1. Can you guess what this thing was used for?

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    It looks like some sort of a gun, or an unpleasant medical instrument. Or maybe something that was used in the kitchen to make yummy things.

    Can you figure it out? It is of course none of these things

    The device above is called an eprouvette. It's a device that was used to measure the strength of gunpowder. You'd fill the device with gun powder, then fire it, and the explosion in the barrel would push the gauge out. The further ...
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