Recently I suggested to someone who was cleaning out junk drawers that they take their unidentifiable finds and turn them into creativity exercises. They did so, and deliciously decided to share the finds with us. Today, check out their included photo and come up with your own explanation for what on earth that metallic item could be. (If you know what it really is, no cheating and relying on reality!)
Sometime when you want some additional inspiration, go clean out a bunch of your own drawers and look for something similarly unidentifiable. Put it on a table in front of a sheet of paper and write down any idea you can think of for what it might be!