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What Is It? game 227



It's once again time for our collaboration with the always interesting What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Or can you make up something amusing?

Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many guesses as you'd like in separate comments. Post no URLs or weblinks, as doing so will forfeit your entry. Two winners: the first correct guess and the funniest (albeit ultimately wrong) guess will win T-shirt from the NeatoShop.

Please write your T-shirt selection alongside your guess. If you don't include a selection, you forfeit the prize, okay? May we suggest the Science T-Shirt, Funny T-Shirt and Artist-Designed T-Shirts?

See more picture of this thing at the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!

Update: the pictured object is a ramp for loading barrels or kegs onto a beer truck. The first correct answer came from Anker, who wins a t-shirt! The funniest answer came from Steve Bennett, who labeled it "a snake winder, used for coiling your snake up on long sea voyages so that it doesn’t get tangled up and annoyed." That was nonsensical enough to win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! Find the answers to all the mystery objects of the week at the What Is It? blog.

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Ramp for rolling barrels such as chemical, beer, wine, whiskey, herring, or barrels onto anoter level or up or down a vehicle such as truck or a horse drawn beer cart...

I Heart Chemistry m ladie’s fit
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Anker is correct. I worked as a brewer in a Bavarian brewery where these barrel rails (Fassschienen) are still used. The shape of the barrel itself helps to keep it centred on the wooden rails, so they are used as much as guides for rolling from storage to the filling station to cold storage as they are for loading and unloading.
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This is the official EvilBastard Trophy, given in recognition for mentally torturing others in a highly sadistic fashion and is an artistic representation of one particular Tetris piece

Thinking Man's Modern Dilemma XL
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It is a War Stick, obviously. If you ever have to share a room with someone, like a sibling, you place this on the dividing line between your two territories. Often when placed, one will state, "Cross this line, and it means War!". The adjustable bolts widen the stick to increase the area marked as "No-man's Land". Often, when War is eminent, the width of No-man's land is adjusted to create a greater buffer between the two parties.

Force-Choked For Sure XL
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