What Is It? game 193



Here it is, our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Tell us what this object is, if you know. If you don't, make 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. We'll have 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 mystery object is a Civil War spar torpedo that was designed to be rammed into the hull of an enemy ship, and then detonated by a line from the torpedo to the submarine. The What Is It? blog has more about the origin of this particular torpedo, which is a replica of that used on Confederate submarine the H. L. Hunley. Berhard knew the correct answer right off! The funniest answer came from Richard, who went out into left field and said, "ummm, not sure what all these people are talking about, its is clearly just a metal chain, obviously keeping people from getting to that weird metal thing beyond the chain." Both win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop!

It's obviously an antiquated CEDM ("Cetacean Enema Delivery Mechanism")for servicing constipated whales.
Rough, but ultimately merciful.
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That's the needle I saw in my dreams the night before a check up when I was a kid. The evil clown doctor holds it and laughs like a maniac and says, "Hold still, this will only hurt a lot." Then I wake up.

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I presume this is one electode of a "taser" or "stun gun" device developed by greenpeace and sea shepard to be used in environmentally friendly scientific whaling, so it is not longer necesarry to kill any whale for scientific reasons as presently practiced by Norvegian or Japan. Unfortunately the second electrode is not depicted...

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Ancient Mayan calendar writing device.

(Writing it again because I forgot about the T-shirt)

Speaking of which, I think this is perfect for me..

T-Shirt: Forgot to Forget
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Ancient Mayan calendar writing device.

(Writing it again because I forgot about the T-shirt and this time I forgot about the size)

Speaking of which, I think this is perfect for me..

T-Shirt: Forgot to Forget
Size: Large
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Ancient Mayan calendar writing device.

(Writing it again because I forgot about the T-shirt and the size)

Speaking of which, I think this is perfect for me..

T-Shirt: Forgot to Forget
Size: LARGE
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There once was a time,
This game would drive you insane.
You'd be completely stymied,
Desperately wracking your brain.
Now, it's too easy
It'll never be the same,
Oh, Google image search,
You've taken the fun from this game.

Although some, inevitably, will copy and paste,
Others get creative and go a new track.
Using humor and wit and impeccable taste,
Bringing much the joy of "What is it" right back

I can't answer the question, though I know what it is.
For to get the result, I admit that I cheated.
With this silly, small poem in place of results,
I hope for a large "Occam's Razor" shirt if I'm not defeated.
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A Vintage Riding Har(arrrr!)poon! Yon pegleg pirates doth screw it on they stump, see? Then they doth thrust yon Har(arrr!)poon into yon glorious beastie and ride it akin to one of those Polynesian Surfing Boards earning the respect and admir(arrr)ration of his fellow scurvy dogs!

If I be winnin, donate my shirt to a good cause...like pegleg rot syndrome (PRS). PRS claims 25% of peglegs among seagoing pirates...the more you knowwwwww! We should all put an end to peg-rottery and raise awareness of this post-crippling epidemic. ARRR!
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it is a "Maker hook" from "The hooks used for capturing, mounting, and steering a sandworm of Arrakis."

As you can see riding the sandworm is really hard word...

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I think it's one of the earliest gunpowder firearms and probably used aboard ships to fire into an enemy ship and pull it close with a rope in order to board.

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A whale harpoon. After shooting many into the whale, the whale could no longer dive and pull down all the floats. Horrible!!

Zombie Eat Flesh XL, please!
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The original harpoon cannon. Although, it usually exploded in the face, thus the string attached to the trigger... used to fend off the WWII zombie hordes as the velocity usually kept up through several rows of the undead and the fire took out a sizable number within close vicinity.
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The original harpoon cannon. Although, it usually exploded in the face, thus the string attached to the trigger... used to fend off the WWII zombie hordes as the velocity usually kept up through several rows of the undead and the fire took out a sizable number within close vicinity.

Whoops, forgot tshirt:
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Hats off to Berhard
I watched the special on the raising of the Hunley. I found a picture of a model of the sub. What threw me off was the barbs on the shaft, which now make sence incase the point went ALL the way through the rotten planking of the ships.
BTW all the crew were tall men to be able to turn the crank which was off of center so therefore they required long arms. The best guess was the subs hatch was open or ajar when they dived and they flooed themselves. The crew were not all americans they hired Sweds etc.
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Paul Bunyon used this in his logging business. He shot the harpoon to attach rigging to very tall tree, then attached the rigging to Babe the Blue Ox to pull logs from very steep hillsides.

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(Upon hope that specificity will win the race...)

That is a pic of the Spar Torpedo Replica used on the CSS H.L. Hunley. (You know, since the real one is exploded and 'presumed' missing).

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From the STD museum, (won't reveal the city), this is a prop from a "Pro Abstinence" ad, (circa 1950), warning of the dangers of possible disease. Footnotes indicate that it took 4 qualified operators to effectively use this 'device' on the patient. After widespread exposure of this campaign, condom sales skyrocketed causing latex shortages all across the USA, (and of course introducing the slang term for the sleazy rich, "rubber millionaire").

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ummm, not sure what all these people are talking about, its is clearly just a metal chain, obviously keeping people from getting to that weird metal thing beyond the chain.

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harpoon submarine bomb. possibly civil war era where an old sub going like 2 feet under water would ram a ship and then back up. and the bomb stayed in the ship and the sub would have a long det cord that would be pulled when it was a safe distance away. boom.
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This is a special harpooning device for Barney. It was used when he became out of control after taping his show and started giving inappropriate hugs. The chain marks the enclosure he was kept in.

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Civil War-era alien anal probe. Back when the spaceships were steam-powered, and before electricity allowed them to shrink it down to a more manageable size.

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That is a weapon from the American Civil-War era which was called a "torpedo." It was set on the end of a long wood or metal spar which was in turn mounted upon the bow of whatever vessel used for the attack. The attacking vessel would set out in search of another ship to sink, at which point it would go full-speed ahead and ram the barbed point into the wooden planking of the intended victim. The attacker would then back away, leaving the barb and explosive imbedded in the hull of the other ship. The lanyard would spool out from the attacker until it became taut, activating the trigger and exploding the warhead.
The torpedoes were most often mounted upon "semisubmersible" craft called "Davids," but the most famous torpedo-bearer was the full submersible H.L. Hunley, which in sinking the U.S.S. Housatonic, became the very first submarine to sink an enemy vessel in combat. Unfortunately, the Hunley itself also sank, and no other ship was sunk via submarine until the early days of World War I.
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Here in Norway, we whalers use this for fighting off mother-in-laws! On more modern devices, the spike is usually launched electrically, but older models such as the one depicted typically required simple manual fencing.

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That there is quite the rare find! That is in fact one of THE original harpoons used by the Rebel Alliance to trip up the AT-AT walkers on Hoth. The pointed barbs helped hold it in place while the speeder it was attached to circled said walker.

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