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jar
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Message 1 of 84 (300900)
04-04-2006 2:52 PM


Just for the fun of it I'd like to start a thread on identifying common objects.

Here's how it works.

I will provide a picture of an objcet. The goal is to identify what it is and what its primary purpose is. It may well have secondary purposes, things that it CAN be used for beyond its primary purpose, but they will not answer the question. A screwdriver can be used to open paint cans, or even hammer the lids closed, but that is not its primary purpose.

The first person to correctly identify the primary purpose of the object gets to post pictures of the next object to be identified.

I can and will post additional views of the object if requested or if it looks like they might be needed.

So....

here is the first object to identify.

edited to add the w to scredriver.

This message has been edited by jar, 04-04-2006 02:04 PM

{Added the "(Name that mystery object)" part to the topic title. - Adminnemooseus}

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Dan Carroll
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Message 2 of 84 (300901)
04-04-2006 2:54 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by jar
04-04-2006 2:52 PM


Nail clipper.


"We had survived to turn on the History Channel
And ask our esteemed panel, Why are we alive? And here's how they replied:
You're what happens when two substances collide
And by all accounts you really should have died."
-Andrew Bird
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cavediver
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Message 3 of 84 (300903)
04-04-2006 2:55 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by jar
04-04-2006 2:52 PM


I know, I know :)

But too busy to find a picture right now so I'll keep quiet for a while...

ABE: pipped to the post again... story of my life...

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jar
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Message 4 of 84 (300904)
04-04-2006 2:58 PM
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04-04-2006 2:54 PM


Sorry Charlie
Maybe it could be used for that, but that's not what it's primary purpose is.

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jar
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Message 5 of 84 (300905)
04-04-2006 3:02 PM
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04-04-2006 2:55 PM


Great, if you do know.
and actually there is a common part missing from the photo, one that should not affect the identification, but that I took off to use for some other device. If you have a picture of the object with the missing part and happen to be the one who first identifies this one, maybe you can post a pic with the missing part included.

Remeber, additional views are available if someone feels they are needed.


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New Cat's Eye
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Message 6 of 84 (300906)
04-04-2006 3:03 PM
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04-04-2006 2:58 PM


Re: Sorry Charlie
its most definatley a nail clipper
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jar
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Message 7 of 84 (300908)
04-04-2006 3:06 PM
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04-04-2006 3:03 PM


Re: Sorry Charlie
Nope.

Maybe another view might help.


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cavediver
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Message 8 of 84 (300910)
04-04-2006 3:08 PM
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Re: Sorry Charlie
A lump of dead coral?
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Dan Carroll
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Message 9 of 84 (300912)
04-04-2006 3:10 PM
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04-04-2006 3:06 PM


Re: Sorry Charlie
If it's a keychain with the chain removed, I gotta call shenanigans.


"We had survived to turn on the History Channel
And ask our esteemed panel, Why are we alive? And here's how they replied:
You're what happens when two substances collide
And by all accounts you really should have died."
-Andrew Bird
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jar
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Message 10 of 84 (300913)
04-04-2006 3:11 PM
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04-04-2006 3:08 PM


Re: Sorry Charlie
Wrong object. Hey, I'm all for misdirection, but that would be unfair. LOL ;)


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Message 11 of 84 (300914)
04-04-2006 3:11 PM
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04-04-2006 3:06 PM


Re: Sorry Charlie
well thats the only thing I'd call that object, although I haven't seen one with that forked tip before so I believe you that it is something else....but I don't know.

cool thread idea, BTW


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jar
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Message 12 of 84 (300915)
04-04-2006 3:14 PM
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04-04-2006 3:10 PM


Re: Sorry Charlie
Nah, and it really is something with a specific Primary Purpose. And it ain't clipping nails.

So one more pic. This should really help you folk.


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Message 13 of 84 (300916)
04-04-2006 3:15 PM
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04-04-2006 3:14 PM


Re: Sorry Charlie
Hunh. So it's a not-brand Swiss-army knife.
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jar
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Message 14 of 84 (300917)
04-04-2006 3:20 PM
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04-04-2006 3:15 PM


Re: Sorry Charlie
Well, it is a multi-function tool, but all the tools are for one Primary Purpose. There's a big hint related to that in all the pictures.


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Message 15 of 84 (300918)
04-04-2006 3:27 PM
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04-04-2006 3:20 PM


Re: Sorry Charlie
is it for fixing divots from underwater golf?
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