Monday, August 27, 2012

Mystery object

A lady friend of mine worked for a Cambridge company that specialised in the design and manufacture of bespoke artefacts. One day she brought a prototype, the one you see in the picture, for my enlightenment, or rather puzzlement. I finally blundered my way to a partially-correct identification of its nature, but its exact purpose escaped me. I will give you one clue (the one she gave me): it has a connection with the Antarctic.

1 comment:

Jake Allsop said...

It's am artificial nest with a built-in weighing device. It is for use by scientists studying breeding albatrosses. I leave you to figure out how it works, and also what you would do with it if you had one.