Life will never run out of riddles and mysteries that make us scratch our heads. A wrinkled egg, an alien-like substance hanging from a tree, or an antique kitchen utensil that you simply don’t know how to use — these things could puzzle anyone. But thanks to the internet you can share the picture of your unsolved mystery with thousands of people, and most likely, get the answer you’re looking for.
Here at GIGGAG we’ve found some curious riddles for you that people were lucky enough to solve thanks to helpful Reddit users.
Even though this yellow spiral looks sort of scary and unpleasant, there’s nothing to worry about. The riddle was solved easily: it’s just a pepper seed, and you can find plenty of them in your spicy food. Pepper seeds can take on different shapes and some of them even resemble human ears.
Reddit users suggest that this “magical” rock could be green calcite, and it makes sense. According to geologists, all minerals can reflect light, but some of them, including calcite, have the ability to absorb some light, and then release it. The property of these minerals creates the illusion that they are glowing in the dark.
Comments to this post suggest different answers, from pieces of insulation falling out of the door frame, to ants and termites damaging the house. In fact, the presence of termites may be a plausible answer, since these creatures leave powdery mud formations when they start destroying a house.
This otherworldly creature turned out to be a sea anemone, and many people happen to have seen them on seashores. Sea anemones are marine predatory animals that come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. They are close relatives of corals and jellyfish, and mainly spend their life attached to rocks.
A pouch with a strange object in it could puzzle anyone, but it seems there’s nothing mysterious about it. One internet user suggested that it may be a reusable hand warmer, and thousands of people support this idea.
And it is a seed indeed. These seeds called sea beans, or hamburger beans, are often found on sea shores. They belong to a tropical plant called Mucuna.
Reddit users quickly solved this mystery. This strange thing under the water is a colony of bryozoans, or moss animals. They are microscopic aquatic creatures that live in colonies attached to rocks or branches.
It looks like a large piece of amber, but it’s probably too big and perfect to be one. Some people suggested that it could be a piece of rosin, a substance extracted from pine trees and other trees that are used for producing ink, glue, soap and other things.
This plaque is actually a work of art, and it is one of a series of coded discs you can find along Los Gatos Creek Trail in California. These are not real manhole discs, they don’t cover anything and were created for entertainment purposes only. They say you can “decipher” the message right away if you carefully read those discs.
It turns out to be a cattle microchip implant used to track cattle, pigs, and sheep. It is actually not supposed to get into your food.
Here’s yet another riddle successfully solved by a Reddit community. This alien-like object is the head of a magnolia seed pod.
This is a door knob protector, or guard, and it puzzles many people. It’s meant to reduce the damage to the door and the wall if someone tries to push through the door using a heavy thing, like a gurney.
The internet helped to solve this mystery too. This is a helmet urchin, or colobocentrotus atratus, a sea animal that can grow to the size of a softball, but is usually smaller.
What would you think if you saw something like this hanging down from a tree? It looks creepy, but there’s nothing to worry about. This is cedar-apple rust, a fungus that causes the leaves and the fruit of infected plants look disfigured like this.
This vintage kitchen utensil is a sardine server. Its tines are closed to serve the sardines without damaging them.
Reddit users suggest that it may be a vintage pasta maker. Just put some pasta dough inside the device and hold it above boiling water while the dough escapes through the holes.
Some people believe it is the mother of the cider vinegar, but it seems it is Kamh yeast. It is often mistaken for mold, but it is yeast that appears on some types of fermented vegetables and fruits.
Have you ever found a thing that looked so unusual you couldn’t guess what it was? Do you have a picture of it? Share your pictures in the comments and let internet users solve the riddle!
Preview photo credit kimbycat11 / Reddit