An Oh-So-Obvious “What am I?” Quiz
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What am I?  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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What am I?

Well, as my “What am I?” quzzes go, this one is so painfully obvious that I hesitate to put it up, but hey, maybe I'll stump someone for a few minutes.

Leave your guess in the comments... as always, I'll withhold comments from publication until I give the answer.


All 7 comments so far, oldest first...

Is it an observatory?

— comment by Tom in SF on June 7th, 2012 at 12:20am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Well, it looks like a grounding rod, thats easy but the rest is a guess for me. A fiber optic connection?

— comment by Harvey C on June 7th, 2012 at 2:12am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

It’s the power distribution for an Overhead Crane

— comment by w00d on June 7th, 2012 at 11:26pm JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi there, are these fiber loops for connecting networks between floors?

— comment by Daniel Peterson on June 8th, 2012 at 12:32am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Slip rails and brushes to transfer power to the movable section of an overhead crane.

— comment by John on June 8th, 2012 at 1:34pm JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Some type of power or information transfer for a subway car?

— comment by Matthew Penning on June 12th, 2012 at 10:46am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I’ve posted the answer here.

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on June 15th, 2012 at 12:01am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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