It’s always easier to read situations and see things clearly when you’re not the one inside of a moment or decision. It turns out this also holds true for objects you’re staring at but can’t figure out – there’s an entire sub-Reddit called What Is This Thing to help you out.

The 17 pictures below will crack you up…mostly because you won’t be able to believe the person holding the thing didn’t know what the thing was until Reddit told them.

#17. Confirmation received.

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#16. Well isn’t that clever.

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#15. So much nope in one picture.

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#14. Why would you want the hangers pointing down? The answer might surprise you.

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#13. Eep!

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#12. It might not be the official name, but…

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#11. That is terrifying. I’m scared to find out whether it’s a real thing.

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#10. Great-grandpa’s attic is full of treasures.

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#9. His girlfriend found them in her dinner. Blech.

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#8. He found it jammed in his front door lock.

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#7. I wonder what happens if you lose it – do the worries transfer?

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#6. Learn something new every day!

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#5. Found in New Mexico so obviously alien.

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#4. A sign of our times.

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#3. There was one in the fish’s mouth and one in it’s stomach and I want to barf.

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#2. Yes, it’s real money, but…

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#1. A gift from a friend at the Senior Center. You’re never too old to have a good time!

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At least you know the internet is always ready and willing to help no matter the answer!