It's time for the latest edition of our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this thing is? Or can you make up something silly?
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. Pease do not post 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 mystery item at the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!
Update: the pictured object is a chain weight that was used for training a gaited horse. Craig Clayton was the first with that answer, and so wins a t-shirt front he NeatoShop! The funniest answer came from ColShorts, who took a complete left turn from what everyone else was thinking and said, "What snakes wear when the roads are icy." That's good for a t-shirt from the NeatoShop, too! Thanks to everyone who played along this week. See the answers to all this week's mystery items at the What Is It? blog.