40+ Weird Things Whose Purpose Was Unknown Until the Internet Came to the Rescue

The ‘What Is This Thing?’ Subreddit is Full of Mystery Objects

If you’re looking for niche content, Reddit is the place to go. The discussion website and content aggregator allows users to up or down vote posts, and respond to each other’s questions. One popular subreddit is r/whatisthisthing, which, unsurprisingly, is a place for people to ask each other, “What is this thing?” People post things they’ve found or seen, and others chime in to help solve the mystery. Keep reading for a list of weird things that found their purpose via Reddit.