Remember the little guessing game we had earlier this week? Today, it’s time for the little reveal. Here’s that picture of the item again:
Were you able to guess what it is? My sisters and brother say they can’t make heads or tails of it and Kid Bro says I should have allowed comments, hehe. For the record, I showed it to them months ago and their reactions were all along the lines of How Silly Can You Get? which makes this Whatsit perfect for this blog. 😀
Ok, here it is from another angle:
See those words? They should now clue you in on the purpose of this little wooden contraption, hehe. So…tadah!
Yes, super friends, it’s a book clip!
A what? A book clip!
Designed to give you a Happy Reading Life (hehe), it is weighted to help you hold down those pages when there’s a slight draft and you’re nursing a cup of coffee between your hands or you’re just too lazy to hold down those pages yourself.
Ah, basta, it has a use, hahaha!
I found it in a shop that sells little gewgaws and desk supplies from Japan (the world capital of everyday ingenuity, don’t you think?). I snapped it up immediately because I love cute, red thingamajigs.
The truth is, all it’s really good for is keeping a magazine open. When I tried it on a paperback once, it catapulted to the other side like some untethered miniature medieval weapon, made a huge thump on the dinner table and gave Jigs a fright.
Apparently, the strength of a pirate’s pecs and virility in a historical romance novel is too much for it. 😉
To those who put some thought into this silly thing, did you guess right?