Say whatever you will about the internet, but it comes in handy from time to time. Whenever there’s something we don’t know (and let’s face it, there’s a lot we don’t know), we turn to the internet for help or advice. Time and again, the internet has helped people answer burning questions and settle debates. The r/WhatIsThisThing forum on Reddit has helped people figure out the meaning and purpose behind random items they’ve found on the street or lying around the house. Of course, you can’t always trust everything you read on the internet, but it can also be a great source of information. The trustworthy people on Reddit came to the rescue when people were at loss as to what they were looking at. There’s a lot we can learn from one another, and the Reddit forums are a great place to share all the random knowledge we have – just ask the people who shared the photos below!
We would’ve never guessed what this thing was if it wasn’t for the trustworthy Reddit community. To us, it just seems like a useless ball of metal. A paperweight, perhaps? But the couple who found this item in their kitchen drawer were looking for answers. They didn’t remember buying this, but they knew it must have some kind of purpose.
And they were right! As it turns out, this is a bar of stainless-steel soap. We didn’t even know such a thing existed until this very moment, and now we’re anxious to get one. Stainless steel soap is used to remove the smell of garlic and onion (and other smelly things you peel or touch in the kitchen) from your hands. How brilliant is that?