What Is It? game 172

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?

There's a second picture of this object posted at the What Is It? Blog. Take deep breath, do your best, and good luck!

Update: Stephen was the first to peg this item as a show business prop but also a real weight from a old-fashioned strongman show. It belonged to Warren Lincoln Travis, who indeed lifted this with his hips by a chain running through the hole in the middle, as Stephen said in his entry. It weighed between 1650 and 3750 pounds, depending on how much sand he filled it with. There's even more information about it at the What Is It? blog.

The funniest answer was from samuel, who gave us a Super Mario answer:
Conjoined Bomb-omb twins. They're waiting anxiously out outside of Dr. Goomba's office to see if a surgery is possible. It's been over a year now since the castle guards pulled them out of that koopley's famous freak show on a case of child abuse. They look so happy in this picture, even though they're nervous.

Good luck Bomb-ombs, I hope the answer will come soon!

Both win t-shirt from the NeatoShop!

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It's a floating bomb designed to destroy dug-in coastal submarine ports. A cable was wrapped around the middle of the bomb prior to loading on the airplane. When dropped, it would unwind. The spinning would propel the bomb into the coastal submarine ports, which were built into caverns along the shore.
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It looks like some sort of double-spherical pressure vessel. You'd pump air into the hole in the middle that would be stored in the two balls. I'm assuming the odd shape would give you double the volume without sacrificing strength.

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