“One benefit of disorganisation is that unexpected discoveries are constantly made.” ― A.A. Milne
The greatest discoveries come to us when we give up looking for something. It’s the same thing as love. It is extremely unlikely that a metal detector you drag across the sand will uncover an unexpected treasure, though. These individuals on the list below have discovered their own special “gems” in the strangest locations and at the most peculiar times.
See these historical discoveries made by explorers who have ventured beyond Earth by scrolling down. Remember to let us know what you think!
#1 So, while fishing, my friend discovered a message in a bottle.
#2 While trail riding, I came across this in the woods.
#3 My friend is a recycling worker. He Discovered A 1941 Filled Diary
#4 My spouse and I discovered this glass ball, which had become the home of a tiny marine ecosystem, while strolling along the beach in Hawaii.
#5 Thankfully My Dad Found Them Before He Started Mowing
#6 A Little Patch Of Clover In A Bottle
#7 8 Year Old Girl Saga Found A Sword From The Iron Age In Lake Vidösten. Estimated To Be About 1500 Years Old, It Is The First Sword Of Its Kind To Ever Be Found In Scandinavia!
#8 Found A Guinea Pig That Was Abandoned In The Woods While I Was Playing Disc Golf. She Has A New Home Now
#9 This Blue Crayfish I Found In The Mountains Of West Virginia
#10 My Nephew Found A Sea Shell With Squid Eggs Inside
#11 Opened Up BBQ For The First Time This Spring And Found Some Hungry Wings
#12 This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach
#13 Daughter Found This Branch And Uses It As Her Magic Wand
#14 I Found A Transparent Leaf
#15 Quartz Found In Arkansas Is Worth $4 Million
#16 Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother’s Attic
#17 My Dad And His Friend Found The Boot That Reese Witherspoon Threw Off A Cliff During The Filming Of The Movie “Wild”
#18 Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk
#19 I Found This Under The Floor Boards In A 1800’s Era House
#20 These Condoms Are Around 60 Years Old (Found In My Basement)
#21 Found A Fossil In The Parking Lot Of A Pet Store
#22 I Found A 7 Leaf Clover!
#23 Fisherman Found A Giant Pearl, Weighing 34kg, But Wasn’t Aware The $100 Million Pearl Was So Valuable And Kept It As A Luck Charm
#24 This Piece Of Pine Sap I Found On A Pallet At Work
#25 Found A 94-Year-Old Dollar On The Ground
#26 A Friend Found A Pink Grasshopper While Working
#27 Found An Almost Perfectly Spherical Rock At The Beach
#28 Found This Today While Weeding A Vineyard
#29 Found A Carved-Out Quarter On The Ground Showing George Washington Smoking Reefer
#30 Rock I Found On The Beach
#31 A Blue Mineral Stone Found In The Forest
#32 A Viking Sword Dating Back Over 1,000 Years Ago Was Discovered By Reindeer Hunters At An Elevation Of 5,400 Feet, Atop A Mountain In Southern Norway
#33 I Found A Pearl In My Oyster From The Fish Market
#34 My Brother Found A Dinosaur While Digging Up His Garden
#35 I Broke A Rock And Found Two Kinds Of Fossils
#36 Found A Rock That Looks Like A Shark
#37 I Found Something
#38 I Found This Message In A Bottle On Floreana Island In The Galapagos
#39 My Brother Found This Life-Bulb Washed Up On An Australian Beach. It Was All Alive And It Floated
#40 I Found Lizard Eggs In My Wall
#41 My Mom Found The Ticket From Her First Beatles Concert, From 1964
#42 I Found This On The Floor
#43 My Friend Found A Bullet In Her Corn
#44 I Found A Rock Shaped Like A Heart
#45 This Pebble I Found On The Beach Looks Like A Ghost
#46 I Found A Child’s Time Capsule While Digging In My Yard
#47 Two Guys From Boston Set Off On An Expedition To Find The Black Box Of Eastern Flight 980 That Crashed Into The Andes Killing Everyone Onboard 31 Years Ago. They Found It
#48 My Brother Likes To Search For Shark Teeth On Beaches. This Was 6hrs Of Searching At Folly Beach Sc
#49 Found A Travel Brochure From The World Trade Center While Cleaning Out My House
#50 Found A Gun Buried Underneath A Friend’s House In Germany