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[Thursday 29th November 2012 at 11:14 pm]
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Wolfram Alpha knows many things, like the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (25mph for a European swallow) or the answer to life, the universe and everything (42, of course).

It is, however, lacking in knowledge about riddles. Asking it "what has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up, up it goes, and yet never grows?" results in details about complexity classes. It has no idea what to do with "no-legs lay on one-leg, two legs sat near on three legs, four legs got some", and fails to decipher "a box without hinges, key or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid".

It does at least have a suitable retort when asking it what have I got in my pocketses...
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