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What Is It? game 191

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the object in this picture 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 each win a 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?

Check out the What Is It? Blog for additional pictures. Good luck!

Update: The object pictured is an ice chipper. Craig Clayton was the first of many with the correct answer, so he wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop. The funniest answer came from Maxx McIlhargey, who said it was a toothpick for crocodiles, used by wildlife conservationists to get the drug runner bones from between the crocodile's teeth from a distance. He did not select a shirt.

It is definitively King Kongs, cocktail fork / cocktail sirrer he used for a drink during shooting breaks..

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This is an amazing piece of history, and dates back to the late 17th Century. It is the key part of the original "Whenst thou arriveth at yon forke in the roade, taketh yon forke" sight-gag!

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It is actually smaller than it appears and was once plated in silver or gold. Often worn on a chain around the neck, it was used by vain vampires to check that their carefully filed and tended fangs were of proper shape and spacing.

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The tool posted on the "What is it? Blog" link is different from the one posted on Neatorama. The What Is It pic has 3 prongs and no looped handle. Whereas the one on Neatorama has a looped handle and a spade with four prongs. Are both used for the same purpose?

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I have found an error in the tool pictures ( what is it Neatorama ) showed a different than appeared in neatorama as the tool. They were on photographed on the same background.

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A "Can Fork" from the relatively unknown deadite uprising of 1952. They called it a can fork because with it one CAN (with sufficent training and pressure) open a zombie's head as if it were a can of something (lets say beets, or tuna fish, or cranberry sauce) and then one CAN muddle the zombies brains thus extinguishing them. Brains could then be easily cleaned up with a water hose.

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It's a soil aerator used to loosen up the soil before planting.

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It is a torture device called 'The Tenderizer". It is reason the for the insult "Fork You!"

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BTW, Craig is right. The photos on What Is It and Neatorama are different devices and I think they have different uses. My answer stands for either, however.
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First prototype of the Fingerstash, created before temporary adhesive was perfected. Not very practical, but still had the same response as present design.

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It is the lesser known Bohemian Nose Fork that is grouped together with the Bohemian Ear Spoon and Bohemian Eyebrow Knife to form a complete set of formal pole arm tableware for when you have the Elves over to eat in AD&D (1st edition)

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The photo here, no idea, but the similar-looking object on the 55tools blog is Neptune's Trident. And boy is he going to be pissed that someone stole it -- best avoid ocean travel for a while.

No t-shirt please, but if you wish to help your local humane society, woot.
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a gardener's tool to fight slugs... i.e. a Slugfighter... servers to turn them into fertilizer in a very slimy and dirty way and simultaneously "inject" the fertilizer into the ground.

May the fork be with you.. 2xl

against all the satat devastating slugs...
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That is a buboes scraper, from 14th century England, back in the days when leeching was common, bleeding was a bonafide medical technique, and infection was the feelings you had for your good friends. When a person contracted the plague and developed buboes (huge, swollen, purulent welts in their armpits), monk-physicians would use the scraper to open them up and let them drain "bad humors" from the resulting wounds. It was thought that this approach would allow the villainous plague to escape the afflicted's body. Unfortunately, this rarely resulted in extended survival for the patient, but it made the monk-physicians feel good about having tried something.

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It's what you standard garden-variety (sorry for that) shovel will look like if you use it to fend off The Sharktopus.

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I think it is a tool for breaking up or fragmenting material ...

so i guess it could be for fodder such as press cake (or even for fertilizer)..

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That's the screwdriver that Dr. Frankenstein used to screw in/tighten the bolts around the Monter's neck! He had to create his own design so the crazy townspeople wouldn't be able to decapitate the Monster!

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