Is this the funniest thing? My Aunt Connie gave it to us. It's for separating eggs into the whites and yolks. When my cousin was little, my mom gave him a tool set with a real wood saw. When I was 6 or so, my aunt gave me a Barbie perfume maker. I think maybe Peter Petrie's Egg Separator is part of the ongoing quest between my mom and aunt to give each other's kids gifts that are either messy or gross. ;) If so, it worked - my mom was pretty grossed out! I think it is hilarious.