Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always fascinating What Is It? Blog. Do you know what this thing is? Or can you make an amusing wild guess?
Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many as you'd like. 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 pictures of the mystery item at the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!
Update: the mystery item is a woodworker's compass, a pencil or scribe placed into one of the holes would make a circle of the appropriate size when the compass was rotated around the spike. Berhard had the correct answer first, and wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The funniest answer came from robopanda, who guessed it to be an extreme incense burner for especially smelly hippies! That's definitely worth a t-shirt. Thanks to everyone who played this week! Find out the purposes to all the mystery items of the week at the What Is It? blog.