July 30, 2006

What May It Be??? (II)

Welcome to the long-awaited, seldom-requested return of WHAT MAY IT BE???

Your task is simple: determine what it may be.

The prize for the first correct guess is a life-time supply of... PRIDE. Along with the title of WHAT MAY IT BE KING or QUEEN until the next time we play this game. (Considering the last round was over a year ago, it will probably be a pretty good reign.)

So, whenever you're ready...


I will post the official answer Tuesday morning. Depending on the guesses, I may post a clue along the way.

(Warning: Today's prize of "Pride" is considered to be a sin. Play at your own risk.)

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Posted by: ibal at July 30, 2006 9:13 PM

a hole in an apricot?

Posted by: Tami at July 30, 2006 9:14 PM

The eye on a fetus?

Posted by: Me at July 30, 2006 9:15 PM

Fruit of some kind. Possibly a peach.

Posted by: Jeff at July 30, 2006 9:16 PM

a close up of the nut in a pistachio cookie?

Posted by: Kyle at July 30, 2006 9:16 PM

peanut butter jelly cracker sandwich thingies

Posted by: Nilis at July 30, 2006 9:17 PM

OH NEVERMIND! I guess an apple seed in an apple

Posted by: Nilis at July 30, 2006 9:18 PM

A misshapen bellybutton?

Posted by: Dan at July 30, 2006 9:18 PM

It's a Donut

Posted by: Kat at July 30, 2006 9:21 PM

I was really, really, really good at these things when I was a kid. I even had a book of them.

That said, I have no idea what this may be. What it reminds me of most is a cancerous melanoma/mole from the frightening brochures they have in dermatologist's offices.

Posted by: Tania at July 30, 2006 9:24 PM

Is it a Cheerio?

Posted by: Erin at July 30, 2006 9:27 PM

It a piece of bread where an air bubble got baked a little browner than the rest of the bread.

Posted by: Beej at July 30, 2006 9:30 PM

I'm not playing until the prize is gluttony.

Posted by: will at July 30, 2006 9:31 PM

If you look really closely (and use a little imagination) you can kind of see Steve with a camera reflected in the dark thing.

This leads me to beleive it might be smooth like a liquid.

My guess... a drop or red wine on a ritz cracker.

Posted by: Jack Hartley at July 30, 2006 9:33 PM

Steve were you playing Freckle or Cancer again?
I say mole-like freckle

Posted by: The Skwerl at July 30, 2006 9:33 PM

I think the person who said it was a bread bubble was on the right track, only that looks more like a cracker bubble to me. Maybe a saltine?

Posted by: Joanna at July 30, 2006 9:34 PM

answer: hog nostril

Posted by: Mike G at July 30, 2006 9:38 PM

A hole in swiss cheese.

Posted by: Pilon at July 30, 2006 9:39 PM

Yeah, I'm gonna go with a Cheerio too.

Posted by: Amariah at July 30, 2006 9:43 PM

brown spot on pizza, , an air bubble that was burnt and opened on the crust.

Posted by: rae at July 30, 2006 9:44 PM


Posted by: Mr. Knives at July 30, 2006 9:46 PM

It's a Glory Hole, in the wall of a room made out of sponge cake.

Posted by: wormy at July 30, 2006 9:51 PM

Well I was initially seeing a hole in something. I'm not quite sure which something that may have been. I was leaning toward skin.

But then I read others' comments.

The apple seed in an apple was looking pretty good until the Cheerio comment.

That's my vote: Cheerio hole.
(Or that of some other donut-shaped cereal)

Posted by: Brandy at July 30, 2006 9:53 PM

I think it's a blood blister that was formed under an older blister which has been torn away. Pretty gross.....

Posted by: Christopher at July 30, 2006 9:56 PM

One of those holes left in a Twix when you peel off the caramel.

Posted by: Ad Hominem at July 30, 2006 9:59 PM

A gerbil's eye.

Posted by: Nicolaas at July 30, 2006 10:04 PM

I've narrowed it down to 3 possibilities:
1) Some sort of dark demon reaper flying over a barren wasteland.
2) A dried up pick axe stab wound on a corpse.
3) Donut.

Posted by: Bobby Dragulescu at July 30, 2006 10:09 PM

Wow! that cheerio guess is pretty good, I can see it. I will guess that its skanky burned microwave popcorn just in case, I could use a little more pride.

Posted by: Chris Moe at July 30, 2006 10:09 PM

bagel hole!

Posted by: ando at July 30, 2006 10:10 PM

Chocolate Chip in a cookie

Posted by: Travis Sloan at July 30, 2006 10:11 PM

A Glazed Donut

Posted by: Hodink at July 30, 2006 10:16 PM

Im going with the void where the peach pit was... or someones .... nevermind, i wont go there.

Posted by: sarah at July 30, 2006 10:17 PM

( though I do like the idea of the pick ax stab wound on a corpse.... )

Posted by: sarah at July 30, 2006 10:18 PM

last time, it was big bird's anus...so i'm going to guess that it's another orifice of some sort...

Posted by: feek at July 30, 2006 10:20 PM

I think it's a fish eye!

Posted by: Matt at July 30, 2006 10:24 PM

chocolate chip cookie!!!!

Posted by: Gemini6Ice at July 30, 2006 10:30 PM

Inside of someones ear.

Posted by: Lydia at July 30, 2006 10:39 PM


Posted by: Josh Reiter at July 30, 2006 10:43 PM

Is it an Urkel-O?

Posted by: Kevin at July 30, 2006 10:45 PM

Or possibly a cervix?

Posted by: Kevin at July 30, 2006 10:46 PM

The Black Abyss (a.k.a. Paris Hilton's vagina)

Posted by: Ashlyn at July 30, 2006 10:46 PM

It looks to me to be a mole that's shedding old skin and re-emerging with new growth. But it also could be a blood blister. Ick.

Posted by: The Muser at July 30, 2006 10:47 PM

The hole in the middle of a Cheerio/Urkel-O

Posted by: Ailish at July 30, 2006 10:47 PM

an eye of a fetal pig

Posted by: dan at July 30, 2006 10:47 PM

bagel chip. garlic.

Posted by: Ryan Thrash at July 30, 2006 10:49 PM

"It's a Glory Hole, in the wall of a room made out of sponge cake."

The Sneeze readers. Still the funniest people on the Internets.

I would either go for glazed donut hole or the Twix hole.

Some kind of hole.

Posted by: sa rose at July 30, 2006 10:58 PM

There's a face in the dark spot! I see it!

I think it's a sugar cookie with a small gateway that can see into your soul.

Posted by: Sammy Pike at July 30, 2006 11:02 PM

A jpeg? I just like to be right.

Posted by: Mr. at July 30, 2006 11:02 PM

It's a blister, or was a blister. Put something on that please. . . .it's gotta hurt. I hope nobody is turned on by this. And if you are, get some help.

Posted by: GW at July 30, 2006 11:03 PM

A bagel. Nice and toasty.

Posted by: jubilee at July 30, 2006 11:04 PM

It looks like a mole to me

Posted by: liz at July 30, 2006 11:07 PM

Its a bagel.

Posted by: JCacho at July 30, 2006 11:10 PM

Yeah, that face reflecting in the dark spot is really creepy. It's distracting me from guessing...unless it's some kind of clue....

Posted by: mitch at July 30, 2006 11:38 PM

it's totally a guy dressed up in a costume. not entirely sure what the costume is....possible some sort of cereal...or a really poorly made high school mascot costume. There is definitely a shadowy face lurking in there.

Posted by: Mande at July 30, 2006 11:45 PM

Is it an apple jack?

Posted by: Insanity at July 30, 2006 11:50 PM

yeah, the face is starting to creep me out, too.

if you're deprived of enough sleep and stare at it long enough it starts to pulsate and move or something along those lines, and i haven't decided whether the face is right-side-up or up-side-down - thoughts??

Posted by: brandy at July 30, 2006 11:50 PM


Posted by: UNKNOWN at July 31, 2006 12:05 AM

I don't know, but STEVE, DON'T EAT IT!

Posted by: Derek at July 31, 2006 12:19 AM

It's a tiny scab.

Posted by: Panda at July 31, 2006 12:24 AM

a cheerio?

Posted by: ashley at July 31, 2006 12:25 AM

it looks like an airhole in a bagel.

Posted by: emily at July 31, 2006 12:45 AM

it a jam biscuit. That's what we call them in australia.

Posted by: SDagger at July 31, 2006 12:58 AM

It's a hole in a bagel where a raisin used to be.

Posted by: Melissa at July 31, 2006 1:06 AM

is it jesus?!

Posted by: brent at July 31, 2006 1:18 AM

it's the eye of a baby chicken.

Posted by: David Horn at July 31, 2006 1:26 AM

I'm thinking it's a blood blister.

Posted by: PinkNBlack21 at July 31, 2006 1:27 AM

I know what it is: it is the beady eye of some stuffed animal. Winnie the Pooh? Or something.

Posted by: adrian at July 31, 2006 1:34 AM

Wormy said :

"It's a Glory Hole, in the wall of a room made out of sponge cake."

I'd go one step further and say its a glory hole in the gingerbread house.

I'm surprised Hansel wasn't "appearing" through it so Gretel could gobble down his "boy frosting".

That, or its a donut.

Posted by: Lee at July 31, 2006 2:08 AM

I'm gonna guess that its the black heart of Steve's evil tree fungus. I guess that he has spent the last few weeks locked in an epic battle with it - and the evil tree witch that stole it away to cross breed it with pit-bull terriers. It's the world's most terrible plant... or at least it WAS..... Steve saves the world again - YAY STEVE !

Posted by: Delboy at July 31, 2006 2:08 AM

that DOT blogspot.com - damnit !

Oh and one more guess: chocolate sauce / spread being squeezed through a cracker hole.

Man, the innuendoes just keep going on that one.

Posted by: Delboy at July 31, 2006 2:11 AM

A busted boil

Posted by: Martin at July 31, 2006 2:12 AM

Let's try and cobine some favorites:

It's the mole on the butt of Tree Brain 2006, which will next be featured on Steve, Don't Eat It!

I need to stop looking at it, it makes me want to throw up...or start picking at it.

Posted by: Mad Cow at July 31, 2006 2:19 AM

some sort of developing fetus Eye Area.

Posted by: Ben Molineux at July 31, 2006 2:27 AM

I reckon it's the breathy hole in the side of a snail. Or one of its poor homeless relatives - a slug.

Posted by: Fatt Matt at July 31, 2006 2:36 AM

Well given that the requirement is to guess what it "may be" rather than what it "is", it looks like I'm beat out by every single other poster. Except for the one that said, "ewwww." My guess, though: skin defect of TheSneezeSteve.

Posted by: Rob at July 31, 2006 2:43 AM

I think it is the suck hole a straw made through a frappe top--or a Guinness float, or a cappuccino or Pappy Jerk's Ye Olde Chocolate Egg Creame (that'd be a bendy straw for that one).

Posted by: MC at July 31, 2006 2:47 AM

A hole in a piece of toast...?

Posted by: Louffi at July 31, 2006 3:14 AM

Your son hurt himself and this is a close up of his skin.

Posted by: Eb at July 31, 2006 3:46 AM

i think it's a poorly greased angel foodcake hole....

but if it's not, it's a bit spooky, and looking at it at a distance doen't help!

Posted by: chrissi at July 31, 2006 3:53 AM

we waited a month for this?

Posted by: Jimmy at July 31, 2006 3:59 AM

donut hole

Posted by: sherry at July 31, 2006 4:12 AM

cracker...maybe even a cheezy kinda cracker?

Posted by: Angela at July 31, 2006 4:17 AM

It's a blister that has popped and had that little top of skin go dry and drop off showcasing the raw part on the inside because you picked at it and wouldn't let it heal. GROSS

Posted by: Lisa at July 31, 2006 4:20 AM

It's a fish eye with the image of Elvis in the reflection.

Posted by: Mikey at July 31, 2006 4:30 AM

Please stop with the blister, skin and bloody guesses!! I don't think that Steve is that crude and my bagel is starting to come back up.

Posted by: Mikey at July 31, 2006 4:33 AM

Is it one of those dehydrated apple rings which you can buy at BJ's, but they only come in ten-pound bags, and everytime you walk past the bag you grab a handful, so within days you're crapping uncontrollably and shrieking, "God-DAMN! NO MORE APPLE RINGS!"

Posted by: Jul at July 31, 2006 4:34 AM


Posted by: Ben Molineux at July 31, 2006 4:38 AM

I'm pretty sure the guy that said the twix thing is right, but I'm gonna guess the center of one of those stupid pieces of peanut butter filled taffy you get in the orange and/or black wrappers for halloween.

Posted by: thomas at July 31, 2006 4:47 AM

a drop of melted fudgesicle on your nipple?

Posted by: Lisa at July 31, 2006 4:58 AM

It kinda looks like the hole left after one would get arthroscopic surgery.

I hope I spelled it right.

if I didn't spell it right you can replace my prize of pride with that of low self esteem.

Posted by: Rob VanBuren at July 31, 2006 5:03 AM

It's an excellent come back to a long absence. Welcome back.

But, seriously, it's a hole in a label on a can of vegetables, maybe beans...

Posted by: Tokyo Slim at July 31, 2006 5:04 AM

i'm siding with mc.

although the spongecake men's room and TWO THOUSAND DONUTS are entirely believable.

Posted by: thlayli at July 31, 2006 5:07 AM

a twinkie with the cream sucked out

Posted by: fadedlikeastar at July 31, 2006 5:13 AM

flesh-eating bacteria having its way with a sassy hunk of muenster.

Posted by: chess h at July 31, 2006 5:22 AM

Someone beat me to it, but I call Apple jack. Cinnamon, toasty, Apple jack.

Posted by: Iris at July 31, 2006 5:31 AM

An extremely deformed nipple, or possibly a mole. But I'm sure that's skin of some sort.

Posted by: Maggie at July 31, 2006 5:39 AM

I hope I'm wrong, but it appears to be a malignant melanoma. Good luck with that.

Posted by: Karen at July 31, 2006 5:50 AM

It's a hole in a sponge?

Posted by: Denise at July 31, 2006 5:55 AM

I'd say it's a cancerous mole... melanoma.

I mean, it seems to meet the criteria:
It's an uneven shape, it has a two colors, it's reddish/brown, and it seems kina large compared to the freckle-looking spots around it.

Posted by: Joel at July 31, 2006 6:13 AM

I'm with Jimmy on this one...We waited a month for this?

My guess however is the same as Mr. , it's definitely a jpeg.

Posted by: tara at July 31, 2006 6:13 AM

I'm going w/ a chocolate chip. Or something as innocuous. I HOPE.

Posted by: cdarbs at July 31, 2006 6:15 AM

Definatly a mole, skin abnormality thing...

Posted by: Nick at July 31, 2006 6:19 AM

It's a nipple

Posted by: James Nolan at July 31, 2006 6:19 AM

Angel food cake

Posted by: Munch at July 31, 2006 6:26 AM

It's definately skin in the background. it looks like a trachea hole without the metal part in place. Damn smokers!

Posted by: zueki at July 31, 2006 6:27 AM

Cookie! Got Milk?

Posted by: Belgarion at July 31, 2006 6:29 AM

It's the treebrain! O glory!

Posted by: RN at July 31, 2006 6:32 AM

One of the holes on a Ritz cracker

Posted by: ExoSteve at July 31, 2006 6:34 AM

Sorry "IN a Ritz cracker". I don't type well before Noon.

Posted by: ExoSteve at July 31, 2006 6:36 AM

donut hole :)

mmm donuts!

Posted by: arty at July 31, 2006 6:37 AM

donut hole. Specifically, the hole in the middle of a cake donut.

Posted by: Kim at July 31, 2006 6:39 AM

A chocolate chip screaming "FREEDOM!" as it breaks free from its cookie dough prison.

Posted by: You Can Call Me 'Sir' at July 31, 2006 6:42 AM

Hole in a Ritz Cracker?

Posted by: Jlaluz at July 31, 2006 6:42 AM

It's the underside of a maple-glazed donut.

Posted by: Kevin at July 31, 2006 6:42 AM

A Cheese Nip/Cheez-it hole? Snack food porn, kinky

Posted by: Kal at July 31, 2006 6:43 AM

using the "sin" clue... I'd say a worm hole in an apple.

Posted by: Dan at July 31, 2006 6:43 AM

Looks like the center of a donut to me...

Posted by: Brad at July 31, 2006 6:46 AM

The center of a bagel chip

Posted by: GISAP at July 31, 2006 6:47 AM

A close-up of a cut-in-half bagle's hole.

Posted by: Mike LeRoy at July 31, 2006 6:50 AM

I'm tellin' you guys, it's not anything gross like popped boils or rare skin diseases...it's a close-up of a stuffed animal's eye.

I am very very sure about this.

Posted by: adrian at July 31, 2006 6:51 AM


Posted by: Mike LeRoy at July 31, 2006 6:51 AM

I'm guessing it's a cereal bit, like a Cheerio or an Alphabit.

Posted by: Noah at July 31, 2006 6:53 AM

a hole in a piece of cheese

Posted by: Yuri at July 31, 2006 6:53 AM

air hole in a pie or some other type of pastry.

Posted by: Brian at July 31, 2006 6:54 AM


Posted by: Karla at July 31, 2006 7:03 AM

A large anal polyp from your last colonoscopy?

Posted by: Tracy at July 31, 2006 7:03 AM

based on the slight freckling on it, I'd say it is an Apple Jack.

Posted by: Pat O'Neil at July 31, 2006 7:06 AM

I reckon its part of a novelty shaped bathroom sponge. One with lots of holes in it.

Posted by: t-bone at July 31, 2006 7:08 AM

A jpeg....or perhaps a bitmap of some kind?

Oh, you meant..........oh, ha, nevermind.......I guess I'll say a pimple from hell

Posted by: SiaZ at July 31, 2006 7:09 AM

I'm going to guess that's it a dehydrated apple slice. Those kind you find in the trail mix packages.

When are you going to do a new 'Steve Don't Eat It'?? I love those!

Posted by: SkipToMyLu at July 31, 2006 7:16 AM

I'm going to guess that's it a dehydrated apple slice. Those kind you find in the trail mix packages.

When are you going to do a new 'Steve Don't Eat It'?? I love those!

Posted by: SkipToMyLu at July 31, 2006 7:17 AM

It is clearly a hole in a SALTINE cracker.

Posted by: jOSH at July 31, 2006 7:19 AM

My Guess is a pencil poked hole in one of those yellow mailer envelopes.

Posted by: Jeremy at July 31, 2006 7:19 AM

Its one of those thingies. you know, the whoozy whatzits with them thingamabobs on it. you know? well....am I right????

P.S. my wife said its an apple seed or a malignant melanoma. either way it made me hungry!!

Posted by: Brian at July 31, 2006 7:19 AM

First: thats not Elvis' reflection - its Bjork
Second: its laproscopic surgery
Third: what you are looking at is a peanut butter and apple jelly snack sangwich on lowfat-saltines

Posted by: sara at July 31, 2006 7:20 AM

It's a blood blister. You sick freak.

Posted by: Derek at July 31, 2006 7:23 AM

I'm voting with the cake donut hole contingent.

Posted by: Joni at July 31, 2006 7:24 AM

Now.....maybe I just have too much time on my hands, but the last time there was this contest the photo was from back in the archives, so I went searching and found the Steve don't eat it #1. On the first picture look at the top right of the can, could that be the thing we see in the picture

Posted by: Bvon44 at July 31, 2006 7:27 AM

This is obviously a cleverly colorized version of the left nostril of the "Face on Mars." Oh, those clever government types. They're always trying to colorize or cover something up. They thought they were clever, but obviously not clever enough for this thesneeze reader!

Either that or it's a bagel.

Posted by: No_Key_Bandit at July 31, 2006 7:29 AM

It's a hole in one of the peices of "Honeycomb" Cereal! DUH!

Posted by: D-Dawg at July 31, 2006 7:35 AM

Center of a crueller. ALTERNATE ANSWER: Steve's soul.

Posted by: octopede at July 31, 2006 7:35 AM

Is it smiling at me?
It looks to me like a piercing. A 3 gauge piercing hole in someone and they put things like small tobasco bottles in it. Like some of those punk kids I used to associate myself with. :D

Posted by: Briznet at July 31, 2006 7:43 AM

It's a red crayon shaving

Posted by: Hal at July 31, 2006 7:52 AM

It's a hole in the bottom of your foot that's been cauterized by the red hot poker that was shoved up there by some bitchy sorority sister who thought it would be funny to brand people but didn't realize that it was supposed to be a joke with a freezing cold branding iron.

Or maybe it's a damaged apricot.

Posted by: Jenny at July 31, 2006 7:58 AM

An ovum making its way out of the ovary

Posted by: ish at July 31, 2006 7:59 AM

A nipple

Posted by: birchsprite at July 31, 2006 8:00 AM

It looks like the mouth on the Guild Navigator dude from the David Lynch movie "Dune". Duh!

Posted by: Glen at July 31, 2006 8:01 AM

Zoomed in, blurry Apple Jack (orange). It was pretty easy to see considering I'm sitting here eating a bowl of them.

Posted by: Roger at July 31, 2006 8:02 AM

my first reaction was it was some sort of skin cancer, and quite frankly, ewww... but as I read thru some of the answers, it became apparent.

its a cracker hole where the peanut butter and jelly have been squeezed thru. no specified cracker, but might be one of those pb&j cracker packs you can get in the snack aisle.

Posted by: angie at July 31, 2006 8:03 AM

I got some Life cereal with little promotional Superman shield-shaped honey-os. It looks like one of those.

Posted by: Jen at July 31, 2006 8:05 AM

ths is obviously a used coffee filter, with some used coffee grounds inside of it. i have no idea what it is sitting on, but im voting used coffee filter.

Posted by: Doug at July 31, 2006 8:05 AM

It looks like a maple-glazed doughnut.

Posted by: Haley at July 31, 2006 8:08 AM

I think its a deep leg ulcer or on some other place on the body.
a bit gross though........

Posted by: Katrina at July 31, 2006 8:14 AM

I theorize that he's sticking to theme, and that it's some variety of anus.

Posted by: Steve Loomis at July 31, 2006 8:14 AM

It's a worm hole in an apple!

Posted by: Mario at July 31, 2006 8:20 AM

Its the hole of a plain donut.

Posted by: Andy at July 31, 2006 8:23 AM

It's a nasty nipple!

Posted by: Tom Tomlinson at July 31, 2006 8:33 AM

BAGEL hole. Possibly a mini-bagel, bagel bite, or some such ilk.

Posted by: Tim Thraeryn at July 31, 2006 8:41 AM

I believe that it is the right (left from it's point of view, BTW) eye of a chicken. Or a fish. Bit I'm sticking with the poultry theme from the last one, and saying chicken eye.

Posted by: Earthman Xosha Rosp at July 31, 2006 8:44 AM

I think it's a Chinese walrus booger. No wait, it's a pustule.

Posted by: Fish at July 31, 2006 8:47 AM

hmm... Looks like a chocolate chip in a scone! or a turd at the bottom of a potty...

Posted by: super_he_man at July 31, 2006 8:51 AM

The anus of an unfilled twinkie snack cake?

Posted by: Bat Guano at July 31, 2006 8:53 AM

The center of an angel food cake?
And it's REALLY scarey.

Posted by: red at July 31, 2006 8:59 AM

Is it a larynx? aka, voice box?

Posted by: Erina at July 31, 2006 9:13 AM

A blood blister

Posted by: Sethonious at July 31, 2006 9:19 AM

probably wrong, but I'm going to guess a CP3O O from the cereal box. You know, the ones shaped like little goggles

Posted by: erin at July 31, 2006 9:28 AM

Its a doughnut hole. that or a bagel, but I'm guessing a doughnut. one of those cheap-o cake doughnuts you can pick up in the bread isle in the store.

Posted by: Brandon at July 31, 2006 9:28 AM

Really-it's a popped Zit. Thankyou!

Posted by: Sean Alan at July 31, 2006 9:35 AM

Possible melanoma

Posted by: Liz at July 31, 2006 9:48 AM

Its the close up view of a cheerio!

Posted by: Travis Bobbe at July 31, 2006 9:52 AM

The close up of the inner cavity of ones nostril.

Posted by: Ashley at July 31, 2006 9:54 AM

the bottom side of the hole of a bagel that has a spread of peanut butter on it

Posted by: mad adam at July 31, 2006 9:54 AM

I am picking up my marbles and going home without playing. This is just too gross to be involved in. I'm not even going to guess and Steve, you dirty rat bastard, you can't make me. Just one request before I go... Steve, how about a little time lapse photofraphy of you eating it... Please Steve, eat it.

Posted by: allison at July 31, 2006 9:56 AM

Looks like melanoma to me.

Posted by: Nichole at July 31, 2006 10:04 AM

I think it's a mole or freckle of sorts.

Posted by: Lilyth at July 31, 2006 10:04 AM

Sea Monkey mouth. Their teeth are membrane like, not like the ones usually depicted. To the untrained eye it might look like sweetbread that has burnt by a cigarette, but I really know it's a Sea Monkey mouth, magnified. I just checked mine and confirmed it. Will the Pride melt in the mail? Because I want my prize in top condition.

Posted by: Alex at July 31, 2006 10:07 AM

I think it's a hole in a big piece of cheese, not necessarily a swiss one.

Posted by: Cecilja at July 31, 2006 10:09 AM

a cancerous mole.

Posted by: Strode at July 31, 2006 10:11 AM

Whatever it is, it looks pretty nasty up close.

Posted by: BenderRocks at July 31, 2006 10:15 AM

its either an apple cinamon cheerio or a hole someone poked in a peanut butter sandwich

Posted by: Sam at July 31, 2006 10:17 AM

I'm going with Twinkie.

Posted by: Sarah Lee at July 31, 2006 10:21 AM

I'm guessing it's a gateway to some kind of hellish alternate dimension, with it's demi-gog like ruler looking out and daring you to enter it's hellish domain.

Either that or a hole in a piece of angel food cake.

Posted by: David at July 31, 2006 10:29 AM

Fruit Loop.

Posted by: kensey at July 31, 2006 10:34 AM

a cheerio, honey nut?

Posted by: mike at July 31, 2006 10:37 AM

I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but it's definitely a Twix, midway through the only correct eating technique.

Posted by: Ian at July 31, 2006 10:37 AM

a cheerio -bloated and soggy with milk.

Posted by: brad at July 31, 2006 10:38 AM

It's a bagel hole....I hope, I really need a litte pride in my life right now, even if it is sinful.

Posted by: Amy Acree at July 31, 2006 10:38 AM

I think it's a dry, popped zit that happens to be on top of a mole (disgusting as well as unfortunate).

Posted by: Liz Armstrong at July 31, 2006 10:46 AM

it's a bagel chip!

Posted by: Brent at July 31, 2006 10:50 AM

It's a donut hole.

Posted by: dan at July 31, 2006 10:51 AM

A Peach or apricot that has been sliced. The flat surface is deceiving because it makes me think of something man made.

My final answer is: A peach or apricot that has been cut and we are looking at the the surface of that. While cutting there was this odd blemish or possibly a wormhole that has been exposed.

This is why i dont eat fruit.

Posted by: theothersteve at July 31, 2006 10:58 AM

it looks like something under water to me.

Posted by: patrice at July 31, 2006 10:59 AM

i say some ones colon. also, it's great to have you back! your site is great.

Posted by: Mary at July 31, 2006 11:06 AM

Whole grain cheerio hole or a cake donut hole.

Posted by: Zoo Keeper at July 31, 2006 11:09 AM

Cheerio seems to be the most popular guess so i'm going to specify

an Apple-Cinnimon-Cheerio

Hah! Beet that!

Posted by: David at July 31, 2006 11:14 AM

i like cheerios

Posted by: David at July 31, 2006 11:15 AM

a frosted cheerio

Posted by: Kathleen at July 31, 2006 11:17 AM

a mole on your back

Posted by: chris at July 31, 2006 11:18 AM

It's a donut hole!

Posted by: Harry Hormone at July 31, 2006 11:22 AM

Krispy Kreme glazed. Or Entemann's?

Posted by: Greg Mills at July 31, 2006 11:23 AM

It looks like the eye of a stuffed toy.

Posted by: Pickles The Clown at July 31, 2006 11:29 AM

It's the eye of a stuffed animal, duh.

Posted by: Joey at July 31, 2006 11:39 AM

an apple core and seed

Posted by: lynsey2406 at July 31, 2006 11:40 AM

a yummy doughnut thats been violated

Posted by: stefan at July 31, 2006 11:46 AM

I first thought it was a some such human cavity in the origin of the gluteus. Maybe I'm just perverted. Remind me never to take the Rorschach...

However, it is more likely the burnt burst bubble of a cracker or the concave resting place of an apple seed.

Try selling it on eBay like the popcorn and see what you can get for it.

Posted by: JMH at July 31, 2006 11:52 AM

Not an anus. Too clean, too easy.

Tip of penis? Urethral opening? Too naughty.

Top of a peach? Perhaps...

Posted by: Phart at July 31, 2006 11:55 AM


Posted by: lazyleo at July 31, 2006 11:57 AM

Cheerio, for sure.

Posted by: Kate at July 31, 2006 12:14 PM

The Virgin Mary

Posted by: YoYo Ma at July 31, 2006 12:15 PM

A squid beak?

Posted by: John at July 31, 2006 12:22 PM

Surface of a cheesecake.

Posted by: Anna at July 31, 2006 12:23 PM

Definatly the middle of a donut. Or possibly a mis-shapen orifice of some sort....

Posted by: jman at July 31, 2006 12:24 PM


Posted by: Mike at July 31, 2006 12:27 PM

Or possibly the eye of a plush toy that can see into souls

Posted by: Jman at July 31, 2006 12:30 PM

That would have to be what's left of Lisa Rinna's mouth when physics finally takes over and her lips finally blow up from the strain of so many botox injections.

OK, really ... 'pretty sure it's a popped air bubble on the surface of a cake. Angel food, possibly.

Posted by: laura at July 31, 2006 12:31 PM

one of those convenience store DONUTS that come in packs of two

Posted by: stephen at July 31, 2006 12:31 PM

A hole in a slice of bread or a Cheerio?

Posted by: Anna at July 31, 2006 12:37 PM

It has to be a mole. And yes, you should get it checked out!

Posted by: Mari at July 31, 2006 12:41 PM

It looks like a mole or birth mark to me

Posted by: Erica at July 31, 2006 12:54 PM

A cheerio?

Posted by: Sherri at July 31, 2006 12:56 PM

Man, I stared at it for awhile (originally thinking it was a piece of special Life cereal), but now I can only see this photographically real image of a baby face staring off to the right. God, that's creepy.

Posted by: Jen at July 31, 2006 1:02 PM

Definitely a burn. I'm gonna guess that your kid accidentally caused a burn through an important document or artifact.

P.S. Don't go away so long again, Steve. I was getting the shakes.

Posted by: Koolray at July 31, 2006 1:14 PM

it's a twix cookie after you have scraped the caramel and chocolate off with your teeth. yummy!!

Posted by: reggie :) at July 31, 2006 1:17 PM

Its obviously an apple cut in half with a hole punctured into it and some sort of red liquid poured into the hole. Duh.

Posted by: Jacob at July 31, 2006 1:19 PM

A hole in an apple where an appleseed once was.

Posted by: nilole at July 31, 2006 1:22 PM

Or maybe an Apple Jack...

Posted by: nilole at July 31, 2006 1:24 PM

While Jesus is my favorite answer, I'm going to have to go with blood blister...

Posted by: Sarah Jones at July 31, 2006 1:27 PM

The eye of an Evil Rabbit!

Posted by: christen at July 31, 2006 1:28 PM

The hole in a TastyKake Jelly Krimpet with the jelly "nodule" removed.

Posted by: Spoonman at July 31, 2006 1:39 PM

This may just be me, but does anyone else see the face of a little black boy in the center?

Posted by: Beth at July 31, 2006 2:01 PM

Gross, it looks like a mole that you need to have checked out Mr. Steve

Posted by: Julie W at July 31, 2006 2:02 PM

the center of a donut!

Posted by: Lisa at July 31, 2006 2:02 PM

hmm. it looks like either an apple that has been cut with the hole as the spot where a seed used to be, or some sort of popped, burned air bubble in a piece of bread or cracker or something. although considering the last "What May It Be," and knowing Steve, it's probably something dirty... but my brother says a popped blood blister, which is sort of gross anyway.

Posted by: mariposa at July 31, 2006 2:04 PM

A Shrewsbury Biscuit.


Posted by: JC at July 31, 2006 2:05 PM

Oh! or... it could be... a peanut butter sandwich with the peanut butter coming out through a hole in the bread! you can sort of see the crust, even.... ooh, this is exciting.

Posted by: mariposa at July 31, 2006 2:07 PM

It could be a pop tart. Probably the raspberry kind. No frosting, of course. That's my guess.

Posted by: Irjumxbz at July 31, 2006 2:16 PM

A cancerous mole.

Posted by: Rachel at July 31, 2006 2:17 PM

A chocalate chip in a chocalate chip cookie.

Posted by: Thingyman at July 31, 2006 2:26 PM

its some type of cereal, like an apple jack. some have said cheerio, that sounds good too.

Posted by: EpitomeOfPerfection at July 31, 2006 2:26 PM

I know I'm not in the running for Queen of What May It Be with this guess, but at least I won't be in danger sinning.

I'm voting for Cheerio.

Posted by: Nicole at July 31, 2006 2:35 PM

It's the hole in the donut where they fill it with chocolate creme goodness!

Posted by: Jessica at July 31, 2006 2:42 PM

its a squids mouth, a dounut hole, a cherrio, or a glory hole

Posted by: ashley at July 31, 2006 2:52 PM

squid mouth, dounut, baby mouth, belly button, or a cherio. i might be wrong, or right, you never know

Posted by: madison at July 31, 2006 2:56 PM

No just a donut.....a forbidden donut.

Forbidden donut.......uuuummmmmm

Posted by: Jay at July 31, 2006 2:57 PM

Winnie the Pooh's eye

Posted by: Melissa at July 31, 2006 3:04 PM

Its definately a honey-nut cheerio. Or whatever the kind with the brown little sprinkles on them are. Totally.

Posted by: Jimmie Wille at July 31, 2006 3:06 PM

a close up of a piercing hole

Posted by: Kevin at July 31, 2006 3:25 PM

It is an alarmingly cancer-like hole in some kind of reconstituted meat product.

Posted by: Ru at July 31, 2006 3:28 PM

It's the hole in a donut, isn't it?

Posted by: Gina at July 31, 2006 3:29 PM

Post-Op TransDonutHole.

Posted by: elronjeremy at July 31, 2006 3:32 PM

pizza crust air bubble torn open to reveal the void within...

Posted by: Tammy at July 31, 2006 3:42 PM

alien seed pod

Posted by: Eeesoozoo at July 31, 2006 3:50 PM

my colonoscopy?

Posted by: colon at July 31, 2006 3:51 PM

It seems to have hair follicles on the outside of the ring.

Ill go with recently popped zit

Posted by: sammy at July 31, 2006 3:53 PM

looks like a cheerio, or some other kind of hooped cereal...

Posted by: martin at July 31, 2006 4:03 PM

am I the only one who sees a ghostly face in this thing? I was going to say melanoma at first...but I see a creepy face in the middle...

Posted by: Rebecca at July 31, 2006 4:04 PM

How about the center of a yellow fruit loop

Posted by: Casie at July 31, 2006 4:14 PM

I guess it's a nostril hole in a latex Halloween mask. With a teeny little guy wearing glasses trapped inside. Maybe he's a snotty little booger.

Posted by: nettie at July 31, 2006 4:16 PM

Looks like an empty eye socket -- maybe from a stuffed yellow duckie or chickie? :)

Posted by: Deb at July 31, 2006 4:28 PM

i say a scab. or an apple jack (too pink to be a cheerio).

Posted by: madi at July 31, 2006 4:33 PM

I think it's a hole in a cookie. The exact type of cookie is indeterminate, but it's definitely a cookie.

Posted by: Kyle Smith at July 31, 2006 4:34 PM

A cheerio!

Posted by: Amy at July 31, 2006 4:38 PM

Close up of a piece of Honeycomb cereal.

Posted by: TMR at July 31, 2006 4:43 PM

I think Gina is right. To me it looks like the hole in the middle of a doughnut.

Posted by: Benevanstanchiano at July 31, 2006 4:49 PM

a fetus' eye is a little morbid...maybe a pear seed?

Posted by: Gigi at July 31, 2006 4:50 PM


Posted by: your job store at July 31, 2006 5:08 PM

Dude, it's SO an Apple Jack!


Posted by: Allie at July 31, 2006 5:08 PM

this may sound wrong but maybe a ripped off nipple of a human, i know it sonds wrong but thats what it looks like.and what is pride?

Posted by: nicole at July 31, 2006 5:09 PM

Apple seed still in the cut apple. It's refreshing to know how many really funny, clever people are in this world. Steve is not alone!

Posted by: beckster at July 31, 2006 5:13 PM

Pitless cantaloupe. oh yeah!! that pride is mine!!

Posted by: Passerby at July 31, 2006 5:20 PM

I say it is the mouth on some type of marine animal.

Posted by: Christie at July 31, 2006 6:10 PM

center of an apricot
a chocolate chip cookie
the next 'steve don't eat it'

Posted by: lisa at July 31, 2006 6:14 PM

is it a cheerio?

hope so... that'll be two sins i've garnered today if i win this contest. i sinned earlier today, but i do it evry morning before i get up.


Posted by: rand johnson at July 31, 2006 6:15 PM

I think it looks like the eye of a stuffed animal, possibly the same Big Bird... like, you can see the eyelash flipping over the top and bottom.

Or it's a broken boil on a corpse's donut inside of an evil tree brain.

But I'm going to go with toy eye.

Posted by: Abril at July 31, 2006 6:20 PM

Melisa, I think you might have it with Winnie the Pooh's eye.

nice guess

Posted by: theothersteve at July 31, 2006 6:25 PM

A interior look at a human heart valve? ... or something?

Posted by: Dave at July 31, 2006 6:26 PM

It is one 1/8 of a honeycomb cereal. I think. At least I think there are 8 holes in a honey comb wheel.

Posted by: tomnardone206 at July 31, 2006 6:38 PM

It's a pencil lead stuck in a hand

Posted by: Dull Blade at July 31, 2006 6:38 PM

the eye of a marshmallow peep

Posted by: Sam at July 31, 2006 6:54 PM

It's the bottom side of a frosted donut.

Posted by: v-dub at July 31, 2006 6:58 PM

Okay, this is the 281st comment, and I guess that not too many people are reading back through the previous 280. To that end, I have compiled the score. If you are sure it is a doughnut, next guy, you need to call about twelve friends to all say “donut” too.

Cereal (Cheerio, Apple Jack, other) = 42
Nasty Skin (zit, mole, melanoma, other) = 40
Doughnut (including votes for “donut”) = 29
Fruit (apple, apricot, seeded, dried) = 20
Cookie (Twix, de-chipped, other) = 17
Eye (animal, fetus, missing, other) = 16
Bagel (hole, sliced, chipped) = 13
Cracker (real and innuendo) = 13
Orifice (non-facial: belly, anal) = 13
Cake (angel, devil, Twinkie) = 12
In-joke (Brain, DO/DON’T eat it) = 8
Nipple (on, off, chocolaty) = 7
Bread (spread, burned, bubble) = 6
Injury (burn, stab, other) = 5
Cheese (poked or Swiss) = 4
Mouth (Sea Monkey, squid, puppet) = 4

My high tech “legal pad” algorithm only accounts for candidates with a score of four or higher. This leaves out: jpeg, frappe, witch, reaper, Jesus, snail, turd, two different kinds of organs and two different types of surgical procedures. What we have learned so far: many breakfast cereals are dead ringers for skin rashes and cancer. Bon appetit!

Posted by: Mr. at July 31, 2006 7:02 PM

Its a bagel people. Duh.

Posted by: Carsten at July 31, 2006 7:18 PM

It's OBVIOUSLY George bush's soul.

Posted by: Dood at July 31, 2006 7:19 PM

a piece of cheese?

Posted by: mariel at July 31, 2006 7:25 PM

Couldn't read all the comments -- do you Steve?

It's gotta be a worm hole in an apple slice. The apple is golden delicious.

Posted by: james at July 31, 2006 7:30 PM

Either a closeup of a cheerio or a piece of honeycomb cerial.:)

Posted by: ZigZagMan at July 31, 2006 7:34 PM

Dog treat? I swear there used to be a type of tog treat called Bonez, and they looked just like this, but I can't find them on the Internet for the life of me. Damn you, Internet.

Posted by: Kevin at July 31, 2006 7:34 PM

I agree with Mike G....he won; It's a pig nostril. I can spot them from many miles away.

Posted by: Kim at July 31, 2006 7:45 PM

It looks like a piece of fancy dipped chocolate candy in the paper wrapper, slightly out of focus.

Posted by: Mark Schultz at July 31, 2006 7:53 PM

It's definitely a hole in someone's earlobe...for an earring.

Posted by: Elise at July 31, 2006 7:55 PM

it looks like a freakishly upclose pic of a freckle or something

Posted by: Laura at July 31, 2006 7:56 PM

ok.. now that Laura has said freckle that does look like blood filled flesh. Freckle? pehaps. I am thinking more along the lines of a blood blister?

Thanks for enlightening me Laura!

Posted by: the_other_steve at July 31, 2006 8:36 PM

what ever it is, it's torn. It looks like it has been ripped off of. Human skin hole. Place: yet to be determinded.

Posted by: antijyn at July 31, 2006 8:41 PM

Dried blood on a cut

Posted by: Scott at July 31, 2006 8:53 PM

A Melanoma

Posted by: James at July 31, 2006 8:54 PM

Crusted piece of Liverworst on a bus bench in downtown Oklahoma City that fell from the mouth of a 72 year old woman on her way to water aerobics at 1:30 on a Tuesday afternoon in early June of last year.

Posted by: Scames at July 31, 2006 8:59 PM

blooood bliiiiiister

Posted by: troy at July 31, 2006 9:00 PM


Posted by: frohman at July 31, 2006 9:09 PM

A persimmon seed.

Posted by: kjoonlee at July 31, 2006 9:09 PM

It an octopus/squid beak

Posted by: Marc at July 31, 2006 9:11 PM

I had a bottle rocket get stuck in my sandal as it was going off and it burned a hole in my ankle that looked just like that.

Posted by: cory at July 31, 2006 9:11 PM

a popped pimple

Posted by: Natalie at July 31, 2006 9:22 PM

It is the hole in a doughnut

Posted by: Matt at July 31, 2006 9:42 PM

A chocolate chip in a store bought cookie.

Posted by: KimKiminy at July 31, 2006 9:47 PM

It's a chocolate chip on a cookie!?!?!?!?

Posted by: Jessica at July 31, 2006 9:49 PM

omygosh, I didn't even realize the person before me had the same exact guess...sorry!

Posted by: Jessica at July 31, 2006 9:50 PM

I'm thinking it's a little Apricot for Mr. Li'l Apricot.

Posted by: Archane at July 31, 2006 9:56 PM

I am in the Apple Jack camp. Which has GOTTA be more fun than the camp I went to as a kid at Lake Possum Kingdom (true.)

Posted by: Minkie at July 31, 2006 10:01 PM

i agree with the underside of a maple glazed donut
on your kitchen table to explain the reflection?

Posted by: thy at July 31, 2006 10:04 PM

It's a heart valve.

Posted by: John at July 31, 2006 10:05 PM

A dirty kid's boogery nostril..... ;)

Posted by: Shan at July 31, 2006 10:19 PM

What is a photoshopped nipple steve?

Posted by: shad at July 31, 2006 10:21 PM


Posted by: jenn at July 31, 2006 10:21 PM

It has to be a glazed doughnut

Posted by: Laura at July 31, 2006 10:27 PM

Bagel, prolly the 40th person to say it but I said it all the same.

Posted by: jen at July 31, 2006 10:53 PM

Swiss cheese hole?

Posted by: Trac at July 31, 2006 11:51 PM

A cancerous mole.

Posted by: Shannon at August 1, 2006 12:28 AM

A single Urkel-O?

Posted by: Qualia at August 1, 2006 12:37 AM

it's a popped blood blister!!!

Posted by: kendra at August 1, 2006 1:05 AM

First thing I thought of was an ear.

Posted by: teiso at August 1, 2006 1:23 AM

It is the center to a toasted bagle

Posted by: Jillian at August 1, 2006 1:58 AM

well, I was gonna say a C-3PO, but someone already made that guess.

There are other things that it could be, though. I think it is indeed a hole, but what kind?

It could be a staple hole. Possibly in manila type paper or a pinhole in thin cardboard or cardpaper.

The comment about the previous WMIB pic being in the archive gives a lot of possibilities, kind of, anyway.

Maybe a hole in a piece of pickled pork rind?

Also in the realm of food, there is the humble baked pie crust, forked with many many holes. In a similar process, possibly a hole poked into a shortbread cookie.

As a flippant suggestion, it could be the hole of the last follicle of Steve's hair. The final solitary hair has given up. Bored of the loneliness upon Steve's head this hole is the only reminder of the full days of its life.

More guesses from the archive:
A dark spot or air hole in a hotdog bun from freaky franks.

other random guesses...
a hole in a band-aid
a chew mark in something
the hole a corkscrew made in one of those synthetic corks

and... I got nothin....

Posted by: jiggy at August 1, 2006 3:56 AM

I think I just saw it move!

Posted by: Neighborcat at August 1, 2006 4:31 AM

It's certainly not a hole/orifice of any kind (sorry all you bagel/cheerio supporters), but some sort of bulge/protrusion. To me, it looks a bit like an eye or maybe something on the skin of a human or a fruit (peach sounds reasonble) ...

Posted by: jimmy at August 1, 2006 4:50 AM

I'm thinkin' food man, some kinda food, some kinda cake type dough food......Hmmmmm......

Let me make some breakfast and ponder this a bit longer......I think I'll make me some flapjacks. BRB.



God told me.

Posted by: Mikey at August 1, 2006 4:50 AM

it's an apple seed! i hope...

Posted by: missmolly at August 1, 2006 4:58 AM

It is one of those burn-ey type holes in an old painting!

Posted by: forks mcdougal at August 1, 2006 5:37 AM

A close up of spilled chocolate ice cream soaking into a tax return (or other equally important documment).

Posted by: Doug at August 1, 2006 6:06 AM

That picture has got "nipple" written all over it. And that nipple has got chocolate sauce all over it - lust and gluttony in one!

Posted by: salduck at August 1, 2006 6:40 AM


Posted by: palad at August 1, 2006 6:45 AM

a mole. a galaxy. a black hole.

Posted by: Charlene at August 1, 2006 7:21 AM