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What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

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Handmade instrument bought in Germany (70’s-80’s). I wonder it’s traditional item or something made just for decoration.
A: It's a Diple. Diple, dvojnice or dvojanke (pluralia tantum), a traditional woodwind musical instrument in Serbian and Croatian music.

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Huge metal cylinder found in the middle of the woods (Central Pennsylvania)
A: It’s an “upright” tank for fluid storage. Normally 12’ diameter and 20’ tall, they hold 400 barrels of fluid. This one is laid on its side, which is how most are transported.


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Found hundreds of these on a beach on Brisbane. If I got too close they burrowed under the sand. What are they?
A: They are soldier crabs.


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Found in a junk electronics pile. Could it be gold?
A: Container looks like a borosilicate glass drying tube, used to protect moisture sensitive reactions from water vapor in the atmosphere. Oxygen, Nitrogen, and CO2 is the gasses used in a in vitro fertilization lab.


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What is this attachment and why is it round?
A: It looks like a circus ball.


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Found in New England, metal with wood handle. In swampy area near railroad junction.
A: It's a hook to open and close windows.



6 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

This device in a nursing home that appears to be halfway between a sink and a toilet.
A: Clinical sink, it’s for dumping bedpans.


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Found in the shop of my brothers new house. Probably obvious to some of you but we can’t figure it out.
A: It looks like a speaker floor spike. Or an isolation spike for a turntable, to reduce vibration.


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Kitchen tool made by winco. No idea what it is.
A: Shrimp deveiner and opener.


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This is on the nature strip at the end of my street, there's another one just one street over. Looks like solar panels and a microphone on top of the stick, the case in front is part of this as well. It's been there for a few days at least.
A: Monitoring the noise levels for council/government construction. They did that near my place when they did works on the train crossing, and I saw them in back streets near Vic Park station when they were digging up Hoddle St. They have to temporarily rehouse residents if they’re making over a certain level of noise!


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Metal post. Found on Fort Knox military base.
A: This is a hand pump missing most of it parts.


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Found on one of the doorframes in my 1918 home. Located about two feet off the ground. On both sides of my doorframe in the same design.
A: It's most likely from a baby gate/dog gate leaving a mark behind.


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Found in a storage cupboard at work. The black bits come out. The number order is... weird?
A: Looks like a reference board for a sales. Numbers would line up with a parts list sheet.


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In It’s A Wonderful Life, what is this thing on Potter’s desk? (circled)
A: It looks like a wax stamp set up.


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Strange Robot Friend Neighbors Trashed After Moving Out.
A: It could possibly be a display or a piece from a carnival or something, it doesn’t appear to really have any functionality. Either way, I’d grab it.


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I found this strange thing behind an abandoned house in Mid-Michigan. It's a weird cone-shaped metal structure with an open inside.
A: It seems like a grain hopper repurposed as a charcoal kiln.


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My mother says this cast iron thing is for pouring oil, but my grandmother says she’s wrong and can’t remember what it’s for. Help?
A: It's called a ladle pot.


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What are chicken lips? My parents found this in the back of a pantry of a house they are house sitting.
A: It’s a joke, there is no such thing as chicken lips.


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Friend found this in a bag of antique kitchen tools. Looks like a can opener but it’s pretty thin and completely smooth.
A: It's a handle for a baking rack, grill rack, etc..


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What sort of utility pole is this? Not for cellular net as there was zero reception right next to it.
A: It's a type of civil defense siren.


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