We are all used to seeing the familiar things around us that we use every day.
in a day. And when something incomprehensible catches your eye, you involuntarily ask yourself a question about the real functions of the object. We have collected 12 mysterious gizmos, the purpose of which has to be learned from users of social networks.
1. Baking dish?
The find was made in one of the old Utah houses from 1910. A metal product resembles a baking dish, although in fact it is not. This is an old nut cracker. There must be a lid and a hammer somewhere else. The nut is placed in the middle, pressed with a lid and beaten, the kernels are removed, and the shell is thrown into the hollow part of the dish.
2. A large xylophone?
An item bought from an antique shop. The presence of sticks hints that the acquisition is related to musical instruments. Later it was found out that this is one of the varieties of the xylophone, which is called the reed drum.
3. Sink in the sink
It turns out that this double sink, consisting of a large bowl and a small one, is designed to handle a lot of food waste. Shredders are installed in both parts. If there are too many dishes in the main one, you can destroy the waste in the small one.
4. Metal counter
You bought chips and found a metal chip inside? Consider this a gross production error? In fact, with the help of such chips, the presence of foreign objects in the packages is determined. The chips are laid out on a tape and counted at the end.
5. Animal enclosure?
Think this is an animal pen? But no! This area with a meter-long fence is a ha-ha field, the western analogue of our bouncer game.
6. Whose teeth?
What you will not find while walking along the seashore. For example, in the hand in the photo is a fragment of the jaw of a fish from the wrasse family.
7. Surprise in the package
In the parcel from China, 6 pieces of small bags with mysterious roots were found. Thanks to experts from the Internet, we managed to find out that these are sprouts of the Jericho rose, which can be grown at home in peas.
8. Planks on the floor
Do you see the small raised planks on the floor? Know that these are "markers" for the visually impaired. They are easy to grope with a cane and find a safe path to a particular object.
9. An ancient razor?
The metal thing in the photo is nothing more than an antique epilator. Due to its low productivity, the device did not get into mass production.
10. Strange piece of iron
A rather impressive piece of iron that flew into the windshield of the car turned out to be a fastener for the garbage truck. With this device, the body is attached to the cab.
11. Telephone without handset
Agree, this device is very similar to an old phone. The truth is, it lacks a tube. In fact, this device was used as a keyboard for the first computers.
12. Magnetic container
An unusual gizmo from a thrift store, which is a small metal container with magnets inside. True, in fact, the little thing turned out to be quite ordinary. With its help, magnetic tags are removed from goods.
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