Woot! It's time for our collaboration with the always awesome What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the strange object to the left is used for?
Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many as you'd like. Write no URLs or web links - doing so will invalidate your entry.
Two winners as usual: the first correct guess and the funniest yet ultimately wrong guess will win free T-shirt of their choice from the NeatoShop. (May we suggest browsing the Science T-Shirt, Funny T-shirt, and Artist-designed T-shirt categories?). Please write your T-shirt selection alongside your entry, otherwise you forfeit the prize, mmkay?
For more clues, definitely check out the What Is It? Blog. You have until the answer is revealed there tomorrow. Good luck!Update 10/4/10 - the answer is: A beer warmer, in Germany it is thought that cold beer is unhealthy for older people, this device is used by filling it with warm water and placing it in the beer mug with the handle hanging on the rim.
Congratulations to mrsid who got it first but declined the T-shirt, and to The Professor who guessed a pole for pole-dancing hamsters!