It's time for our giveaway collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Can you tell us what this object is?
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?
For more clues, check out the What Is It? Blog. Have fun and good luck!
Update: the scary-looking item is a "A corn husk shredder, it was used for making mattresses" It took 72 guesses before Julia Ross gave us the correct answer! The funniest answer selected was from D.Spencer, who said "It was attached to the inside wall of the outhouse and used to hold the sears and roebuck catalogue so that it wouldn't blow out when the door was opened on windy days." Both win t-shirts from the NeatoShop!