Now it's time for our collaboration with the awesome What Is It? Blog! What is this thing -the long one on the very left of the wall? You don't have to know to win!
Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many as you'd like. You might know the true answer, but we're going to select two winners who come up with the funniest, most outlandish guesses to win a T-shirt from the NeatoShop. However...
You MUST write your T-shirt selection alongside your guess. If you don't include a selection, you forfeit the prize, see? Look through the Science T-Shirts, Funny T-Shirts and Artist-Designed T-Shirts for starters.
Check out more mystery items at the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!
Update: This is a turtle probe, or turtle hook. Sometimes turtles will burrow into a muddy bank, if the hunter can see their breathing hole he can find the shell by probing the mud, and then hook the shell with the rod and pull the turtle out. Interesting, but we were looking for funny but wrong answers. One came from ktc, who said it’s a “Vintage tooth puller for dental clients with serious halitosis.” Ha! That’s worth a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! A shirt also goes to Lucas Gentry, for this answer: “It's a "Me too" parachute. Requires one sky diver to have already deployed their own parachute.” Congratulations to both! See the answers to all of this week’s mystery items at the What is It? blog.