Every day, there are hidden mysteries all around us. They can be in thrift stores or on your grandma’s shelf. If you don’t want to solve them yourself, you can ask online detectives for help, and they’ll solve the puzzle quickly. Let’s see what we have here.
1. “A three-legged stool with a very narrow back, does it serve a specific purpose?”
Answer: “Milking stool.”
2. “What are these compartments for on this bottle opener?”
Answer: They’re extra bottle caps so you can recap your drink.
3. “What are those vertical poles in my gothic 19th-century house stairway for?”
Answer: “To protect the corners of the wall; stuff gets chipped easily and looks worn down.”
4. “White circular hard plastic object, wife thinks it might be some equipment for knitting?”
Answer: “Two of them will hold glow sticks in a globe shape.”
5. “Cleaning out a house and came across this. The little cup at the top swings back and forth. Says it’s from Japan.”
Answer: “It’s a bridal cup.”
6. “What is this small metal rod with a wavy arm that opens?”
Answer: “It’s a spring money clip.”
7. “What is this lovely stylized spoon made for?”
Answer: “It is a cheese scoop.”
8. “Any idea why this ceramic bowl has a slot?”
Answer: It looks like an egg separator.
9. “What is this sculpted ceramic dish used for? Those are small holes in the lemons.”
Answer: “It’s for serving lemon wedges.”
10. “I found this small kettle years ago. Tried searching for a similar one, but have always come up with nothing.”
Answer: In Italy, it is called “la padella.” It is used to pee when you cannot get out of bed.
11. “Why does this mailbox have letters around it? The building was built in the early 1900s.”
Answer: It used to be a combination lock. Now retrofitted with a key lock.
12. “Found at a bar. Very heavy, assuming the black handles push it.”
Answer: Linoleum roller.
13. “Antique wooden press or clamp for some purpose?”
Answer: It’s a beekeeping foundation fastener.
14. “Signage is found on a streetlight in the Netherlands.”
Answer: It indicates the location of the pipes underneath the street.
15. “Why does the cake I cooked turn out like this?”
Answer: “Don’t use a ceramic baking dish, use glass or metal. Those fluted sides are designed for souflé, not chocolate or vanilla grain-based batters.”
Which thing seemed the most curious for you? How often do you find devices you do no know how to use?