Oh, well, another mini-disaster for me. It goes from no one knowing the WTHII gadget to hundreds knowing! Turns out Walgreens started a big promotion on the product after I picked it (via a suggestion from a listener) so there were more than a 100 correct answers. We picked the maxium number of winner with the correct answer – which is a dozen --- at random.
KEITH WAS RIGHT WHEN HE SAID LOTS OF PEOPLE WOULD GET THE ANSWER!
Like last time I entered, I imagine if I can get the answer this quick, many others will as well.The item for November is a Tube Press. Keith
I finally know.I have one on my toothpaste tube. It lets you squeeze out the last product in a tube! Finally!Vincent Alvarez
That's a toothpaste roller! I've used these before. You put it on the end and as the toothpaste gets used, you move it up the tube to squeeze every last bit of toothpaste out. Mike Rushton
It is a toothpaste tube squeezer.Jo An Russell
My wife bought some of these so I know they are toothpaste tube squeezers (not official name).Kelly
A toothpaste tube squeezer.I love how you make sure the pics give no sense of scale--this squeezer is for the world's biggest toothpaste tube, enough for all of China! Yvonne
I've been using one just like it for years to squeeze the last bit of toothpaste from the tube!It really works too.Steven Fletcher
Tube Press The Ultimate Tube Squeezer.Ludwig López
As spotted in Walgreens when I was really bored waiting for my prescription last week. Who they heck buys this was on my mind at that time but clearly it makes a great WTHII? (See photo) Sven, not to far from Petaluma/Pentaloma, CA Dick, the item shown is used to squeeze out the toothpaste from the tube.I use one myself.Thanks Riker17 Andy here all the way from Canberra Australia.If I'm correct you don't have to send me anything, but I still want to compete :-) a toothpaste squeezerer (a gadget used to squeeze the toothpaste out of the toothpaste tube).Andy Palmer Is it the "Tube Press" tube wringer for getting the most out of your paint or toothpaste tubes? Thanks, Joseph Nelson
This is what the November WTHII gizmo looked like on my website.
If you won more than once by entering under different names, I hope you'll accept just one autographed MAD. Thanks!
Dozens of “crystals” answers, we picked one at random:
That's got to be a Dilithium Crystal. Dick please make these things harder to guess. Shawn G.
Dozens of nunchuck answers, we picked one at random:
It looks to me like practice nunchucks. Attached so you don't whack yourself! Paul Albers
“Scroll answers of every kind” Because there were so many “scroll answers” we picked four.
UFO scroll --- to be opened and read publicly to notify earthlings of the arrival of aliens to their planet. Marcia
These are clearly the historic Dead Sea Scrolls for the Smurfs. If only we could read the ancient writing!Calvin Meisenheimer
These are the dead sea scrolls after they were bought by Ted Turner and colorized. Rick Barber
That is the "beautiful blue" version of the Dead Sea Scroll freshness container by Tupperware. It's the reason they were found in such excellent condition after hundreds of years in the desert. WalkingCarpet
Many, many, many Blue Man Group answers. We picked one at random:
It's a set of Drumsticks for the Blue Man Group. Jared Sperling
Lots of bill straighteners. We picked one at random:
It is a tiny pocket sized manually operated pasta maker, especially handy for folks on a diet or for New York apartment dwellers' tiny kitchens. MadmansWife's husband.
Lots of “Smurf” answers. We picked one at random:
I'm sure that it is a Uro Club for Martians or Smurfs!! Rich DellaRosa
Plenty of “wringer” answers.We picked one at random:
As far as I can see, it is a travel wringer for when you wash your socks. Hand powered, of course. Steve Sorenson
Assorted answers we thought were cute, funny, clever, etc.
Tie Press. Slide your wrinkled tie between the two bars. The rubber o rings apply just the right amount of pressure to smooth out the wrinkles. Tie press DOES NOT remove stains. Patrick Young
Glow Sticks - Bryon J. Hammer
One of those antique glass fire extinguishers, throw the glass, glass breaks, fire out.Nancy S.
It's a futuristic bone for Astro the dog from the Jetsons cartoon. SvperRico
THIS WAS FUNNY. CAUGHT US OFF-GUARD: Hi, these objects are obviously pet eel carriers. Don't know why you asked actually!Alan Jennison
These are obviously throat lozenges for giraffes. Joel in Austin
It's a pair of runners' batons for the Siamese Olympic relay track team. Jim
Remember Lite Brites? These are the new HD ones that must be used after February 2009.TomWestland, MI
Test tube Siamese Twins.Mike
Its two glow in the dark air traffic controllers sticks, for directing planes. Jenny
LED drum sticks for concerts in dark Vegas Venus, also includes patented rubber bands that hold sticks together when not in use. -Oren Gravenhorst
Is it a pair of very cold chopsticks? Bill
Now maybe CREST will sponsor the Daily Giz Wiz!
In December MAD I wrote 6 Easy Ways to Succeed in School.
What The Heck Is It?
In you live the US or Canada, E-mail me a snail mail address (with your first and last name!) and I'll send you the December 2008 issue of MAD Magazine. I'll sign it with your name and mine, unless you indicate that you want me to sign it with just my name. In the subject line of your e-mail, please put "MAD Winner" so I can easily pick it out. Please if you won more than once this month, please just email for one copy of MAD. And if you live outside the US or Canada and won, if you like, you can send me an email with something you'd like us to mention on the DGW, even just a shout out to your name. That will be your prize because MAD is too CHEAP to send issues elsewhere. Finally be sure to check out the December game running right now! You could win the January 2009 issue of MAD. The WTHII Game is on the bottom of the opening page www.gizwiz.biz. If you know all the rules, and how to enter, the November WTHII gizmo is pictured on the right. Email your answer to email@example.com. And good luck! Let me just repeat it -- MAD is cheap, so we can only mail magazines to winners who reside in the U.S. or Canada. But if you're from elsewhere, remember that we'd be happy to congratulate you on an upcoming DGW Netcast instead of sending a magazine! We give away up to 36 autographed copies of MAD a month. 12 for the correct answer and up to 24 for cute or clever answers. Good Luck! And sign those entries with something! AND THEY MUST BE 25 WORDS OR LESS! (Or they get rejected.)
Dick DeB, MAD Magazine's Maddest Writer (And The Giz Wiz.) My Email is firstname.lastname@example.org. That's where your entry goes. Please put WTHII or "game" in the subject line.