What is it?

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.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

756. 8" tall







Thanks to Leo Lichtman for submitting this one, and also to Ray for the following item.




757. 5" long












758. Partial/close-up shot:










759. 41" long










760. 6" long










761. The puzzle here is to make the "impossible object" seen below:


It's not necessary to use a playing card, any rectangular piece of paper will work, there is no glue or tape used and the card is still in one piece. This puzzle is more difficult when shown with an all white piece of paper, but I like how it looks when a playing card is used.








Answers













Last week's set is seen below, click here to view the entire post:





7 Comments:

  • Hi there !

    Very happy to visit your blog !

    Greetings from Brussels.

    Reno

    By Blogger reno, at 8/31/2006 4:26 AM  

  • 757. Lawn dart
    758. Stretches an o-ring or some other small elastic thing over its intended use
    760. The card gives it away, when one end is reversed, its actually only 2 slits cut in the same side of the paper

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 8/31/2006 5:29 AM  

  • 760. and 1 slit in the other side

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 8/31/2006 5:31 AM  

  • 760 A lightning rod top.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/31/2006 8:16 AM  

  • 756 - railwayman's signal light?
    760 - lightning arrestor.
    pa-ter's comments are a number off. - Ray

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/31/2006 8:19 AM  

  • 756 is a darkroom "safelight"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/31/2006 5:01 PM  

  • >758. Stretches an o-ring or some other small elastic thing over its intended use

    You've got the general idea correct.

    >757. Lawn dart
    >760. The card gives it away, when one end is reversed, its actually only 2 slits cut in the same side of the paper
    >760. and 1 slit in the other side
    >760 A lightning rod top.

    These are all correct

    >756 - railwayman's signal light?

    Nope

    >760 - lightning arrestor.

    >756 is a darkroom "safelight"

    Both correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/01/2006 9:12 AM  

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