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What is the strangest thing you've ever found?

Dan

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1) A pair of Sears binoculars, found underneath the seat of the Passat shortly after I bought it..

2) A neat stack of gay porn magazines. I was 15 at the time, and the reaction among my friends and I when we found the stash at a local park was "ewwwwww." Being teenagers, we fled the area ASAP.

3) A bottle of Stoli, hidden way pack in a hard-to-reach part of a kitchen cabinet, shortly after I bought my house in Orlando. The previous homeowner had teenage daughters, so I suspect they might have been the source.

4) Boxes and boxes and boxes of drug samples and pharmaceutical company schwag. Found it a few doors down, garbage picking when I was 10 or 11.

5) A turtle in my backyard, when I was about 10 or 11. A backyard in a densely populated Buffalo neighborhood.
 

tsc

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1. A pile of clothes, money, and bullets in the woods near the house where I grew up
2. Box of porn in the basement of building where once a church store existed.
3. Spear head along shores of Cayuga lake,
4. 3-legged dog running around a park
 

donk

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From inside the ceiling of my house during renovations

1) 1960's slinky cat NIB
2) Beer bottle opener
3) shoes from 1890's

When out in the woods

1) fake rolex watch on a tree branch- the face was broken
 

tsc

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oh... forgot about the Ithaca Shotgun wrapped in newpaper in the livingroom ceiling of my parents house.

...hmmmm kinda went with my #1 item......
 

michaelskis

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ts corbitt said:
oh... forgot about the Ithaca Shotgun wrapped in newpaper in the livingroom ceiling of my parents house.

...hmmmm kinda went with my #1 item......

Who lived there before, Al Capone?
 

H

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Found by brother:

After staying at my brother’s house in college on his couch, the next morning he asked, “how did you sleep?”

I replied, “fine”.

He said, “Yes, that couch is comfortable I cant believe someone threw it out.”
 

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ts corbitt said:
oh... forgot about the Ithaca Shotgun wrapped in newpaper in the livingroom ceiling of my parents house.

...hmmmm kinda went with my #1 item......
I'll take the shotgun, looking for a new one.
 

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$52 of moldy cash in the trunk of a 69 catalina

afore mentioned Trek bicycle in the woods overgrown with vines (yes bikers, I tried to find the rightfull owner to no avail)

Nice brass dope smoking pipe under the dash of a truck I had just bought.

Skeleton of a long dead dog
 

michaelskis

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I know a guy who bought an old farm, he found all sorts of crazy stuff. The best one was a 32 Ford covered in tarps. It was still in good condition. He said that it needs a little work, but he is cleaning it up. There was no damage to it, just some light dry rot. I think that he also found a stack of old TIME mag. in the basement.
 

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SGB said:
are you an Ithacan??? I have been to the falls area... contaminated with lead... right next to the high school....I used to go there during lunch.....
 

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An old rusted out pogo stick under some azaleas I just had removed from my yard.

A message in a bottle. Unfortunately, it had only been tossed in the ocean a couple days before, so I threw it back, hoping it would go further.

My grandfather's 1898 yearbook, when I was helping my mom clean out her old house.

A texas horned toad, found about a block from our house north of Orlando, when I was about 10 or 11.
 

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ts corbitt said:
are you an Ithacan??? I have been to the falls area... contaminated with lead... right next to the high school....I used to go there during lunch.....
I PM'd you
 

nerudite

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I found a liberty silver dollar from the late 1800s in the middle of the street when I was a kid. I still have it.

I also found an antique catcher's mask (baseball) hanging from the rafters of a basement in a house I rented in Sacramento.

I have a few fossils that I used to excavate out of an old sandstone hill in Los Angeles... and we used to "find" tarantulas and sell them to the local pet shops. We usually found them in our garage on hot days... easy money!
 

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Battle Art

Melted aluminium from russian made Iraqi personel carriers. As they burned and cooked off ammo, the sides would melt into these neat and very odd shaped little pools next to the vehicles. They varried in size but were always very flat on the top side with all kinds of wavy colors in them.

The vehicle fires were fun to watch as they burned, lots of pretty greens, orange, and reds :)

I have seen such art peices at art fairs since then. I could have gotten mine for free :)
 

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When I worked for a county park system we found someones extensive marijuana planting project. Probably 5-6 plants that were well taken care of.

I found a tennis ball with a toothbrush rammed through it at the same park. We also found a giant dildo along the edge of a street. Come to think of it, we found all kinds of strange stuff there. People do some weird things in our parks.

We found an old abandoned half-collapsed shed in the woods behind my parents house that someone had walpapered with porn.

My mom found some silver utensils and a small serving bowl burried in their garden.

Dan may appreciate this given his logo. A friend of mine worked as a maintenence person in the dorms and they were cleaning out a room and they pulled out a dresser drawer and underneath was this detailed hand drawn Church of the Sub-Genius mural with J.R. Bob Dobbs, and all kinds of Sub-G artwork drawn onto the bottom of the drawer...he found it amazing that someone who was so into the Sub Genius stuff would be the one to find it.
 

ilikefish0

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A muffler.

In the middle of the street.

Mine.


It's right up there with the spent rifle cartridges I found in the middle of the street of my nice, quiet suburban neighborhood...

Or the nail I found in my thumb after my idiot coworker shot me with the nail gun.
 

Queen B

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My brothers never fail to get me into things.

One day while waiting for a Dr's Appointment, they "found" "recued" a turtle that had cruelly been tied up in a yard by a string that had been drilled though it's shell.

So they show up at my house with this recued turtle that they need to turn loose. So I let them.

Distance from where they found the turtle to my country home almost 200 miles.

A few days later I get a hateful phone call from the owners of this rare exotic tortous that they had owned for over 15 years, accusing me of stealing their tortous and threatening to have me thrown in jail and sued.

They and their friends decended on my home on Saturday morning about 10 car loads of people drove 200 miles to look for this tortous. They found it, thank goodness.
 

Chet

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The strangest thing I ever found?

Religion, in my junior year of high school. I'm glad I put it back where I found it.
 

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I found a naked girl in my bed when I was in college...

Not really strange, but one of my faves.
 

nerudite

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Oh yeah... when I was a kid I found a blow up doll floating in our swimming pool when my grandma was watching us for a few weeks. I assumed it was some kind of raft thing that had blown into the yard. I wish I could remember my grandma's reaction when I came into the house with it.
 

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While working on the house I came across several old newspapers from the 1950's. Som of the headlines include the launching of the Edmund Fitzgerald, desegregation in Little Rock, and the Janesville city council considering an ordinance that would allow women to be served at the bar (they had to be seated at a table).

A month or so back I dug up a 1928 license plate in one of my gardens.

As a kid I was given a 1865 three-cent piece as change instead of a dime. They are the same size and color.

I have found a few American Indian artifacts, including an outstanding ax head. Probably the most unusual thing is a firestarter. It is a rock, about four inches across, rounded on the bottom and flat on top. There is a hole about an inch wide and deep drilled into the center of the top. They would have placed an upright stick in the hole and used a wand (bow) to turn it, creating friction.

As a kid I was driving with my parents and thought I saw some money lying along the road. I tried to convince some of my friends to ride on our bikes with me there, but it was too long of a ride. A few days later I read in the paper where somebody had found $30,000 at that same spot. It was counterfiet, though.
 

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I found a cow's head in the refecting pool of a Kansas City park when I was in 7th grade.

I found a genuine Nazi Bayonette and Luftwaffe Fork once on an ordnance dig in Germany.

I found a joint in a desk I shared in 7th grade science.

I found a cousin, from Kansas, I never knew I had in Saudia Arabia.

I found a hacky sack perched on an alter-like rock right after asking God for a sign. This was in my GREEN year. ;)
 

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Chet said:
Religion, in my junior year of high school. I'm glad I put it back where I found it.
Yes, I did that once in HS to get a girl. I am surely going to hell for that :)
 

Chet

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Michael Stumpf said:
As a kid I was given a 1865 three-cent piece as change instead of a dime. They are the same size and color.
But since the coin was only 15 years old at the time, whats so strange about it?


Sorry. Had to take the easy set up. :)
 
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