Keys, cell phone, pen, glasses, headphones, lipstick, and memory card — this is the list of things that people most often lose, according to a recent study. But not all of the lost things are trivial and the proof is in the extraordinary finds that people share on the internet. Every one of them must have a story behind it and we have no idea what it is. Check the list yourself and you’ll see that not everything has a clear explanation.
Bright Side has collected 25 photographs from internet users from all over the world who shared their unusual finds. Some photos may even make you jealous. And at the end of the article, there is a bonus which proves that sometimes it’s not so much the find itself as it is the anticipation of the find that is the most surprising.
A Viking sword had been found at high altitude in Norway. It’s at least 1,100 years old!
“We lost our home in the Thomas Fire last December. While digging through the ashes, my mother found her wedding ring.”
“I put my potato masher in the dishwasher. The handle broke off and I found another handle underneath.”
This plant is growing inside a floor-light fixture:
“Found a lollipop left in storage. Ants ate it and left the wrapper behind.”
“I found a pearl in a can of smoked oysters.”
“I pulled 2 baseball-sized snail fossils out of the ground while excavating.”
“Early this week, I saw someone post about finding a safe under their flooring during a remodel and I thought it was cool and decided to see if I could find one too. Well…I did”
“I found this photo in a parking lot in Ohio 20 years ago. I put it on my fridge for years. Never met the people but they feel like family.”
“A tulip my parents planted grew a half-leaf half-petal.”
“Found out my 3-year-old daughter keeps a box with a knife, a gun, and some cash. Should I be worried?”
“My dad just discovered this enormous sweet potato that had been growing on the side of our house!”
“I saw this old electrical outlet today.”
“Opened the locker at the gym today to find this note.”
“Gold mine. My landlord found these left in one of her other units today.”
“This tower we found in an Irish forest looks like something out of a fairy-tale.”
“My friend couldn’t find her dog anywhere. And then her neighbor called.”
“Friend tore down his wall for renovations and found this mural on another wall behind it.”
“I found a really long fry in my takeout.”
“I found this picture floating in the ocean while snorkeling.”
“Found this old calculator in my great-grandmother’s attic.”
“I cut open a bag of mulch to find this…and raised it…”
“I found 3 4-leaf clovers. When I bought tape to preserve them, the total was $7.77.”
“So my dad, a fisherman at Lake Attersee, Austria, just fished up his old, lost wallet in one of his fishnets after he dropped it in the lake 20 YEARS AGO.”
“While walking on the beach in Hawaii, my wife and I found this glass ball that had become the home of a small marine ecosystem.”
Bonus: “I haven’t found what they were looking for.”
Which of these seems the coolest to you? Have you ever found anything amazing? Share your stories in the comment section below!
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