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 String Theory (Posted on 2006-05-06)
'Tis a string that fires no bolts;
'Tis a string shooting no arrows.
'Tis a string that makes no tune;
'Tis a string patching no holes.

'Tis a string that expects no answer;
'Tis a string that is always straight.
'Tis a string that covers nothing;
'Tis a string that holds little weight.

'Tis a problem that you cannot solve?

No. Try.

 Submitted by Jack Lim Rating: 3.6667 (6 votes) Solution: (Hide) The answer is: A plumb line. Congrats to Chris for being the first one with the correct answer. A plumb line is a string with a "little weight" at the end used for construction as it will always be perfectly vertical when stable. It covers nothing much, except maybe a few photons, being only a string, it expects no answer since it's inanimate. It fires no weapons of war as it is used for construction and not for people to happily drive ourselves to extinction. It makes no tune (duh) and patches no hole whatsoever.

 Subject Author Date A "better" solution JayDeeKay 2018-10-22 17:04:26 puzzle solution K Sengupta 2007-03-15 03:49:03 re: just an idea Doug 2006-07-27 02:14:36 re: just an idea Gina Ernyey 2006-06-13 21:18:12 just an idea Genesis Rowley 2006-06-13 17:37:05 guess Chris 2006-06-13 13:04:11 geuss DS 2006-06-10 15:39:17 guess Perseus 2006-06-02 18:47:29 In agreement with jon's solution Jason 2006-06-01 12:27:05 answer jon 2006-06-01 00:20:20 A guess Gina Ernyey 2006-05-31 15:03:04 Let me try.,... Phil 2006-05-30 16:53:38 re: Idea lisa 2006-05-28 23:30:48 Might Be....... Aileen and Ben Dover 2006-05-24 10:13:01 how about...? moira 2006-05-19 20:14:01 How high? brianjn 2006-05-12 23:15:49 Nice try as well... Jack Lim 2006-05-10 11:14:40 re: An answer Jack Lim 2006-05-10 11:12:00 Idea Priscilla 2006-05-09 18:35:54 Abstract thinking brianjn 2006-05-08 20:56:04 re: I Don't Think So Dej Mar 2006-05-07 01:33:03 I Don't Think So Vernon Lewis 2006-05-06 23:00:11 re(2): An answer Chris, Phd 2006-05-06 22:30:25 re: An answer Richard 2006-05-06 16:00:42 An answer Dej Mar 2006-05-06 14:56:53 String - ing me along still brianjn 2006-05-06 10:45:22

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