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what is this? identify my tool!? Answered

i had this for years, anybody got a clue what it is?

most amusing answer gets a patch:-)

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Josehf MurchisonBest Answer (author)2013-10-08
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Okay, I have to ask. Just how did you track that down?!? I had tried TinEye, Google Images, etc., with no luck. What search terms did you use? Or did you just recognize it from your deep and mysterious past?

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I got the hint from thematthatter I didn’t think of back massager.

Then I Google “rolling pin massager” and other variations and clicked on Images until I found a photo of it.

I think it took three tries.

Joe

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caarntedd (author)2013-10-09

Prosthetic limb for an octopus.

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thematthatter (author)2013-10-08

my guess its to press out pasta or give back massages

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I would not have found it without your clue back massager.

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Josehf Murchison (author)2013-10-08

It is a cannoli rolling pin.

It was invented in the 1930s for making pastries like cannoli so that they are perfectly rolled.

Because of the suction cups it was soon called a kissing rolling pin and the fact women could hit their husbands over the head without killing them.

Joe

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Assuming that you aren't teasing, that is the most amazing piece of esoteric knowledge I've heard in a long, long time.. Huzzah!

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Na its BS. I’m good at it EH.

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I’ve been a writer for almost 40 years sometimes I come up with stuff off the top of my head like the Emerald Beetle or the Helmut Trout (Salvelinus fontanels disambiguation phallus).

My novelette “Tails of a Gay Incubus” got started because of doing this.

Joe

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