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What Is It? game 213



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?

There are more pictures of this thing at the What Is It? Blog. Have fun and good luck!

Update: the exact purpose for the item in question was never actually verified, but Rob at the What Is It? blog thinks it might be "a form for a medicine ball." Since we don't know for sure, we are awarding t-shirts for the TWO funniest answers this week. One came from meiao, who said it’s the ball for Mortal Tetherball. Another good one was from Steve Pauk, who said it was a Rubik's globe! Those are both worth a t-shirt from the NeatoShop. See the results for all the mystery items of the week at the What Is It? blog.

It's a ball drop, like in Times Square or Greenwich Observatory. This one happens to drop when it's Thursday.

Unpredictable swing Voter, small, natural
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I'm surprised no one got this. It's a 'squisher'. You put things inside the hollow ball and push down with the handle and it squishes things into a round ball shape. This one was used to make stinky cheese balls.

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Last guess I promise, one half of an antique wooden dumbbell, segments could be removed to adjust the weight.

Hoot-N-Holler Nite Club, Ladies Fit, Medium, Pink.
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Two more guesses!

A rammer for loading a cannon, the shape serves as a reference as to the size of the ball needed. Should they be using a smaller barrel, smaller segments can be affixed.

Hoot-N-Holler Nite Club, Ladies Fit, Medium, Pink.
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Try that again...

That’s a relic from Los Alamos- it’s a plutonium orb last. The strips of sub-critical enriched plutonium are hammered together on this frame to make the core of nuclear devices.

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That's from Los Alamos- it's a plutonium orb last. The strips of sub-critical enriched plutonium are hammered together on this frame to make the core of nuclear devices.
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It's the only known existing photo of Pinocchio's head before Geppetto finished carved his face. As you can see, Pinocchio was already thinking of lying, that's why his nose looks longer than usual.

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I believe it is a kidney stone from an elephant and was believed by locals in the area to be left to them by "the gods" (notice all lower case lettering) and fitted with the "rod" for passage into manhood! YIPES!!
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This is clearly an attempt to solve the age-old Monty Python dilema about how a 5oz swallow could carry a 1lb coconut!!! ("It could grip it by the husk...")

Of course, it was probably weighed on Sir Bedevere's set of witch scales so.....

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It's the former or mould for a football. The football is stitched together inside out, leaving a small panel around the central rod. the central block is removed leaving space for the other sections to be removed. Then the leather is turned inside out and a bladder or inflatable ball is inserted, then blown up and the aperture is laced together.
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It's a really big potato masher for those times when the whole town gathers for thanksgiving, it even can be taken apart for easy washing in the dishwasher.

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Judging from the object's presence on what looks like a Brooks bicycle seat workman's bench I think this is some sort of object used in the hand fabrication of the famous bicycle saddles.

The position and apparent diameter of the center pole tells me that it stands in for the seat post in some fabricating step; possibly the fabricator holds this ball between his knees and having attached the metal seat clamp and rails elements of the saddle. He then glues the leather saddle cut-out in place, manipulates and trims the leather upper and drives in the brads while it's clamped to the ball. It is round so that he can rotate it in his lap.

That's what I think anyway.

I would like a 2XX sized 'Discombobulate - How Many Daleks Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb?' t-shirt in charcoal and would gladly pay the extra two dollars for the voluminous size. If you think that makes me too fat to ride a bike then you would be wrong.
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Prototype of a 19th century ladies' Bustle.
This ill-conceived design did not catch on due to the terribly uncomfortable attachment method.

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it is a collapsible travelling bowling ball, with an assebmly rod instered in the thumb hole...

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Outhouse Plunger. Wedges can be removed to accommodate sizes and shapes of toilet seat holes. Obviously the handle is not original as it does not have the same patina as the plunger part and is too short.

PB & Jellyfish, Ladies L, Serene Green
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Gallagher's Grandma's wooden mallet used to smash cantaloupes in her vaudeville act. The possibility of a wedge dislodging from the mallet added to the danger and excitement of the act. Wasn't passed down to him because of family conflict.

PB & Jellyfish, Ladies L, Serene Green
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An Amazonian Beach Volleyball. The handle was for "spiking" it to the ground at the opponent's side of the net.

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It was used by bicycle makers to check the suspension/springiness or rigidity of a bicycle seat when a sudden impact occurred.

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Its the ball at the endog a railing or bannister. It's put there either for decorative purposes or to prevent children (or myself) from sliding down them.
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This is clearly an attacking device...if you find yourself near Justin Beiber just throw the whole thing at him...if you are far away throw one piece at a time so to increase your chances of hitting him.

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