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I've been collecting unusual objects for quite a while, and several years ago I started posting them on this site as puzzles for visitors to figure out what they are. Most of the items are mine but a few belong to others, if you aren't interested in tools there are plenty of other type objects that have also been posted.

For first time visitors I recommend this archive for a wide variety of some of my best pieces.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

333. 6" tall




334. 6" to 9-1/2" long





335. This is a photo of the bottom of a soft drink can which I have polished to a near mirror finish, the puzzle for this one is to determine the experiment for which this was done.


For comparison, below is a picture of an unpolished can:




336. 4-3/4" long






337. A close-up of something common:




337. 14" long





Answers

6 Comments:

  • 333. Mute for a horn
    335. The project is lighting a fire with the sun.

    By Blogger Canem, at 4/28/2005 5:48 AM  

  • 336.hydrometer, have one similar for winemaking, not sure the application here.
    337. waffle iron

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 4/28/2005 6:02 AM  

  • 334. yet another jar opener
    337. tent peg

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/28/2005 6:05 AM  

  • 337 Close-up of a meat tenderizing mallet

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/28/2005 2:15 PM  

  • 333. Mute for brass instrument

    334. Jar wrench

    335. You polished the can with a chocolate bar and wrapper

    336. Battery hydrometer
    337. Might be vice jaws (pulled that one out of my arse)
    338. Military tent stake


    Robert

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/28/2005 8:45 PM  

  • >333. Mute for a horn
    >335. The project is lighting a fire with the sun.

    Both correct


    >336.hydrometer...
    >337. waffle iron

    Hydrometer is correct, but not the waffle iron.

    >334. yet another jar opener
    >337. tent peg

    >337 Close-up of a meat tenderizing mallet

    These three are correct.



    >333. Mute for brass instrument

    >334. Jar wrench

    >335. You polished the can with a chocolate bar and wrapper

    >336. Battery hydrometer
    >337. Might be vice jaws (pulled that one out of my arse)
    >338. Military tent stake

    These are correct except for 337, I'm not sure if the hydrometer is for a battery, and I used more than just a chocolate bar to polish the can. Check the answer page for a few more photos of the meat tenderizer, and a link to a video of the optical illusion ring.

    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/29/2005 12:15 PM  

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