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What in the World Is That?

Every now and then, even the most technical of electrical professionals comes across an interesting image that makes him or her wonder, “What the heck is that?” Pulling from our archives from the mid-2000s, the EC&M team thought it would be fun to bring back some of our favorite “Picture This” photos to try and stump readers.

Although these photos hold a striking resemblance to some silly comparisons outside of our industry, they’re actually legitimate electrical technologies and products, most of which came from 2005 to 2006. See if you can guess what these bizarre shots really are.

The first slide illustrates what the image is not, followed by a description of the real thing.

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