28 things people keep at home but avoid talking about because they’re so controversial, as shared online
Perhaps each of us has some oddities that resemble suitcases without handles – difficult to carry around, but absolutely disappointing to leave them behind. What used to be important to sane people today can accumulate dust somewhere in the attic and “float to the surface” during a thorough cleaning of the house.
The most interesting thing about these items is that almost all of them have their own stories that are either thrilling or funny and sound so incredible that they look more like excerpts from adventure movies than real stories. Perhaps because of the memories these things give us, we selflessly continue to keep them at home, dusting them off and wiping the occasional tear from our eyes.
one time A thread appeared on the AskReddit community, which quickly went viral with nearly 40K upvotes and about 23.3K different comments. The original post’s author asked, “What’s the most controversial thing you own?” And if you’re a writer on a genre crisis, there’s an endless sea of fresh ideas here. however, bored panda Anything based on the original thread will be of interest to literally everyone, so feel free to scroll all the way to the end and tell your own story in case you own a strange item.
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My great grandpa was a WWII medic. We have a small chest with his personal items, such as his diary and old bandages.
3 vials of morphine from the 1940s
A packaged stick from Afghanistan that claims to cure all known diseases, including cancer.
I replaced it with an energy drink.
I now own cures for all ailments, so I think it’s pretty controversial.
Bengal tiger fur.
My wife is half Indian. A friend of her family died and a tiger pelt was found among her belongings. He is in his early 80’s and was born and raised in India before moving to my country (Canada). The property was divided into three pieces, so almost all had to be liquidated. You can’t sell tiger pelts here, and the museum doesn’t seem to want anything. So somehow I ended up with it.
My wife is vegetarian for ethical reasons. Naturally, I fell to the floor to take it home. I never hunt endangered species and I am categorically against hunting for sport. But I couldn’t just throw it in the trash.
As a joke, I told my mom that I wanted to put my dog’s testicles in a jar after they were spayed.
When my sister was in high school, she wrote a letter to Charles Manson. he replied to her Her father intercepted a letter in her post. He never opened them, but he still has them. My sister didn’t know he replied.
**edited to answer some questions**
I can’t believe I woke up this morning to this explosion…
My sister is 7 years older. In the 1980s, mental health was generally undiagnosed and untreated. She was a rough child to her parents.Even her siblings I had to go through a lot of trauma caused by her.I have been with her since I was in my twenties. not talking She is estranged from my father, my other sister, and me.
I remember her being obsessed with Manson when I was a kid. She was threatened and constantly getting into some sort of trouble, running away or calling the police.As soon as she turned 18, she was kicked out.She turned 50 last month and I According to ‘s mother, “She finally came to live with us and bought her first house.”
My father told me about letters about a year ago. This happened to him 30 years ago and I’m pretty sure there will be no federal indictment against him (laughs), so he has no reason to make it up or lie about it. I told him that it was his will to leave them with me.
To those who are messaging me to buy letters… big fat f********g NO. Once you have them, evaluate what you want to do with them at this point.
My Scottish crest is a hand holding the severed head of a sword. The reward was land. My ancestors caught this thing, cut off his head, and brought it to the king. Knowing what a Moor is is quite controversial.
my family has a petrified walrus [wang], my grandmother took it to identify it at the Smithsonian decades ago. Apparently her grandfather, or maybe her great-grandfather brought it home after spending several years on expeditions pointing north and north into Alaska. It has been loaned to several museums at various times.The family has talked about selling it but all have to agree and so far there is no agreement on the sale so I own his 1/67 of a petrified walrus [wing-dang-doodle].
Not me, my parents grew up..
They turned a real elephant foot into a table.
It’s like cutting off a real elephant leg and stuffing it into an end table. It had a glass table top. I could feel the fine hair. F****n haunted the man of my dreams.
A small bone, probably lifted from a Peruvian catacomb when I was younger.
Hmmm mortuary foot tags from New York asylum…. like 20 or so… that could be the only indication that these people were actually alive think
First edition of Batman Damned #1 featuring Batman’s “Little Batman”. (From DC Black Label, which features more adult his content. [phallic] The profile tipped people off enough that they were removed from subsequent print runs).
Small ivory horse figurine. I have a small collection of horse figurines. It was a gift from my grandmother when I was little. There’s nothing I can really do about it, but I’m still a little sick of having it.
Original asteroid arcade machine.
However, my brother and I removed the original (burned-in) oscilloscope screen and replaced it with an LCD panel, replaced the controls with a 6-button arcade fighter stick, hooked everything up to a hacked Xbox, and dumped thousands of ROM was on. that. The original board was gone before I got the cab and was donated to another machine the monitor was working on.
It’s controversial because some arcade historians prefer these cabs to be preserved rather than hacked. However, the burnt screen and missing boards made this cab of little use.
I have a glass vial/vial of pure histamine. If anyone is exposed to this they will have a fatal allergic reaction.
I bought a second-hand Bill Cosby comedy album on vinyl, and the next week all started to come to light about the horrible things he did ☹️
I have some early 70’s ivory jewelry my parents bought back from Botswana and a poison arrow kit. Mom has her 3-meter python skin that has just been in her luggage since that time.
It’s a switch knife. As long as mine is illegal in my area, it’s technically one with blades. I don’t know if it’s better to have one and risk a misdemeanor than not have one.
Original copy of Mao Zedong’s Red Book distributed in China in the 1960s
Also a copy of Mein Kampf, but I’m not sure about the backstory of this copy
Fragment of a radiation bore drill encased in resin. A cloud floats in the resin where the focus is. It’s safe now, strange to think about, and probably illegal for civilians to obtain today.