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What Is It? game 327

Now it's time for our collaboration with the awesome What Is It? Blog! What is this thing -the long one on the very left of the wall? You don't have to know to win!

Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many as you'd like. You might know the true answer, but we're going to select two winners who come up with the funniest, most outlandish guesses to win a T-shirt from the NeatoShop. However...

You MUST write your T-shirt selection alongside your guess. If you don't include a selection, you forfeit the prize, see? Look through the Science T-Shirts, Funny T-Shirts and Artist-Designed T-Shirts for starters.

Check out more mystery items at the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!

Update: This is a turtle probe, or turtle hook. Sometimes turtles will burrow into a muddy bank, if the hunter can see their breathing hole he can find the shell by probing the mud, and then hook the shell with the rod and pull the turtle out. Interesting, but we were looking for funny but wrong answers. One came from ktc, who said it’s a “Vintage tooth puller for dental clients with serious halitosis.” Ha! That’s worth a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! A shirt also goes to Lucas Gentry, for this answer: “It's a "Me too" parachute. Requires one sky diver to have already deployed their own parachute.” Congratulations to both! See the answers to all of this week’s mystery items at the What is It? blog.

This is a section of old quarter inch sewer line which became clogged. It was replaced with a three inch line along with a new commode. So far, everything is flowing fine.

Waiting for Alice M black
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The item shown is a turtle hook also known on the Eastern Shore of Maryland as a "turkle prougue". It is used to hunt for hibernating snapping turtles in the winter and early spring. In "turklin", one walks through marsh and shoves the straight end into the mud of muskrat leeds to hit the shell of the turtle and uses the hook end to pull the sleeping turtle out of the mud and places it in a burlap bag. The snappers are either sold or eaten by the hunter. Turtle pie is mighty tasty.
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It's a dental pick for removing charred detritis, annoying humans, and toxic plaque from Godzilla's choppers. It also serves to remove dirt and grime from between wrinkles.

Energy time, M, lime green
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This is an Ancient Egyptian brain removal stick for bodies that are a little to far along in the decomposition process. There's no need to lose your lunch when you can stand further away. The bulge in the middle is to extend distance of the brain removal stick.
I heart math, black, XL
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It's used to fish wires through walls, feed the wire (phone, electrical, etc. through the top of the wall and fish it out with the pole so it can be attached to an outlet.

Darth Magritte, M
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It's the tool of the "Slingshot Puller". On the first aircraft carriers, the sailors used this to pull back the giant bungee that launched jets off the runway.

I Heart Math, Black, XL
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It's the weapon Mary Poppins used when she took up martial arts. It still opens up into an umbrella, just not a normal-looking one.

Introvert Party, Medium
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Bad Vaudeville acts would often see their time on stage ended by a shepherd's hook jerking them around the neck and back "behind the black." As burlesque and other Vaudeville favorites return to our modern stage, we see litigiousness and political correctness impacting yet another aspect of our lives. Gone is the hilarious giant hook 'round the poor player's neck. Today, a sub-par act on a new Vaudeville-esque stage will find themselves gently pulled by the thumb by a soft thin hook, as though they'd simply changed their mind about performing. The color makes it invisible to the audience and the length prevents anyone from seeing the operator's traditional uniform: a red-and-white vertically striped shirt and a straw boater.
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This is a segment of iron fishing line with attached sinker for deep deep DEEP sea fishing. It is most commonly used when the average fisherman wants a chance to catch a Kraken but needs his fishing line to reach the bottom without being moved about by underwater currents or whales

M.C. Heisenberg, XL, Black
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Godzilla's Q-tip for reaching straight through both ear holes at the same time. See? Clean as a whistle and the breeze blowing through his head makes a nice sort of creepy sound...

Schroedinger's Cat Wanted dead or alive Mens L
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