Ever since I read Mark Twain’s book Following the Equator I have wondered about the Australian Device he describes, called the weet-weet. It is evidently a peculiarly Australian device, and seems to be a sort of toy:
The thing is, I haven’t been able to find out anything else about it. All my searches (including internet searches) all come back to Twain’s book by some route or other. I’ve tried Australian sources and sites, but I haven’t been able to find out anything more about this. Was someone having Twain on? Or does this really exist? Any Aussie Dopers know about this? Any cites?