What is the purpose of a foil-wrapped brick?

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  1. kcult

    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    This is not the first time I've seen this, but I don't know what I'm looking at.

    My daughter recently bought a house. The previous owner was an older gentleman. I'm not sure of his age, but I think he may have been slipping a bit, mentally. I say that because all of the light switch covers are labeled and we peeled a sticker off the door that was a reminder to take a charged cell phone when leaving. But, I digress.

    Why is this here?

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    Way back when, one would put a wrapped brick in the toilet tank to reduce the amount of water per flush. No clue why it would be on the floor.
     
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    Some use them to lay on food in a pan to get it crispy. I’ve done chicken like that. But idk why it’s on the floor.


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    Door stop. The wrapping is so it doesn't scratch stuff up.

    My grandmother would crochet sleeves for bricks that she used as doorstops.
     
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    The house has ghosts that like their feet warm. No biggie
     
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    Easier clean up afte bludgeoning an intruder?
     
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    Obviously, to distract from that wallpaper.


    To keep the radiation contained. That's a souvenir from when he worked at a nuclear plant. He used to use it as a nightlight.


    You may have discovered one of only sources of unobtainium.
     
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    This. Also were used to put under the head of the bead to elevate the head a little. The foil was just to dress up the brick a little.
     
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    That is what I remember


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    The foil keeps the brick fresh! ;)
     
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    Like the plastic on the couch.

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    Ever watched your grandma iron clothes or bake a chicken?
     
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    To keep the drug dogs from smelling the pot..... oh, wait, what kind of brick is it?
     
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    It's an Alex Jones approved brick.
     
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    That's a brick of unusual dimensions.
     
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    That's my brick. Where did you find it?

    ' tin-foil-hat.jpg
     
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    All in all it’s just another brick next to the wall ...
     
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    Mouse mirror.
     
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    To keep heat localized.