Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Winner of Alice Package!

On June 10th, we celebrated Mad Hatter Day with a blog hop and a bit of a puzzle!


Almost everyone who played got the correct quote:

"Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"

Even the Hatter doesn't have an answer to this one! Actually, Carroll never intended it to be a solvable riddle. He did bow to public pressure and an answer was added to the 1896 preface of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

He wrote:

"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, though they are very flat; and it is nevar put with the wrong end in front!". This, however, is merely an afterthought; the Riddle as originally invented, had no answer at all".

Note that Carroll intentionally spells never incorrectly so that it is actually "raven" backwards thus creating another play on words.

Other puzzle maniacs have tried to come up with other solutions. The one I like the best is:

"Because Poe wrote on both".

Big Congratulations to

Vicki from Ohio


who got the correct answer to our riddle!


We've already emailed the winner and her package is on its way!

We hope everyone had a ton of fun with our blog hop! We would like to thank our Design Team, the Gingers, for coming up with such creative pieces and we would also like to thank our larger group of Gingersnappers who helped us keep the blog hop going by adding so many wonderous pieces of their own!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations Vicki! And thank you Gingersnaps for a wonderful Blog Hop!

    Elaine Allen

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  2. Congratulations to Vicki! This was a wonderful Blog Hop and many thanks to the DT for making it so much fun!

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  3. I am sooo excited to win this! WhooHoo
    I had much FUN participating in your Blog Hop for Mad Hatter Day, and the prize looks fabulous.
    I'll look forward to playing with these goodies.
    Thanks for the prize, and thanks for the Congrats comments. :D
    VickiR. in OH

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  4. super congrats girl!!!!! LUCKY winner..

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Thanks for your wonderful words!

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