Bizarre Objects Get Expert Explanation

Have you ever found bizarre objects without knowing what they are used for? This subreddit gives all the answers!

1. What is this thing?

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Answer: It’s a tool for polishing drinking glasses.

2. What is this thing I found in my Grandfather’s closet?

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Answer: It’s to pick up sugar cubes.

3. Wooden spoons

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Answer: I made it, carved from wood. It’s a traditional Kazakh ladle.

4. Wooden object

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Answer: It’s a hat stretcher.

5. My dad bought these at a garage sale. They’re solid brass and open on the inside. Any ideas?

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Answer: They are fancy stirrups; devices attached to each side of a horse’s saddle in the form of a loop with a flat base to support the rider’s foot.

6. A friend received this as a wedding gift many years ago. The gifter wouldn’t tell him what it is for.

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Answer: It’s a cheese holder. Lets you slice cheese without handling the block.

7. Plastic strap on cotton swabs? An unidentified object was received in a recent cookie order.

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Answer: They are supposed to be a gag gift. You put the rubber part around your ear, and it looks like you have a cotton swab sticking out of your head.

8. Had these mailed to me unannounced. No idea what they are. Any help?

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Answer: They go on your key ring, and you use them to open doors or push buttons, so you don’t have to use your fingers.

9. What is this spoon used for? Found in a relative’s house.

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Answer: It’s used to feed those who can’t feed themselves, also known as a vintage invalid feeding spoon on eBay.

10. What the hell does this thing do?

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Answer: It’s an old-school tub plug.

11. Plastic handle, metal triangle thing on top that looks like it might be used to put grooves in something?

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Answer: It’s a woodworking knife. But it can be a multipurpose tool for hobbyists, used to cut linoleum or carve clay.

12. Why do these window grills have a bulge? Seen in Spain.

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Answer: They’re called “belly bars” in a lot of places. They’re designed for flower boxes.

13. Found above the door in the backseat of a 2011 Porsche Cayenne; What are the holes behind the small door used for?

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Answer: Hangers. So if you pick up dry cleaning, you can hang the clothing instead of risking wrinkles by laying it on the seat.

14. Bizarre object

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Answer: It’s an asparagus server.

15. Phallic object was seen today in Innsbruck, Austria

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Answer: It’s a bollard; when installed primarily as a visual guide, they guide traffic and mark boundaries.

Which one was more surprising? Tell us in the comments below.

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