Sometimes we find random everyday items tucked away in our basements or attics that we’re just not sure are used for. We scour Google looking for clues, but come up empty-handed. As much as we like solving internet mysteries on our own, it’s not always possible. That’s where the people of Reddit came in. The objects below seemingly had no purpose until people all around the internet shed light on their true worth.
The original posters also learned a thing or two in the process. It’s an eclectic list including fine China that was used in a shaving kit, an end table posing as a coffin, old solitaire games, and a 2,000-year-old arrowhead. That’s some great online teamwork from the people of Reddit. Check out the everyday items that seemed useless until the internet solved them right here.
Origin Of The Bear Pins
If you’ve ever scoured your attic, it’s likely you found boxes of pins and other memorabilia saved from years of graduations, rewards, and other events. This Reddit user wanted to know the origin of these bear pins, and until they asked the internet, they had no purpose.
But thankfully, they got their answer. Apparently, in 1941, one month after Germany made its move on Russia, New York set up a relief organization to help Russia. They called the group the Russian War Relief. These bear pins date back to WWII and had something to do with this relief group. It looks like this Reddit user just found a bit of important history in their own home (via Everyday Monkey).