Well, this is my very first contest. The quiz question is "What was that lovely yellow object part of before it left its home?" In case of a tie, the tiebreaker question is "In what jurisdiction was it found?" Extra credit if you can spell the object's name correctly.
Prize - You win the lovely yellow object. Shipping not included.
Rules - Doohickie and ChipSeal are NOT eligible, though either is welcome to the object if there is no legitimate winner, and either may post misleading comments. Addition on Friday - My daugher Abbey isn't eligible either. She's seen a picture of the object in its native home. Second addition on Friday, "erinbear51" is another one of my daughters and is now ineligible as well. She's been talking too long with Abbey...
Hint - For the particular object in question, neither ChipSeal's nor my horror stories are true. And no, I didn't hit it, though somebody else did.
Friday Hint added - These little devils remind me of barnacles for the road. In the interests of fairness, I also included an extra "secret hint" in my second comment here. Follow that link or your ears might drop off...
Saturday Hint added - Like barnacles, these little devils can be slippery when wet. Besides the attractive yellow, they frequently come in basic white. I've heard tell of blue ones, but I can't recollect actually having ever seen one of those.
Sunday Hint added - Some in Texas would regard these as "Infernal Yankee Contraptions," even though they've spread like Kudzu throughout Texas.
Monday Hint added - Clarification, for those with narrower definition of "Yankee," as in many "innovations," these have California roots. This precious item, in case you're really literal, has nothing whatsoever to do with the California Yellow Cab Company.
Check it out. Ranwick scored big time, missing only the opportunity to guess the jurisdiction. That was only a tiebreaker. FOR A REAL TREAT, SEE IT IN ITS NATIVE HABITAT HERE.
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