The world is full of mysterious things, and in 2022 we are more aware of that fact than ever. We don’t know what sort of creatures call the bottom of the ocean home, and we may never know. However, some mysteries don’t have to be hidden in places where man may never visit. There are probably several items in or around you can’t name or think of what purpose they serve. This is where r/WhatIsThisThing on Reddit comes into play. If there’s something about an object that you don’t know, whether it’s its origins or what it actually is, you can rely on the superheroes at this subreddit to provide you with the right answers. As Reddit proves time and again, not all superheroes wear capes. Some are just equipped with a lot of random knowledge, a keyboard, some spare time, and the will to help others. Here are some of the best cases r/WhatIsThisThing users came together to solve some of the world’s mysteries that have come to light up until 2022.
You can find some of the greatest mysteries hiding inside of your cutlery drawer. We can identify the simple stuff, like spoons and forks and knives, but some knives and spoons serve very different purposes. But this user found something in their kitchen drawer that looked like it didn’t belong there: a round, metal object.
Some users suggested it was the perfect skipping stone, which made no sense since skipping stones are forever lost in large bodies of water. After several guesses, one user revealed that it was stainless-steel soap used to remove the smell of onions from your hands.