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What Is It? game 183



It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Can you make up something interesting?

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. Good luck!

Update: Ladybuggs knew this was a knife designed to be used in a life raft. Here's the description from Rob at the What Is It? blog:
A US Navy life raft knife, part of the survival kit on a life raft, cork handle so it floats, holes make it lighter, rounded end so it won't puncture the raft, painted orange so it can be seen if lost overboard, also a lanyard to tie it to the raft

The Professor had the funniest answer -a hedgehog quill-scraper! Both winners will receive a t-shirt from the NeatoShop!

A knife for carving the shape of twinkies. The handle is used as a model to look at while carving the sponge cake into that classic twinkie shape.

The holes in the blade are a guide for piercing multiple twinkies and injecting the filling.

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its a potato knife for making those slinky like potato chips that you see at the beach during the summer months. you put the hole end at the top of the potato and it cuts it like a corkscrew.
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That's obviously a machete for cutting and peeling the spaghetti palm trees.
You can attach a spoon to the large hole in the end, and there's also a model of which the end works as a spork. The spork model is probably more practical, as you can cut and peel the spaghetti palm trees, and each them too with just one tool. A must have for anyone who might find themselves on a desert island (with spaghetti palms).

Rated E For Evil, L
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More precise

Life boat knife from multi person life raft. Knife has cork handle to float and no sharp point to prevent puncturing the raft if dropped. Cutting edge is on the inside of the blade--

The Jester xl ladies fit
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This tool solves the Bad Pun Headline problem. It works like this: Go back in time, meet Anthony Weiner's moyel, get him drunk, switch this before the bris, problem solved!

Half the people you know are below average. XXL
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Maybe it's for manually encasing rope or tubing with fibers... perhaps for thick marine rope? The larger hole is for the rope's core, the smaller holes are for the fibers. When you twist this thing around the core, it encases it with the fibers. The process would be inconceivably time-consuming, and would take a lifetime to complete any useful amount of rope.

Quasars are far out - Ash Grey - L
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It's a handy tool for all of us artists that can't draw circles or put dots into nifty art projects. When our art careers inevitably fail due to the economy, we can use it's likeness of a hunting knife to mug past clients.

Heart Deco, Small, Natural.
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after careful consideration, Freddy Krueger realised his initial attempt at purchasing cutlery would produce less than satisfactory results.

Schroedinger's Cat: Wanted Dead And/Or Alive / Ladies Fit / Med
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This is the famous 'Debate Knife' Given to the worst debater during the '1969 Wolcraft Debate Conferences' held at the Lake Folderol Lodge, Wisconson. The 'winner' of this knife was attributed to having an argument that wasn't straight, full of holes, and had no point.' Mr Wilhem Mendicot won this dubious award and in a fit of shame through himself off a dock into the lake, sustaining a concussion as the debate contest had been held in January, and the lake was covered with ice.

Good Marx, Bad Marx T shirt, Grey XL, please.
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This item is an orignal Multi tool...can be used for blowing bubbles, measuring out spagetti for multipul guests, a strainer for said pasta, measuring the size of ones pupils to check for intoxication..so many ways to use this tool, that way back in the day, Mr.Swiss Army himself killed Mr.Mul T. tool with this gadget to claim the glory all for himself....

Hippo Potty Mouth XL
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It's a fish line threader. For each fish you catch you tie the fishline through one of the holes. Then you can put the fish back in the water until you're done fishing and they will still, mercifully, be alive until you hack them up for fish and chips later...

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Its used to encase a rope or tubing in protective fibers. The rope's core is strung through the larger hole, while the smaller fibers are strung through the smaller ones. Its then twisted around the core, thus covering it. The process would take an inconceivable amount of time, though.

Quasars are far out - ash grey - L
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My Dad used to supply these to the military. It was mainly used to cut the parachute cords upon a precarious landing in a tree or some other "hang up". They also supplied them to inflatable raft manufacturers but their main purpose was chute cord cutting. I recall playing with them as a kid and and being upset that they didn't have a sharp end. Size XXL

Thanks, Bob
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WWII USN Navy Life Raft "Floating" Survival Knife

but ladybuggs had it long before...

@ Pat:

google's search by image is indeed a thread to this game, but it is also a race to be the first, and the race for the funniest answer will not be influcences by google...

Great Game and thanks to Neatorama...
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It's a tool used for tensioning something. Hence the S shape with the large hole fitting over an axis and the small to fit whatever needs to be stretched. The only prob I have with this assumption is the aforementioned cork handle and no curve symetrically on the steel handle, for easier grip.
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