Sunday, September 27, 2009

Weird Beach Thing #2

We found this on a beach on Long Island and it is just so bizarre. It is about the size of a silver dollar, matte black, pointy, and very hard. However it is light, like it's hollow inside.

At first, I thought it was a strange squished blob of tar that had hardened, or a piece of a toy that had snapped off. I briefly thought it might be an alien egg casing, planted on Long Island so they may begin their takeover of Earth there.

But the bristly strange circular opening makes me think none of these guesses are correct.

Now, I think it's likely a seed casing for weird underwater plants. But i've never seen anything like this before. It's truly bizarre.
{CORRECTION: Thanks to a lead from Kenon, we now know this is a water chestnut seed, apparently reeking havoc to underwater plantlife here in the northeast.}

If you have any idea at all what this could be, let me know!

Send me your suggestions for something tiny that you'd like to see big.

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