It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Or can you make up something interesting?
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 all this week's mystery objects at the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!
Update: the strange item shown is a salesman's sample of a Heatilator fireplace insert, although you have to admit that the picture you were given looks a lot like a sci-fi character's mask. There are more pictures at the What Is It? blog that showed how it looked completely folded and unfolded. Anker was the first one who knew what it is, and wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! Lord_Dissident gave us the funniest answer of the week: "It's a large hunk of metal that was only placed there to trip us up!" That's good for a t-shirt as well! Find the answers to all this week's mystery items at the What Is It? blog.