In an old plastic bag with heterogeneous Lego bricks, I found three or four like this.
I can't recognise them: does anybody know what they are? In which set(s) were they used? What for?
A few more details. The small red tubes sound like they are slightly loose inside the brick. The one that connects the long sides is unobstructed (while of course it interrupts the other two).
From above, the brick looks like normal 2×4 black one, apart for the holes on the sides: