A Pointy “What am I?” Quiz
Pointy What (and Why) am I? -- Discovery World -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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What (and Why) am I?

Time for another What am I? quiz. What, exactly, is in the photo above, and what's it for?


All 17 comments so far, oldest first...

Business end of a nail? Part of a bed of nails?

— comment by Mark Sirota (Philadelphia, PA, USA) on August 5th, 2014 at 2:03am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

The business end of nails.

— comment by RBMann on August 5th, 2014 at 2:08am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Nail(s) on a bed of nails (Confirmed with a simple search on Discovery World, Milwaukee!

— comment by Frank Elston on August 5th, 2014 at 3:24am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Considering your usual range of subjects … this is a “Kenzan”, used to hold flower arrangements.

— comment by Andreas Weber on August 5th, 2014 at 3:25am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Soldering iron tip, or Phillips Head screw driver (can’t see if there is enough “cup” to be a philips head)

— comment by Michael on August 5th, 2014 at 6:11am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Gandhi’s bed?

— comment by ted on August 5th, 2014 at 9:17am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like screwdrivers to me!

— comment by Angela on August 5th, 2014 at 9:32am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Those look like zinc plated nails to me… But in that format.. still stumped.

“And my, what shallow depth of field you have, Grandmother…”

“The better to bokeh you with my child. Come closer…”

— comment by Ron Evans on August 5th, 2014 at 11:41am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

剣山?

— comment by lestrrat on August 5th, 2014 at 12:11pm JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I have to guess a little. I’ve never been to the states and therefore don’t know what I’d find in that building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But at least I considered EXIF as help.

What we see could be one of two things: a) bolts or arrows in a quiver or more likely b) nails in a board. The later was used in different forms on farms and plantages e.g. to pick cotton or thresh wheat.

— comment by Daniel on August 5th, 2014 at 5:06pm JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I was thinking “bed of nails”, so I looked at the pic exif page, pulled the location website, and found that there was indeed one at Discovery World.

— comment by Damien on August 5th, 2014 at 7:11pm JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hello Jeffery! Thanks so much for spending a few
Days with us. Of course you can use us in your blog.it would
Be an honor. The nails are
From discovery world…no?

— comment by julia on August 6th, 2014 at 9:52am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

It’s The Tip Of A Nail.

Clearwater FL

— comment by Gamo on August 6th, 2014 at 12:02pm JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Really no idea, but I will suggest the teeth of a hackle, for processing flax or other fibre, though I can not see why the tips should be shaped as they appear to be… Best I can come up with!

— comment by Peter in Wales on August 6th, 2014 at 6:44pm JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Nail gun nail strips! 🙂

— comment by Michael on August 7th, 2014 at 9:59am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

A nail on a nail bed?

— comment by Astromac on August 8th, 2014 at 11:02pm JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Now that I’ve given the answer on this blog post, I’ll make all the answers received to this time (shown above) visible. Some correct answers and some really smart guesses…

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on August 9th, 2014 at 11:16pm JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink
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