Sunday, October 24, 2010

Can you solve this mystery?

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON. (Image ID:125-7620)


Just a simple shot, of a common object. It's something I like doing. No tricks, no sleight of hand. No magic wand, no smoke or mirrors. But can you identify what I've displayed here?

You can have as many guesses as you want, in the comments section. If no one solves it in 24 hours, I'll reveal the answer on this post. But if you're curious and you really MUST know what it is, then just click on this image of mine for the solution!

(AS PROMISED, HERE IS THE ANSWER, 24 hours after posting the image. This depicts a row of Nintendo 64 game cartridges!)

30 comments:

Kat said...

I cheated and read your answer on the link. I was close though! ;)

So glad to see you here again. I thought you had left a while back. I must put you back in my reader. So good to read you again. :)

imac said...

Doh, Tape cases.

david mcmahon said...

Wonderful to see you here, Kat - yes, I left more than a year ago, then a week ago decided to come back because I missed blogging!

david mcmahon said...

Hi iMac - no, sir, not tape cases!

Saz said...

l know cos lve seen this in redbubble so l shall not say in fairness....great stuff!!

saz x

PS moannie is back on a new blog...
a pyramid of piffle



lol...

david mcmahon said...

Thout you might have seen it on RB, Saz. Thanks for commenting, though - and great news about Moannie.

Will check her out for sure and add her to the blogs I follow!

savannah said...

nicely done! i looked after trying to guess. good luck to all those less impatient than me! xox

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Savannah - so glad to see you here.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I'm really stumped on this!! I won't cheat but will sleep on it - I'll see if my unconcious is more successful than my concious!! LOL

Hilary said...

I looked at the link. I wouldn't have guessed though I thought they might have been old 8-Track cartridges.. but then again, you said a common object. And I figured you'd meant common in this century. ;)

The Muse said...

David...
It is a delight to see you.
I too left the blogland due to job constraints...
Sure nice to back!
(missed your wit and photography!)

Brian Miller said...

memory sticks?

i will go check, now.

and thank you so much for the encouragement on my story last night. i was honored...

TechnoBabe said...

I would never have guessed correctly. Fun trying though. I spent several minutes conjuring up several possibilities. This was fun.

Mimi said...

I think it's DVD cases?

katney said...

Oh, you tease!

It looks so familiar.

katney said...

Never had one in the house. Don't even know that I have ever actually seen one, though I have seen the headquarters building. Generation Gap. My bloglets have bloglets of their own.

Teacher's Pet said...

I have no idea. I don't like to look until I've had time to try and figure it out for myself...but looking at the comments, it doesn't look like it will be an easy one....sigh.
I've 'thunk' and 'thunk"...clueless...(again)...going to your link!
OK...I'm back...and I would never have guessed either...even though I have seen these....sigh.
Much fun! Thank you!!!

Johnnny said...

No tricks, no treats,
No magical wands,
A mix that meets,
Over pastel ponds.

Katherine said...

I reckon they look a little bit like the old nintendo 68 cartridges...but it's probably not that...but maybe some other kind of cartridge???

Ayak said...

I had to cheat as usual, but I'd never have guessed anyway as I've never seen these.

She Writes said...

No, I am guessing tool cases? Good to see you here.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just woken up - - - without the answer LOL.

. . . still 'computing'

Eddie

Eddie Bluelights said...

Still thinking - I found this much easier LOL:

There are eight doors in a row. Behind each door is a number. Each number is less than 20. No two numbers are the same, and the numbers on the doors are in order.

• three of the numbers are prime numbers
• two of the numbers are square numbers
• two of the numbers are multiples of 5
• five of the numbers are even
• three is a factor of two of the numbers
• there is a run of two consecutive numbers, and another run of four consecutive numbers.
• the numbers sum to 93
What are the numbers on the doors?

Sweta said...

A line of small jewellery boxes?

Indrani said...

Neither me... could have never guessed.
It makes a great picture.

RuneE said...

My first guess would have been a display of suitcases of some sort, but a close-up some plastic wonder tools is more likely.

In other words - I haven't a clue and I won't cheat :-)

Maggie May said...

I think it was artist materials in cases.
I will have to go & see now.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Saz said...

here is moannies new blog


http://apyramidofpiffle.blogspot.com/

saz x

RuneE said...

Drat!!! :-)

Shrinky said...

I would never have guessed that!