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Does anyone have any idea what this is?

This object mysteriously appeared in my garden today. It's about 45mm in diameter and very hard - it took some effort to split it. It looks like a giant dishwasher tablet (but I'm sure isn't). As I live in a rural location with no neighbours and 100m from the nearest road, I'm baffled as to where it's come from, or what it is.

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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

A golf ball, with signs of time?
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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

I think it's a gobstopper, probably dropped by a child and carried into your garden by a fox, then abandoned. Or perhaps a crow.
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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

I thought gob-stopper too
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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

Does it smell sweet?

I think gobstopper. Walking along the road at work on an industrial site we often bit of fish dropped seagulls.
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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

It's a 'bolt' - check in the mirror for a strange mark on your face! (But perhaps you're not familiar with 'Quatermass 2'):


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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

What we used to call a "Penny" gobstopper, because they were the size of an old 1p piece. I didn't think they were still available. The other name was " Jawbreakers" for obvious reasons.
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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

Are you sure its not regurgitated crill from the stomach of a blue whale whipped up from the sea in a storm and re-deposited on land...could be worth a fortune?
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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

All wrong.

It's an alien egg sent here as part of a small vanguard as a prelude to the main invasion.

You may have just saved the world

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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

Well thanks for the suggestions, but I've had it definitely identified as a gobstopper. Shows what a sheltered life I've led as I've never seen one before. What amazes me is the size of the darned thing - getting on for 45mm dia. - I'm not sure I'd want it in my mouth!

As suggested, it must have been brought in by an animal.

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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

That big! I thought gobstoppers were more like 15mm at max.....maybe we only had the cheap versions where I was brought up.
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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

The big ones you used to get were hard as a rock, I've not had one for years, preferring the smaller ones that I can wreck my teeth with
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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

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All wrong.

It's an alien egg sent here as part of a small vanguard as a prelude to the main invasion.

You may have just saved the world

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Re: Does anyone have any idea what this is?

At first I thought it was a golf ball after being left in the sun but after I saw it cut in half I'm going to go with the majority here and say alien egg

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