What is it?

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  1. twerppoet

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    Knew you were hiding the front for some reason. :)

    These are the Folding Minim binoculars (or opera glasses) by British company Negretti & Zambra. Designed in all likely hood by John Henry Barton.
     
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    You have weathered the storms of frustration to emerge victorious.
    Your turn,twerppoet.

    Here are photos of the engraving I hid in the pictures.

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    #32 scifan57, May 22, 2012
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    Yay! Be a delay. I had something in mind, but I couldn't find an image on the internet, even knowing what it is; so off to get an alternative.
     
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    Ok, time for a little something different.

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    What is this?

    Would you eat it, and if you would, where are you likely to find it served?
     
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    Let's take a step back for another view.

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    Definitely there's corn on the cob there,but I have no idea what the other stuff is.
     
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    Some people like to eat that stuff. Entrepreneurs have had little luck marketing it in the U.S., but some southern neighbors consider it a delicacy.
     
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    Well I never thought I would live to see the day that "smut" made it on the iPF site. :)

    That would be corn smut. Having grown up in rural southwestern Ontario, I've seen the growth up close. It's caused by a plant fungus.

    It is eaten in Mexico but I had no idea there were attempts to market it as food in the U.S. or Canada.

    If the answer is satisfactory, please open the challenge to the next available player.

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    That's right Admiral.

    I found in in our garden a few years back. Took me a while to find out what it was. Somehow I resisted the urge to give it a taste test. ;)

    As per AdmiralAdama's request, the next challenge post is open to anyone.
     
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    Here's one.Identify the camera in this photo.In what year was it introduced?When was it discontinued?

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    #40 scifan57, May 23, 2012
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