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Parasomnium
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Message 46 of 84 (301038)
04-05-2006 6:53 AM
Reply to: Message 45 by Tusko
04-05-2006 6:39 AM


Re: i got one
Thanks. But I'm only a jester, Dan Carrol is the monarch.

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kjsimons
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Message 47 of 84 (301063)
04-05-2006 9:35 AM
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04-04-2006 5:17 PM


Re: Abalone Knife?
It's a rigging knife for sailing.
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jar
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Message 48 of 84 (301066)
04-05-2006 9:42 AM
Reply to: Message 47 by kjsimons
04-05-2006 9:35 AM


kjsimons got it.
It is a rigging knife. The pointed thing is called a Marlin Spike and is used when splicing ropes to open the gap under a strand. The blade is called a sheepsfoot and has a blunt end.

Congratulations kjsimons! Do you have an object to post?


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kjsimons
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Message 49 of 84 (301069)
04-05-2006 9:47 AM
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04-05-2006 9:42 AM


Re: kjsimons got it.
None at the moment. Your objects have been interesting, post some more if you got them!
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New Cat's Eye
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Message 50 of 84 (301070)
04-05-2006 9:47 AM
Reply to: Message 44 by Parasomnium
04-05-2006 3:46 AM


robot band-aids
Band-aids for a bleeding robot?

Ha! but no.

That is synthetic blood, though.

I'll post the answer with a link in a little while.


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riVeRraT
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Message 51 of 84 (301071)
04-05-2006 9:48 AM
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04-04-2006 3:08 PM


Re: Sorry Charlie
A lump of dead coral?

I was going to say that :)


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riVeRraT
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Message 52 of 84 (301072)
04-05-2006 9:51 AM
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04-04-2006 4:44 PM


Re: i got one
Reeds from your dirt bike?
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kjsimons
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Message 53 of 84 (301073)
04-05-2006 9:51 AM
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04-04-2006 4:44 PM


Re: i got one
Strips used for corrosion testing?
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New Cat's Eye
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Message 54 of 84 (301081)
04-05-2006 10:12 AM
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04-05-2006 9:51 AM


The answer.....TOSI
Strips used for corrosion testing?

The are used for disinfection validation. They are called "TOSI coupons". That stands for Test Object Surgical Instrument.

They have sythetic blood and fibrin coated on them and if you can clean the fake blood and fibrin off of them, then you can clean the real blood and fibrin off of surgical instruments.

Here is a website on them.


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Message 55 of 84 (301091)
04-05-2006 10:54 AM
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04-05-2006 9:42 AM


Re: kjsimons got it.
jar writes:

The pointed thing is called a Marlin Spike....

A-HA! I knew it looked familiar. Missed it by that much. :)


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Parasomnium
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Message 56 of 84 (301295)
04-05-2006 5:45 PM


More Mystery Objects
OK, I'm game.

All good things come in threes, they say, so I took the liberty to give you three mystery objects at once.


Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge

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No. 1 is obviously a Swiss army knife, but it's not just an ordinary one; it has a special purpose. I've partially taken out three tools that have a connection with this special purpose.

In picture no. 2, I've included an egg for scale, so don't be a smart alec and say it's an egg. The object on the left is the one you're supposed to take a guess at.

In picture no. 3, I've decided to leave out a scale reference, to make it harder.

Good luck.


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robinrohan
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Message 57 of 84 (301320)
04-05-2006 6:50 PM
Reply to: Message 56 by Parasomnium
04-05-2006 5:45 PM


Re: More Mystery Objects
1. wine opener
2. chocolate covered cherry
3. European toilet lid.
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Parasomnium
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Message 58 of 84 (301324)
04-05-2006 7:00 PM
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04-05-2006 6:50 PM


Re: More Mystery Objects
1. wine opener

Wrong. What's the magnifying glass for? Why does it have the forked ending? What's the rod for?

2. chocolate covered cherry

If you bite this one, the next person you'll see is your dentist.

3. European toilet lid.

Maybe, just for you, I should have included a scale reference. Anyway, I wouldn't advise anyone to sit down on a toilet lid that, for some obscure reason, has the word 'cut' on it.


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nator
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Message 59 of 84 (301329)
04-05-2006 7:12 PM


ok, who knows what this is?

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nator
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Message 60 of 84 (301330)
04-05-2006 7:14 PM
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04-05-2006 5:45 PM


Re: More Mystery Objects
The middle one next to the egg looks like a knife sharpener to me.
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