Have you ever held something and wondered what it is for or why it was even invented in the first place? You’re not alone.

People have shared the most bewildering objects that left them wondering about their uses. Here, we’ve narrowed down the top 20:

One person couldn’t help but scratch their heads when they stumbled upon a brass brooch with a hidden spring that opened like a clothespin. Failing to come up with a possible solution, they turned to the online community for help.

At first glance, a delicate glass ball suspended in a gold metal frame looked like a decorative piece in a home office. However, it serves a greater purpose, which one Reddit user unraveled.One Reddit user shared a photo of a long cylindrical wooden stick, which was thicker on one end than the other. It didn’t look like a new device, making the Reddit community think harder when guessing the name and function of the item.

Answer: The wooden stick was likely used with a Singing Bell to make vibrations. According to the commenter, rubbing the cylindrical wood around its edge would make the bell vibrate, similar to a wine glass.

Often, things that are not in use or cannot be identified are kept away in the garage or, in a Reddit user’s case, their junk drawer. The user had no idea what the light metal was for and only received a few comments from people who were just as confused.

Answer: Finally, one person correctly identified the item as a Sunbeam Mixmaster attachment. Supposedly, the item should have been attached to a mixer and used as the sprout the juice would pour out of.

One Reddit user found a heavy structure made from glass with decorative bubbles inside. The only inscription on the item was the date 1978.

Answer: One commenter identified the object as a weight that keeps papers from flying off a desk. The inscription must have been the year it was made.

Gardening enthusiasts would easily identify this object found at a Reddit user’s grandmother’s home. At first glance, it looked like a glass bowl with metal grills inside.

Answer: Several Reddit users identified the item as a vase. They commented that it was used for arranging flowers. Many found the object at their grandmother’s home.One Reddit user found a small blue disc inside a bag of sour cream crisps with the inscription “ferrous 25mm BST, cert number 213026B.”


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