Now it's time for our collaboration with the awesome What Is It? Blog! Do you know what this thing is? You can win even if you don't know!
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 each win a 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?
Check out the What Is It? Blog for more mystery items of the week. Good luck!
Update: the mystery item is a brewer's lamp. Ladybugs knew the correct answer, and wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The funniest answer came from pismonque, who said "A gaff hook for landing narwhals with a built-in rotary tusk sharpener, used by Inuits in their groom-and-release program, an eco-friendly alternative to cultural whaling practices." So pismonque also wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop, too! Thanks to everyone who participated, and look for the next What Is It game coming soon to Neatorama! See the answers to all of this week's mysteries at the What Is It? blog.