What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

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"What is this object roughly the size of a hand, around 700-800 grams, solid metal that is matte except for the round section."

1 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It’s an artificial hip replacement."

"I found this in my checked luggage after a flight. I have no idea what it is, and I’m assuming it was left in there by TSA."

2 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "Used for wiping detection swabs over luggage or hands. Airport security puts a swab in the end, rub it over the luggage, and then scan it."

"I found this on the street. The top button makes a loud “click” when pressed in. The device seems to be mostly hollow. What is this thing?"

3 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It’s a dog “clicker” for training them."

"I found this in the belongings of an elderly relative. It’s a small, very sharp “needle” with an eyelet, made of bone/ivory."

4 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It’s a Victorian sewing awl: a small pointed tool used for piercing holes, especially in leather."

"What is this electrical science apparatus? It is a metal box. When plugged, the small motor inside rotates the rod emerging from the bottom, variable speed control on the front."

5 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It is a benchtop homogenizer. There would have been an attachment to the end for small samples. Many alternatives are used to agitate now."

"I found this in a 100-year-old house, and it looks to be pretty old itself. It is 1.4 m long with a hollow rubber tip at one end and a flat but hollow slotted tube at the other."


6 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It’s a fire poker. It is used to be plugged into a gas outlet for the purpose of lighting a coal stove."

"What would the small pocket on the bottom of this Lenovo laptop bag be used for? It’s not very big and cannot hold thicker objects."

7 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It’s for securing items like passports, medical cards, etc. Anything easily stolen by pickpockets."

"What is this grey/silver box in the back of every single taxi in Dubai?"

8 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It’s part of the computer system that monitors the taxi and talks to the base. There should be screens in the car, a little scanner, and a receipt printer. They plug into this box, which houses the main computer part."

"This has a long handle like a shovel, but on the end, it looks like a sort of basket/rake thing. What is it?"

9 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It’s an apple (or other fruit) picker."

"I found this metal jar lid with a pipe screwed on a pint jar. What is it?"

10 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It is a mason jar with a hose attachment that attaches to a vacuum cleaner used as an insecticide sprayer."

"I found this in our new rental. It’s about 20 cm tall, and the glassware is removable from the wooden backboard."


11 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It’s a barometer. The exposed end sees atmospheric pressure. The contained bulb is vacuum-sealed. The water level will change with pressure."

"Ball-bearing roller glove? It has spikes on the other side and is made from flexible plastic."

12 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It’s a massage glove."

“Wooden object, approximately 7 inches tall. Nothing is written on it. Nothing moves. It’s a solid piece of wood. What is it?”

13 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "Jewelry holder — To stack rings on and put earrings in the bottom dish."

"What is this hippo-shaped hollow ceramic object I found in the street? It has a small slot at the front of the mouth and a stepped hole at the bottom."

14 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It is a clay hippo ocarina (hippo-shaped train whistle). Blow through the hole."

"Elastic with a clip in the back pocket of my toddler’s rain jacket. What is this for?"

15 What Is This Thing? (15 pics)

Answer: "It’s to flip the entire jacket inside out through that pocket, then use the strap to wear it like a fanny pack."


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