Every time I walk into a thrift store, I have this excited feeling in the back of my mind like I’m going to find a treasure.
I’m not sure what it would be, or what I’m even HOPING it would be, but the thought just starts to overtake me that maybe this time, I’ll discover something that’s gone overlooked or unappreciated, buried in time, that will open up all new joys for me.
So far nothing quite so lofty has happened, but I have found some stuff I enjoy (mostly old electronics I absolutely do not have room for.)
These folks on Reddit, though? They found some strange treasure troves for sure. Let’s have a look.
10. Bottle of cocaine
“WARNING – May be habit forming.” I’d call that the understatement of the century.
This very old bottle of cocaine we found in my pharmacy. from mildlyinteresting
9. An old MP3 player
Believe it or not, something this simple was once a very expensive buy.
Found my old, still working MP3 player with more than 3000 songs of my late teenage years from mildlyinteresting
8. An old fan
Contrary to popular belief, the Pledge of Allegiance had nothing to do with the formation of the United States. It was adopted in the early 20th century, and “under God” wasn’t added until the Red Scare of the 50’s.
Old folding fan without "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance from mildlyinteresting
7. Soviet Cigarettes
Smoke up, comrade.
My mom went to the USSR in 1985 and still has a Soviet pack of cigarettes. from mildlyinteresting
6. Old Sprite
Wait, what were you doing in the ceiling?
This Sprite can I found in the ceiling of an old mall. from mildlyinteresting
5. Original wallpaper
Ok that’s cool as heck. Gonna be a ghost portal, though.
This hole in the wall showing the original wallpaper from 1885 from mildlyinteresting
4. Wall mount fridge
Why did these go away?
Still operational, origional 1957 wall mount refrigerator from mildlyinteresting
3. Old vacuum
Man. That thing sucks.
My mom has two vacuum’s from the same company with nearly a 100 year age difference. from mildlyinteresting
2. Picture perfect
That is STRAIGHT out of an over-written indie flick.
This picture of my parents never actually happened, but two separate photos that fit perfectly together from mildlyinteresting
1. Metal social security card
To be fair, that actually meant something for his generation. For us it’s more like a participant trophy.
My Great-Grandfather’s social security card was made out of metal, not paper from mildlyinteresting
Cool finds all around!
Do you have something like this?
Tell us about it in the comments!