Name That Thing #8 : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

I've been asked to post this one. It really is a mystery and if anyone can come up with the answer it would be appreciated.

It weighs almost two pounds.It appears to be made of metal and stone.

-- Cherri (, July 25, 2000


Looks like a broken link to me.

-- norland (, July 25, 2000.

Looks like the photo is located on a site that requires a login and password. Perhaps that's why the link doesn't work.

-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), July 25, 2000.

You cannot see the photo?

-- Cherri (, July 25, 2000.

Ok, Ill try it this way.

NOW can you name that thing :o)

-- Cherri (, July 25, 2000.

The reason you were able to see the photo was probably because you have an ID and password for the site it was originally posted to, possibly stored as a cookie on your machine. Since we don't, it showed up as a broken link.

The reposted photo shows up fine, although I haven't a clue what that thing is.

-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), July 25, 2000.

A petrified grasshopper.

-- Oxy (, July 25, 2000.

its a pencil

-- george (, July 25, 2000.

Its a chocolate bananna, with a metal thing in it....

Seriously, this IS a good one Cherri, and since Dan doesn't know himself, I think it will be a while before we guess it....if ever without a broader audience to see it. I think the other photos might be helpful (I have a different one that Dan sent with another perspective). If Dan sends you the rest of them can you post?

-- FactFinder (, July 25, 2000.

Looks like a smoking pipe

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 25, 2000.

Some kind of counterweight, maybe for fish trolling?

-- Hawk (flyin@hi.again), July 25, 2000.

Cin's New Sex Toy???????... go ahead cin, I have my flame proof Jammies on :-)

I'll assume that the thing that looks like a bannana is the stone part... Hummm... the end of a plump bob?

-- Mr. Slippery (slip@slide .cum), July 25, 2000.

A prehistoric petrified penis (the stone part), with part of the bobbitizing metal instrument still attached to it.

-- (just@wild.guess), July 25, 2000.

It's very clear to me. It's a Brazil nut with an old time nut cracker around it. :)

-- Debra (, July 26, 2000.

A plumb bomb, wow that kinda fits, one that was was in water and became rusty.

Factfinder, Yep, I will put up any more pictures he sends me.

Geeze, maybe I should e-mail a copy to my Dad, (even though he is in the next room, *grin*) He might recognise it.

-- Cherri (, July 26, 2000.

Mr Slippery, wise ass, from now on the only response you will get from me is the correction or your atrocious spelling. B A N A N A

So...I have another take on this thing. It looks like a weapon; one that is held in hand to stab or something. Sort of like brass knuckles.

-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 26, 2000.

I'm Chiquita Banana and I've come to say

Jorge Banana had his way with me

-- (, July 26, 2000.

Cin; Yes it does seem to be a sort of a weapon.Every one who drops by my house I show it to.Most of the men will hold it in their hand with the pointy end sticking between the fingers,sort of like brass knuckles.But if held this way,the other end would be pokeing in the palm of the hand.Kind of hurts.I have some suggest it as having to do with fishing.Not only do I not know what it is,How could have it been made?By what process?Not saying anything against our native American Indians,but I don't think they made this.Whoever did was pretty far advanced.It is very old.Perhaps someone can suggest a link for me.I love this site.Dan

-- Dan Newsome (, July 26, 2000.

cin, I'd like to bury the hatch... unless it's in my skull :-) Hey... can't you take joke???

I's way to big to fit in a human fist, and there is that little point on the bottom....... Hummm...

-- Mr. Slippery (slip @ slide. com?), July 26, 2000.



-- cin (cin@cin.cin), July 26, 2000.

Hmmmm.... if I promice too use my spelerl checkr from no on???

-- Mr. Slippery (slip @slide.cum), July 26, 2000.

It's a rock.

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), July 26, 2000.

My guess is that this object was an anchor for a shelter, with the pointy part driven into a beam or a foundation, and rope put through the nearly triangular openings.

Maybe a college archaeology department could shed some light.

-- David L (, July 26, 2000.

Here is the newest picture Dan has sent me.

Heres a pic with a little more detail on the business end of it.

This one really is a challange!

-- Cherri (, July 26, 2000.

Yikes! It's been circumsized.

-- (, July 26, 2000.

Well, the latest picture blows the doors off of my earlier theory. Were the business end destined for obscurity, it probably would not have been inscribed with such purpose. So now the business end looks to me to be a handle, and perhaps the rest is the skeleton of some kind of carrying device, shown upside down. For carrying what, I have no idea.

-- David L (, July 26, 2000.

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