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Cannot be Seen

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.


Puzzle ID:#545
Fun:*** (2.4)
Difficulty:** (1.81)
Submitted By:snoopdogg*****




It cannot be seen,
cannot be felt,
cannot be heard,
cannot be smelt.

It lies behind stars and under hills,
and empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
ends life, kills laughter.

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Jul 31, 2002

Copied word for word from The Hobbit.
Aug 04, 2002

no i copied it word from word from Kings book wizard and glass from the Dark Tower books which by far a better group of books
Aug 17, 2002

Nope, definately from the Hobbit when Gollum challenges Bilbo
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Jun 23, 2003

how does darkness or silence "end life"
P.S. it's word phor word in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien in chapter 5 on page 82 in my copy
Jun 02, 2006

darkness can be seen can't it?
Oct 07, 2006

I've heard of this teaser before
so i already new the awnser
Jan 20, 2007

Darkness, scientifically speaking, can't actually be seen. Since light allows you to see things, and you can only see things if there's light, then darkness is the absence of being able to see things, which makes darkness pretty much our closest equivalent to nothingness.

I got this teaser right away because I've made up a bad guy named the Silencer, and you can't feel, see, hear, sense, or smell him.
But a good riddle nonetheless!
May 18, 2010

I understand how silence can end life (i.e. silent but deadly) but how can you say it can't be smelt?!

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