128 Times People Found Interesting Things From The Past And Just Had To Share


Time flies, they say. Oh boy, it does. But it only becomes obvious when you come across something from the past. Quite often, it’s a high school pic of your 14-year-old goth self rocking that camera. That’s a friendly reminder of your cringy legacy full of hopes and dreams before reality hit.

Other times, we come by stuff that’s as old as history itself. And some specimens are weirder than others. Cocaine tablets and a syringe from a 100-year-old nursing kit? Found it. Uranium glassware that glows? Yep. An antique door that helps you find the keyhole in case you’re drunk? Got it. Please enjoy Bored Panda’s compilation of the most amusing objects brought to you from the past by a bunch of people-turned-time-travelers.

#1 My Great Great Aunt’s 100-Year-Old Nursing Kit Has A Vile Full Of Cocaine Tablets And A Syringe

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#2 This Railway Ticket We Found In Our Barn. The Stamp On The Back Says Aug 18, 1890

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#3 My Friend Just Found This Little Statue While Digging In His Own Garden

The archeologists from the museum told him that it is probably from a grave dating back to 3-4000 years ago. It has been found in Castell’ Arquato, PC, Italy. He proceeded to give it to the Museum Of Parma.

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#4 New Orleans Still Has Horse Hitches In Various Parts Of The City

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#5 My Late Grandma Still Had Her TV Operating Guide From 1962

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#6 My Grandma Has Original Moon Landing Printing Plates From The Time Magazine Cover

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#7 This Antique Door From 1380 In Regensburg, Germany, Helps Finding The Keyhole After You Drank Too Much Wine

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#8 My Grandfather Had A Miniature Set Of All Of Shakespeare’s Plays. It’s 111 Years Old

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#9 The Filament Of This Antique Light Bulb Is Shaped Like Flowers

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#10 This Page From An Illustrated Captain’s Log From 1777

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#11 Roman Coin I Found In France While Metal Detecting. Emperor Constantine I. Minted In Trier (Treveri), Germany. Bronze. 306-337 A.D.

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#12 I Found A Luger While Digging Out My Basement

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#13 My Friend Was Splitting Logs And Found An Arrowhead

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#14 I Found These 60-Year-Old Condoms In My Basement

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#15 Jackpot Find At An Antique Market In Greenwich Village NYC. Poison Ring

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#16 These Intricate Old Keyholes

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#17 I Found An Old Lunar Globe Where The Far Side Of The Moon Is Still Uncharted

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#18 2000-Year-Old Green Serpentine Stone Mask Found At The Base Of The Pyramid Of The Sun, Teotihuacán, Mexico

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#19 My Girlfriend Found An Old Ticket Stub Of Hers To The Top Of The World Trade Center Dated 08/11/01

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#20 I Came Across A Shop Selling “Vaseline Glass” That Glows Under UV Light Because It Contains Uranium

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#21 Old European Houses Have A Shoe Scraper By The Door So That You Could Clean The Mud Off Your Soles Before Entering

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#22 I Found This Old Lightbulb In My Grandparents’ House Finished In 1902 And It Still Works

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#23 An Old Cup That Keeps Your Moustache Dry

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#24 Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother’s Attic

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#25 This Old Sundial Has Muli-Oriented Panels That Show Time Of Countries All Around The World

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#26 This Old Kodak Film Container

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#27 I Found This Lightbulb In An Attic At Work. It’s An Aerolux Light Rose. According To Ebay, It’s A Vintage Item From The 1940s

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#28 Found This Coin In My Grandma’s Collection Of Old Stuff. Turns Out, It’s From The Year 1797

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#29 This Old Seven-Up Bottlers Flavor I Found At Grandma’s House

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#30 Found In The Pocket Of My Grandpa’s WW2 Bomber Jacket

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#31 Mom Found My Old McDonald’s Food Toys That Turned Into Robots

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#32 A Nice Couple Found My Great Grandpa’s Purple Heart In A Forclosed Home In A Box Labled “Trash” And Returned It To My Family

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#33 After A Construction Company Caused A Local Reservoir Level To Sink 10 Feet, A 600-Year-Old Buddha Carving Was Found

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#34 My Brother Found This “Fossil” While Doing Construction For Work

Apparently, it’s gold-plated Pokemon (Mewtwo) card.

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#35 Found Three 1969 Newspapers About The Moon Landing In An Old Chest In The Attic

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#36 Vintage Perfume Dispenser At The Antique Shop

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#37 Found An Old Monopoly Set In The Walls Of My 1925 House

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#38 36 Vettes From An 80s Promtional. One From Each Production Year From 1953 To 1989 Found Sitting In A Nearly Abandoned New York City Storage Lot For About 25 Years

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#39 Found Out That These Are Most Likely Puebloan III Petroglyphs, Created In The 13th Or 14th Century

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#40 I Found An Old Clothes Hanger Between The Floorboards Of My Attic. It’s So Old The Company’s Phone Number Is 4 Digits

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#41 Have You Ever Wondered How Music Was Typed Before Computers? This Rare Vintage Typewriter From The 1950s Lets You Type Sheet Music

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#42 Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

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#43 Found Some 144-Year-Old Soap In An Attic

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#44 Grandpa Still Uses A Decades Old Computer That Still Runs DOS, Typing And Printing And Storing Things On Floppies

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#45 Antique Dentistry Practice Head

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#46 My Buddy Working In Construction In Downtown Louisville Sent Me This. Wooden Pipe From The 1800s Still In Use

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#47 This Antique American Pledge Of Allegiance Does Not Reference God

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#48 This Old McDonald’s Coupon I Found In My Grandfather’s Things

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#49 I Found An Old Playboy For The Blind

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#50 Found A 94-Year-Old Dollar On The Ground Today

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#51 When My City Repaired The Sidewalks They Kept The Rings Previously Used For Tying Horses Up Intact

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#52 This Old 7UP Can I Found In The Attic Of My New House

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#53 This Vintage Egg Scale That My Grandma Has

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#54 Found At Antique Festival Near Atlanta, It’s For Rolling Newspapers Into A “Log” For The Fireplace

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#55 Found An Old Med Box, With Everything In It

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#56 Old School Nintendo Cards From My Grandma

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#57 I Found This Taped Up In The Toy Aisle Of Goodwill. Couldn’t Tell What It Did But Thought I Could Detail It. Took A $3 Gamble And Then This Happened

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#58 I Found This Under The Floor Boards In A 1800s Era House

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#59 387yr Old Shopping List Found Under The Floorboards Of A London Home

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#60 My Barbershop Still Uses Their Original Cash Register From 1904

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#61 This Old Roman Road Found While Working On A Road In My Neighborhood

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#62 The City Used To Use Hollowed Out Logs As Water Mains. Circa 1860

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#63 This Pothole Has Started To Reveal The Original Brick Road Underneath

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#64 Possibly Timely Antique Store Find. Unopened 1950s Canned Water For A Nuclear Shelter

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#65 This Sprite Can I Found In The Ceiling Of An Old Mall

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#66 Chinese Opium Bottle Found Near Old Railroad

Found near Tombstone, Arizona. Could be from the days of the railroad construction.

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#67 This, Around 100-Year-Old, Print Of Aladdin I Found In The Back Of My Dad’s Bookshelf

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#68 This Bottle Of Elvis Presley “Love Me Tender” Conditioning Shampoo I Found In My Attic

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#69 Wind Up Horse Racing Machine

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#70 My Grandparents Own A Bible Which Was Printed In 1790, During The Time Of The French Revolution

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#71 Found An Old Paymaster

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#72 Found An Estate Sale This Weekend. 1760 Land Deed And Refers To Connecticut As A Colony

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#73 A Box Of Nerds From 1984 I Found Under My Floor Boards vs. A Box I Bought Yesterday

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#74 70-Year-Old Dental Floss Found In The 1948 House We’re Remodeling

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#75 My Dad Has A Bunch Of 100-Year-Old Medicines, Some Even Still Are Sealed With Liquid In Them

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#76 This Working Wooden Escalator In An Old Department Store. The Stairs Are Wood As Well

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#77 An Old Dutch Map Of The World (1700). Found This In A Very Old Bible My Grandma Still Keeps

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#78 My Dad Found This Cash Under A Drawer While Cleaning An Old Rusty Medical Cabinet

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#79 My Roommate Bought A Pair Of Pants At The Thrift Store And Found This In One Of The Pockets

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#80 I Found This Cleaning Out Grandma’s House

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#81 136-Year-Old Levi’s Jeans Found In A Goldmine Looks Just Like A Pair From Today

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#82 Celtic Bronze Coin. I Found It In France. Around 50 B.C.

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#83 Antique Soap Saver From The 1800s

Small scraps of soap were put in the cage and when people did dishes by hand the soap saver was swished though the dishwater to made suds

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#84 Viking/Medieval Age Horse Snow Shoe Found Perfectly Preserved In Melting Ice

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#85 I Found This Movie Camera From 1926 At A Garage Sale For $15 Last Weekend

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#86 My Desk Fan From The 40s With No Safety Cage And Rubber Blades

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#87 Just Found A Vintage Nintendo Game Cartridge

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#88 Found An Old Newspaper From When Kennedy Was Shot While Cleaning Out The Garage

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#89 Found An Old Lightsaber In The Woods

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#90 Vintage Freddie Mercury Queen Plate, 1980s

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#91 This Old Flag Of My Grandma’s. It Has Only 48 Stars

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#92 Cleaning Out My Great Grandmother’s Mobile Home And Just Found This. In Disbelief

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#93 This Radio I Found In My Attic Is Built To Resemble A Coca Cola Vending Machine

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#94 This WWII Newspaper Of Germany’s Surrender Found In My Grandparent’s Attic

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#95 Found These Glass Goggles In The Wall Of Our 100-Year-Old Home

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#96 This Old Leather Bottle

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#97 This Antique Fire Extinguisher

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#98 Interesting Find At A Thrift/Antique Store: Swastika Post Card

Good Luck Emblem

“The Swastika” is the oldest cross and emblem in the world. It forms a combination of four “L’s” standing for Luck, Light, Love and Life. It has been found in 315 B.C., and our own Southwest Indians use it as an amulet.

It is claimed that the Mound Builders and Cliff Dwellers of Mexico, Central America, consider “The Swastika” a charm to drive away evil and bring good luck, long life and prosperity to the possessor.

I tried messing with the coloring in hopes to be able to read the postcard. The original was written in pencil (apparently most post cards were that time). It was addressed to a Mr. Ben Hayley in Massie, Texas. From someone from Pirkle, Texas. From the letter, I could barely make out the sender writing “Wish you were here for my party. I’m so sorry you didn’t come by”.

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#99 Dr. Pepper Can, Circa 1960

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#100 Yard Stick Is So Old, The Phone Number Is 4 Digits

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#101 Found A Bible From 1882 Today At Work. I Clean Out Abandoned Storage Units

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#102 1920s Perfume Bottle, Should I Clean It?

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#103 A Table Clock That Has Been In My Family For Many Generations

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#104 Just Got This Really Cool Antique Lipstick Carousel For Christmas

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#105 Found An Old Calculator That Requires A Power Brick

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#106 I Got An 84-Year-Old Nickel As Change At Safeway

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#107 This Truck That Hauls 1950s Cars Looks Like A Life-Size Old Toy

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#108 My Friend Just Dug This Old Gun Up From Her Backyard

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#109 2000 Years Old Thracian Chariot With Horse Skeletons. Found In Bulgaria

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#110 While Cleaning Up From The World Trade Center’s Falling, Crews Found A Shipwreck 7 Ft Below The Foundation That Dated Back To 1773

#111 My 11-Year-Old Son Asked For & Received A Metal Detector For Christmas. He Took It Out On My Parent’s Property, And This Was One Of The First Things He Found

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#112 Found This Vintage Toy My Dad Had. Wiggle It And The Tiny Chain Makes A New Face

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#113 A Treasure Trove Of Thousands Of Bronze Coins Found In A Ceramic Jar At The Site Of 15th Century Samurai’s Residence

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#114 Metal Spiked Thing At An Antique Store. It Is A Roast Or Ham Holder That Mounts To A Cutting Board. The Cutting Board Is Missing

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#115 One Of My Relatives Still Had Some Cold Medicine From The 1930s In Her Medicine Cabinet At The Time Of Her Death In 2016

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#116 Found This Betel Nut And Lime Holder In Father’s Antique Collection. I Think It’s Made Of Silver, Very Very Heavy

Antique Indonesian betel nut set consisting of round box for the betel nut as well as a small box for the corresponding lime. Connected with a chain. They were often worn on the belt

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#117 This Letter Opener Of My Great Grandfather, Made Of A Shrapnel Of A Grenade From The Battle Of Arras In 1917

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#118 A Very Odd And Slightly Pricey ($40) Vintage Nixon Watch

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#119 Vintage 1970s Space Age Weltron 8 Track Stereo. Now I Need To Thrift Some 8 Tracks

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#120 Got This Map For $10 At An Antique Store. After I Hung It I Realized It’s Pre-WWI

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#121 Renovating A 100-Year-Old House, Found A Samurai Sword. The Sheath Is Metal On The Outside And Wood Inside. Still Sharp And Heavy

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#122 A 111-Year-Old Gold Note We Found Under A Couch At An Estate Cleaning

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#123 My Grandma Found Some Old Cups My Dad Had As A Kid. All The Black Men Have Turned Green With Age

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#124 Found These Super Old Paper Straws In My Grandma’s Cabin, Still In Cellophane. She Waited Long Enough That They’re Back In Style

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#125 This Old Crayola Box My Grandma Has

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#126 I Own A 2000-Year-Old Roman Coin

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#127 This Mcdonald’s Cup Found In A Wall During A Kitchen Renovation

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#128 Lovely Antique Aquarium

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