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What is it Wednesday, week 5

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by Richard, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    564
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Welcome to a new round of WIIW.

    Here's how it's played:

    Each member gets one guess. The answer will be revealed on the following Tuesday. The first correct guess has the honour of submitting the image for the next challenge. Sometimes there will be more than one thing in the photo or more than one way to accurately describe what the photo represents. The original poster will be the final judge of who is "most correct".

    Here is this week's photo. Have fun guessing...

    mystery object by Richard, on Flickr
     
  2. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Looks like the earpiece from an old telephone handset to me.
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    this is a good one..... totally mysterious and it could be almost anything....love it. I'm gonna put my thinking cap on.
     
  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    The bottom of some cast-iron cookware?
     
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  5. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Steam Iron
     
  6. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    My fist guess was taken, so here's my second guess: a shower head.
     
  7. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    564
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Disclosure: this is a crop of the original picture, I also played around with the shadows/highlights/contrast and added some noise to make it look more mysterious. I think that's it.

    Thanks for the suggestions so far, please keep 'em coming.

    -R
     
  8. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

    296
    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Bottom of a glass bottle/jar type thing?
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'll go with a rubber drain stopper
     
  10. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Pepper pot top?
     
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  11. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    564
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Some interesting suggestions, and some closer than others.

    Result to be announced later today (Tuesday), let's say 20:00 British Supper Time for last guesses.

    There's still room for improvement ...

    -R
     
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  12. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    564
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    OK, time's up and I can reveal that this week's mystery object is the bottom of a ceramic casserole (cooking pot) lid. The circular pattern is formed by a series of little bumps on the internal surface of the lid. Their purpose is to encourage condensing steam to fall out evenly across whatever you're cooking in the pot.

    cooking pot lid by Richard, on Flickr

    Nobody guessed it exactly right, but I think Kyle was closest with "the bottom of some cast-iron cookware" so I declare him the winner.

    -R
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
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  13. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Now I shall sleep easy :p
     
  14. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Good one!
     
  15. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    i thought they were indents
     
  16. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

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    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    I guess I don't hang out in my kitchen enough!!! That was a tough one (not that ANY of the others have been easy :biggrin:)
     
  17. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I KNEW I had seen that pattern somewhere, and all my lousy brain would conjure up was "cookware, possibly cast iron." Close enough!

    I'm digging up a fresh mystery image now. And I'll be out of town til THURSDAY next week, so this one will have to go a day long.
     
  18. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I've never seen anything like it. What a great idea :)