NOW, I've seen a few mousetraps in my time, but nothing like last week's Craven Curiosity. Absolutely no one managed to identify it a a rodent trap, although a colleague did suggest it was a spring of some sort.

Experts at Craven Museum and Gallery, where it is on show, tell us this mouse trap is made of wire twisted into two spirals which can be set apart with a straight wire cord and then sprung - by an unsuspecting mouse.

"References to mousetraps date back to ancient Greece in the comic epic the Battle of Frogs and Mice. There is also a reference in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The conventional mousetrap consisting of a block of a wood and a spring loaded mechanism was invented in 1884 and still the most commonly used today."

Suggestions for this week's curiosity should be sent no later than 8am on Monday to