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How Well Do You Decipher These? An ID Test for Fun, and Your IQ is Not in Danger!

Updated on October 13, 2012

See what you can IDentify BELOW. Some are easy, some not!

You can't really win or lose this Identify-what-it-is-game. It is just a fun thing I did with my camera and thought it would be great to share with you. My husband quit playing after a few of the tricker ones - because I showed them first! Ha!

Good luck and great guesses to all who wish to join in the fun!

These are all pictures taken in my home or yard recently. See if you can tell what each picture represents - what it really is on camera. I will put the answers at the bottom of the page, so don't peek first.

#1 Well, try to guess, but don't make yourself cry over it.

You've just started, so no tears please, it's supposed to be fun!  It is edible, though.
You've just started, so no tears please, it's supposed to be fun! It is edible, though. | Source

#2 Sometimes things 'sit' on it. Usually.

I guess it would be considered 'small' though it doesn't look it here.
I guess it would be considered 'small' though it doesn't look it here.

#3 I think I could do 'that' on it! I know people do...all the time.

Lots of people have done 'that' on it - sometimes every day.  Like break a glass, even.
Lots of people have done 'that' on it - sometimes every day. Like break a glass, even. | Source

#4 Yes, it does look like that...it isn't flat.

This picture shows that the object is somewhat rounded, and that is correct.  Sure, usable for Easter, even.
This picture shows that the object is somewhat rounded, and that is correct. Sure, usable for Easter, even. | Source

#5 It looks like coal maybe?

This is not hard; it would be rather, described as fitting the definition of soft.  It holds stuff.
This is not hard; it would be rather, described as fitting the definition of soft. It holds stuff.

#6 It is often outside, but this one isn't!

There are many different colors and styles of these objects.  Hum-m, quite banging your head on it...
There are many different colors and styles of these objects. Hum-m, quite banging your head on it...

#7 Oh, beautiful for spaciousness...tee-hee.

Well, this one was REALLY tricky!  Just couldn't help myself. No, not the sky.
Well, this one was REALLY tricky! Just couldn't help myself. No, not the sky.

#8 Hey! You need to be more specific.

I do mean you need to be specific on this one - it's too easy if you aren't.  This is very old.
I do mean you need to be specific on this one - it's too easy if you aren't. This is very old. | Source

#9 This one has to be so-oo easy!

This is an older style design that was popular in the 1970s.  But still around, as you see.
This is an older style design that was popular in the 1970s. But still around, as you see.

#10 This one is easiest of all. You can't help but know what this is.

Green.  Frog green.  Tender green.  Edible green. (uck)   That's enough greening.
Green. Frog green. Tender green. Edible green. (uck) That's enough greening.

#11 Again, you can tell what it is, but what is it really?

Yes, it is.  But then, what is it's purpose?  Oh, guess that is not a fair question.
Yes, it is. But then, what is it's purpose? Oh, guess that is not a fair question.

#12 Ok, I won't make you be totally specific here, but try.

This is the topmost section.  Would you call it ornate?  It is made to pull with.
This is the topmost section. Would you call it ornate? It is made to pull with.

#13 You can see this one is alive...? But those aren't stickers!

Stickers, needles, stiff worms?  Huh?  It grows.
Stickers, needles, stiff worms? Huh? It grows. | Source

#14 Some people paint on it, but, well no, not here.

It doesn't matter about the angle - it's the same thing whichever way you look.
It doesn't matter about the angle - it's the same thing whichever way you look.

#15 This starts with the same sound as the one above.

This rather like one above, but considered its opposite.  Not going to tell you which...You usually look down to see it.
This rather like one above, but considered its opposite. Not going to tell you which...You usually look down to see it. | Source

#16 Let's have another bright color around! You could sit down...

This looks REALLY bright in this picture.  It is quite usable. Is ON something.
This looks REALLY bright in this picture. It is quite usable. Is ON something. | Source

#17 It rather matches one of the above...

It is quite a common object.  They occasionally get in the way...
It is quite a common object. They occasionally get in the way...

#18 You just gotta see, open 'em up!

Oh, say can you see, by the light of the moon.  If you look you can. OK, daylight too...easier.
Oh, say can you see, by the light of the moon. If you look you can. OK, daylight too...easier. | Source

You are more than half done. Doing well?

Sometimes we see these everyday things around us so often they become an unnoticed, automatic, ignored item in our brains. Until something goes wrong, when they might need repair, get moved elsewhere, or even disappear, and then we realize its absence.

We become so easily adapted to common items, around  that they are just taken for granted, then something has to occur to snap us back to recognization. That often would be a negative moment, requiring our immediate attention to fix the situation.

However,  these pictures of very common objects so close to our daily living are just here for a fun time. You don't need to do anything but look, ponder, guess - and maybe get it right the first guess. Great!

NOW, KEEP GOING.  I'M SURE YOU ARE DOING VERY WELL! 

#19 Yes, it's the edge of something...?

I cheated a bit.  I gave you a great huge hint!
I cheated a bit. I gave you a great huge hint! | Source

#20 OK, we're outside again for a while.

Looks nice and juicy but it isn't.  It IS green, huh!   And prickly.  And live.
Looks nice and juicy but it isn't. It IS green, huh! And prickly. And live. | Source

#21 Well, it isn't drippy but it's doing something! Not much hinting here, but it's running!

Loved doing something with this when I was a kid.  And mine do too!
Loved doing something with this when I was a kid. And mine do too! | Source

#22 Goldentoad uses one of these! This is not cloth.

Probably you might too.  Can you look close and see why? It's actually behind glass.
Probably you might too. Can you look close and see why? It's actually behind glass. | Source

#23 Previously, some were kin to elephants. But you probably already knew that. You push them.

I think I gave away the answer, but just wanted to help out.
I think I gave away the answer, but just wanted to help out. | Source

#24 Uh, sorta looks uh, funny. Goodness! It is soft.

Hey, now, bet you didn't guess the first time either!
Hey, now, bet you didn't guess the first time either! | Source

#25 You can't miss this one, you're looking right at it!

This is right about 33 years old. Think about color fashion...and walls.
This is right about 33 years old. Think about color fashion...and walls. | Source

#26 You got another easier one now. It's 'small' and smells good.

I'm sure you didn't even have to think to guess right on this one.
I'm sure you didn't even have to think to guess right on this one.

#27 This one might not be so easy. Think!

Yes, see the colors? It's not Saran wrap, but close...there's something inside...
Yes, see the colors? It's not Saran wrap, but close...there's something inside... | Source

#28 You are almost done. I'll bet you're doing great!

This is...old...and as my young'un says 'groady'.  Isn't that shocking...or hot?
This is...old...and as my young'un says 'groady'. Isn't that shocking...or hot?

#29 See, this wasn't so hard. But that tiny point at the right top is!

Rain, rain, go away for now, but come back soon.
Rain, rain, go away for now, but come back soon.

#30 You can't miss this one. Just in case, there are two views.

On these, you get to ignore the background.
On these, you get to ignore the background.
Yes, they are both the same thing.  Lighting and direction are the difference. :-)
Yes, they are both the same thing. Lighting and direction are the difference. :-)

Don't peek at the answers unless you are fully frustrated.

So did you play with honor, and either guess what you thought was right OR give up? If you are ready now, go ahead and look at the answers and see how brave you were to play!

Hope you had a few moments of relaxing fun. Thanks for playing!

Whatever your correct guesses were, you win because you played!

frogyfish hopes you enjoyed the game
frogyfish hopes you enjoyed the game

Answers are listed numerically to match pictures.

1. white onion

2. woven mat

3. ceramic tile

4. flat-woven basket

5. black plastic garbage bag - empty

6. brick on fireplace, and that is supposed to be a fake fossil print

7. blue plastic storage tub side. NOT the sky, ha ha!

8. antique leather case for Violet Ray machine

9. cabinet door front, engraved diamond design centered on intersection of lines

10. aloe vera plant

11. netting on a bugcatcher toy -pink

12. old dresser decorative handle top

13. cereus cactus leaf with rootlings

14. canvas throw for dog to sleep on couch

15. carpet - Whiskey River brand; won't forget that one!

16. chenille living room recliner seat -orange

17. wooden bedroom door

18. sheer curtain over narrow blinds

19. etegere edge trim

20. creeping juniper bush

21. running rainwater at edge of street -see the small weeds growing in the crack?

22. microwave door front -there is a tiny spot seen -probably enchilada -or peach cobbler?

23. organsonic keyboard keys

24. pillow foam -nice and soft too

25. flocked floral design wallpaper -yes it's that many years old and I still like it

26. orange orange. yeah! It was nice and juicy!

27. clear plastic bag - has something stored inside.

28. old electric stove cooking hub to hold the pans - bet you didn't get this one!

29. wet holly leaf-back view because that is how it grew, and it had just stopped raining

30. x 2 - Bra strap, both of them. I saved this one for last on purpose  :-)

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Did you think most of these common articles were fairly obvious to identify?

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    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR

      frogyfish 

      6 years ago from Central United States of America

      BeyondMax, I skimmed through the pix coming to your comment...and I didn't do as well as I thought before. Yeouch! Glad you enjoyed it...I did too. Thanks!

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      That was just AWESOME, COOL and GROOVY! LOL Mind-blowing, you just made my day! I had a lot of fun, somewhere in the middle I had a thought that I'm probably the dumbest of all LOL I can probably count the correct answers on one hand only LOL Intoxicating LOL

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      candi40 

      7 years ago from Florida, USA

      Not so easy! Very interesting and original hub. It was challenging and fun!

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR

      frogyfish 

      8 years ago from Central United States of America

      Hey all you nice hubbers - I just came back and took this test myself - and it was harder than I remembered! Haw to me!

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR

      frogyfish 

      9 years ago from Central United States of America

      Dear Hubbers - I apologize for the START THE TEST AD at the top of my hub - I found it and clicked, and could hardly get out of it. Don't know how to get gone, but hope you enjoy MY ID test.

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      Erick Smart 

      9 years ago

      I do like a good puzzle. I had never considered macro photos as name that item before. Nice creative use of photography.

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      2C's 

      9 years ago

      I knew the aloe and the orange. good photography, 'twas fun

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      mayhmong 

      9 years ago from North Carolina

      Hey, not bad. I'm use to seeing these things n details. Well considering that I use to clean other peoples houses. If you ever found a celebrity face or something, send it to the Ellen Show!

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      Laughing Mom 

      9 years ago

      Interesting. I really thought the woven mat was a hammock.

      Great pics!

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR

      frogyfish 

      9 years ago from Central United States of America

      Hi, All of y'all, and thanks for playing the game. Glad you had fun because it was fun to do and share. Looking back I think I would have done lousy myself. But.. I did give you a few tiny hints...thank you so much for sharing your comments! :-)

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      Hawkesdream 

      9 years ago from Cornwall

      Most unusual, great idea, didn't do so well. Gonna come back and try again lol 100% correct then I hope!! lol

    • dianacharles profile image

      dianacharles 

      9 years ago from India

      I could guess only 4 of them.........arggh..

      But, it was fun.

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      Sheila 

      9 years ago from The Other Bangor

      I got the bra strap and the orange! And the leafy bits.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      That was fun and I got quite a few of them...21 got me good and so did 28..and 30 also hee hee....7 was no way known...well anyway thanks and it was a job well done my dear...:O) Hugs

    • frogyfish profile imageAUTHOR

      frogyfish 

      9 years ago from Central United States of America

      Thank you! And thanks for your encouraging comment. I hope it was fun as I had fun setting it up!

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      DjBryle Works 

      9 years ago

      Very entertaining and mind boggling hub! I love it... thanks for sharing! =)

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