Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A riddle

We have six arms, can swallow a farm, and a million of us can make a man.

Who are we?

10 comments:

Milan said...

Ants?

byron smith said...

Good guess, though incorrect. Six arms: check (well, legs). Swallow farms: check (though perhaps locusts might be a better answer here). But a million making a man?

Anthony Douglas said...

I was going to say, a million monkeys engaged in evolving rather than writing Hamlet. But six arms is a problem.

Unless the monkeys are mostly armless...

Boom tish. Nice riddle. I'd try harder, but hey, there's no points ;-)

Joshua Kuswadi said...

I give up, what has six arms, can swallow a farm, and a million of them can make a man?

byron smith said...

Patience, Josh, it's only been up a couple of hours.

Anthony - so mercenary.

Jon said...

I was going for locusts but you seem to have dismissed that in advance. I'm tempted to think of Frank'n'furter, "in just seven days I can make you a man" but that's way off topic.

craigbenno1 said...

I think you are talking about a river.

byron smith said...

Keep guessing. No one's got it yet. Or exercise patience and wait for someone else to get it.

This does have some relevance for an upcoming post.

Sean Lawson said...

Snowflakes

byron smith said...

Bingo.