Often we come across antiques or more modern things, the purpose of which we know absolutely nothing about. Fortunately, now there is the Internet, and all questions can be asked to users of social networks. Answers are found very quickly.
1. A set that looks like a torture instrument
A netizen wondered about the vintage items he found in the store. The set consisted of two wooden parts and metal hooks. In general, the set looked very intimidating and resembled a torture instrument. It turned out that all these devices are designed for taking off and putting on boots. The wooden parts have foldable legs that must be lowered. You will get a kind of wooden stops with a recess for the heels, catching on them, you can easily remove the boot. Hooks are used to put on high boots.
2. An unusual arrangement in the church
Seeing this unusual device in a church, one of the netizens decided to ask the public what it was intended for. As it turned out, this is a special device that is used to fill the sacrament bowls. Surely, you have noticed that the device has metal grooves of different diameters. They are designed to pour wine into several containers at once, placed in different places.
3. Mystical capsule
This mysterious capsule of rather impressive size is in fact a simulator. More specifically, a treadmill designed for people with disabilities. The convex upper part of the device has a special hole for fixing or supporting the human body, which can significantly reduce the load. In addition, according to information available from Novate.ru, the capsule can be filled with water, which will complicate the exercise somewhat.
You will no longer see this device in everyday life of an ordinary person, so few people can even guess? what it was used for. The miracle machine used to perform quite mediocre functions, namely, it rolled newspapers into tight rolls so that after them it was convenient to throw them and burn them in the oven.
5. Mysterious find
After seeing this device on a flea market, a social media user was puzzled by its purpose and immediately asked a question. The experts of the World Wide Web quickly explained what this miracle of technology was. It turned out that the device is nothing more than a simulator that helps get rid of pain in the lumbar region.
Note: this simulator is an invention of Peter Egoscue and is called the "Egoscue Tower". The creator of the device is also the author of the theory that performing a number of daily activities, some muscles of our body atrophy, while others, on the contrary, are in constant tension. To solve the problem and avoid many diseases, in his opinion, you can use simple exercises that resemble yoga.
6. Fancy scissors
Unlike all the previous things, these scissors are not that old. Their more modern models can be seen on sale now. Why two extra rings? - you ask. Quite simply, these scissors are called training scissors. They are used to teach children to cut, and additional rings are designed for the fingers of an adult who must guide and control the movements of the student.
7. Musical instrument
In this case, it is immediately clear that we are dealing with a musical instrument, it is only unclear what sounds it makes and what it is called. As we managed to find out, this is one of the most ancient Chinese instruments called Sheng. There is evidence that it appeared more than 7000 years ago. Sheng is made up of many pipes that let you produce lingering notes. In fact, it is a small labial organ.
8. Scary thing
The attention of one of the many Internet users was attracted by this strange thing with many sharp teeth, which was hanging at the entrance to a store in Philadelphia. Literate people explained that this was not a torture instrument at all, but just a flax comb. Perhaps there was once a factory on this site that worked with this material, and a comb was hung up instead of a sign.
9. Strange markings
If you find yourself in Texas in winter, on the eve of frost, you can also see strange white stripes on the road. In fact, it is salt. City officials scatter it on highways if frosts are forecast in the coming days.
10. Mysterious find
What can you not find in attics and storage rooms of old apartments. A striking example of this is this mysterious contraption, packed in a wooden case. To find out what this thing is for, the new owner had to upload a photo of it to the network. It turned out to be a device for measuring the degree of paint drying.
There are so many interesting things in the world, and people, it seems, do not want to notice it point-blank. Continuing the theme 10 mysterious things, the purpose of which "you can't figure it out without 100 grams."