Better Late Than Never: 114 Fascinating Finds People Shared In This Group

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The world is a big place, so naturally, things get lost and forgotten. But they often resurface, too. Just take a look at the subreddit "Took You Long Enough."

This online community isn't the biggest, but its 30K members provide a constant flow of unexpected finds. From simple — but interesting — stuff like old newspapers to more mysterious discoveries, like a 227-year-old pendant, they always have something new to show off.

Continue scrolling to check out some of their most popular posts.

#1 Woman Loses Engagement Ring In Garden Finds It 13 Years Later On A Carrot

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#2 We're Remodeling Our Bathroom And Our Contractor Just Sent This

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#3 My Dad Finally Found His Missing LED Zeppelin Tickets... 44 Years Too Late

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#4 A Very British Response, Cheers Jon!

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#5 What Are The Odds?

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#6 This Silver Pendant I Found Metal Detecting Is Dated 227 Years Ago Today

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#7 My Great Grandmother Kept A News Paper Of When America Landed On The Moon. Just Found It Today

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#8 Found This Post In A Really Great Fb Group I’m A Part Of. Birth Announcement From 1988

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#9 Found This In The Crawl Space Above My Bedroom!

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#10 [after 30 Years] Brothers Return To Chernobyl To Find An Old Toy Friend Waiting (1986-2016)

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#11 Found On Facebook

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#12 Tearing Down An Unused Chimney Only To Find 25 Generations Of Stacked Up Birds Nests

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#13 While Tearing Up Their Carpet, My In-Laws Found A Giant Monopoly Board

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#14 Shoutout To My Mom Who Very Kindly Brought Me "Dumbells" From The Basement And Even Washed Them So I Could Work Out At Home With Weights - Turns Out These Are Old Soviet-Era Hand Grenades

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#15 My Roommate Bought A Pair Of Pants At The Thrift Store And Found This In One Of The Pockets

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#16 Friend Of Mine Just Moved Into A New House. Took Off All The Heating Vents To Paint Them, And This Was Behind One Of Them

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#17 My Uncle Found A Bag Of Volcano Ash From Mount St. Helens With A Note Tucked In The Back Of One Of His Cupboards

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#18 We Were Cleaning Out Our Aunts House Who Had Just Passed Away And Found This. My Great-Great Grandfather’s Enlistment Paper To WWI

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#19 This "Bookmark" I Found In An Old Shakspeare Book Is A Voting Ticket From The Civil War

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#20 Found These 110(?) Year Old Crayolas In The Back Of A Family Secretary Desk. The Pack Still Has The Crayons

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#21 Only About 11 Years Ago, But Still Pretty Cool

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#22 Found This “White Couch” In A Free Pile Years Ago And Saw A Rip In It Last Night When I Was Cleaning To Find It Was Reupholstered Over Gorgeous Emerald Green Fabric This Whole Time!

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#23 Found An Over 100 Year Old Time Capsule In My Backyard!

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#24 I Was Digging Around In An Attic In St. Paul And Found Some Soap From 1874

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#25 My Mom Was Cleaning Up And Found A Piece Of Paper Her And My Dad Wrote On From Before They Got Married In ‘86. They Were Together Until 2011 When My Dad Passed

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#26 103 Years Ago Someone Lost Their Coin Purse

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#27 This Washed Ashore From ‘Dorian’. “Please Don’t Open Me, My Ashes Are On A Journey, I Started At Cumberland Island, So If You See Me Ashore, Please Snap A Picture, Email It & Throw Me Back So I Can Travel Some More”

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#28 Found A Marriage Certificate From 1895 In A Flooded Cabin We Renovated

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#29 This Old McDonald's Coupon I Found In My Grandfathers Things

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#30 Found My Grandmothers Calendar Which Contains The Date Of Her First Date With My Grandfather. Thursday The 10th 1955. They Would Get Married 1 Year Later

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#31 Letter Found From My Namesake, Elizabeth Ford Wagar. Both Middle Names Are Ford. Written 1894 When She Was 20 Years Old To One "Dear Little Woman." Stored In Multiple Bags To Keep In Good Condition. Currently Buried In Downtown Wells, NY Where We Still Visit Her Headstone

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#32 Found A Drawing Of A Robot In A Chemistry Book From 1918

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#33 I Knew You’d Come Back

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#34 A 54 Million Year Old Gecko Trapped In Amber

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#35 Cigarette Holder Gifted To My Grandfather From His Af Unit While They Were Stationed In The UK During The Korean War. “From The Old Gang, 8/7/1954”

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#36 Love Finds Like These! Picked Up These Vintage Levi's And In One Of The Pockets Was A Movie Ticket For A Bug's Life In 1998

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#37 This Shoe Was Left In The Window For 2 Months & It Shrunk

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#38 My Mother Found A 4th Birthday Card She Forgot To Pass On To Me... I’m 26 Now

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#39 About 10 Years Ago I Replaced A Dresser I Had Since My Childhood. I Found This Burred Within My Sock Door And It Was Never Used. I'm In My Early 40s Now And Keeping It As It Is The Only Picture Of Me As A Child I Have

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#40 My Grandpa Gave Me A $2 From 1953

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#41 Lady Found A Message In A Bottle From 1926 While Diving

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#42 Found Two Bottles Of Guinness In The Attic. 1874 I Think

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#43 This WWII Newspaper Of Germany’s Surrender Found In My Grandparent’s Attic

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#44 Took Him Long Enough

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#45 A Vancouver Elementary School Just Unearthed A Time Capsule After 50 Years. In It Was A Letter From Then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

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#46 This Carpenters Pencil Is The Oldest Known Pencil In Existence. It Was Found In The Roof Of A 17th-Century German House

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#47 I Found This Very 90s Pen In A Drawer

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#48 I Found A Box Of Kraft Mac & Cheese From 1988

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#49 This Victorian Era Bottle Of Horse Cure All We Just Dug Up From A Customers Garden

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#50 Found An Old Newspaper From When Kennedy Was Shot While Cleaning Out The Garage

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#51 Found $10 In The Pocket Of My Ski Jacket From 5th Grade!

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#52 My Mother Found This Newspaper From 1944 While Redoing The Kitchen In Her 85(Roughly) Year Old Farm House

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#53 These Medieval Ruins Randomly Found Under A Schools Gym Hall

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#54 First Boot In 17 Years, All On 90’s Equipment

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#55 I Might Have To Do This One Day

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#56 I Came Across A Tank Tread In The Woods

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#57 Found 40 Year Old Doritos Under My Porch

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#58 Iran Is Getting Tense With Us, Climate Change Is Happening Now, And Someone Waited 35 Years To Use A Free Disneyland Ticket. We’ve Officially Hit A New Low

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#59 Container Found After Presumably Floating In The Ocean Since 1976 (And Not Degrading One Bit)

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#60 Repairing A Wall Hole In My Sons Room. It’s Been There, Behind His Door For Years. Just The Perfect Size To Drop Toddler Toys In! 20 Years Of Matchbox Cars!

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#61 Found This Boot In A Pillar While Renovating The Porch. The House Was Built In 1927, But I'm Sure It's Still Really Comfy

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#62 A Book I Found In The Thrift Store

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#63 While Taking Part An Old Cabinet We Found An Old (And Very Brittle) Rolled Up Newspaper From 1914!

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#64 This Book From 1892 I Found Inside A Hole In The Wall In A Rental Flat Post Image

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#65 Notes From Over A Century Ago. Pulled Out Of Our Roof - A Lump Of Wood Scrawled With Complaints From The Builders: "American And Spanish War Is Now On. Everything Is Getting Dear. April 1898"

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#66 Netflix Blu-Ray I Never Returned. Whoops

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#67 After A Construction Company Caused A Local Reservoir Level To Sink 10 Feet, A 600-Year-Old Buddha Carving Was Found

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#68 Oldest Door In Switzerland, ~5000 Years Old, Found In 2010 In Zurich

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#69 This Wwii Era Turkish Army Officers Dress Sword That I Found Cleaning Out My Grandfathers Things. We Sadly Have No Idea How He Got It To Begin With. He Was Not A Weapons Collector

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#70 Found Old Newspapers Used As Insulation In The Wall Of A 130 Yo House

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#71 Woman On Facebook Finds Stacks Of Newspaper From 1943 In Fairly Good Condition When She Ripped Up Her Carpet

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#72 This Rock My Sisters And I Put Between These Tree Limbs 10 Ish Years Ago

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#73 Found This "Old" Cd Player/Radio, When I Opened It I Found Another "Old" Gem Inside. A Classic Combo

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#74 Someone Peeled Off 20 Years Worth Of Subway Ads To Reveal This Road Trip Poster, Circa 2000

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#75 50 Years Ago Today

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#76 Only 15 Years Late

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#77 Found This Glass Gatorade Bottle Out On A Nature Walk Today! The Top Was Sticking Out Of Some Deep Mulchy Ground. Glass Bottles Were Discontinued In 1998!

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#78 Replacing White Boards At This School Over The Summer Has Revealed An Old Chalkboard Covered Up 40 Years Ago With Class Notes Still Present

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#79 Bought A Marilyn Manson Cd At A Thrift Store. Someone Left Their Ticket From 1997 Inside

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#80 This Was The First Movie I Went To See, My Grandmother Had Sealed The Tickets Up In An Envelope & I Was Sad I Never Saw Them Again Until I Just Found Them At The Bottom Of A Shoe Box Full Of Old Cards & Letters! I Relished Opening This. Movie Ticket Stubs From 1994, $4.50 A Ticket

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#81 A Toys R Us Employee Found A Boxed Copy Of Mario Kart 64 Hidden Under Their Shelves

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#82 I Found A Pre Y2k Zippo While Magnet Fishing Today

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#83 1947 Hospital Bill Found Out My Parents’ Attic. Not Sure Who It’s For

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#84 Was Told To Post This Here. Just Found 7 Unopened Cans Of Bud Light From 1996 In The Crawl Space

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#85 My Dad Cut His Knee Up Pretty Bad Right Before We Went To Visit My Grandparents. We Forgot To Bring Band-Aids But Luckily Found Some In The Back Of A Medicine Cabinet... Only To Discover This 1970s Ad On The Back Of The Box (Several Days After We Started Using Them)

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#86 Cleaned Out Grandma's Spice Cabinet Today

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#87 Renovating A Cupboard And Discovered A Floor Safe After Living Here For Two Years

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#88 Asked My Father In Law For Some Matches To Light The Grill With This Weekend. This Is What He Came Back With. 38 Years And It Fired Right Up

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#89 60 Bottles Of 1920s Bootlegger’s Whiskey Found In NY Home’s Walls

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#90 One Of The Advantages Of The Lockdown Is That The Mother Is Finally Getting To The Bottom Of Her Giant Chest Freezer. Behold: 25 Year Old Puff Pastry

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#91 This Progression Of Staple Packaging. All Found In The Bottom Desk Drawer In The Office Of The Store Where I Work

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#92 1977 McDonald's Christmas Trash Found In The Wall Of Our House

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#93 Wfh Forced Me To Clean Up My Office Where I Found This Unopened Bottle Of Orbitz. Launched 1997 And Discontinued In 1998

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#94 I Found A Citibank Charge Card Buried In My Yard That Expired In 1979

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#95 Cleaning Out Cd’s. Damn I’m Old

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#96 Found A Knife I Lost Years Ago In The Yard With A Metal Detector

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#97 A Guy In New Hampshire Was Cutting/Splitting Up A Tree That Fell Near A Ballpark And Found This!

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#98 Mace Windu But He’s Been Under The Fridge For 7 Years

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#99 I Was Cleaning Out The Closet In My Classroom And Found 50 Year Old Teaching Posters!

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#100 Not Exactly Vandalized But This Floorboard Says “This House Was Built By Floyd Harshaw. If You Don’t Like The Way It’s Built, That’s Too Damn Bad. June 21, 1956”

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#101 Wall Paper Behind The Drawers Of My Built In Dresser. House Built In 1901, Not The Oldest But Still A Beauty Full Of Secrets

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#102 Found This Under A Picture Today! 7/21/69

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#103 When I Worked At A Grocery Store A Customer Used A .07 Coupon From 1976. I Kept It And Just Now Found It In A Book

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#104 These Old Drink Cans I Dug Up While Renovating My Backyard

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#105 Bought The Book 1984 At The Goodwill And Found Two Receipts From 1984 Inside

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#106 I Work In Home Remodeling. Previous Owner Of My Clients House Made An Hvac Duct From Soldering Old Anti-Freeze Containers Together

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#107 I Work For The Railway And Found This Gatorade Carton In Near Mint Condition In A Tunnel. Date On The Top Says June 16, 1988

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#108 I Found "Sexual Positions" On Vhs, Copyright 1985, Hidden In Basement Rafters While Repairing Plumbing

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#109 Found The 1994 Receipt And Extra Buttons In The Pocket Of A Jacket I Bought At Goodwill. Thinking About Trying To Return It

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#110 My Very First Find! And Kind Of Funny Because My Brother Lost This 25+ Years Ago

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#111 I Bet It Tastes Great

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#112 Amazon Box From 1997 Found In Basement

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#113 Found This 130+ Year Old Bible At A Yard Sale Today!

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#114 Found At My Uni Behind A Fire Extinguisher - 1968

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