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What Is It? game 229



It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this thing is? Or maybe you can amuse us with an entertaining wild guess!

Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many guesses as you'd like in separate comments. 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: The mystery item is a pin straightener for radio tubes, back in the days when we not only used radio tubes instead of transistors, but we repaired them when they were damaged! The first commenter with the correct answer posted a URL, which violated the rules of the game, so the t-shirt for the correct answer goes to Jared! The winner for the funniest answer was Haiku Joe, who wrote a poem for the answer, and then a poem for the t-shirt request, too!

Giant metal thing,
For folks that will not conform,
Puts holes in earlobes.

Swine Flu, XL, please.
I will wear it with much pride,
My new Neato shirt.

See the answers for all the mystery items at the What Is It? blog. Thanks to everyone who played, and watch for your next chance to win!

It's the collimator nozzle head for an Illudium q-236 Explosive Space Modulator, for those times when you are *very angry*.

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I used this handy little device many times over in my public SHCOOL years. This helped me sharpen all of the lead pencils for detention. I could sharpen 8 pencils and 1 piece of caulk without breaking a sweat.

Brainer than the average Bear XL

Craig Clayton
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This is a nozzle for the carbonite freezing chamber from The Empire Strikes Back. After Han Solo was frozen they had to replace the nozzle with a "Type JE" for Jedi because of its hole arrangement. A "Type JE" nozzle better responded to a jedi's abilities by spreading the freezing liguid over the body much faster and with a finer spray.

Also a bit of movie trivia: in the movie they show Luke walking around the city because Vader was stalling for time due to the slow delivery speed of the BPS.

Toast on fire (M) Ash Grey
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you bolt it to your coffee table/desk, and every time you lose to a boss you bang your head on it, if the middle blood catch is fool by the time you reach the final boss you give up and move on to another game.

this is not a drill mens med. black
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It's an old version of those things they put in the middle of a pizza to keep to top of the box off the cheese.

Brainier than the average bear XXL natural
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It's upside down! It's a milking stool. No, not like the farmer sits on. The cow sits on this kind, and her weight squeezes the milk out through the eight holes. It's much faster that way! The middle hole is a safety feature in case a bull sits on it accidentally.

Better idiot, med.
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haha, It's a four pronged rotary dial. You know because four numbers at once is better than one.....hahaha

Navey extra large, hippo potty mouth.
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That thing sure looks a lot like a die used to extrude pasta -- except for the giant prongs, which look like they might be a safety feature to keep fingers away from the cutting blade that would be mounted on a shaft through the middle hole.
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It's a custom miniature lazy susan made for Paula Deen. It's even able to be bolted down to any flat surface for safety and convenience.

The 1970's tuxedo shirt, 2XL.
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This was the first cheese protector. You know, they have those neat little plastic "tables" to keep the top of the pizza box from ruining your cheese. Well, back in the day they made them out of brass and they cost more than the pizza. Pizza shops refused to use them. The people were outraged about the smashed pizza. Oh, the humanity!

Math Problems, 2X.
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Giant metal thing,
For folks that will not conform,
Puts holes in earlobes.

Swine Flu, XL, please.
I will wear it with much pride,
My new Neato shirt.
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I happen to be an expert on these devices. It half of a JEFF Capacitor. You see the "JE" extension sprocket in the image you provided. This corresponds with the "FF" manifold clog. When they are joined together and work in tandem they provide flexibility and exceptional likability to people named Jeff.

I would like the ATAT with the cone of shame t-shirt in your funny shirt section. Size L please.
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Curses, it would appear to be a vacuum tube pin straightener,
yet you really should read the rules RoryD, (no URLs)
Way to go spoily mac game spoiler

(p.s. seriously, who collects vacuum tube pin straighteners)

(p.p.s. I heart bigfoot womens small)
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I would use this formidable tool as a hole plate for a meat grinder to make spaghetti by pressing pasta dough through the hole plate...

Neatobot walking 2x navy
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