One week til Fall break here at MVNU and I couldn’t be more excited!
Today was the return of the Mystery Box!
Right off the bat, Joe let us know that it was something that I could eat, so, naturally, I was very excited.
So from the hearing test, I learned that it wasn’t a very heavy object, and that it slid pretty easily. I also learned that it was an item that you could find at most normal supermarkets, and that it’s an item that you don’t normally eat for breakfast.

We actually had a winner after our hearing test, which was awesome!
Congratulations to Mark from Saint Louisville!
The item in the box today… PIZZA!

Our word of the day today…

thimblerig

swindling game in which the operator palms a pellet or pea while appearing to cover it with one of three thimblelike cups,and then, moving the cups about, offers to bet that no one can tell under which cup the pellet or pea lies.

The venerable swindle thimblerig is nowadays called the shell game (an Americanism dating from about 1890), in which walnut shells or small cups are used for the classic thimbles. The rig of thimblerig is from the archaic noun rig “swindle, fraud.” The verb sense of rig is alive and well in the U.S. in the meaning “manipulate fraudulently” (for example,  the price of precious metals). Thimblerig entered English in the early 19th century.

Thanks for listening!
-Lilly