Day 149 – Drool Baby Drool

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it. – Michelangelo

Earlier today I had my achy back molar tooth pulled, and oh my, am I in some kind of pain. Woe is me, woe is me.

But I did manage to capture today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture for you. It was quite painless, thank goodness. Can you tell? Do you know?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 148)

Thank you once again to our talented writer, Terry, for providing a story for yesterday’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture! I love the new dimension the picture takes with a story to match. Yay!

Everyone loves pasta.
So when the challenge went out, Javier Wafford knew what he had to do.
The newly minted millionaire Reyes Armillei had offered a prize of half a million dollars to the person who could develop a food that would feed large populations, would not take up a lot of space and be cheap and easy to manufacture.
Reyes had been sitting on the idea since he was in high school and now was the time to turn it into a small fortune and help the world all at the same time.
The idea was simple as all great ideas are but there were few bugs to iron out and that’s where his cousin Eric came in. Eric’s skill was turning great ideas into concrete objects.
The breakthrough came when Eric suggested blotting paper.
They embedded the blotting paper with uncooked pasta and dried it at a certain temperature which they would not disclose.
The precise temperature was necessary to make the sheets almost flat thereby making them easy to store and to transport.
Drop them into boiling salty water and the pasta grew and cooked all in the one process.
It was delicious as well.
All of the entrants into the competition were amazing but pasta you could shove under a door was always going to win.
Javier Wafford gave some of the money to his cousin Eric and the rest he invested in a blotting paper factory.
He doubled his money in just over a year.

So what happened to all of my “regular” guessers around here? Remember, it’s not about winning, it’s all about sharing your perspective. I want to know what the subject looks like to you. 🙂 Oh, I was about to end this without telling you what the subject was! What you saw was fungus growing on a broken branch on the ground.

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6 thoughts on “Day 149 – Drool Baby Drool

  1. Back in the late 1970s everyone who was anyone had shag pile carpet. One of our rooms still does. Bright red.
    The problem with shag pile is that it gets flat and matted so someone came up with the idea of a shag pile rake. I remember seeing people wandering around with them at a Homes Exhibition. After the fifth person went by carrying one I just had to ask. Every home Exhibition has a gimmic item to sell or give away; that year it was shag pile rakes.
    No one knows who thought of the idea but I do know that it broke someone’s heart.
    Wyatt Muenkel worked in the carpet industry and he saw the shag pile trend coming. He came up with the idea for a fine toothed comb attached to a pole. The invention would keep shag pile carpets looking good and hopefully make him a fortune.
    Before he could market his idea his employer found out what he was working on and claimed it under the terms of his contract. To make matters worse his employer sold the idea to a huge oil company that buried the idea along with the electric car and the technology to extract hydrogen from water.
    The shag pile rage came and went but Wyatt’s heart was permanently broken.

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