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    Cute, Clever & 'Could be' Winners. 

    An answer given a lot had something to do with rockets. We picked one at random:
    Looks like those old rocket launcher stands. Josh E

    Another answer given many times had something to do with watering plants, lawns, etc. We picked two at random: 

    That looks like a stake for holding a micro irrigation nozzle. Allen S

    It's a water sprinkler for kids. Water hose plugs into the side and it sprays water everywhere. Bryon J. Hammer

    Here's one of the very few 'family friendly' answers we were able to pick in this category: It's part of a Fisher-Price "You Can Be A Proctologist" kit. Blintze

    And many vampire answers! We picked one:

    It's a JELL-O stake mold for young vampire hunters. Ron Cichocki

    Many answers involved fruits & vegetables. We picked these three:

    It's a banana four way splitter. Vesa

    Manual Dill pickle splitter. Makes 4 Dill pickle spears from 1 whole pickle. Best results when used lengthwise. Russ Loping

    It's actually a way to spike watermelons with the alcohol of your choice. from: thgttg

    Other winning answers:

    That’s a golf tee?? for the person who likes to over-complicate things. Carole Marciano

    That’s a tap for a beer keg or box of wine. Tony Marci

    Looks like one of those hidden flasks designed to look like a stake for a tent. Michael Battaglia

    It's a tap for collecting sap from a maple tree. Keith Phillip

    WINNERS (Who live in the U.S.) get the October 2019 issue of MAD. It's issue #9 produced by the LA team. MAD moved to LA December 2017, but I'm still writing for every issue from my Gizneyland studio in NYC. I'm continuing the WTHII game and sending out MAD magazines to winners since so many people say they love to play it. As announced over a year ago winners of MAD magazine are for US addresses only. (MAD postage to Canada was $11.00+ last year to send one copy.) If you live in the US, email me your full name & address and put MAD WINNER in the subject so I can pick it out easily. I'll autograph your MAD with your first name & my name unless you specify "Dick's name only". If you'd rather have one of those 38+ year old Alfred E. Neuman pictures, instead of August MAD, put "SEND ALFRED PIC NOT MAD" in the subject line. Soon, they will be no more of those either. The remaining Alfred E pics were shipped to MAD in LA. If you won more than once using different names, please just ask for one MAD. If you live anywhere outside of the US email me with WINNER in the subject line and I'll autograph an Alfred E. Neuman photo to you, scan it & email it to you. You can print it out & no one should know the difference. (I've done it quite a few times already and people say it looks fine.) Or, another choice is OMGchad & I can give you a shout out on the Giz Wiz Show as your prize if you want. (Tell me in your email.) Thanks! Dick De.

     Email me at gizwizbiz@gmail.com     

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