Your Turn!

OK. So, I have a place in my kitchen.  A place where I keep things I have discovered Josh with, things he shouldn't have, usually because they aren't safe or because he took something apart to get them.  Josh is a master of disassembly.  Most of these things are metal fasteners of varying sorts.  Not all of them, though.  A few of these things are a mystery to me, I have absolutely no idea what they are let alone where or what they have come from. 

If they are in the "spot", it's because I don't know what to do with them.  I have tried to figure out what belongs where but am not always successful.  So there they sit.  I keep them because I figure some day, something will declare itself, say, by falling apart, and I'll go "Oh hey, guess that's where this screw came from!"

What about the mystery objects?  How am I ever going to figure out what they are?  Turns out with 2 of them, after about 6 months of trying unsuccessfully to figure it out, I stumbled upon the answer a couple of days ago.  Instead of just telling you though, I decided it would be more fun to see if anyone else has any ideas first, give you a little Planet Josh reality of your own.

So without further ado, I give you mystery object number 1: 

Remember how I mentioned in the sensory post about how he likes putting things in to his clothes while he's wearing them?  I found this under his shirt one day.  Looks like a gasket maybe except that it is quite big, probably at least 6 inches in diameter.  It is a flexible rubber sort of material. 

Then, within a couple of days of that, I found this in one of his socks:

If you look closely, you can see the horizontal ridges across the entire surface.  Also a black, flexible, rubber-like material, and yes, a perfect oval.  It's about 2 inches across.  Here it is from the side:

I cannot tell you how many times I searched the house trying to figure out where the hell these two things came from.  I simply couldn't figure it out.  That second one especially, you'd think it would be obvious what that was, given how specific its shape and texture are.  But it wasn't.  And I never discovered anything that seemed to be missing parts such as these - that is until about 2 days ago.  For now though, I leave it with you.  This was a mystery to me for 6 months, these odd things I found in Josh's shirt and socks, what do you think they are ?

I'll post the answer in a couple of days :)

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