Police are investigating what medical examiners say is a skull from an adult who died within the last two years. The cause of death, and the sex of the person is unknown. Austin police say they don't believe foul play was involved, and think the skull may be from a private collection.
Goodwill has 31 stores in Austin and 40 donation centres, and has had other unusual gifts in the past. Some include prosthetic limbs, Rolex watches and Krugerrands. (I have no idea what this is.)
A grenade caused an evacuation in one outlet until police found the look-alike to be a novelty item.
Snakes, dogs, a loved one's ashes, a sauna, and a signed Reggie White jersey were all given as examples. Staff contact the local humane society after any live creature donation.
Back in March, at a thrift store in Chicago, a .22 caliber handgun was found in a sock. The gun accidentally discharged and shot someone. Goodwill said they will call police if needed.
Once sorted and cleared for safety, the items are sold in an effort to help less fortunate people.
The weirdest thing the PDSA animal charity store in New Rents, UK has ever found was a piece of animal poo mounted on a wooden display stand, which turned out to be elephant dung.
Have you donated anything interesting?
Did you wish you hadn't?