Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mystery Item

What is this item and how is it used?  
Leave your guess in the comment section below.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leapin, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milkin', seven swans a-swimmin', six geese a-layin', five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.


  1. It is a child's toy called a whirley gig, you take another stick and rub the side and it will make the propellar spin!
    From Jeff Barr ~ Hillsville

  2. Stick it in the ground so the wind will propel it. so it chases moles away?

  3. Robin, elaborate a bit more....how do you use it?

  4. Agree with Robin. Whirly-gig.

  5. Don't know what you call it, but it's basically a helicopter. You hold it vertical with the shaft between your palms, slide your hands rapidly in opposite directions so it spins counter-clockwise (for this specific one), and let it go. It will fly up in the air and then descend as the spin slows down.

  6. Thanks to everyone for your guesses! I played with one of these when I was growing up, but never really knew what it was called. After a bit of research, I found several names: whirly-gig, helicopter, and propeller.


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