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Mysterious Metal thing on CNN actually discover in 1979.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BobbyZ, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. MarkieMark

    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

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    I know. Just being funny too. ;)
     
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  2. Peegoo

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    Looks like a small carpet stretcher.

    An earlier/smaller/simpler version of this device:

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  3. Mouth

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    My theory is it's a tool for making pottery.

    The technique is to score 2 pieces and use a watered down clay called "slip" as the "glue".

    It's interesting that looks like a drawing.
     
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    It’s an upholsterer’s crampon. You use it to re-cover furniture while mountain climbing.

    As for the original subject...

    “The primitives have discovered the landing beacon reflector. There is no inbound traffic, we’ll have to retract it until they forget about it. We should be all right to redeploy it by the time the next extrasolar transport arrives.”
     
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