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July 27, 2008

Name the Thing Contest – 55

at 9:02 am. Filed under Contests


The prize will help you out on your next camping trip, you can never have enough flashlights (speaking from experience). 🙂
This contest will run for one week (July 27 – Aug1, 2008) . Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item pictured above and give an example of what can be done with it. Please do not give the answer in the comments.


Send an email to contest @ hackedgadgets.com with "Name the Thing Contest" as the subject, and the message body consisting of:

  • The name of the item in the above picture
  • An example of what the item pictured above can be used for

The winner will be chosen at random from all of the correct entries.


Added August 9, 2008 

The item to guess was a Arc Lamp Tube

The winner is Steve K.

Thanks to all who entered.


Below is a picture of the prize.


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19 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 55”

  1. miked Says:

    I got this one!

  2. Rob Butler Says:

    I used to install these for a living.

  3. Mike Says:

    I amost didn’t see the contest with it starting on a Sunday 🙂

    OK, I know what it is too (and found the picture).

  4. Alan Parekh Says:

    You have a leg up on the others if you have actually worked with them Rob. 🙂 No guess work for you…

  5. Sean Says:

    1. Explosives Detonator.
    2. This rare item was last featured in the movie Executive Decision starring Kurt Russell at which point it was scrapped due to the realization that while it was a cool idea for a physical detonator, it was powerless to the electrical insulating power of a half chewed coffee stirrer.

  6. Ben Says:

    Got it: This is definitively a pocket light down below 😉


  7. miked Says:

    Well since everyone else is posting their answers, here’s mine. It is a second generation flux-capacitor. The one used in “back to the future” was loosely based on the first gen.

  8. Bjorn Says:

    I wonder what it would be like to put one of those in a … a… One of those things that there are videos of people putting things of this object’s nature in to… (Hehe… If you know what it is, you know what I mean, but if you don’t you’re probably still in the dark.)

  9. Alan Parekh Says:

    I think it is time for a guess what it isn’t contest. 🙂

  10. Fran Says:

    Electronic geeks would say it resembles a giant sized Germanium diode.
    It’s a heavy duty crystal radio detector, for use in high RF environments.
    🙂 not..

  11. Josh Says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve been able to have a clue as to what the item is. Finally, an easy one.

  12. blake Says:

    it looks like a low power *** tube.

  13. Fran Flynn Says:

    Maybe I should’nt post this, but, would an *** tube have “..is under internal pressure..” labled on
    the side of it? Just something to ponder.

  14. mark Says:

    he he he i could use a flashlight! totally didnt have one last time i went camping lol lanterns suck.

  15. edwin Says:

    pow!!! If you have worked with it… you know what that means.

  16. Fran Flynn Says:

    Many thanks to Alan for a most interesting web site. I would not have known what this
    item was, or for that matter, many things shown on your site before this.
    I now know what this is, after some research. May others be enlightened as well.

  17. Bjorn Says:

    One thing we learn from this is how to google efficiently 🙂

  18. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced.

  19. steven Says:

    i know what is SHOULD be….. one hell of a bong

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