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Curiouser and curiouser (Posted on 2002-11-06) Difficulty: 1 of 5
Why is a raven like a writing desk?

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This is a famous riddle by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. There is no official answer. However in his 1896 book, he wrote in the preface:

"Enquiries have been so often addressed to me, as to whether any answer to the Hatter's Riddle can be imagined, that I may as well put on record here what seems to me to be a fairly appropriate answer, viz: `Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is nevar put with the wrong end in front!"

Famous puzzle maven, Sam Loyd, gives two other possible answers:
1. Because the notes for which they are noted are not noted for being musical notes.
2. Because Poe wrote on both.

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  Subject Author Date
answerK Sengupta2007-03-08 11:49:34
i have a great answerJak Dakars2005-08-22 02:13:59
consider the followingJen2005-07-11 19:55:59
answerDave2005-01-19 16:31:08
No SubjectLibby2004-12-30 07:02:26
silly answersamadeus2004-12-23 20:51:53
No SubjectBilly Bob2004-04-04 11:31:13
re: same answer ........from me tooEmon Hunte2003-05-10 15:49:22
AnswerChaz2003-05-03 10:56:52
hmmmm.....Lewis2003-04-20 23:29:40
SolutionRaven and Writing DeskHarRyluVa2003-03-16 07:38:54
same answer ........from me tooRavi Raja2003-02-15 06:05:36
SolutionHmmm...friedlinguini2002-11-07 09:21:52
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