The world is full of things that seem useless. Or at least we have no idea how they could be used and what for. And this is why we love the Internet so much – it offers all the answers!
The collection contains a couple of items too weird for us to know what they were designed for.
#1 Glass objects spotted at a garage sale. These are not door knobs. What are they then?
The answer: These are knife stands.
#2 Bathroom coat hooks that move up and down.
The answer; These are the so-called anti-ligatures. They are fixed in rooms for people with suicidal tendencies.
#3 ‘My girlfriend found them in her dinner. Are these seeds?’
The answer: These are eggs of murgantia histrionica. It’s a kind of a bug
#4 ‘What are these creatures and what are they up to here?’
The answer: These are red snails which are coupling right now.
#5 ‘I found this white thing in my basement. My mum went mad. Can anyone tell me what it is?
The answer: This is a fungus-infected spider.
#6 ‘Found on a beach. A skull? A breastbone?
The answer: A skull. Tuna’s skull.
#7 ‘Ditches on a field next to an airport. They didn’t use to be there.’
The answer: before construction works commence, the project supervisor is obliged to carry out archaeological examination of the site. This is the pattern they use for their works. The dots on the sides of the excavations are the contaminations removed.
#8 ‘What are the metal plates under some fountains in Universal Studios Orlando for?
The answer: They are marks for the blind.
#9 ‘Why does the clock has got only 5 digits?’
The answer: its’ a limnigraph – it indicates the water level
#10 ‘I found this blue tablet in a packet of potato chips. The note says: ‘Iron 25 mm BST, certificate no. 213026B’
The answer: It’s a test chip. It goes through metal detectors to check whether they are working
#11 ‘What is this metal object with balls beaming at night?’
The answer: it’s an old reflector. It was used in the railways.
#12 ‘I came across this one in my classroom. It gives off subtle sounds reminding the fan hum and changes colors.’
The answer; It’s a AV1 robot for children suffering from a chronic disease. It helps them study; with an application they can remotely log on to the classroom from home or hospital. Looking through the eyes of the robot the kid can hear greetings from the classmates to get some interaction with the rest of the world.
#13 ‘What are the things outside the hospital for?’
The answer: these are emergency showers; a person injured as a result of chemical contamination or lab accident) pulls the handle and warm water washes the toxic substance down from the shower above while the shoes will be cleared by the one close to the ground.
#14 An IKEA coffee mug. What’s that thing on the bottom?
The answer: It is to let the water flow out of the bottom when you wash the mug in a dishwasher.
#15 A wriggling Lovecraft monster on our lawn.’
The answer: It’s phobetron pithecium, a kind of a moth.
#16 When you pull the ring, four spikes come out. What is it for?
The answer: It’s a protection against pickpockets stealing pocket watches.
#17 ‘Washed out on a beach in Florida. What’s that?
The answer” it’s a weather station that used to be fixed to a sea buoy.