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You know exactly where it is.

Even now, your mind races to your hall closet, digs underneath a stack of coats, and uncovers a box. Inside that box is a "doodad," a "thing-a-majig," a "kitchen essential" you saw in the store you just had to have....And you've never used it. Not once. It's okay!

We all do.


Reddit user, u/Xenothorns, wanted to know:

What's something in your house that no one uses, but is just there?

Always Good For A Party?

I have a 6-person hot tub on my back patio. I had always wanted one, and when we built out the patio, I made sure I set aside the money for it. It literally gets used twice per year, it's an absolute hog on electricity costs, and the constant maintenance of it is a complete pain. Worst thing I ever bought.

doctor-rumack

*raises guilty hand

Giphy

Calendar on the wall. Every couple months it's, "Oh, we need to change the calendar hahaha."

forgets for a couple more months

Kamacalamari

Who Has Time For Muffins?

I have a kitchen drawer full of stuff I've never touched. Melon baller? Pie crust crimper? Muffin pans? It's like you buy your first home and people think you've transformed into Martha Stewart.

Devonai

We Don't Eat In The Dining Room! We Eat In The Kitchen!

A whole extra dining room table and chairs- my mom has one in the dining area and one in the kitchen.

she said the one in the dining room is for aesthetic purposes only

alwaysisvalueless

Shes from the old school: "It's for company to use, not the family."

econobiker

Fresh Baked Bread Twice A Year

The bread maker. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Zero loaves of bread baked in the past three years. Still on the counter.

1boxfox

...I Got Nothing.

My parents have a giant wooden giraffe in the corner of their dining room. I have no idea why.

AllLinesDown

If anyone asks just tell them "We don't talk about it."

incredulous_llama

We Got It In. There Has To Be A Way Out.

One of those giant big screen tvs from like 20 years ago that take up an entire wall because noone in my family wants to bother with figuring out how to get it out of the house because it is massive, and on the 2nd floor and we dont even have a car big enough to take it to the disposal center.

Now that I think about it, I don't even know how it got upstairs in the first place.

drayd38

Ugh. Cat.

My cat.

Shes so useless. Doesnt pay her share of the rent, and never brings home chicken wings.

No one has any use for her, yet there she is, sh-tting in a box in the closet.

mgraunk

Does she at least eat bugs?

Copious-GTea

Not even that.

mgraunk

When You Have No One To Play Against...

Giphy

I have a nice stone chess set that doesn't get used because I live alone.

tehmlem

Play against yourself. Make a move when you leave in the morning for white and one for black when you get back.

Valthek

Wait, Why Are The Cords Red, Yellow, And White?

Box of cables you just KNOW you will need someday, but by the time you need them you forget you have them.

Gelidis

Every time I say screw it and throw a cable away I need it the next day

AManOfHorribleTaste

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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