by Prince Of Petworth May 30, 2017 at 1:15 pm 16 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

A friend found this in an antiques mall and gave it to me because it looks like a kettlebell (I’m a trainer). I’m so curious about what it actually is, and thought the wise PoPulace might know.

It’s metal, but pretty lightweight, and has a hinge and a lock (key is missing). It opens to reveal a plate with a center hole, surrounded by six smaller holes. It has “100lb.Strong” etched on the side in a nice ’70s font, and “Germany” is stamped on the bottom.

My first thought was some kind of bar accessory, but an initial googling has turned up nothing. Any readers have any clues?”

If you spot an Archeological Find in your house, apartment or office – please send an email to [email protected] thanks!

by Prince Of Petworth May 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm 6 Comments

cat scare

“Dear PoPville,

My outdoor camera captured this animal early in the morning. Not sure if it’s a cat or less likely a raccoon but my dog is too afraid to walk down the stairs lately. Can anyone help identify this?!


I did move my camera, and caught the culprit on camera last night. Alley cat.

My only hope is that a bird was making that noise and it was just a coincidence! My 70lb pit mix is terrified to go down the basement stairs so fingers crossed it’s really just the cat!”

Video here (you’ll want to turn up the sound).


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