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The life of a child might seem carefree and full of joy - but it turns out they can also take a innocuous riddle and spark a deep dark existential crisis.
Teacher Bret Turner set this puzzle for his class:
I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere.I'm the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space.What am I?
I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere.
I'm the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space.
What am I?
The first response he got was unexpected to say the least.
The first guess from one of my 1st graders was “death” and such an awed, somber, reflective hush fell over the clas… https://t.co/gP4YmJkvTY — Bret Turner (@Bret Turner)
Before I finally revealed the "correct" answer to the riddle, to a largely unimpressed audience, I fielded other gu… https://t.co/JRC9S9OeY2 — Bret Turner (@Bret Turner)
I’m considering telling the kids tomorrow that a tweet about them went viral, and given their facility with the int… https://t.co/wgBnwkGkBc — Bret Turner (@Bret Turner)
Dark, deep yet ultimately incorrect, the reply of 'death' got quite a lot of attention on Twitter.
Hands-down the hardest I’ve ever laughed on Twitter https://t.co/RhomGM550t — Brian Firenzi (@Brian Firenzi)
Spare a moment for this Twitter user who is now at the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space.
I just diedddddddd https://t.co/xZae4PprLk — Amina Khan (@Amina Khan)
@LonelyGoomba @bretjturner @AndroidPeach In practical terms, death leads to new life. Your remains become a part of… https://t.co/oKEyiCiN47 — Sal Robins 🇦🇺 🏴 (@Sal Robins 🇦🇺 🏴)
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