has suddenly and against all probability been called into existence several miles above the surface of our planet. Digging the dash sticker, btw.
Answer: Termite infestation.
Oh no, better report that to the hostel
Answer: Bryozoa (also known as the Polyzoa, Ectoprocta or commonly as moss animals) colony.
Quite interesting creatures. I read that on the one had they are a nuissance, since they can damage structures, but on the other hand they have come to be of interest of medical research to build new cancer drugs.