All right, here's an easy one for this week's collaboration with What Is It? Blog: can you guess what this myserious ball with etched hieroglyphs on its surface? Place your guess in the comment section - no prize this week, you're playing for bragging rights and fun only!
Be sure to check out What Is It? Blog for more guessing game fun!Update 1/28/08 - I told you it was easy, here's the answer:
An Isis puzzle, the makers claim that it's the most difficult puzzle ever, to open it you must first solve some clues that come with the instructions, these can be seen online in the product manual here.
There is possibly a spoiler in my next link, someone sent me a page that shows an xray of this puzzle, it doesn't explain exactly how it's opened but does show some of the inner workings. However, the page with the xrays is part of a much larger discussion on the puzzle, I haven't read any further so I don't know how much is revealed about the solution.
Congratulations to grungyparadigm who got it right, just 5 minutes after the game was posted.