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What On Earth Is It? – #15

And finally this month we have this. I know, I know, its the cap of a poisonous mushroom. It is so obvious when you see the rubbery texture and bright warning stripes.

Anyway, if you think you know what it really is, or – even better – you have a hilariously silly concept of what it might be (but definitely isn’t), drop us a line and get your suggestion printed in the magazine next month.

Sat on the clue – Slow and steady wins the race.




  • Pradeep Prahalad

    It is the outer shell of tortoise…

  • Stephen Leece

    Tortoise shell

  • adele

    Tortoise shell

  • Natalie

    Its definitely an entire squadron of army ships from Planet Bleh. They form this pattern to scare off enemies. Each ship is as big as an atom. You may have encountered them before, as people normally feel their attack in the form of a sharp pinch in the middle of the night.

  • They are tortoises shell

  • Ben

    Shell of a tortoise

  • Hannah E.

    A tortoise shell

  • H0tg0gHank

    It’s a outer part of a box turtle shell….i think

  • Mo

    It is quite clearly a tortoise shell.

  • Maria

    At first I thought it was some sort of mollusc, but looking at the clue it’s quite obviously a tortoise shell!

  • Tom

    It is a tortoise shell

  • isaac

    It’s a outer part of a box turtle shell

  • Jay

    tortoise shell