These are strange things, about 3 inches long, platted like cable insulation. But now a kids toy, poke your fingers in the end and press together and when you pull apart you fingers are locked in, also hold it upright in the palm of you hand, press down gently and release. It zooms into the air!
I guessing this guy had rolls of the stuff and was looking at ways to get rid of it, hey heres my £1, kept Jack amused for ages.
- PROJECT 365: Week of April 30 (dailynibbles.com)