What Is It?:

You’ll have a whale of a time try­ing to work this one out

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

This week’s What Is It? item is a del­i­cate lit­tle de­vice, which was found at Archive An­tiques in New Town.

Although it looks like a mouse sized salad server, you cer­tainly wouldn’t want this item any­where near your food.

We don’t know the age of this par­tic­u­lar item, but we do know it was carved from whale bone to fa­cil­i­tate a cen­turies old habit.

The holes in the spoon-like end of the item are un­com­mon among de­vices of this type, but we are quite sure they are in­tended to al­low air to flow through, which could be the key to this mini mys­tery.

If you can solve this week’s puz­zle please send us an email to tassieliv­ing@news.com.au Next week we will print the names of the fastest read­ers to write in with the cor­rect an­swer to this week’s mys­tery.

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