Show me some mystery objects.
May 9, 2008 3:23 AM   Subscribe

Are there any good online resources for "Mystery Object" games?

A friend teaches EFL students and once a week takes a quiz with them. We decided that showing mystery objects and asking the students to talk about what they could be would be a good way of making learning fun!!

However I can't find many websites with mystery object pictures, can you help. They could be a random object that people are not sure what it does, or preferably a close up of a well known object.

I can find a lot of "What the hell is this thing?" - especially on AskMe & Flickr. But sites with a collection of different pictures (with answers) would be very handy.
posted by djstig to Education (5 answers total)
Try the search term "eyeball benders". This is what Games Magazine calls them, and there seem to be a bunch of good search results for you.
posted by jozxyqk at 3:33 AM on May 9, 2008

or, upon re-reading the question, maybe that's not quite what you mean by "What the hell is this thing?"
posted by jozxyqk at 3:34 AM on May 9, 2008

"Eyeball benders" is indeed what I am after. Thanks jozxyqk. Also after "What the hell is this thing?" though.
posted by djstig at 4:14 AM on May 9, 2008

I've always loved the collection at the Powerhouse Museum for moments of, "what is that thing?"
posted by advicepig at 7:02 AM on May 9, 2008

Neatorama does this a lot as a contest - I just went there and searched for "What Is It?" to get back a list of about 60 of them. Apparently they're all taken from a site called (natch) What Is It, which has even more such objects - but personally I prefer the ones on Neatorama because the accompanying posts there are usually updated to give you the answer to what the danged things are, once the contest is over ...
posted by zeph at 7:08 AM on May 9, 2008

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