Mystery Object 407: It’s Not the Bullet, It’s the Hole

Size: Toaster

Recorded: July 2016

What are the holes for?

What are the holes for?

Found: New Hampshire, USA

Circa: Current

Made: China

Material: Plastic

Status: Known

Thanks to Kitty Mervine for submitting this item!

Don’t you wish you had one of these? You might, because there’s a good chance you have a use for it. It’s sold as is: you are seeing the entire product. The holes are very specific, and they’re the point of this product.

You’d most likely find these in kitchens, closets, basements, maybe garages—and even in refrigerators, though this is not recommended.

Hint 1:

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No B.

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Hint 2: 

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Fancier versions can be plugged in.

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Answer: 
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It’s a battery holder. Each hole fits either a AAA, AAA, C, D or 9 volt battery. And why shouldn’t you keep batteries in the refrigerator? It could shorten their lives.

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One Comment

  1. Looks like a holder for spare batteries. My father always kept his in the place which was not recommended, as does his son. What have both of us missed?

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