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November 7, 2009

Guess what this isn’t contest – 6

at 3:05 am. Filed under Contests

The sponsor this week is Dino Direct, they have a ton of cool stuff and best of all shipping is free so the price you see is what you pay!Β  They will be providing a $20 gift certificate to the winner of the contest. If you couldn’t guess my favorite category is the Tool category.

No emails this time, we are going to do another Guess what this isn’t contest since we had lots of fun with the last one! Simply reply in the comments with your guess at what this device isn’t AND let us know what you would get from Dino Direct with a $20 gift certificate, please include item links so we can see what you found. πŸ™‚ Make your entry funny, crazy, weird… Just use your imagination. You can enter more than once if you come up with more than one thought. With a short vote the best comment will win the prize.

This contest will run from November 7 – November 13, 2009 . Ending time is based on central standard time.

Have a look at my first comment for an example entry.

Below is the items I would get if I had $20 to spend at Dino Direct.

Vacuum Pick and Place Pen.

ESD Tweezers, made in Switzerland.

ESD Brush.

Solder Wick.

High Temperature Tape.

Adapter card that converts the mini SD cards into a standard SD size.

Pen holder with time and temperature.


Added December 1, 2009

Here is the winning comment (46):
When Youri Gagarine came back from his pioneering space trip it became apparent that mutant strains of armpit microbes created by cosmic rays would quickly become a problem. They had to keep him in quarantine for 40 days before his body odor came back to normal levels. Likewise, when the US astronauts came back from lunar missions their combined stench was so unbearable that they had to be kept in an airtight container. Look at this document illustrating the situation : http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/assets_c/2009/07/ap11-S69-40147-42100.html . That’s why when the USSR built the Mir space station they equipped it with a state of the art washing machine, pictured above. As you can see it is built in the purest soviet style. Is a front-loading type machine, you can see the window of the equipment on the left, dials indicating contamination levels on the right. Above the window are 2 timers for the wash and dry cycles. Like many space technologies this is now in wide use in our own earthly washing machines.

Unfortunately the soviet engineers made the machine too small to wash more than one underwear at once. As a result the astronauts spent most of their time washing their clothes, doing little scientific work. The vibrations of the spin cycle led to various dysfunctions in the whole station. In 1997 Vladimir Oulianov having not washed for 10 days, was forced by his comrades to wash all his clothes at once. This overload created a break in the station’s hull, resulting in the depressurization of the cabin. Fortunately, nobody died and the astronauts enjoyed a short respite inside their space suits. Ultimately, the constant vibration caused all of the bolts of the station to unscrew, leading to the demise and crash of the station in the pacific ocean.

If I win here’s what I’d buy with the $20 -oh I see what you did there. Good job.- :

The winner is Vic



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73 Responses to “Guess what this isn’t contest – 6”

  1. Pouncer Says:

    It isn’t pretty. πŸ˜€

  2. Peter Says:

    Clearly what the inside of a 555 timer looks like

  3. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Webdy,

    Not sure if that coupon code works. I will ask and get back to you.

  4. Jason Says:

    Hmm… forgot to add what I wanted to get from them.


    USB sound card:

    USB 2.0 to RJ-45 adapter: (really need one of these πŸ™‚ )

  5. vic Says:

    Sorry about the double post, my post didn’t show up after a few minutes so I figured I got caught in some spam filter and I retried with altered URLs. Allan, I you could delete the second one (#47)…

  6. Tyler Says:

    This right here is the control panel from a steampunk airplane!
    Just For the Hell of It!

  7. Derek Says:

    It’s not the control panel of the female mind. How do I know this?

    1 – Not complicated enough
    2 – _These_ controls are clearly labeled
    3 – No Big Red Scram Switch

  8. Michael Says:

    Michael Jackson slept in this when he was alive. He’s got a similar one made of gold now. Joe wants Michael’s Money…
    Joe also wants me to have high temp tape..:)

  9. Robin Says:

    This is world’s first garden sprinkler installation. After installing this system, there was just enough room left for a single flower pot. This wasn’t entirely useless, though. This system ensured the pollution of the water due to hydraulic oil leakage, making it perfect for unwanted weeds popping up in your ‘garden’. The fact that the flower itself would die out wasn’t taken into consideration.

    And this is what I’d get for just under 20 dollars.
    http://www.dinodirect.com/Quarts-Sport-Nylon-Wrist-Watch-S702-Big.html (black)

  10. Kendall Gray Says:

    This is NOT the Mark V (.5) version. The rather primitive design of the Tingley (r) RSP socket is a dead give away. It’s clearly neither the right phase, polarity or composition. You really must strive to make these contests more difficult.

  11. Robin Says:

    Oops, I passed the wrong link there. The nightvision toy in my previous comment should actually be this:


  12. Tory Says:

    The coupon code “DDLIFE” will always be an effective…

  13. Mikey Says:

    It’s not from a Navy ship; otherwise the bulkheads would be painted gray. Probably Coast Guard.
    It’s not from a submarine; the watertight door, although small, is the wrong shape.
    It’s not from a civilian vessel; see the two navy style intercoms above the watertight door.

  14. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi webdy,

    Tory (comment #61) works for Dino Direct so you are in luck that code will work for you.

  15. Kendall Gray Says:

    I forgot to post a link for what I would get with my coupon on my 11/10 post:


  16. pryapart Says:

    This is the current state of the Boeing 787 (pipe)Dreamliner cockpit. First flight when???

  17. mark crowley Says:

    There is no way this is the control panel for a super top secret military bunker underneath Flint, Michigan. Designed to monitor the radiation levels which well inevitably happen once we start our nuclear war with Oklahoma.

  18. mark crowley Says:


  19. Anthoinette Says:

    I know that this isn’t what I thought it would be. It’s not my calculator, nor is it the wristband that I made for my little sister, but lost somewhere in my room. How can I tell? Simple, the wristband didn’t have any buttons, and it was yellow and my calculator has a lot more buttons, and a sticker on it. Of a heart. And I don’t see any hearts here. This is clearly a device to make pancakes. Because pancakes are round, and this device has lots of round things. The red valve lead to little boxes where you have to put the ingredients in and the gauges keep track of time, weigh the ingredients and tell you how big and round it is. I have one in my basement. It makes awesome pancakes.
    And this is what I would like to win; (My current headset is…not awesome..like pancakes)

  20. Pouncer Says:

    Since my last solder sucker broke πŸ™

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  22. caleb Says:

    it’s not human

  23. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced.

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