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What Is It? Game 134

Hooray! It's time for our weekly collaboration with the What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the strange contraption above is used for?

Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many comments as you'd like. Please post no URL or web links (let others play!) - doing so will forfeit your entry. You have until the answer is revealed at the What Is It? Blog.

Two prizes as usual: the first correct guess and the funniest albeit incorrect guess will win T-shirts from the NeatoShop. IMPORTANT: Please write down your selection of T-Shirt alongside your guess. We've got tons of neat Science T-Shirts and Funny T-Shirts.

For more clues, check out the What is it? Blog. Good luck!

Update 4/16/10 - the answer is: A bacon rack or bacon hanger, for hanging a slab of bacon in a smokehouse:. Congratulations to Keith T who got it first, and to Casey for making me ROFL with "hipster earring."

Cheese display hanger.
When its one of those days where you feel like displaying your collection of cheese. :D

Polar Bears are Soluble in Water M
(So is cheese)
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It's a car accessory for preventing tailgating, usually sold in pairs. You hook a chain to the hook and the other end to the back of the car, spaced tire-width apart. Hilarious cure for the guy doing sudoku, eating a breakfast burrito, and talking on the phone while commuting five feet from your car.

The Dangers of Teleportation (M)
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Multipurpose for hanging ties (boring). or displaying your multiple varieties of bacon to your wide-eyed peers. (awesome)

Start of a Beautiful Friendship, Mens Large
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i think it is a shoe hanger for your shoes so that you don't have to tare apart your house just to look for your shoes. I would like the funny myth-busters "Busted" tee shirt.
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it is a shoe hanger for your shoes so that you don't have to tare apart your house just to look for your shoes. the myth-busters "busted" tee shirt.
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It's for smoking fish not bacon.
BTW I.m not Max power, don't give him: Good Mrax/ Bad Marx, black, medium.
Hope4 you fix this glitch before a troll starts messing with the comments :-)
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It's obviously a kid hanger. Or a nerd hanger. Fits on almost any size anything with enough room to fit the hook. And when your kid(s) and/or their friends annoy you, you just hang them by their belt buckle on the hook. Or, if you're a bully, you stick a nerd on there to dry after he gets his daily swirly and you get your daily chocolate milk money. And it's roomy to boot, you can fit 10 kids/nerds on there [they're about the same size, right? Sure] Mix and match, it's up to you! Yours for 5 easy payments of $99.99. Call now and we'll double your order!

Sorry, got carried away. *ahem* Neatorama alien, tshirt, small
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Maybe those thingys you use when you're moving around bales of hay; use two, one on each side, drive into side of bale of hay and lift.
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It's a hanger for sides of meat going into a standing smoker. I used to have a bunch of them, back when i had a standing smoker.

I miss my smoker :(
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It is indeed, a bacon hook, but not for the reasons mentioned above.

No smokey-flavor-pork-product-goodness is harmed in the use of this device.

Its name comes from its creator Sir Francis Bacon. He invented it for those frilly collars they used to wear back in the olden days. "Ye Olde DryCleanyr"(sic)used to place the collars on this hook so they would hold their shape as they were being cleaned.

Ironically, the thin slices of material used to for these collars were actual bacon.

Witchy, medium.
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It is a rack to hang, smoke and dry meat for jerky. Stainless so it can be sterilized. I happen to have 30 racks hanging up right now. Fun Fact: The guy that said 'tie rack' is not far off. I have seen the points fitted with a rounded piece of plastic and sold as tie racks!!!!
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