What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up, up it goes, and yet never grows?
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- The Hobbit: What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up, up it goes, and yet never grows?
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What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up, up it goes, and yet never grows?
[Chris Ponder] - Easy.....a mountain I suppose
[Flor Bambao] - mountain? - riddles in the dark
[Ash Hulme] - Mountains have roots?
[Nicole Hulett] - A mountain, Precioussssssssss!!!
[Robert House] - A Jersey girls hair?
[Clare Tereasa Gallagher] - The misty mountain
[Katie Wasinkari] - An errection. :-). * ducks and hides*
[Luke Daly] - This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
[Christian Noel Biguas] - Mountain preciousss!!!!
[Joni Kesti] - A Robot Unicorn!
[Peter Aguirre] - String, or nothing!
[Allan Fada] - smaug's mountain precious....
[Kate Hodgson] - Mountain...Riddles in the Dark, my favourite chapter in The Hobbit.
[Kim Harnum] - Just watched it yesterday again
[นาย นานินานิ] - gollum teeth ! i knew it
[Patric Kees] - While the answer is "mountain", mountains do grow, you know.
[Ethan McSweeney] - "...riddles in the dark..." :3
[Tom Mintzer] - False. There are at least two known mountain ranges that are growing.
[Mikel Relleke] - A mountain. The riddle refers to one object.
[Neil Christopher Perrett] - Luke daly....time.
[Mike Jardine] - Alas mountains can grow
[Edie Galindo] - Gollum's "teef"? Oh no, never mind. ;)
[Nathaniel DjAtomic Jackson] - Volcano actually lol
[Laci Guffey] - Most mountains do "grow". So.bit confusing riddle.
[Jonathan Funk] - you picked the easy riddle to ask about
[Daniel Carswell] - Mountains do grow though don't they? (tectonics)
[Andy Williams] - A mountain, my preciousssss...
[Roberto Cook] - most mountains grow
[Nathaniel DjAtomic Jackson] - Roots = lava tubes
Up up it goes = lava erupting
Never grows = it shrinks from the loss of land when it blows
Taller then trees = the mountain top
Therefore answer is a volcano
[Andy Hensman] - I'm pretty sure the correct answer is "a mountain"
[Matthias Mannhart] - It's the mountain of course. :) these riddles were the first sentences I ever read.
[Mojas Simunovic] - its a riddle from the hobbit..xDD
[Marat Sverdlov] - " and yet grows at a rate imperceptible to unaided mortal observation"*
[Roman Slobodà] - Smeagol rules :')
[Florian Rohde] - @djatomic... Normal mountais have roots, too... Made of stone, not lava
[Tina Clarke] - LMAO at the ^ "my dick" ^ Comment... = You still got a newborn baby sized dinky!!! Hahaha
[Tony Ynot] - That's a great picture!
[Anna Philipp] - Of course aMountain!
[Manol Glishev] - Ser Gregor Clegane ;)
[Hitaro Matsimoto] - Guys comments about your dicks only prove how immature and sad you are learn to talk like adults... These books are for mature individuals
[Andy McCullough] - For the pedantic idiots, you've got to work on your pedantry - since this is a riddle in Middle Earth, plate tectonics may not have been in force in the Third Age, as the world had only relatively (in global terms) recently been bent to prevent access to the West. As a rule, eagles don't talk either. If you're going to be pedantic, you've got to be accurate...
[Luca Samios] - Mountainses my precious!!!
[Keith Wareham] - Gods i wish i could draw like this
[Allen Mortensen] - But mountains do grow, just really slow
[Touka Adem] - good... you have the good and the truth answer, so i thin that u understand well ;-)
[Josephine McKay] - Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they champ,
Then they stamp,
Then they stand still.
[Tony Hughes] - A Box Without Key or Hinges...Nor Key or Lid But Yet a Golden Treasure Inside Is Hid?
[Roguechild Ofdawnandlight] - Some one water those dam horses
[Anne Shuker] - Nassssty hobbitsssses
[Sean Gaffney] - That white roundy thing to the left of the drawing..
The Hobbit: What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up, up it goes, and yet never grows? - 50th Comments
[Mateus Barros] - Well, it grows sometimes, depending on the mountain and local geology.
[Anna Philipp] - What do I have in my pocket?
[Hammad Hussain] - I read the description in Gollum's voice.
[Sean Derek] - An office building with a secret basement torture chamber
[Patrick Haigh] - the answer is mountain, as it is written.
[Sue MacAskill] - What have I got in my pocket?
[Rob Sutherland] - Well said Andy McCulloch.
[Drew Scarbrough] - I have read every book of the of the series and watched all of the extended movies i know iknow im a fiend
[Jhon Dønna Rümma] - Guys, I have a collected various copies of the hobbit over the years and This is my favorite. It's a really comfortable reading copy of the hobbit. It's leather bound, just the right size, has a nice feel in the hand, and has the first chapter of the fellowship of the ring in the back !
#hobbit #tolkien #lordoftherings
[Alastair Bartlett] - Oh, we knows, we knows! Shut up!
[Wolny Metabolizm Filmowy] - I thought it's a Moonbase
[Brume Ogbevire Ernest] - a readol frum gollon askin bilbow hupkin wen bilbow was lookin for a way out of d cave (gollon's chambers)wen he escaped from d capture of s fellows ,by d oaks nd incidentally got lost....he accually got dis one and d rest of d readols ryt......dey ar d mountains
[Ryan Henson] - Mateys it doesn't grow. Space displacement makes the mountain taller my man.
[Belinda Robb] - the riddle game ;) a Mountain lol <3
[Paulina Cwynar] - yes, it's a mountain
[Karl Francis Con] - Moutains, a ha my turn.
[Remco Flik] - Ist not a mountain mountains do grow
[Ivan Leal] - tolkien drawing, fantastic
[Simon Gifford] - I'd say Mountain but mountains can grow taller?
[NoOne KnowsMe] - I wish i could have been peering over his shoulder as he drew this...
[Panda O'Vanston] - Mountains, reason: mountains do not "grow".
[Bill Mcilwain] - any mountain zachary
[Rachael Halson] - I think the sky... Mountains do grow
[Christopher Lamb] - Actually to "grow" is to just increase in size by natural processes. Seeing as how mountains can get taller by the movement of tectonic plates, a natural process, the do "grow". But this was also in reference to characters from Middle Earth...so they would have no clue about that :)
[Simon Gifford] - Mountains can grow if the plates push against each other. India is pushing against Asia, so the Himalayas are "growing". Hardly visible to the eye though.
[Ron Ward] - What...has it gots...in its NASTY LITTLE POCKETSES!?!
[Michael James Mcgary] - Riddles in the dark
[Jonathan Poundall] - Stupid hobbitses
[Dave Chapple] - Any one how doesn't know the answer this obviously hasn't read the book or seen the movie
[Damian Żukowski] - Always running, never walking, always murmur, never talk, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?
[Erin Currie] - Regardless of any 'logic' anyone gives the answer is and will always be Mountain, lol! It's just the answer! :P
[John Enright] - 30 white horses on a red hill.First they chap then they stamp then they stand still.(Bilbo)
[Mattias Sejer Frausing] - MOUNTAINS!!!!!!!!!!
[Amy Georgina Wood] - Why get all technical. Its mountain. Its just a riddle. Lol
[Damian Żukowski] - John Enright - teeth :P
[Heather MacDonald] - What have I got in my pocket?
[Dawn Stafford] - A mountain ( the lonely mountain)
[Jim Castile] - Didn't he ever take a geology class?
[Panda O'Vanston] - I am pretty sure that Tolkien himself knew about tectonic movements in the earth! However, he uses the word "grow" in a riddle to throw the reader off a little but then he uses it in a way that makes sense because he doesn't mean "grow" as in how a tree would grow! Ergo: a Mountain does not "grow" in that sense! Which is the sense that Tolkien would have been thinking in when he wrote the riddle in the first place! :D
You forget: Tolkien would never have written it if he didn't understand the workings of the English language! :P
[Elizabeth Smith] - Thirty white chestnuts on a hill. First they stamp, then they champ, then that stand still. What am I?
[Ariel Chojnacki] - Just read that chapter.
[Christopher A. Lindsay] - The Lonely Mountain
[Aaron Newell] - Easy! Mountains, I suppose...
[Josh Samani] - hah! Just passed this picture on my re-read! can't wait for desolation of smaug!
[Adam Nyman Amarouche] - Actually some moutains do grow.
[Matthew J Harris] - Pterodactyls! Who doesn't love a good story about pterodactyls?
[Mark Kudlowski] - Easy, my precious. Mountains it is !
[Hilde Nowak] - Der einsame Berg
[Emily Eastgate] - oh my dark lord sauron this photo brings back many a pang of nostalgia. ps mountain.
[Helen McGee] - lol i love that scene!
The Hobbit: What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up, up it goes, and yet never grows? - 100th Comments
[Mary Kavanagh] - @Panda O'Vanston: it's highly unlikely that Tolkien knew anything about plate tectonics when he was writing The Hobbit which was published in 1935.
The theory was just about being accepted in geological circles in the late 60's. And it took until well into '70's for it to be widely known to the general public. At that time don't forget there were very few computers and no internet as we know it today.
[Trevor New] - Middle Earth was created by magic not logic....
[Wendi Quinn] - A mountain, of course - who asked the question tho' - Gollum or Bilbo? Thirty white horses on a red hill.......
[Earl Warren] - the lonely mountain
[Geoffrey Brock Lodder] - I believe the answer is mountain
[Panda O'Vanston] - @Mary Kavanagh: he must have known at least something either way :) but point is being technical about the "growth" of mountains when speaking of Tolkien's riddle is just stupid! :D
[Ryan Spinks] - Clearly the answer is duck billed platypus