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People Are Asking For Help To Identify Strange Objects And It Is Truly Fascinating

Updated January 29, 2021 29.5k votes 4.8k voters 667.0k views15 items

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Over on Reddit, people are asking internet strangers for help identifying strange objects that were found. From a feathered mass that crashed through a roof to Lovecraftian creatures crawling along patio furniture, here are a few of the weirdest objects that needed identification. 

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    What Is This Blue Chip Found In A Bag Of Chips?

    Answered by u/death_by_chocolate:

    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 s***storm on the other end.

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      What Is This Switch On The Back Of An Old Clock Labelled 'Miracle Eye'?

      Answered by u/b3rr14ul7:

      I think it is a light sensor that can be turned on and off. When on the clock will not make chime noises unless it senses light. This way at night it does not wake people up.

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        Found These In Cooked Spaghetti. What Is It?

        Photo: u/Rokdout / Reddit

        Answered by u/kookykerfuffle:

        They definitely look like rosary peas.

        Symptoms of poisoning include nausea, vomiting, convulsions, liver failure, and death, usually after several days.

        Don’t eat that spaghetti, bro.

        And if you already ate it, go to the doctor.

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          Found This Small 'Kettle' Years Ago. Why Does It Have This Unique Shape?

          Answered by u/Brokella:

          Ummmm isn’t that a portable men’s urinal for bedbound patients?

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