r/interestingasfuck Aug 07 '22 Helpful 5 Wholesome 3 Silver 15

I found 150 pieces of corn in my floor. My house is from the 1700s. /r/ALL

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u/tegrtyfrm Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22 Helpful Wholesome Starry

My buddy’s house from 1700s walls were lined with them, old way of insulation

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u/BobgySMC Aug 07 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

That’s what I’m thinking

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u/stealyurbase Aug 07 '22

Ya. I found all kinds of stuff in under my 1880 house. Could be any of the suggestions above, but my guess is insulation as well.

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u/seejordan3 Aug 07 '22

We found newspapers in my grandma's walls, from WW2. Totally intact. Were they trying to light their houses on fire?

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u/tauntplease Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 08 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome I'll Drink to That

Most people converted from the newspapers to the flame retardant asbestos so they are safe

whoever gave this a wholesome award is my kind of people

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u/xxSurveyorTurtlexx Aug 07 '22

Hey to be fair as long as you weren't the person putting it in, you're all good

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u/jerry111165 Aug 07 '22

Or taking it out…

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u/xxSurveyorTurtlexx Aug 07 '22

God's punishment for disturbing the perfect insulation method

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u/Imadethosehitmanguns Aug 07 '22

No joke. Asbestos is an amazing material (technically a mineral) aside from all the ...ya know... mesothelioma.

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u/IckySmell Aug 07 '22

Also known as the miracle mineral, it was great at basically everything. Including being used as snow in the Wizard of OZ. Yikes, also found in heated blankets, snuggle up.

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u/gonzorizzo Aug 07 '22

That scene still makes me cringe...

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u/decadecency Aug 07 '22

It's illegal since the 70s where I live. Keeping what is already built isn't illegal, nor buying or selling a house containing it, only buying and building new with asbestos is.

It's a shame though that people went on a craze to tear much of it down in those cases where it wasn't needed. Would have held up for many future generations. Same with brick houses. Don't create more upkeep by painting them or tearing them down to replace with wood.

It's literally named eternit in Swedish, and the most typical use you see is exterior wall covering sheets. Judging by the condition of the facade of most of those houses, this material definitely lives up to its name.

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u/NoVA_traveler Aug 07 '22

Who is tearing down brick houses to replace with wood?!

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u/Widespreaddd Aug 07 '22

My buddy was a Geology major, but ended up doing asbestos removal. I was worried for his health, and was glad when he became a professional brewmaster.

He unfortunately died when his VW van he was repairing jumped off the jack, I think he had it in gear and touched the starter.

But he has a memorial fund, and a strain of hops named after him. Rock on, Glen.

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u/chancesarent Aug 07 '22

This seems like every conversation I've ever had with my mother.

"Do you remember so-and-so that you grew up with? (S)he ended up going on to do this really interesting and cool thing with his/her life/career. Anyways, to make a long story short, (s)he died in a (insert horrific description of event) last week."

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u/ya_tu_sabes Aug 07 '22

I feel like I would have needed a helmet and to buckle up before getting into that conversation. Dayum

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u/VicAriousNY Aug 08 '22

Are you my sibling? That is literally every conversation I have with mom.

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u/SoullessCycle Aug 08 '22

My mother likes to add on commentary about her kids marital and reproductive status at the end. “…but at least she was married/had kids/gave her mom a grandchild before she died, unlike my kids.”

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u/DestinationDis Aug 07 '22

This comment really took a turn I did not expect. Rest in Power, Glen!!

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u/FitchcraftKnives Aug 07 '22

This comment is a rollercoaster

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u/ruralist Aug 07 '22

I can't tell whether I enjoyed it or not, and that fact is bothering me.

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u/melmsz Aug 07 '22

Um... think I knew the same guy. PNW '00s? He accidentally hotwired it. His girl found him.

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u/fudgegrudge Aug 07 '22

Sneaky asbestos

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u/MrmmphMrmmph Aug 07 '22

With the name of Glen, it would be great if there was a scotch flavor to it.

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u/[deleted] Aug 07 '22

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u/MTBarr6924 Aug 07 '22

Yep, porn was legal and widely available until 1873 and the Comstock Laws.

Same with mail order abortion drugs. Outlawed in the same laws.

The Puritans banned all erotica!

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u/Mr-Thisthatten-III Aug 07 '22

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes — Part of a Healthy Breakfast to Stop Growing Adolescents from All that Yucky Masturbation Stuff They Do which I, Mr. Kellogg, Totally Don’t Do Because It’s Yucky and I’m Not Yucky

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u/FuckForCuddles Aug 07 '22

Jokes on him, I'm gonna masturbate on the box!

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u/Zantej Aug 07 '22

How do you think they make frosted flakes?

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u/WhereTheSkyBegan Aug 08 '22

If Kellogg knew that Frosted Flakes exist, he'd be rolling in his grave. All that sugar completely undermines the point of his bland cereal.

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u/JackAquila Aug 07 '22

Probably he was pissed because his name sounded so much like Cumsock

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u/CaptainBayouBilly Aug 07 '22

Bare ankles you say... 😈

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u/[deleted] Aug 07 '22

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u/jerry111165 Aug 07 '22

Under the carpet - the very, very old hand sewn carpet in our old formal dining room we found newspaper’s shouting “Hitler Invades Poland!!”

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u/Assassinatitties Aug 07 '22

We renovated an old kitchen and under the flooring it was lined with old newspapers. Very neat find. Almost like a glimpse through a window in time

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u/DaFox Aug 07 '22

Hey now, it's not like they had sketchy wiring running through that newspaper -- wait

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u/PiratusInteruptus Aug 07 '22

I was searching for this comment. My house is from the early 50's. It's a small 2 bdrm / 1 bath on a homestead with acreage. I'm still rural but civilization is catching up with me.

It is very obvious that the house was stick built with what ever they had. The timbers/planks all bear the markings of an old saw mill. There is a old defunct saw mill about 10 miles from my location, and I can't help but think that the wood was milled there.

Anyways, when I was renovating and redoing the floors, I ran across newspaper between the sub-floor and the flooring itself. When I took down the old drywall that had been added later in construction, there was an old tea calendar pulled off to Jan. of 1957.

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u/GlockAF Aug 07 '22

Pretty much everyone buying non-mansions was pretty poor back then, at least all the working-class people. The “big-box” stores like Home Depot and Lowes were decades in the future, and whether you like them or not they have brought the comparative cost down considerably for home repair and remodeling materials. Add that in with much larger family sizes and you don’t have a whole lot of money left over for fancy home remodels and repair

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u/Wet_Side_Down Aug 07 '22

Big Box stores in those days were Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Ward. Order a house from the catalog and it would show up on a big boxcar at train depot.

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u/GlockAF Aug 07 '22

I used to have a neighbor who lived in a kit house bought through a catalog. It was an odd combination of overly sturdy and incredibly flimsy, almost at random

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u/johning117 Aug 07 '22

That has a little to do with wood avalibility and demand. There wasn't exactly an ability to pick and chose, most everything was clear cut and you got what you got. WW1 changed all of that and brought the slow integration of select harvest and specified timber plots, by WW2 the practice was fairly normal. With further development of fertilizers post WW2 and the Lumber Demand for hard woods post WW2 with the boom in the 1950s America and continued rebuilding in Europe and Japan Domestic Lumber and Exports skyrocketed this lead to deadicated timber plots for various types and were in sharp growth until the 1980s and then the regain in the late 90s and it's sort of been at a plateau ever since.

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u/Disposableaccount365 Aug 07 '22

Have you heard about the houses you could order from Sears and Roebuck? Supposedly they were complete house kits. Like a model car or Lego kit that you put together yourself, but you could live in it afterwards.

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u/westwoodwastelander Aug 07 '22

I live in a Sears house built in 1908 😂 Just purchased it recently, had two building inspectors and a structural engineer check it out before we purchased it and it's solid. Every wall is inch thick shiplap. It has modern electrics and a new (2006) foundation but everything else is original. Found lots of fun stuff in the detached 2 story carriage house too. Catalogues from 1920s and newspapers from 1914. All in great condition too

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u/sevenwheel Aug 07 '22

There are lots of Sears kit houses in the midwest, especially in Chicago. Most people would hire a construction crew to build them, but they were nice houses at an attractive price.

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u/GlockAF Aug 07 '22

Yes, I spent a considerable amount of time in one that my neighbor owned, in a small town up in Southeast Alaska, of all places. It definitely stood out from everything else in the neighborhood

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u/shittymorph Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22 Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy hehehehe Bravo! Starry Narwhal Salute Vibing Table Slap I'll Drink to That Defeated Shocked I'm Deceased Facepalm Spit-take

Insulation is a good guess but its also possible they were used to clean up after someone went to the restroom. Modern toilet paper wasnt available until the mid 18th century and if your house is from the 1700s there's a decent chance someone may have wiped with them. Also, for the record, wiping with corncob isn't anywhere near as bad as you might imagine. Even after toilet paper was common many older folks still chose to keep corncobs in their outhouses. This was especially true in rural communities where corn was more plentiful. The entire idea of wiping with a corncob was actually still pretty common all the way up until about nineteen ninety eight when the undertaker threw mankind off hell in a cell and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcer's table.

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u/TendieFactory Aug 07 '22

.......how do you keep getting me?!

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u/itsnotfreerealestae Aug 07 '22 All-Seeing Upvote hehehehe Wholesome Seal of Approval

This mother fucker spells out nineteen ninety eight so you can't skim through and see 1998 easily. Truly a master of his craft.

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u/SharkFart86 Aug 07 '22 Silver Wholesome Seal of Approval

Thats obviously an important part but I feel like there's even more thought put into it than that. For example, it's very common for me to look at the commenter's username but I have literally never caught a shittymorph comment that way either.

I am convinced shittymorph has either a natural ability or a fine-tuned method of getting readers to be immediately invested in the text without ever considering skimming or reading a username. It's a very impressive exercise in understanding human tendencies all for a simple chuckle based on a pro-wrestling meme.

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u/TormundsGiantBoner2 Aug 07 '22

This is the best analysis of u/shittymorph I’ve ever read.

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u/StandWithSwearwolves Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 08 '22 Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Bravo Grande!

It’s definitely a honed art. The first couple of lines are critical for engaging interest, usually by agreeing/relating to the OP in a friendly way and then pivoting to the claimed area of expertise, or by hooking with something intrinsically interesting like “Two ways to get legal North Korean currency that I know of”. Sometimes both. The posts are always a solid block of text which reduces ability to skim, actually attracting the kind of readers they want (curious expertise seekers who like in-depth info) while being short enough not to be offputting. Because they’re not artfully formatted with line breaks etc it also reinforces that you’re hearing from someone who knows their stuff without being too calculated or careful about it, and the information itself is still believable and strikes you as insightful even after you’ve reached the point in nineteen ninety eight when the undertaker threw mankind off hell in a cell and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcer's table. I write professionally and follow this user for a reason.

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u/whaaatcrazy Aug 08 '22

That was like, morphcepetion.

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u/StandWithSwearwolves Aug 08 '22 edited Aug 08 '22 Mind Blown

It’s a lot of fun to analyse someone’s writing technique using the same style of the writing being analysed. I felt bad about using shittymorph’s trademark line and didn’t want to come off as a karma vampire, but really the comment wouldn’t have been complete without it

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u/whaaatcrazy Aug 08 '22

I think it’s fine to use his ending because it really drives home your analysis, but it’s fine as written.

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u/FairlyDirtyScotum Aug 08 '22

Halfway through reading your paragraph, I had to check your username because I thought I was getting Shittymorphed again. That was a great explanation though, thank you!

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u/Tomorrow_Frosty Aug 08 '22

This a great example of his writing too, in that if you think it’s him while you’re reading, it’s not him.

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u/Starlitcake Aug 07 '22

Hell there must be a few that we've read where we got distracted halfway through to announce to our friends about the amazing new trivia we just learned and never read through the whole post to see it was actually just a shittymorph. Gradually undermining the credibility of mankind as punishment for our short attention spans

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u/Gorthax Aug 07 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

It's an artform

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u/keeperofthecan Aug 07 '22

EVERY TIME

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u/3rdPedal Aug 07 '22

EVERY SINGLE TIME

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u/vrkosh Aug 07 '22

This is my first time

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u/teamfupa Aug 07 '22

Same holy shit

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u/PaulTurkk Aug 07 '22

This time around I said fuck youuu! out loud when I got to the 1998. I was so wrapped up in the history of using corn cobs that I did not suspect.

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u/teamfupa Aug 07 '22

I tried to explain it to my girlfriend who wants to get it and laugh with me but still doesn’t get it.

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u/mbnmac Aug 07 '22

because you don't tag him and secretly hope to stumble across the one true shittymorph in the wild

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u/delnoob Aug 07 '22

It's like every time I let my guard down and think, na, this story is really good, can't be them... Then boom, fucking undertaker from nowhere

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u/Every3Years Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22 Heartwarming Wholesome Seal of Approval

Haven't seen this in like 2 years, thought they had retired. Fucking A

Edit: googled them for the first time and learned they've been homeless. I actually first saw their comment during the three years I was homeless and reddit seemed like an entirely new place compared to how it was when I first joined up.

Shittymorph brought it back, for me, to what it used to be. I'm reeling from that small example of a shared existence, holy fuck

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u/ULostMyUsername Aug 07 '22

Hey dude, you're not alone! I saw my first shitty morph in the wild while living on the streets too, after I had taken a very long sabbatical from reddit. This place changed a LOT, over what felt like such a short period of time, and I wasn't sure if I wanted to stay on here, but saw a wild shitty morph comment and the reactions it caused and laughed for days. I hadn't laughed in almost a year at that point. It's so weird yet soothing that so many of us seem to have similar experiences in this world, as if we all truly aren't that different after all. Anywho, I digress; but I'm glad that you're doing better now, fren!!

Edit - forgot a word or two

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u/Every3Years Aug 07 '22

That's insane to hear, right on man. I think I'm going on four years off the streets and off heroin, and yet to this day I still have thoughts of throwing it all away it's really scary and horrible and I wish I could move past it

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u/ULostMyUsername Aug 07 '22

Hey, that's crazy! My 4 years off of H is coming up next month! I'm only 3 years off the streets tho. From what I understand that desire will always be there because that's just part of what happens when our brains get a taste of something addictive. Our brains will always want more from the first taste on, hence the reason addiction programs are so prolific. If you're ever experiencing a trigger and don't have anyone to talk to about it, feel free to reach out to me. Shit sucks dude, and it's harder to get thru em alone.

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u/GGezpzMuppy Aug 07 '22

It’s part of the reddit experience, finding a random shitty morph, why would you tag him and spoil the fun.

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u/Pseudonym0101 Aug 07 '22

Exactly! It's such a delight (while at the same time eliciting a "God dammmmmmnittt" every single time) but it's such an odd/unique feeling and I'd never spoil it with a tag.

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u/Hastid Aug 07 '22

Just waits long enough to get you off guard then bam.

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u/Fooblat Aug 07 '22

Love a fresh shittymorph, makes me feel like I wiped with a corncob.

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u/Euronymous316 Aug 07 '22

An actual shittymorph in real time hell yeah

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u/Andyinater Aug 07 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

I've never been more happy to be got.

I was reading this on the toilet (still there) and was even imagining.

Yea, i can see it. Might feel a little funny but what a great handle and all those ridges to clean up the mess.

Motherfucker, I love him.

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u/king44 Aug 07 '22

FYI, using corn cobs to wipe was absolutely a common thing throughout rural areas in the USA.

My mother told us about a visit to rural relatives in her childhood which included the traumatizing discovery of an outhouse with a bucket of "wiper cobs" on hand. She was 8, and she was horrified.

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u/TitsAndWhiskey Aug 07 '22

Husks too. First one, then t’other.

Corn silk was fer fancy folk.

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u/CaptainChucho Aug 07 '22

Holy fuck, he's back. Fell for it again, you God damn legend.

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u/[deleted] Aug 07 '22

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u/IWumboYou Aug 07 '22

Same. The awards made it seem credible until I got to the "nineteen."

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u/[deleted] Aug 07 '22

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u/ranticalion Aug 07 '22

You had me until 'nineteen'

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u/Starfire013 Aug 07 '22

Wouldn’t you want to pack way more of them in if you wanted effective insulation? They would need to trap air for insulation, but these look too spread apart (with uneven coverage too).

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u/lordunholy Aug 07 '22

Maybe carried away by animals?

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u/EijiKSan Aug 07 '22

Most likely, if you zoom in, you can see some rodent feces.

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u/ignanima Aug 07 '22

Did the rodents bring the corn cobs, or did the corn cobs bring the rodents?

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u/whiskey5hotel Aug 08 '22

Squirrels will carry the whole cob to where ever and then take off the kernels.

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u/napoleander Aug 07 '22

Yeah I grew up remodeling old houses. It’s 100% from animals bringing them in to store for the winter

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u/signmeupdude Aug 07 '22

Yeah I dont doubt they’ve been used for insulation, but I highly doubt that’s what’s happening here…

Plus you can see poop and nuts.

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u/bigredradio Aug 07 '22

It’s not the corn that provides insulation. It’s the hundreds of mice in the walls filling it with fur and body heat.

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u/justblendin32 Aug 07 '22

False. This is the work of a raccoon.

A very old and very full raccoon.

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u/TactlessTerrorist Aug 07 '22

Yeah I thought the same

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u/---------00--------- Aug 07 '22 Silver

You found the toilet paper stash.

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u/Thephilosopherkmh Aug 07 '22

Ahh, the old corn hole stash.

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u/Glaurung86 Aug 07 '22

Yep. Cornhole ain't got nothing to do with tossing bean bags into holes cut in a wood board.

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u/DistantKarma Aug 07 '22

In the 1970's, as kids, we definitely used "cornhole" as a sort of swear word for asshole. After I grew up and first started hearing people use the word for some kind of new game I was like... I keep hearing that word, but I know they're not using it correctly.

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u/TheCervus Aug 07 '22

I'm a 90's kid and when I grew up, cornholing was slang for gay anal sex. I still can't believe that people use that term with a straight face to describe a bean bag toss.

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u/ArthurDentonWelch Aug 08 '22

Speaking of the '90s:

"I am cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole!"

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u/Glaurung86 Aug 07 '22

Yes! This 100%. lol

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u/trwwy321 Aug 07 '22

“Toilet paper”

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u/mbatgirl Aug 07 '22

First thought-don’t touch anything

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u/Misael_chicha Aug 07 '22

Wait, would people really use it as this in the old days?

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u/sheldonator Aug 07 '22

and if so, can someone explain how this was used? Did they just slide it in between the cheeks? I'm genuinely curious and also very happy that this is no longer our only option for wiping

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u/PN_Guin Aug 07 '22

It never was "the only" option. In other places moss was rather popular. Sponge on a stick (dipped in vinegar between users) or washable rags were also common.

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u/WackGyver Aug 07 '22

Sponge on a stick (dipped in vinegar between users)

Nah, that’s a hard pass from me - corncobs all day every day over a sponge that have touched multiple other shitty but holes.

Edit: in addition, vinegar comes way down the list of things I want on my asshole - way, way down the list

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u/sagerobot Aug 07 '22

But the vinegar helps to mask the smell of other people shit. Pickled poo my friend.

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u/drawerdrawer Aug 07 '22

First time I went to visit family in the Philippines I was introduced to wiping with a sponge and although there are several benefits, I did not adopt this tradition when I came back home. Appreciate toilet paper, appreciate it every time you use it. It is so much better than bidets or sponges or your hand and water. I mean it, appreciate it. Appreciate that we have the right type of wood that grows locally that we can turn into toilet paper, because most of the world is fucked. I've lived the poop culture abroad, in many countries, and toilet paper is king. We nailed it.

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u/murder_train88 Aug 07 '22

He doesn't know how to use the 3 seashells

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u/Aggressive-Wafer-974 Aug 07 '22

They're actually much softer than you would think. Not that I'd like to use one, just sayin.

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u/miroslavfl Aug 07 '22 Wholesome

I counted 138 only

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u/Sensitive_Highway946 Aug 07 '22

There’s twelve left in the box.

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u/Quinn_Lan Aug 07 '22

Swear ive seen a movie like this

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u/1diligentmfer Aug 07 '22 Wholesome

"Some critter dragged 150 pieces of corn into my crawlspace"

I had a single little red squirrel create a winter stash pile of pinecones 4 feet tall, hundreds and hundreds of cones, in about a month.

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u/The_Gray_Beast Aug 07 '22

I had a mouse put hundreds of seeds inside my hvac on one the cars I have that sits in a garage for long durations. Upon cleaning the garage, I found tons of similar stashes… this was just a few months after putting a bag of birdseed in the garage

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u/dogbreath101 Aug 07 '22

at our cottage one year we dropped the dog food all over the ground when we arrived, when we went to clean it up the next morning it was all gone

months later we found it all in the air filter of the vehicle

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u/PezRystar Aug 07 '22

Yup, that's what this is. A hungry critter with a nice hiding spot. To anyone that says old school insulation, people weren't stupid 300 years ago. They knew a random spattering of corn husk that doesn't even cover a 1/4 of the space they are in would do nothing for insulation. Also, those corn husks aren't 300, or 200, 100, or even 50 years old.

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u/_khanrad Aug 07 '22

Given the few chewed up acorns I would guess some kind of critter. No reason anyone would keep their TP nailed under a floorboard

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u/Dragongeek Aug 07 '22

Yeah. I'm no cornologist, but that corn does not look 300+ years old. Any biological material not stored carefully will just turn to dust on those timescales.

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u/Penguin-Pete Aug 07 '22

Here's the right answer lying down here buried, as usual. Yes, "squirrels," they're crazy for corn. People put corn on the cob out for squirrels even. Squirrels drag the corn cobs all over. You've probably got a squirrel habitat going back some 300 years.

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u/No_Outlandishness_34 Aug 07 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Shocked Spit-take

Gasp...your house is built on an ancient corn burial ground. You run the risk of chicken ghosts coming to claim it. That's right...poultrygeists.

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u/garzaculta Aug 07 '22 Take My Energy

Chicken, arise.

Arise, chicken, arise!

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u/tigaernath Aug 07 '22

"Repeat after me: I am...Sofa King...we Todd Ed

No no. You say it too fast. Loses meaning. Try again..."

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u/SteveSauceNoMSG Aug 08 '22

Hahaha, you say... funny thing.

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u/Empire2k5 Aug 07 '22

Ultra mega chicken? No, he is legend.

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u/garzaculta Aug 07 '22

Oh. Stick… upside down.

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u/poopatrip Aug 07 '22 I'm Deceased

Oh no, Call an eggxorcist!!

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u/Electr0Girl Aug 07 '22

Or else you’ll be condemned to shell!

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u/happy_bluebird Aug 07 '22

Cluck you guys and your puns

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u/CalmerThanYouAre_716 Aug 07 '22

There's actually a horror flick called Poultrygeist that was filmed in my hometown of Buffalo NY. Except in the film, terror arises after a KFC style restaurant is built on Indian burial ground. If you like Roger Corman style B horror flicks, I'd recommend giving it a watch.

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u/grimhippo1986 Aug 07 '22

I see you rule the roost with dad jokes, take my award and go.

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u/rustyhandcuff Aug 07 '22

Wow I can’t believe you went in someone else’s cornhole

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u/shagrn Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22 Silver Gold Platinum Tree Hug

Call your local university, there maybe extinct strains of corn in there

Holy hell, thank you all for the insane amount of upvotes!

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u/punchthekeys Aug 07 '22

I already want an update!

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u/sevenmouse Aug 07 '22

Yes, please do this, you might have very necessary lost genetic diversity stashed there for one of the worlds major food crops.

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u/ac1084 Aug 07 '22 Helpful Bravo Grande!

I see some long ass corn in there, they need to bring back long ass corn. Tired of short corn, been saying it for weeks.

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u/rockytopknox Aug 07 '22

Fuck them short corn.

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u/WackGyver Aug 07 '22

All my homies hate short corn

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u/HauntedCemetery Aug 07 '22

People don't think it be short like it is, but it do.

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u/rimmo Aug 07 '22

“We’ll have our top corn men over ASAP!”

“Top corn men?”

“TOP Corn Men”

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u/isthisnamestupid Aug 07 '22

This exactly

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u/garzaculta Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22

Not to mention fecal remains that could give insights to local diets at the time — yep, corncobs were used to wipe back then!

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u/SoloWingPixy88 Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22 hehehehe Dread

But how? Does it work?, do you just slide it across your buthole or do you insert like a tube brush.

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u/Dreadspore43 Aug 07 '22

Just wait til you gotta learn how to use the 3 seashells

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u/StrangerMysterious Aug 07 '22

You just caused me to be fined 1 credit for cussing.

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u/blueavole Aug 07 '22

It just looks like husks, no seeds. An animal probably pulled the corn in and ate it.

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u/Anyone-9451 Aug 07 '22

Definitely a few clinging on near the ends

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u/timshwah Aug 07 '22

Look at the ones with the end facing everyone of those ears have kernels they just biodegraded.

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u/Halabar Aug 07 '22

Yep, call the local university. Might be something for them to study.

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u/SimplyTennessee Aug 07 '22

That didn't go well for Hank Hill. Dug up his whole lawn, I tell you whuat.

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u/DreamyScape Aug 07 '22

That corn ain’t right!

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u/CrossP Aug 07 '22

A squirrel did that. Note the walnuts.

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u/rprcssns Aug 07 '22

And the poop

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u/sprucenoose Aug 08 '22

Actually in the 1700s they filled their walls with squirrel poop as a means of insulation.

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u/Wis-en-heim-er Aug 07 '22

Yeah. I found stashes of nuts in my house from squirrels, only 1970s house. This looks like that.

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u/rickulous Aug 07 '22 Helpful

Somebody had a corntastic day

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u/IMakeStuffUppp Aug 08 '22

What it’s just a pun about caaahwwnn

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u/ejanely Aug 08 '22

Oml, thank you. You are my people.🌽

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u/Gralla Aug 08 '22

How is this not at the top?

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u/JesusChrist-Jr Aug 07 '22

It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen

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u/my_mexican_cousin Aug 08 '22

It’s lumpy and it has the juices

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u/klaffer2 Aug 08 '22

When they tried it with butter, everything changed!

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u/Sea_Analysis_8033 Aug 07 '22

You found someone's toilet paper stash

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u/powersurge Aug 07 '22 edited Aug 07 '22

Is this used corn husks or ready to use corn husks?

For those wondering: long before toilet paper, in the United States and prior colonies, corn cobs were to clean oneself after pooping.

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u/RevolutionaryDot9768 Aug 07 '22

Ahh i see!! They were inserted into anus and the thrusted in and out until all shit is gone.

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u/Sea_Analysis_8033 Aug 07 '22

times were tough

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u/JustDontEatSoMuch Aug 07 '22

Depends on your mindset I suppose

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u/Particular_Draw_1205 Aug 07 '22

They were the best of times and the worst of times

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u/Hashbrown4 Aug 07 '22

Ohh, so kinda like a plunger

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u/Sea_Analysis_8033 Aug 07 '22

good ol' prolapse plunger

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u/throwayay4637282 Aug 07 '22

Country girls make do

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u/Cromm182 Aug 07 '22

Those are corn cobs, not corn husks.

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u/-Greenlung Aug 07 '22

They needed the extra strength toilet paper

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u/Misael_chicha Aug 07 '22

There must have been a pandemic and there was a shortage so they stocked up possibly

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u/Umbert360 Aug 07 '22

This is like when Joe Dirt found his “meteorite”

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u/bag_of_goldfish Aug 07 '22

Seriously asking… is it possible that there are some corn types in there that have now been wiped out by companies like Monsanto? I wonder if they could be used as heirloom seeds and bring some variety back into our corn?

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u/austmcd2013 Aug 07 '22

Not sure why, but my first thought upon seeing this photo was Boomhauer’s voice saying “Just a dang ol corn floor, man”

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u/Thac Aug 07 '22

Looks like mice/rat drug it in there for a food pantry. They will often do this in homes

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