25 Times People Spotted Mysterious Objects And The Internet Offered Them An Explanation

Can any of you confidently say, "I know everything on earth"? We seriously doubt that. This world is full of mysteries. From the existence of aliens to black holes, there are many questions that haven't had an answer yet. If you have any questions, one of the fastest ways is to ask the Internet. Many people out there are going to the What is This Thing subreddit to seek help to identify mysterious objects they stumble upon, and most of them then feel satisfied.
We have compiled a list of 25 mysterious objects that many people may not know about. If you are curious, scroll down below to check out what they are. And if you have an object and you don't know what it is, you can go to this subreddit to find the answer. About 2.3 million members of this group will offer you a proper explanation.

#1. What are these medal things on the corner of these stairs and what is their purpose?

Source: LocalSalesRep

Corner dust guards. They make it easier to sweep dust out of the corners. - jackrats

#2. Why do these window grills have a bulge. Seen in Spain

Source: lw1999

They're called "belly bars" in a lot of places. They're designed for flower boxes.

Edit: forgot to mention that the primary purpose is security. The rounded part is for flower boxes. - Cusslerfan

#3. What is up against this person's mouth?

Source: aintnufincleverhere

Court stenographer mask so they can dictate - nhbeardedone

#4. Thumb protector possibly, but for what? found at a yard sale

Source: deceptiveshadow

For shucking clams/ oysters? protects from sharp edges, knife slips? - hmd2017

#5. I found this blue disc in a packet of sour cream crisps. Its has the words "ferrous 25mm BST, cert number 213026B" on it

Source: scary2020

It's a testing chip. It goes through the metal detectors to ensure they're working. There's a problem here though.

You send X number of testers you get X number back. If you get X-1 or some other number you stop the line until you find your chip. The entire purpose of the test is to make sure that stuff like this--which is supposed to simulate a foreign object--does not get through.

There's usually paperwork to document this. Write to the outfit and tell them what you found and rest assured there will be a shitstorm on the other end. - death_by_chocolate

#6. Boise, ID. My husband and I heard a big crash at 5am,like something had fallen off the roof. He found this feather mass on the ground just now. Said it feels like it has a membrane inside of it? This is in our side yard, about 4 feet of gravel between a fence and the side of the house

Source: Theheadandthefart

Found this from 5 years ago, looks like someone found something similar. The creepy factor is someone talking about "death crowns" or "Angel balls" as folklore of a ball of feathers left when someone dies.

However in my research, I may have found a probable explanation. When predatory birds (hawks) eat other birds they often first strip them of feathers. This usually means pulling off swaths of feathers from the breast of the prey bird. And with it can come to the skin of the bird. This is tossed aside. A section of these feathers under the right conditions can form into a ball as the skin desiccates and pulls inward until you end up with a ball of feathers with skin in the center. - Celebophile

#7. I found this metal object. No text or numbers. Can retract to be the size of a bracelet

Source: s1l4z_behr

It's the top (closure part) of a purse or small handbag. - sjhill

#8. I saw this in my yard. Is this just a type of worm? Or is there a parasite on it? (I saw it breathing/have some sort of heartbeat, so it’s alive)

Source: reddit.com

That's two worms making more worms. - DDatapod

#9. What is this thing on this serial killers head while he was in court?

Source: jurjasouras

He's partially deaf. It's basically a giant hearing aid (sound amplifier headphones). - on2muchcoffee

#10. 20 years of research and reddit is my last hope!

Source: XxUFOxX11

Black Drum Fossils - Mackin-N-Cheese

#11. Weird squirming living Lovecraftian nightmare on our lawn chair this morning

Source: pbjburger

Phobetron pithecium, the hag moth, is a moth of the family Limacodidae. Its larva is known as the monkey slug. - anossov

#12. Driving through Erie PA. Weird circle in the sky. Lots of folks pulled over taking pics of it

Source: segajennasis

Blown transformer smoke ring. - SlippingAbout

#13. Found in my dad's room, really hoping it's not a sex thing

Source: Merciman

It goes over shoes to give grip on ice - BmanUltima

#14. Ok, I know it’s a chair, but what’s with the extended arms?

Source: Chwk540

It looks like a plantation/planters chair. You’d put your sore swollen legs up on the arms after sitting on a horse all day, like a pregnant woman with her legs up in the same fashion. This is why the back is so sloped as well. If you sit up straight it wouldn’t be comfortable to put your legs up like that, but in a reclined position it’s good for blood flow and air flow. Example photo added below. - ChesterDaMolester

#15. What is the porpuse of these floors? They have no windows, only this clylindrical thing on them, there are more throughout the building

Source: Rodzp

In addition to the other generic things that apply to tall buildings, in that tower specifically, the empty floors are a workaround to a New York rule that attempts to restrict building size by restricting floor space. By having empty floors, they can move the upper floors higher up, thus making them more valuable to the super-rich buyers who want to have the highest apartment in NY, etc. - OllyFunkster

#16. House on my running route partially sunken into the ground

Mysterious ObjectsSource: Tapple_Juice

Just a guess, but maybe built during the 70’s energy crisis.

A home near where I grew up was built with a berm around most of it to save on heating and cooling - Imnotarobot12764

#17. Rain downspout in Prague

Mysterious ObjectsSource: polishprocessors

David Černý's Embryo - JimJohnes

#18. I got a bag containing 6 of these from China. I have no idea why! What are they?

Mysterious ObjectsSource: JudiasGoldberg

Rose of Jericho (Resurrection Plant, Dinosaur Plant, Jericho Rose) - JudiasGoldberg

#19. What is this thing? Entirely matte black and had a police escort

Mysterious ObjectsSource: zook312

It's called a package wastewater treatment tank. They use them typically in areas without access to city septic systems and where the ground won't pass test for a typical septic tank. - Firemanfletch

#20. What are the purpose of the metal plates on the ground in front of some of the water fountains at Universal Studios Orlando?

Mysterious ObjectsSource: austin0300

Blind people and their walking stick.

Edit: Cane or White Cane. - MrRed311

#21. I started to peel and separate this orange into segments when I found this inside. Its ridges were growing between the orange segments where pith would normally be. What is it?

Mysterious ObjectsSource: hotscorn

Sometimes navel oranges can have a second orange growing inside the first one. This looks to be what happened here but the second orange died and began to decompose. -Rhinoaf

#22. Found in the wood in a creek. It was under a piece of wood.

Mysterious ObjectsSource: Ordralphabetix

Those look like midge eggs, an aquatic fly. - brkngspydr

#23. What are these circular metal things on these stairs? I just hit my knee and goddamn did it hurt

Mysterious ObjectsSource: JjzMerheb

Looks like a skateboard prevention device. Keeps em from grinding on edges

#24. Found these glass goggles in the wall of our 100 year old home

Mysterious ObjectsSource: prodigyrun

Looks like old safety goggles with the strap missing. Possibly for brazing work on the plumbing.

#25. What are these yellow things coming out of this lizard's stomach? This is the 6th lizard I've found like this so far this month.

Mysterious ObjectsSource: Fresshmaker

This is Sceloporus occidentalis and those look like desiccated eggs to me. Soccidentalis will lay 3-17 eggs per clutch so this is within the correct range. I'm seeing tiny lizards everywhere at the moment and July is the upper range of the laying season. It's possible/ unlikely that the lizards in your area are becoming eggbound, dying, and exploding when they decompose, but more likely you have a cat near you that enjoys killing lizards without eating them. The tail here has been severed recently (if it was an older wound you'd see a black regrown stump), which suggests that it dropped the tail to escape from a predator. Gravid lizards are heavier and will probably be easier to catch than a lizard that isn't carrying eggs.

If you own a cat, this is one of the reasons it's best to keep them indoors, even if they are fixed and enjoy being outdoors. They kill native animals indiscriminately, mostly birds and lizards, and if you estimate that each of the lizards it killed was carrying 10 eggs, that means that 60 potential new individuals for the next generation have been wiped out :( Fence lizards aren't threatened but there are a lot of species you just won't find commonly anymore, and there's no need to make things harder for the wildlife around us. - alexds1

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