The question is: what is it? It's time for our collaboration with the fascinating What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the object in this picture is? You can win even if you don't know! We don't know what the item is, but serious guesses will be investigated, and if yours check out, you can win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! Read what we know about the object, and see more pictures at the What Is It? Blog.
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 each win a 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 a Science T-Shirt, Funny T-Shirt, or Artist-Designed T-Shirts?
So let's recap: this is a true mystery item, but if you figure it out before anyone else, you win the shirt you designate with your guess. There are more clues at the What Is It? Blog. If you have the funniest wrong guess, you'll win a shirt, as long as you select one and include it in your comment. Good luck!
Update: the mystery object …is still a mystery object. We don't know what it is! But we have a t-shirt from the NeatoShop for Paul Bryant 2, who gave us this funny answer: "It's a primitive bowling ball. Scores were marked on the side, meaning that not only was it hard to control, but only good for one game. It was quickly decided that round would be better." Yes, that that way progress is made. See the answers to the other mystery items of the week at the What Is It? blog.