Apart being a nice Toy or Sculpture speculations also goes into beer brewing (Who thought that!) Here a quote of George Hart's Website:
After printing it out and some infusion time with super glue we assembled the Torzle, see for yourself :)
Beer Yeast Storage Device??Surprisingly, it seems that this design may be what is known in Danish as a "Gærkrans", which was apparently used to collect and store yeast between beer brews. Thank you to Bodil G., commenting on a Boing-Boing post of my MakeZine blog, for suggesting this. Here are some references: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.