The last time we wrote an article about the subreddit “What is this thing?“, it had 894,000 members. Now, the number has grown to 1.8 million. No wonder — it delivers. People keep going to the community with photos of possessions they need identifying, and they keep getting answers, too.
From the roof plate of a drum fish to a fancy sugar cube holder, these Internet detectives don’t shy away from any case. “About 75-85% of all the items posted to this subreddit are solved, and out of those about 50-60% are solved within the first 30 minutes of the post going live,” a moderator of the subreddit told Bored Panda. “The average time of solving what an item is around 20-30 minutes, and about 15-20% of the posts made here don’t go live at all, because the moderation team has solved it through modmail, or by commenting on the post before it goes live due to the sheer amount of different things the moderators have seen.”
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