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Stump The Band

November 24, 2003

A loyal reader (and they’d have to be, given my diminished posting output lately) e-mailed me puzzled as to what the picture below (on the 19th) was…

…which seemed like a good excuse for a contest or competition (please folks, no wagering!)

The object(s) pictured are obscure enough that it’ll take a bit of puzzling through to figure out, but some of the answers might be entertaining… Anyone up for a try?

(Click on the “X Comments” link above to read guesses or place your own)

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9 Responses to “Stump The Band”

  1. jobert on November 28th, 2003 12:20 pm

    I’d guess it was either earthen jars or a base of some sort. Picture is too small to analyze. For me, at least.

  2. Chuck on November 28th, 2003 1:03 pm

    Definately earthen—unglazed ceramic, in fact.

    If you click on the thumbnail you should get a larger picture; on a 19” display at 1280 x 1024, it shows up at about half life-size (the two rounded brown objects are around 3 inches in diameter).

  3. jobert on November 29th, 2003 12:35 pm

    I am stumped. Aquarium ornament?

  4. marty on December 6th, 2003 3:55 am

    they look like those olympic curling irons without the handles

  5. Amanda on December 8th, 2003 1:11 pm

    Marty seems to have the best guess to me. I am thinking wieghts of some sort, like those from an old wieght bench one would keep in thier basement, these look like they have been submerged for sometime. This would be my poor guess.

  6. Amanda on December 8th, 2003 1:11 pm

    Marty seems to have the best guess to me. I am thinking wieghts of some sort, like those from an old wieght bench one would keep in thier basement, these look like they have been submerged for sometime. This would be my poor guess.

  7. Amanda on December 8th, 2003 1:13 pm

    Sorry I’m so impatient, I must have hit post twice.

  8. jobert on December 8th, 2003 2:50 pm

    Couldn’t be.

    >>> the two rounded brown objects are around 3 inches in diameter <<<<

    A wheel from a toy car or something.

  9. Chuck on December 13th, 2003 9:58 pm

    Jobert was the closest—those are actually “Cichlid Spawning Caves”, created and sold by a gentleman named “Rino” back in the mid-80’s…

    Having recently become re-enamored of aquarium keeping and rift-lake cichlids, I was delighted to find those out in the garage among my various old aquarium junk. 

    The fish seem pleased with them too…

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