Wasting things is about as American as a Ted Nugent at an NRA conference. It goes far beyond tossing those fries you couldn't eat after scarfing down a Philly cheesesteak the size of a basketball: Americans produce about 250 millions tons of waste each year. Fortunately for the country's dumpster diving population, not all of it is trash.
Who would have thought that painting someone picked up at a garage sale would be worth a million bucks? Or that sifting through tons of trash could lead someone right to his wife's lost ring? There's more to finding things in the trash than day-old bagels and rodent nests.
As the old saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Or winning lottery ticket. Or head of a Roman god. Or Taylor Swift fan mail. Read on for some of the dumbest, the weirdest and the greatest things ever found in the trash.