Anyone wanna take a crack at this riddle?

It is cold and it is hot
It is white and it is dark
It is stone and it is wax
But its true nature is meat
and its color is red.
I heard that Merlin was asked this by a Dragon, so it’s quite old.

Ooh, am I first?

The human heart.

Google, “white dark cold hot stone wax red meat”.

“The human heart”.

Total elapsed time–about 3 seconds.

So, what do I win?

…nothing, evidently…

[goes away cursing the slow server]


Oh, the joys of working for a software company with < 20 employees, but the network bandwith for over 100. :smiley:

I can see hot, dark, meat, and red. But how is a heart cold, white, stone, and wax?

Cold hearted = mean, ruthless, etc.

I’m still confused about white, stone and wax myself.

I’d ask Merlin, but I don’t know where he is.

I’ve heard the phrase “heart of stone”.

Brings back memories of summer job in 1979, manning a paper baler with an AM radio to listen to. Which should it be today, the same 5 songs on WLS or the same five songs on WCFL? All summer long it was:

“Once I was in love, and it was a gas
Soon found out, I had a heart of wax.”

That and:
“muh-muh-muh-my Sharona!”

Heart of GLASS, I believe.
That’s the name of the song.
By Blondie.

Cold= cold hearted
Hot = heart full of fire, lust
white=Pure heart
Stone=A heart as hard as stone - evil,uncaring
Wax=A heart that melts

XicanoreX :cool:

“My heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.”-Psalm 22:14

The steak was hot when it got to my table.

Its outside was dark brown char, as it’s supposed to be.

I ate the eggs first and the steak got** cold**.

I trimed away the wax-like rind from the steak.

To warm it up, I then dumped the bowl of hot grits on the steak, making it** white**.

I cut off a piece, burried it in grits and, ouch!, bit into a rock-hard, extra-burnt chunk of the charred outside.

But it was a NY strip steak, which is meat and its color was red since I ordered it medium-rare.

Heart? Only if it is served as the real answer is served: As an order of rare breakfast steak & eggs with grits on the side.

:D  :D  :D  :D  :D




        :D        [sup]bone[/sup]

P.S. It’s widely reputed that Merlin liked grits.

P.P.S. “Google, shmoogle.”

P.P.P.S. The full context of Psalm 22:14 is “I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.” which, means that there is no heart left–it’s all been melted. It seems that “wax” puts “heart” out of the running–if 22:14 is the best that you Googelish Heartites can come up with. :o