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What Is It? game 168



It is once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Do you know what this thing is? Can you give us a wild guess?

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?

Be sure to check out the What Is It? Blog. Let your imagination run wild, and good luck!

Update: Abbey had the correct answer in the very first comment -this is a hand-forged key. Scroll down the answer page to find out more. Galen gets the award for the funniest answer: Chuck Norris' mustache comb! Both will get t-shirts from the NeatoShop.

This is a 19th Century British toothbrush and was particularly useful for removing barnacles and trapped weasels. Soft polishing bristles were of course avoided completely in order to maintain that famous "British Smile."

Clever/Stupid M
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Ugh... it's too early for Abbey. Let me try again:
A key?
mmm... pi in the color of chocolate and the size of medium, if I'm right of course.
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A "sack" scratcher for the knights who say ni...when they didn't want to take off their armor.

-more awesome than a double rainbow...M

phanx!
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it is one of the first "Surgical staple" (i.e. a replactement for surgical sutur)...
The wound is closed by and and each of the two rows of dents are piereced into skin/tissue with a Hammer...
After the wound healed it can be removed with a crowbar.

Wizard of Oz, The Short Version XXL
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It is the Connach Anc Brannect, 'The Key to Happiness.' In old scottish legend the hero Divver McMuff forged the key from an entire mountain of ore, only to have it stolen by the Skaever king, Broelebogan, who through it in a lake. Forty years of war followed for no known reason, but a horrible curse was laid upon the finder of said key. You may keep the keep but I would like (if I win):

Good Marx, Bad Marx T shirt XL
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It's a tool for people who dye cloth. It grabs the wet cloth from the vats so you don't have to use your hands.
size 2xl t-shirt
"Fine line between genius and insanity"
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Campfire sausage holder. You have to use sausage not hotdogs because the points are too wide for thin hotdogs. Stick them on the dull points and put it into the campfire. yummy!
size large t-shirt "mmm...pi"
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Before the invention of the waffle Iron, King Henry was bored with pancakes because the syrup always ran off and since plates with curved up edges didn't exist, this was always messy. He commissioned the kingdom's blacksmith to make a tool ( this one) to create dimples in the pancake and also make consistant rows thus allowing the syrup to not run off.
protect your nuts 2 xl
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The Wrench for the "Hex-Hole-Nut" an early variant of the "allen wrench" using six holes instead of a single hexagonal shaped hole in later times..

Alcohl, Tabacco, Firearms, who brings the chips? 2X
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It's a toaster... you put bread in it then put it near the coals in your fireplace. Size large this shirt Look Out Schroedinger's Cat, It's a Trap!
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