10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People

I bet you would never manage to figure out what these are and what they are used for. Fortunately, there are many people on the Internet who like to unravel such puzzles, or have specialized knowledge. Of course if you have similar items in your home, they may not be such a big mystery to you.

What are these? 10 mysterious objects whose function you’re about to discover.

#1 ‘Carved wood with rings around the center. The rings are not removable. I found it in the park. What is it?’

10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People
Rigel04/reddit

Answer: This is a Mexican hot chocolate stirrer/shaker known as a molinillo.

#2 ‘What is it?’

10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People
RedBanner/reddit

Answer: This is a tool for removing the top from a boiled egg.

#3 ‘A metal spring with plastic ends, 8-inch long, without inscriptions or markings.’

10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People
Pristine_Historian53/reddit

Answer: it is a hair removal device (used for small hairs on the face).

#4 ‘Silicone cup? The material is malleable’

10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People
blasticinc/reddit

Answer: it is an anti-cellulite vessel.

#5 ‘It has a suction cup that appears to be a stand for it. One is open and the other is closed, as shown in the photo.’

10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People
Nancy1437 /reddit

Answer: it is a holder for replacing bulbs that are out of range.

#6 ‘I found this while cleaning out the attic. It’s wooden, looks handmade, 8-inch long.’

10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People
daeris_cos/reddit

Answer: it’s probably the Yacouba double spoon – a symbol of hospitality in traditional African art. It symbolizes two very different, opposing worlds.

#7 ‘Brass, with a hinge that opens at 90° angle. The inside of the smaller side has ribs along the inside.’

10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People
ashleyd733111/imgur

Answer: this is an old bubble blowing wand, pre-1800.

#8 ‘I found it under the passenger seat. It has magnets on the back. Is it a GPS locator that someone put in my car?’

10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People
Duggan_Digs/reddit

Answer: yes, you guessed right – it’s a GPS tracker, but this is not here is not a very discreet version.

#9 ‘Help me identify this thing’.

10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People
Birdly3/imgur

Answer: it looks like a rotating tie holder that can be fixed onto the wall.

#10 ‘What is that nimble metal thing attached to the side of my porch?’

10 Items the Use of Which Is a Mystery to Many People
hastalanever/reddit

Answer: it is a can crusher.

In how many cases did you immediately know what it was? If more than in 2, 3 then well done!

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