Saturday, February 26, 2011

Today's mystery picture

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So there I was, walking through the park when I noticed a couple of these things in the children's play area. I have no idea what they are. Essentially, they're a funnel on a stick a metre and a bit high (four foot in old money). Inside the funnel is five holes; I can't work out why or where they go. There are two of these; one at each end of the park but don't face each other: they're oriented 30° to each other.

Wotizzit?

14 comments:

syncopated eyeball said...

I've no idea what it is buti love a mystery object. I do hope someone knows what it is.

Pat said...

Big Brother's little sister?

BlazngScarlet said...

It's the playground version of a paper-cup telephone.
You speak in one end, and you can hear on the other side.

At least, that's what the kids on my sons playground do! lol

moreidlethoughts said...

Oh! I thought it was a novel sprinkler - when water is turned on, it looks like a big daisy.
Probably my over-active imagination!

Sharon Longworth said...

How about a pair of spotlights for all the little drama queens in the playground?

nursemyra said...

I like blazngScarlet's explanation

Madame DeFarge said...

Something that dispenses paternal wisdom as the children run around. Subliminal indoctrination.

lisleman said...

it's a pre-twitter communication device

Kevin Musgrove said...

I'm definitely going to give this a go. Will enlist the aid of a small lovely creature.

Scarlet Blue said...

Speed cameras to catch people swinging to fast.
Sx

Charlie said...

I've come back here at least six times to look at that photo and I still can't imagine what those things are.

I think I'm slowly (or fastly) going mad.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Apparently BlazngScarlet is dead right: it is a taling tube.

I asked a couple of five-ear-olds and they explained it to me.

LizT said...

It's a secret funnel of parallel dimensionism

LizT said...

It's a piece of spam, painted green.