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November 27, 2010

Name the Thing Contest – 159

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This contest will run for one week (November 27 – December 3, 2010) . 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 January 1, 2011

The item to guess was Solar Tube

The winner is Andrew C. (there were 212 entries)


Below is your prize selection, a gift card or a violet laser pointer.




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19 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 159”

  1. Dave Says:

    It is part of the navigation unit for Dr Who’s Tardis

  2. London Says:

    No silly, it’s a DIY missile shaft for your home.

  3. nate Says:

    no it’s the tardis’s broken chameleon circuit

  4. Alan Parekh Says:

    Missle shaft. LOL

    You would have the best behaved neighbors. 🙂

  5. OG Style Says:

    I have to have this one. I have never won.

  6. Haku Says:

    I think he works at Aperture Laboratories.

  7. timo Says:

    Wow, that was a hard one. But not totally undiscoverable 🙂 Nice prize, by the way!

  8. jane jakins Says:


  9. Mike Says:

    A trans-dimensional portal?

  10. Noah Says:

    Ahhh, where all of my left socks go.

  11. Dave Says:

    @London…ok, you just gave me a ton of ideas that the ATF won’t appreciate.

  12. Dave Says:

    Wow, they’re pulling in my driveway…gotta go!

  13. Mike Says:

    @Noah – No, you just have your dryer set for odd parity…

  14. iZac Says:

    Sweet finally someone is acknowledging my new midget slide design

    — a laundry chute on the roof seems like a poor idea

  15. Almost_There Says:

    “Now all I have’ta do is position the Wax Ring, put on the Porcelain Throne, bolt it down and I’m done!”

  16. compjinx Says:

    Name: A Hand
    Example: Many things can be done with a hand, the most useful being to transport food from your immediate surroundings to your mouth. It can also be used to handle tools in the performance of a hack.

  17. william stage Says:

    That thing is a washer partthe spin item in a washer

  18. Krusty Says:

    @Noah – Socks are the larval form of coat hangers…

  19. Steve Says:

    OK, Mike – the odd parity joke was REALLY funny! Almost_There – I loved the wax ring comment.

    Alan P – turns out this was a better “what this isn’t”, than what it is.

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