30+ Unexpected Old Things People Found While Cleaning Out Their Houses

Time flies when you are having fun and living life, but when you slow down to appreciate the past, you might find something interesting. These people discovered artifacts from the past like a 100-year-old nursing kit and their grandparent’s army medals. Whether it was sitting in an antique shop or someone’s home, it is exciting to see objects from the past and how technology has changed over time. Prepare to be in awe because of the incredibly interesting things people were able to find from the past. 

1. Star Wars Death Star Planetarium

This person found this Death Star Planetarium toy that was created in 2011. This is a cool find for all Star Wars fans.  

Star Wars Death Star Planetarium


When you turn it on in a dark room, you can see the entire Star Wars galaxy, and then when you put the top on there are little holes that light up the constellations. 

2. 111-Year-Old Miniature Set Of Shakespeare’s Plays

“To be, or not to be. That is the question.” This person found his grandfather’s set of 111-year-old miniature Shakespeare plays. 

111-Year-Old Miniature Set Of Shakespeare's Plays


These little books are very fragile because of their age and can easily be ruined if they are not handled properly. 

3. A Purple Heart Medal

This person was so surprised when a couple found her grandfather’s Purple Heart Medal in a pile that was labeled “trash.”

A Purple Heart Medal


The box had his dog tags in it, so they were able to track down the family and return this incredible memento.

4. Original Cash Register From 1904

This person took a picture of his barber shop’s cash register because it is an original from 1904. It is still working in perfect condition, and it is maintained well. 

Original Cash Register From 1904


In these registers, the receipt comes out with hole punches because there wasn’t digital technology yet. If you paid $2.50 the receipt would print with two hole punches in the dollar column and 50 hole punches in the cents column. 

5. 3,000-Year-Old Figurine

Someone found this figurine while digging in his garden, and he brought it to a museum to be inspected. He found out that it was probably from a grave dating back 3-4,000 years. 

3,000-Year-Old Figurine


It was found in Italy, and the person who found it donated it to the Museum of Parma. 

6. Antique Light Bulb With Flower Shaped Filament

This is a lightbulb from the 1930s produced by Aerolux Lighting Corporation. They produced artistic bulbs with flowers inside that would shine in different colors depending on the gases and coating on the filaments. 

Antique Light Bulb With Flower Shaped Filament


This company also made lightbulbs with cartoon characters, animals, religious symbols, and popular emblems inside. These were popular from the ’30s-’70s. 

7. TV From 1962

This Zenith Reflection-Proof television was supposed to be the black magic television set of the ’50s and ’60s. It was said to not have reflections from windows, bright lights, or room lights. 

TV From 1962


In the advertisements for this television, Zenith promised that this television would have the clearest image with the detail of fine photography. 

8. 600-Year-Old Carved Out Buddha

In China’s Jiangxi Province, construction workers cause a local reservoir to sink 10 feet, which revealed this carved out buddha. 

600-Year-Old Carved Out Buddha


Based on the location of where it was found, it is most likely from the Ming Dynasty, which lasted from 1368-1644. It is incredible how well it has been preserved. 

9. 1942 U.S. Eagle Republic “Airmen Know Your Enemy” Flyer

This was found in a bomber jacket from World War 2. These flyers were given to pilots so they would know their enemy if they landed in enemy territory. 

1942 U.S. Eagle Republic "Airmen Know Your Enemy" Flyer


In the left image, it instructs you to fold the page in specific places that form a cartoon of Hitler’s face. In videos shown to American pilots, it said, “Simply align the puzzle as directed by the quadrants and arrows and you will assemble a picture of the worst Nazi of all. We do not expect you to encounter this person under everyday circumstances, but should you somehow find yourself proximate to his person, you may be able to take action which will shorten the war and save millions of lives.” 

10. Intricate Old Key Holes To Stop Grave Robbers

This is a Warded Lock that was used during the Middle Ages on mausoleums to protect the graves from being robbed. 

Intricate Old Key Holes To Stop Grave Robbers


These locks cannot be unlocked without the specific keys. Inside there are intricate slots and notches that only correspond to the exact key. 

11. 100-Year-Old Nursing Kit

Back in the late 1800s, nursing kits had cocaine tablets in them because it was used as a medical treatment. Cocaine was used for many things in the medical world before people realized how addictive it was. â€‹Cocaine was used as a local anesthetic in the eyes because it made the eye immobile and desensitized to pain.

100-Year-Old Nursing Kit


Also, it was marketed as a treatment for toothaches, depression, and alcoholism. You didn’t even need a prescription for it, and it could be purchased for 50 cents. 

12. Arrowhead Found Inside A Log

This arrowhead is so old that a tree grew around it. This was likely from Native Americans who used these to hunt for food. 

Arrowhead Found Inside A Log


The middle part once held some sort of weight that helped make a deeper impact. Since this one landed in a tree, it seems like they did not have a good hunt that day. 

13. Antique Aquarium

This antique aquarium is giving us the Little Mermaid vibes. The copper details have rusted slightly, giving it an iridescent color in some lighting. 

Antique Aquarium


The detailed work here is much more intricate than most fish tanks you find today. If this doesn’t leak, it is a great find. 

14. Monopoly Set From The 1940s

Someone found this Monopoly game in the walls of their house that was built in 1925. The first Monopoly set was released in 1935 by Parker Brothers. The person who hid it must have been annoyed that someone was cheating all the time. 

Monopoly Set From The 1940s


Fun Fact, in 1941, the British Secret Secret Intelligence Service had the manufacturer create a special edition for World War II prisoners who were captured by the Nazis. The game contained maps, compasses, real money, and other items that were used for escaping. 

15. Corvettes Produced From 1953-1989

These are 36 different models of Corvettes that were produced between the years 1953 and 1989. They were found in an abandoned New York storage lot. 

Corvettes Produced From 1953-1989


These cars were used for an ’80s promotion, and then someone forgot about them. They have now been recovered and restored, and you can win one of them by entering the sweepstakes by “The Lost Corvettes.” 

16. Typewriter From 1950s To Type Sheet Music

This typewriter for sheet music was first invented in 1936, and it was sold in the 1950s for $225. That would have been very expensive for the time. 

Typewriter From 1950s To Type Sheet Music


There are still some in existence in museums and private collections. These were created to make writing sheet music more efficient. 

17. Antique American Pledge Of Allegiance

Many people today know that the American pledge of allegiance says, “One nation under God, Indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” In this old copy of the pledge of allegiance, it does not reference God. 

Antique American Pledge Of Allegiance


The original pledge of allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy. The reference to God was added in 1954 by president Eisenhower in response to the Communist threat. 

18. Roman Coin From 306-337 A.D.

This Roman coin was found by someone when they were metal detecting in France. The coin pictures Emporer Constantine I, and it was minted in Trier, Germany, between 306 and 337 A.D. 

Roman Coin From 306-337 A.D.


These coins were made from bronze, and due to hyperinflation, they became worthless. 

19. 60 Year Old Condoms

Based on the looks of these condoms, this must be why there were so many babies born in the ’60s. 

60 Year Old Condoms


In the ’60s, condoms were made with polyurethane. Condom companies found that this material had a high rupture rate, so they were discontinued. 

20. This Old Sundial Shows Multiple Times Around The World

Usually, sundials only show the time of the place that it is sitting in, but this one is different. It has multiple panels that help show the time of other countries. 

This Old Sundial Shows Multiple Times Around The World


This specific sundial sits on Mont Sainte-Odile in Alsace, France. It is truly a site to see. 

21. Page From A Captains Log From 1777

Captain’s logs were used in the 1700s and 1800s to record details of the voyage. Sometimes they are short, and others are long and detailed. 

Page From A Captains Log From 1777


These logs include details such as scientific information gathered during the journey, daily accounts of the weather, and meteorological observations. 

22. Computer That Still Runs On DOS And Uses Floppy Disks

This person’s grandpa still uses a computer that runs on the Disk Operating System (DOS) that was used in computers until the late ’90s. 

Computer That Still Runs On DOS And Uses Floppy Disks


Also, this computer is compatible with floppy disks, which stopped being made in 2011. 

23. A Bar Of Silver

This person found a bar of silver in their grandma’s house, and it is worth $1,500. That is a pretty valuable find. 

A Bar Of Silver


Silver is measured in troy ounces, and one troy ounce is worth $15.00 today. We wonder if he found more than one silver bar. His grandma must not have believed in banks. 

24. Antique Door In Germany From 1380

This door from the 1300s has a metal piece under the keyhole so it would be easier to unlock the door in the dark or after a long night of drinking wine. 

Antique Door In Germany From 1380


This idea would be very helpful in all college dorms for students who spend nights out at the bar. 

25. Railway Ticket Dated Aug 18, 1890

The first passenger train started operating in the US in 1827, and this ticket is dated for 1890. Train travel was only around for 60 years when this ticket was used. 

Railway Ticket Dated Aug 18, 1890


It is so interesting to see how railroad tickets have changed over the past centuries. Hopefully, this piece was preserved and given to a museum. 

26. Original Moon Landing Printing Plates From The Time Magazine Cover

This metal printing plate was used to create the Time magazine cover when the US landed on the moon in 1969. 

Original Moon Landing Printing Plates From The Time Magazine Cover


These metal plates were used in the ’60s and ’70s to print magazines. 

27. 2000 Year Old Green Serpentine Stone Mask

This 2,000-year-old mask made of green serpentine stone was found by archeologists in Mexico at the base of The Pyramid of the Sun. 

2000 Year Old Green Serpentine Stone Mask


Other items found during this dig included human figurines made out of the same stone. There were also human remains discovered at nearby pyramids, which were thought to have been sacrificed. 

28. Lightbulb From 1902

It seems that things from the early 1900s were built to last considering this lightbulb still works. 

Lightbulb From 1902


These lightbulbs look much different than the ones we are used to seeing today. They have more pieces inside and do not shine as bright. 

29. An Old Tea Cup That Keeps Your Mustache Dry

This teacup with a mustache protector is called the mustache cup. These were invented in 1865 when mustaches were widely popular. The British military even required soldiers to have a mustache. 

An Old Tea Cup That Keeps Your Mustache Dry


The popularity of these cups declined during the 1920s and ’30s, but it has now become a popular collector’s item because mustaches are popular again. 

30. Old Lunar Globe Where The Far Side Of The Moon Is Still Uncharted

The far side of the moon was first observed in 1959 by a Soviet space probe, and the first humans to see it were on Apollo 8 in 1968. This lunar globe has to be from before that time. 

Old Lunar Globe Where The Far Side Of The Moon Is Still Uncharted


The near side of the moon is the part that faces heart, and it is much smoother while the far side has many more craters and impact sites. 

31. Some Horse Hitches Still Stand In New Orleans

Horse hitches are still found on the streets of New Orleans as it is a very historical city. These were used for parking horses before cars were popular. 

Some Horse Hitches Still Stand In New Orleans


Besides New Orleans, these horse hitches can be found in other states where historical markings are preserved. 

32. Calculator From The ’60s

We are so happy that calculators have become more efficient since the 1960s. This one seems very complicated to use, and the instructions are even more complicated to understand. 

Calculator From The '60s


This “Magic Brain Calculator” was invented in Japan and became highly used throughout the world by the ’70s. 

33. Old European Houses Used To Have Shoe Scrapers To Clean Off Mud

During the 18th century, people started getting out of their carriages and walking through their cities. Now that people were walking more, their shoes got muddy, and they needed to clean them before going inside. 

Old European Houses Used To Have Shoe Scrapers To Clean Off Mud


Boot scrapers started to be placed outside of European homes to clean the bottom of shoes after taking a stroll along the dirt paths. 

34. 1980s McDonalds Happy Meal Toys

These toys are the 1980s McDonalds Changeables, or McRobots. These were introduced when Transformers became popular, so McDonald’s released its own version. 

1980s McDonalds Happy Meal Toys


The series consisted of a Big Mac, Mcnugget box, large fries, milkshake, Egg McMuffin, and a quarter pounder. 

35. Freddie Mercury Plate From 1980’s

Freddie Mercury was the lead singer of the band Queen, who passed away from AIDS. This vintage plate makes him look like the king he really was. 

Freddie Mercury Plate From 1980's


Although this specific one is from the’80s, there are similar designs sold on Etsy for all the Queen and Freddie Mercury fans. 

36. Coin From 1797

This coin from 1797 features King George III. It was a coin used in Britain worth two pence. 

Coin From 1797


Right before this coin was produced, there was a coin shortage in Britain, so this was an overreaction to that. 

37. Newspaper From 1969 About The Moon Landing

“One small step for man, One giant leap for mankind.” On July 20, 1969, the Apollo Lunar module landed on the moon, making America the first country to have Austronaunts successfully land on the moon. This person found a few newspapers printed on that day. 

Newspaper From 1969 About The Moon Landing


This event was a significant part of American and world history. If we were them, we would frame this as it is an original. 

38. Antique Ring Made To Hold Poison

This ring was found at an antique market in New York. The vintage ring dates back to the 16th century when poison or pillbox rings were first worn. The center lifts up and poison could be put inside to use on enemies.  

Antique Ring Made To Hold Poison


People could easily tip their hand over someone else’s drink and poison them without anyone knowing. 

39. Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

This vintage pill identification chart was created because many pills can look like candy to children. 

Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart


These charts probably saved many lives, but pills shouldn’t be left around children in the first place. 

40. Nintendo Hanafuda Cards From 1889

Hanafuda playing cards have been around since the 16th century, but Nintendo only started selling them around 1889. These cards were used in gambling parlors by the Yakuza. 

Nintendo Hanafuda Cards From 1889


These cards made card games popular in Japan again, and today they are still sold by Nintendo. There is even a special Mario edition. 

Packaging Designs That Are Just Too Funny

Brenda Miller

Package design makes a huge difference in how a certain product is perceived, and some marketing teams out there are willing to go to great lengths to convince customers to buy something. Thanks to the internet, dissatisfied customers have started calling out several companies and demanding more transparent marketing. But even though some of these package designs may be mean, it’s undeniable that they are absolutely hilarious! Take a look at some of the funniest evil packaging fails ever!

The Biggest Letdown Ever

Just imagine buying your child (or yourself) a box of crayons that promises 150 pieces, only to find out that the whole thing was actually a marketing scam!

The Biggest Letdown Ever


This person shared on Reddit how this box of crayons was probably one of the biggest letdowns ever. They realized that while the sticker on the box said 150, there were only 75 crayons inside, and there was nothing they could do about it.

Is This Pizza For Real?

There are some things out there that have gone beyond the point of being “bad advertising,” they are just straight-up lies.

Is This Pizza For Real?


These pizza makers probably had too much fun creating a pizza that was more of a prank than a meal. They cleverly placed it in the box so that the unsuspecting customer would never be able to tell that there were only three pieces of pepperoni in there.

Sometimes People Just Need To Be Exposed

There are certain times in life when one just needs to take matters into their own hands, even if that means looking kind of crazy at the supermarket.

Sometimes People Just Need To Be Exposed


After realizing that they had been deceived, this person decided to share their knowledge so that no one would have to experience the same. So they headed to the supermarket and started to turn packages upside down, to let other unsuspecting shoppers know what they were actually getting for their hard-earned money.

The Saddest Tray Of Cookies In The World

Just imagine buying yourself a tray of cookies, only to find that the tray has different sizes that fit different numbers of cookies. Now, we’re not saying that this was done on purpose, it could just be an honest mistake by the manufacturer.

The Saddest Tray Of Cookies In The World


But we can only imagine the frustration this person felt when they discovered they got far less cookies than what they bargained for. We just hope they weren’t too hungry!

A Half-Full Bottle Of Spice

The more we read, the more we realize that many products come with some pretty interesting catches. Take these spices, for example – thanks to their packaging, no one would ever suspect that half of that bottle is actually empty.

A Half-Full Bottle Of Spice


How many times have you bought something that looked full, but in reality, it wasn’t? So many people have fallen for this trick in the past, that this person felt the need to warn others. 

Where’s The Filling?

One thing is to make a mistake here in there, but to advertise perfectly beautiful and jam-filled cookies only to deliver what this person got? That just seems mean.

Where's The Filling?


There is barely any jam in the cookie after it was advertised as something so yummy on the package. This person was certainly right to share their disappointment all over their social media.

Just Make A Smaller Container Next Time

Over the years, we see more and more companies attempting to make a bigger effort to reduce waste and to decrease the use of chemicals in order to help save the environment.

Just Make A Smaller Container Next Time


While some companies succeed at it, others don’t do so well. This person was really disappointed when they realized that an entire half of the bottle was empty. But thanks to the brilliant packaging, no one would ever be able to see it unless they ripped the plastic the way this person did.

“I Have Been Bamboozled”

Sometimes the deception is so well done that you almost want to give props to the people behind the packaging.

"I Have Been Bamboozled"


They literally took a smaller pot, filled it with cream, and placed it inside the larger pot, to make it seem like the product had more than it actually did. There is no way that anyone could have ever known, so props to this person for sharing the truth with the world.

When The Tea Comes Face Forward

Here’s another piece of packaging that has gone beyond being a laughing matter, it’s just sad. Now we understand that there many strategies behind the way certain stores place their products. 

When The Tea Comes Face Forward


Take this place for example. They deliberately placed the tiny bag full of tea in the front of the jar, to hide the fact that the rest of it was empty. Thankfully, this person was also not willing to be deceived and ended up exposing them completely.

A Bigger Bottle With Less Tablets

Now, we’re not really sure what’s happening here. We get that the bottle got some sort of upgrade, but their marketing person was either onto something here or they completely lost it!

A Bigger Bottle With Less Tablets


They literally began selling a smaller number of tablets in a much bigger bottle in what looks like an attempt to make customers believe they are getting more. It almost looks like an act made out of desperation.

When 27 Is Approximately 40

This person happily bought frozen pepperoni pizza snack rolls, only to find that the package actually had a little over half the number of pizza rolls they promised.

When 27 Is Approximately 40


And we’re glad they decided to put the entire thing on the tray. This way, they were able to see that the package did not in fact contain 40 pizza rolls. So, the next time we read “approximately” we better check out what’s actually in there.

A Roll Of Stickers That Isn’t Really A Roll

According to this customer who was obviously misled, products like this one are often falsely advertised. That wasn’t the first or the second time they fell for the little trick, so they decided to share their experience online.

A Roll Of Stickers That Isn't Really A Roll


So next time you need to buy a sticker roll, make sure to inspect whether or not the product is indeed what the package claims it is.

Just Enough To Fit On The Window

If there is one thing that is both hilarious and enraging, it’s this picture. This person was looking for a delicious snack, so when they bought the perfectly sealed package, they couldn’t wait to sink their teeth into what’s inside.

Just Enough To Fit On The Window


To their disappointment, the contents in the package didn’t exactly look right. In fact, it looks like more than half of the box is missing. What a shame!

A Pen That Was Made To Minimize The Use Of Plastic

Again, several companies around the world use the green argument without actually being sustainable. Sustainability has become a buzzword, but by the looks of it, not everyone is ready to own up to it.

A Pen That Was Made To Minimize The Use Of Plastic


This company was extremely deceiving when they vowed to reduce their plastic usage but didn’t actually follow through with it with this ridiculous, not really recycled pen. How upsetting!

A Staple Box With Almost No Staples

We have to say that whoever packaged this box did so in the most brilliantly deceiving way. Now, it probably wasn’t fun to be the customer in need of staples, but the person who did the packaging must have had a good laugh.

A Staple Box With Almost No Staples


We hope that this customer went back to the place where they bought it and returned the entire thing.

Where Are All The Gummy Bears?

Here goes another strategy that seems to be very common in the advertising market. Take a generous-looking large box, but fill it only halfway. The result? Customers with an unfulfilled sweet tooth.

Where Are All The Gummy Bears?


How disappointing is it to open a box of delicious gummies only to find it’s half-filled with not-so-delicious air? We can’t imagine how upsetting this probably was for this candy lover.

Where Is The Missing Steak?

If this is not one of the most hilarious package designs out there, then we don’t know what is. Thankfully, before buying this steak, this person decided to check under the cover.

Where Is The Missing Steak?


Once they did so, they couldn’t believe their eyes! A huge part of the steak advertised was simply missing. If their instinct hadn’t told them that something was wrong, they would have gotten a very upsetting surprise when they got home from the grocery store.

100% (Not) Silk

Here is another tip–if a label says that the fabric is 100% something, take a look at what the inside says, too. Apparently, whatever the package says is not always the truth, even when it comes to a piece of clothing.

100% (Not) Silk


This person sadly learned this lesson the hard way, after they opened the package only to learn that their “silk” item was 100% silk feeling, and not actually silk.

Disappointing Santa

It’s such a shame that several companies out there still use immense amounts of plastic, no matter how much this has been advised against by environmentalists and activists all over the world.

Disappointing Santa


This company decided to ruin Christmas with an absurd case of false advertising. So much plastic for so little chocolate!

When Misleading Takes A Whole Different Level

Okay, here’s the thing. This package looks big, and whoever purchased it thought they were getting a lot of product. But that was until they turned it upside down.

When Misleading Takes A Whole Different Level


There is literally a whole lot of nothing in about half of this container, and we bet that most customers probably completely fail to notice it.

When A Package Design Makes A Kid Cry

This Reddit user’s daughter sadly understood a few harsh things about the world at a very young age with this package design. According to her mother, the little girl spent all of her money on this little bag that looked so colorful and promising at first.

When A Package Design Makes A Kid Cry


To her disappointment, the package was hiding a whole lot of nothing inside. Apparently, as soon as the little girl realized it, she began crying and claiming “this is not fair.” Poor girl.

“Bigger Size, Better Value”

Here goes another reminder not to take everything you see at face value, especially at the supermarket. Even if the bottle says better value, it’s not always the case as you see here.

"Bigger Size, Better Value"


In this case, this person figured out pretty quickly that the product they bought didn’t really come with better value for money. How unfortunate.

The Bucket Half Full

It may take you a few seconds to realize what’s happening here, but when you do, you’ll probably be left completely dumbfounded and probably very angry.

The Bucket Half Full


The person who bought it explained it in detail saying: “to make this bucket of constructor set look full, they put a paper cone inside with some constructor pieces printed on it to make it less noticeable.”  Now that’s just mean.

Where Are The Other 3/4?

Okay, this is another case where the person should have simply returned this product because there is no way that this is for real. The package is literally huge, and the actual amount of chocolates inside is ridiculous.

Where Are The Other 3/4?


The person wrote on their Reddit post: “I want my other 3/4,” and we don’t blame them, they totally deserve to get what they paid for.

Get Two For The Price Of Three

While these companies probably get away with this kind of packaging on a daily basis, that doesn’t really make things less wrong.  However, we can’t deny that it’s a little bit funny. This person bought a pack of salami thinking they were buying three, based on the drawing on the outside, but that doesn’t mean they actually got what they thought they were getting.

Get Two For The Price Of Three


And we can imagine just how disappointing it must have been to find those two lonely salami pieces in there.

Another Half-Empty Package

Well, it’s safe to say that this will not be the first or last time that we’ll see this kind of hilarious packaging. In fact, it seems like it might be more of the norm than anything else.

Another Half-Empty Package


When this person got home, something about the granola they just purchased didn’t feel right, so they turned it upside down, and voila! The box of delicious granola turned out to be half empty, just like many other packages on this list.

Disappointment Beyond Measure

Imagine craving something sweet for an entire day, then going to the store to get yourself your favorite candy. But when you get home ready to indulge in sugary goodness, you open the package, and this is what you find.

Disappointment Beyond Measure


This person’s disappointment was simply immeasurable–this package could not have been more deceiving. At least they spoke out about it online, and hopefully, they got to enjoy the little bit of the sweets that were actually in there.

Not So Homemade

We all know that certain companies attempt to convince customers that their product is something that it isn’t. This includes the amount of sugar in certain foods, whether or not they are homemade, and the list goes on.

Not So Homemade


Apparently, this manufacturer did their best to hide the word “factory” to make their product look homemade in a way that is simply hilarious. But the word factory is there, and clearly, the product is not homemade, so why advertise it this way?

They Knew Exactly What They Were Doing

Some of these misleading packages seem to be created by people who are some sort of experts in the field. Take this one for example. There is no way in the whole world that this was an accidental mistake made by whoever prepared this pizza.

They Knew Exactly What They Were Doing


The pizza was perfectly placed in the box, which means that they knew exactly what was being hidden in there.

What Would A Reasonable Person Think?

While this one may be a little bit debatable for some of us, it’s still confusing. Companies are required to keep what the reasonable person would think in mind when they design their products and packages.

What Would A Reasonable Person Think?


For real, whoever buys just one earphone? That is, unless they need to replace one that they lost. No matter what anyone says, there is something very fishy about this one.

“Not Suitable For Climbing”

This packaging design is not only misleading but also terribly confusing. The is literally a picture of a man climbing with a rope, which probably means most people would assume that this rope is meant for climbing.

"Not Suitable For Climbing"


Clearly, though, it’s crucial that the next time we buy any product of this sort, we take a thorough look at the fine print. This could actually be dangerous!

A Gummy Bear Cup That Didn’t Need To Be A Cup

All we can say is, how disappointing. It’s mind-boggling how some companies create such misleading products, especially when it comes to products meant for children.

A Gummy Bear Cup That Didn't Need To Be A Cup


Just imagine getting this for your kid only for them to get hugely disappointed. Instead of having a cup full of gummy bears, this cup only has some in the upper section.

Buy A Pack, And Get Two Hot Dogs “Extra”

It’s a good thing this person checked the package before buying it, otherwise, this would have been an infuriating discovery when they got home.

Buy A Pack, And Get Two Hot Dogs "Extra"


Apparently, this type of sale is pretty common in Russia, when the seller makes the impression that when you buy a package of something, you get something free. In truth, you’re just getting what you already paid for.

“12 Mini Rolls When Cut Into 4’s”

Okay, here is another package design that makes us wonder: how on earth did they think this was an ok thing to do? They literally claimed to be selling 12 pack sausage rolls, but in truth, the package only had three sausage rolls.

"12 Mini Rolls When Cut Into 4's"


It seems like their strategy is to recommend that their customers cut the thing themselves – how deceiving!

Well, That’s Just Rude

We would like to believe that instead of a package design lie, this was an honest mistake by the manufacturing company.

Well, That's Just Rude


This person was sure they were taking a yummy pepperoni pizza home, but when they opened the package, they realized that that wasn’t exactly what they were getting. Instead, it was more of a half Marguerita and half pepperoni.

Being Gluten Intolerant Is No Joke

We’re not sure this one is funny as it seems to be more concerning than anything else. While this chocolate was advertised as gluten-free and organic, the back of it said: “We are not gluten-free or organic certified (because it’s bulS%#).”

Being Gluten Intolerant Is No Joke


The thing is that some people who really are intolerant to gluten could suffer serious consequences from this misleading package.

No Wonder All Of Us Have Trust Issues

This guy said it exactly right, no wonder all of us have trust issues! Even though the cans have 30% and 40% bigger on them, they seem to be to be absolutely the same size as any other can of soup.

No Wonder All Of Us Have Trust Issues


But now that they have figured out how deceiving the can is, we’re pretty sure that they will refrain from buying a similar product ever again.

The Shrimps Are Not As Jumbo They Seem

There is nothing more disappointing than an advertisement that claims to have a huge product when the size is actually tiny. Take this one as an example.

The Shrimps Are Not As Jumbo They Seem


They claimed to be selling a bunch of jumbo shrimp when in reality, the shrimps were the smallest size possible, and they’re not even whole. Once their heads were taken off, they literally look like the smallest shrimp in the world.

The Difference Between A Small And A Medium Size Juice

Well, folks, now we know! Next time you head out for some fast food, make sure to check out whether or not the sizes really match up.

The Difference Between A Small And A Medium Size Juice


As it seems, you may pay a certain amount for a larger drink, and end up getting exactly the same as you would get without paying extra. But this person wasn’t taking it. They decided to give their friends and family a heads up through social media and definitely succeeded!

The Most Misleading Wrap Packaging

By now, this type of misleading packaging seems to be just another one in the market. In fact, we’re probably all wondering if any of the things advertised in markets are true at all anymore. Is everything falsely advertised?

The Most Misleading Wrap Packaging


From now on, we’re probably trained enough to suspect every single product we’re getting when seeing appalling advertisements such as this one.

Where’s The Rest Of It

This is just mean! We’re actually struggling to understand how productive this type of false advertising actually is for a brand since customer satisfaction is a huge deal.

Where's The Rest Of It


Because the truth is that once someone buys this and realizes how deceiving it actually is, they will most probably never buy it again. If they’re still doing it this way though, they’re probably doing something right.

This One Couldn’t Be More Ironic

Really, the whole thing could simply not be more ironic. They are literally selling a tool that is supposed to help with those very difficult packages–but they decided to literally sell the thing in that difficult type of package.

This One Couldn't Be More Ironic


What is the person supposed to do to open it this time? Unfortunately, it seems like we will never understand.

The Most Confusing Color Packaging

Plain common sense would tell you that a person looking for red paint would grab a red package, while the person who needed blue would grab a blue package. But this company didn’t think so.

The Most Confusing Color Packaging


They actually believed that changing the colors of the packages and writing the actual color on them in tiny letters would make all the sense in the world.

A Box With 64 Crayons Of The Same Color

It turns out that this unopened box of crayons is filled with exactly one color. They literally advertised 64 crayon colors when in truth, there are 64 orange crayons for whoever feels like getting creative with just one color.

A Box With 64 Crayons Of The Same Color


Unforutnley though, the buyer didn’t check the inside before buying, so they ended up finding out way too late. But maybe they really like orange?

A Very Deceiving Box Of Chocolates

All we have to say is that this is simply not okay. We can only imagine the regret this person felt once they opened this box of chocolates and realized that they had been totally bamboozled!

A Very Deceiving Box Of Chocolates


The box literally only had a few chocolates, that weren’t even that good according to the buyer. We’re pretty sure that this person learned their lesson, and they’ll just have a good laugh about it in the future.

Very Expensive Sunflower Oil

Here’s the thing, while some advertisers blatantly lie to their customers with their packaging designs, others deceive their buyers in a bit of a smoother way. Take this company for example.

Very Expensive Sunflower Oil


They didn’t particularly lie that what they were selling was pure olive oil, but they certainly did highlight the part that made their product more appealing for a reason. That way, whoever was buying this would barely focus on the sunflower oil part.

A Huge Disappointment For Little Kids

This guy went on Reddit to share his experience with his wife teaching at an elementary school in South Korea.

A Huge Disappointment For Little Kids


The couple decided to buy some pencils for the kids, but they were utterly disappointed when they realized that the package was totally bogus. Just like many other package designs on this list, there weren’t so many pencils in there.

That Could Have Gone Really Wrong

Here’s another package design fail that makes us wonder if this company made a mistake, or they genuinely thought that this would make sense.

That Could Have Gone Really Wrong


The design of both products, one for relaxing and sleeping and one for colon cleansing, is exactly the same, so just imagine if someone got confused between the two. The consequences would be a total disaster. 

It’s All So Confusing

If this is not another important reminder to always read the labels on the back of products, then we don’t know what is. This manufacturer proudly claims that they are an American company. But are they?

It's All So Confusing


Apparently, the side of the can says that this product was made in Canada. So which one is it?

Just Make Smaller Bottles

When this person decided to check out what was really in this bottle of Vitamin D3 they couldn’t have been more furious.

Just Make Smaller Bottles


 In fact, they took it to Reddit to call them out on their unnecessary use of plastic, by saying the following: “hate to see waste in packaging and also feel like they are trying to trick me so I feel value. Please make bottle size of product!”

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