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What Is It? game 247

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always fascinating What Is It? Blog. Do you know what this thing is? Or can you make an amusing 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. 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?

See more pictures of the mystery item at the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!

Update: the mystery item is a woodworker's compass, a pencil or scribe placed into one of the holes would make a circle of the appropriate size when the compass was rotated around the spike. Berhard had the correct answer first, and wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The funniest answer came from robopanda, who guessed it to be an extreme incense burner for especially smelly hippies! That's definitely worth a t-shirt. Thanks to everyone who played this week! Find out the purposes to all the mystery items of the week at the What Is It? blog.


Beam Compass
The pin serves to center the beam compass, and a pen or a carving blade may be inserted into one of the holes...
Presumably used in Woodworking,

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I believe it is a handmade wooden circle cutter guide. A sharp steel is placed in the various holes to make different size diameter cuts. scribbe.

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It's a voting stick that our ancestor's used to deal with the "hanging chad" problem before it was even a problem. You fill in the hole with the corresponding candidate listed on the chiseled rock in the voting cave. It solidifies the phrase "they don't make'em like they used to."

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It's a very early version of a die for a Play-Doh press for making square shaped strings that you can use to simulate french fries, or grass, or possibly stripes on a flag.

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Enoch Josiah Snodmason's 1823 patented design for the Inverted Backscratcher "Specifically Designed for the Relief of Those Hard-to-Reach Bumps (Otherwise Known as Pimples) on a Gentleman's Backside."

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Is a device to make your worm or worms more rigid.
You put the floppy cylindrical worm in one side, pull him through, and he is transformed into
a square-bodied worm worthy of nail status.

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