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Put on your thinking caps, have as many guesses as you want – but most of all, have fun. Your time starts … NOW!

The case was cracked by three “visual detectives” from around the world. UK-based Woodie was right on the money, Australia’s CapturedbyKylie worked out exactly what it was and finally US-based Rachel Stickney nailed the fact that it is a Super Soaker. All solved in under four minutes!

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/125, ISO 200 focal length 98mm.

Featured in ALRIGHT, WHAT IS IT? April 2011.

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  • Woodie
    Woodieover 3 years ago

    Water spray of some sort
    Neil

  • Keep going …. more information, Neil?

    – David McMahon

  • CapturedByKylie
    CapturedByKylieover 3 years ago

    Is it a water pistol?

  • If I were pedantic, I’d say – give me more details. But yes, Kylie, it is one of those Super Soakers! You’ve done it again, for the second week in a row …. I’ll link to you in a minute!

    – David McMahon

  • Rachel Stickney
    Rachel Stickneyover 3 years ago

    Looks like a water gun to me, Super Soaker. Great color!

  • “Super Soaker” is 100 per cent correct, Rachel. I’ll have a link up to you in a minute.

    – David McMahon

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 3 years ago

    Trigger for a bottle spray.

  • Indeed, it is the trigger, Neil. Well done all round – you are an international troupe of visual detectives!

    – David McMahon

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 3 years ago

    I’m to old to recognise a moderm water pistol/gun.
    Neil

  • Never too old, Neil! Not ever ….

    – David McMahon

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 3 years ago

    You know the old saying,
    This your Rifle, this your Gun,
    One is for fighting, the other’s for fun!!!LOL

  • I’ve never heard that one, Neil!

    – David McMahon

  • Rachel Stickney
    Rachel Stickneyover 3 years ago

    It was pretty easy for me, my son has a lot of Super Soakers, but not this particular one. Thanks for linking me, David. Good to see the UK, Australia, and the US come together to solve something. LOL. :)

  • Great effort, Rachel. This Super Soaker has seen a lot of outdoor fun, as it’s summer here in Australia.

    – David McMahon

  • Lesliebc
    Lesliebcover 3 years ago

    Drat! I just came over and knew right away it’s a Super Soaker water gun but Rachel beat me to it. Congrats, Rachel! :D

  • I thought this would be a difficult one, Leslie! Turns out everyone knew EXACTLY what it was!!

    – David McMahon

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    squirt gun?

  • ’Tis a squirt gun indeed!

    – David McMahon

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    oops just saw someone else got it already

  • International effort – they nailed the case in about two minutes flat! (I used to post these images every weekend, but have been busy lately. Will resume on a regular basis.)

    – David McMahon

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