Wednesday, September 10, 2008


by J J Cohen

Remember this riddle?
This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain cathedral down.
The answer? Hurry up please, it's time. No no no, time isn't the answer -- this isn't The Hobbit, you nerd. The answer is bees.
[h/t BLB]


Got Medieval said...

You've got some pretty freaky bees where you live.

Adam Roberts Project said...

The Hobbeet.

Adam Roberts Project said...

Hmm. Nerd, you say ...

Jeffrey Cohen said...

errr, if the pocket protector fits (he mumbles in an embarrassed way)

Dr. Virago said...

if the pocket protector fits

Ah, so that's the answer to what's in your pocket.

Did you read the comments to that article, btw? Totally loony.