Guess the object

Can you figure out what this is? Answer is in extended.

If you guessed that it's a hydro-powered fish carcass disposal system, then you guessed right!

Alaskan student Alexandra West recently received a patent for it. The idea is that after people catch fish in Alaskan streams, they'll grind up whatever part of the fish they don't eat in this hydro-powered thing floating in the water so that the fish carcasses don't attract bears. More info here.
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 26, 2015
     Category: Quizzes

To be honest I thought is was an excuse to draw wavy lines with numbers on the ends.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/26/15 at 09:11 AM
I guessed it was some sort of water wheel, but what it is for is pretty well unguessable.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/26/15 at 10:27 AM
I was thinking vertical roulette table.
Posted by BHicks on 01/26/15 at 06:30 PM
cool idea! But I don't see the patent. :coolhmm: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/26/15 at 11:31 PM
It looked to me to be a poorly drawn undershot waterwheel.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/27/15 at 12:12 AM
My age is showing: I thought it was the inside works for an old 1920's penny arcade 3-D viewer.
Posted by tadchem on 01/27/15 at 02:52 PM
Oh my, this is brilliant. Basically, it is a form of Alaskan Bear Repellant. Amazing. Did they, already do that Nobel Prize thing? Wait, maybe that was late last year? Right. Well, I would definitely submit this invention for submission to the highly esteemed Nobel Committee for their thoughtful consideration. Alleviating the Alaskan Bears of needless, wonton fish-attraction. By God, it's revolutionary.

(I'll shut up now).
Posted by Jeremy M Brown on 02/04/15 at 01:03 PM
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