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The Craziest Things Found in the Refrigerator

Turns out, Real Simple readers have quite a relationship with their refrigerators. Check out the odd things they’ve found in there.

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“My husband’s missing wedding band. I found it in the door behind the condiments.” —Nicole Jeppesen

“Keys! I had pregnancy brain and was leaving them everywhere!” —Gennie Pintang

“My daughter's socks. Luckily her clean ones.” —Cindy Addleman

“I had a four-year-old child and a $20 gift card. The gift card went missing, and we couldn’t find it for months. Gave up on it, lost forever. I did eventually find it, in the refrigerator door underneath some barbecue sauce.” —Krista Bratbak Bishop

“While visiting my in-laws, my father-in-law bought a cup of worms for a fishing trip and put them in the fridge. After closing the door, the cup got knocked over. The next morning, my brother-in-law freaked out after he opened the fridge to finds worms crawling all over the cheese and eggs!” —Elspeth Moore

“My dad had a heart-valve replacement, and he made them save his valve. It was in a cup of saline with a tight screw-top lid. It never went bad. He kept it in the fridge for years so he could show people his old valve.” —Wendy Wiese

“My husband put a box of cereal in the fridge, but that is not what scared me. I thought, ‘If the cereal is in the fridge, where is the milk?’ It was in the pantry.” —Heather Ferrante Cathrall

“In high school, I once came home from dinner out and put my leftover risotto in the fridge. The next day, I tore the house apart looking for my cell phone. Later that day, my dad went to the fridge for a snack and opened the box of risotto, only to find my phone inside the box, sitting right on top of the risotto! My phone must have slipped inside when I balanced it on top of the box to carry in a bunch of stuff. Amazingly, after spending the night in the fridge, the phone still worked, but it smelled like mushrooms and truffles for months after.” —Alexandra Brooks

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