Hooray! It's time for our collaboration with the always awesome What is it? Blog. Can you guess what the strange object above is for?
Place your guess in the comment section. One entry per comment, please - though you can enter as many as you'd like. The first one to guess correctly, and the funniest yet incorrect entry (as judged by yours truly) will win a free T-shirt of their choice from the Neatorama Shop.
IMPORTANT: Please write your choice of T-shirt in your guess (so go there and look around, mmkay?). Write no URLs or weblinks - doing so will forfeit your entry. You have till the right answer is posted on the What is it? blog.
For more clues, check out the What is it? Blog. Good luck!Update 2/12/10 - the answer is: A fog nozzle for a fireman's hose, it was a predecessor to today's nozzle where a twist of the tip can change the water pattern from straight stream to various fog patterns. Years ago the fog nozzle was favored but currently the straight stream is preferred.
Congratulations to Tim H who got it right first (well, close enough) and to SweetMonkeyCreek for this gem: "It's a boot that law enforcement can use for people who illegally park their bowling balls."
If the pressure gets too high it pushes up the ball and pressure can get out, the little cage keeps the ball from moving away from the opening and keeps it in place.
I love the I love Robots shirt in M.
On both of his comments. :)
(If I'm right, I'd love a dark grey I Heart Robots shirt in a ladies' XL. If I'm wrong, I'll weep, wail, and roll in sackcloth and ashes.)
I love that I love robots?
Nemesis tee, medium please.
....I was wondering where it'd gotten to. Elizabethan Homies, please!
Googled "ball in cage pressure valve"
little bugger won't bite me now...
cleverly disguised as a responsible adult tshirt
Small "busted: shirt please.
If I am correct, then may I please have the "Swine Flu XL shirt?
So - it presumably performs the same function - so it's a non-return valve for something less fussy than blood.
(Large Cthulu as a Teen, please!)
It's Obama's bowling ball enshrined for posterity in the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.
(I'm a XL Military Green "Cleverly Designed As A Responsible Adult")
Donate my shirt to Haitii!
XL - Great Vocab Didn't Save the Thesaurus From Extinction
Black, XL, Cleverly Disguised as a Responsible Adult
"This Is Not the Life I Ordered" t-shirt, L, red.
"Busted" t-shirt small
I like the Something Somewhere Went Terribly Wrong Tee.
The Wizard of Oz, The Short Version
It might thus be called some type of flotation valve, though where such might be used (and why it would need a knurled ring) is beyond me.
Keep them pumps primed, baby.
"People Like You Are The Reason People Like Me Need Medication" XL please. :)
Most likely from a torpedo
The contraption is Martha's revenge.
I would like the Math Mom T-Shirt (XL)