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What Is It? game 302

W00t! It's time for another collaboration with the ever-excellent What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this odd item is? This week, we are looking for funny and clever answers, not the correct one, but if you guess correctly, you'll win our undying respect. If you have one of the two funniest answers, you'll win a T-Shirt from the NeatoShop!

Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, though you can enter as many guesses as you'd like. Please do not post any web link or URL - doing so will void your entry. You have until the answer is revealed on the What Is It? Blog tomorrow.

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Update: the mystery item is a dental tooth key for use by a dentist to remove a tooth. Just the thought of that makes my mouth hurt. But we were looking for funny answers! Arcadian Grace had a good one:

Before the Heimlich Maneuver was perfected, this was one of many failed attempts to stop choking. You had to shove it down someone's throat to extract the object. It was especially popular during Thanksgiving because it could double as a flowerholder in a centerpiece when not in use.

Trish Schroeder also had an answer that wins a t-shirt:

That is a pig tail screw. See, pigs are born with long tails. This is undesirable, as it will tangle with other pigs, which will lead to them communicating with each other to untangle. This will lead to a great pig uprising. That will lead to no bacon. No one wants that. So, the farmers take this curler and curl the pig's tails so that they are no longer a danger of tangling with others.

Thanks to everyone who played this week! See the answers to all the mystery objects at the What Is It? blog.

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Sorry, I'm neither a witty nor a funny guy,so I can't give you a smartarse answer........
.....so the real answer is a Tooth Key (it has other names too), used for extracting teeth by placing the hooked end beneath the tooth's crown and twisting the handle to lever the tooth out.

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That is a pig tail screw. See, pigs are born with long tails. This is undesirable, as it will tangle with other pigs, which will lead to them communicating with each other to untangle. This will lead to a great pig uprising. That will lead to no bacon. No one wants that. So, the farmers take this curler and curl the pig's tails so that they are no longer a danger of tangling with others.

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I don't know what the ones with the large eyes and pointed grey heads called it... but in my terrifying memories it will be forever known as "The Probe".

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It's the earliest form of a tool for cleaning out earwax from your ears. It is also the reason that Q-tips put the warning against putting things in your ears on their packaging.

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It's part of a Trepanning Kit, for young doctors. In the 1700's, the original box for this had a picture of a little girl next to a doll that had a bunch of holes in its head. The doll that came with the kit had three or four replacement heads, so you could get more practice in.

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It's a drain-cleaning tool, to reach in and pull gross hairballs out of the sink. These tools come in several lengths, to pull grossness out of various lengths of pipe.

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Is a basin wrench, for tightening the nut below the plug-hole in a basin/sink (and other plumberly functions :P)

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Plumbing was not up to snuff in King Henry the Eight's time, but at least he had a toilet. Here's his 16th century roto-rooter, used by his trusty Groom of the Stool (actual title).

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Most folks have no idea how giblets are harvested. This is a giblet collector, but if I were to tell you how it works, it would ruin your Thanksgiving dinner . . .

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It's a doohickey heading toward the Whatisit? graveyard. Notice how it's going towards the bright, white lights.
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Before the Heimlich Maneuver was perfected, this was one of many failed attempts to stop choking. You had to shove it down someone's throat to extract the object. It was especially popular during Thanksgiving because it could double as a flowerholder in a centerpiece when not in use.
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