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What Is It? game 307

It's Thursday, so you know what it means, Neatoramanauts: it's time for the What Is It? Game, brought to you by the always amusing What Is It? Blog.

What are these things in the pictures? Your guess can win you a free T-shirt of your choice from the NeatoShop. Here's how to play:

Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, but you can enter as many guesses as you'd like in separate comments. Post no URLs or weblinks.

You might know what they are, but if you want to win a t-shirt, you'll have to use your imagination, because we are going to select two winners who give us the funniest incorrect guesses. If you guess right, then good for ya - but you don't win anything, mmkay? So, it's up to you, funny people: you have twice the chance of winning that T-shirt now.

Please write your T-shirt selection alongside your guess. If you don't include a selection, you forfeit the prize. We highly suggest you take a look at the NeatoShop's new selection of Funny T-shirts and Science T-Shirts.

Ready? Go for it! (Don't forget to visit the What Is It? Blog for more clues!)

Update: the mystery object is a cork borer sharpener. "A cork borer, often used in a chemistry or biology laboratory, is a metal tool for cutting a hole in a cork or rubber stopper to insert glass tubing." And this thing sharpens it. That was weird, but y'all came up with even weirder answers. A t-shirt goes to Kevin George, who said it is a "Radial doughnut cutter." Makes perfect sense. Another t-shirt goes to Jaguarfeather, who said "Tis a lawless switchblade peg-leg belongin' ter Captain Kidd's Kid. He were so short, nobody ere noticed him much, but iff'n ever a pirate be less than kind to the little bilge rat, the Kid took 'is satisfaction direct out of 'is ankle, he did!" Congratulations to the winners, and a big thank you to the What Is It blog, where you can find the answers to all this week's mystery items.

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Maître Fromager's cheese tool. He use's the awl to pierce holes in swiss cheese (plus stray cans of aerosol cheeze, ptooey) and wields the knife when cutting the cheese (giggle snort!).
Han Am, 2x, Grey
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In the early part of the 19th century, as practitioners of medicine groped their way through a fog of ignorance and toward the light of a leech-less healthcare system, this surgical tool - named after its inventor, Dr. Cholmondoley Barking - found frequent use in the drawing rooms of England's wealthiest and most privileged members where it was employed by society's most respected physicians to extract a whacking great fee from patients reluctant to turn their heads and cough up the cash.
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Tis a lawless switchblade peg-leg belongin' ter Captain Kidd's Kid. He were so short, nobody ere noticed him much, but iff'n ever a pirate be less than kind to the little bilge rat, the Kid took 'is satisfaction direct out of 'is ankle, he did!

[Science vs. Magic – XL, Grey]
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Reminds me of the tools from my organ tuning days. Although, I would think this would be used for organ building. The cone would be used to open up the end of a pipe to the desired width, and the knife used to cut any extra off the end. Knives would work on pipes that were made out of lead. That's my guess.
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For the OCD murderer who needs to be exactly in the middle of the heart (or face, or head, or whatever), it's a combination plumb bob and dagger.

Everyone has to Start Somewhere - 2X, black
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In an other time, and an other dimension, where the Swiss ruled the world, Rob Ford was king, and Fun was a four letter word, this was one of the weekly mind-bending objects used to entice shoppers to stare at store front windows, wondering for no less than 33 minutes, what the heck it is, trying to think of a witty response, in order to lay claim to the prize of wit and humour.

Breaking Xmas Sweater-Style - Large
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For when you need to bring you knife along somewhere with you, but aren't supposed to so you decide to disguise it as a really tall and skinny citrus juicer. It's for cooks who don't like their sou chefs so the can stab them without being noticed.

A prosperous Long Life, medium.
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