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A Box Without Hinges

A box without hinges, key or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

What is it?

An egg.

(From J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit)

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18 Comments on "A Box Without Hinges"

Milind says
September 21, 2015 @ 02:38

I believe egg is correct, however, your heart is also a correct answer.

Erm.what? says
June 9, 2016 @ 11:31

I thought heart first, but then I remembered my ICT lesson and sir asked that

Mindy says
June 9, 2016 @ 23:00

In all honesty an egg is not a box it’s oval

Owenredeyedsquid says
June 10, 2016 @ 15:20

A egg is not a box and yoke is not golden or treasure

John says
September 17, 2016 @ 23:42

Lol these comments are dumb. Riddles aren’t suppose to be straight forward. OK let’s change it

“It comes from a chicken and you eat it”
Dumb Americans

SmartnCurious says
May 24, 2017 @ 18:46

No offense, but everyone, this is answer isn’t gonna exact. And, it’s just for fun. You know? Don’t take it very serious.

Beth says
June 27, 2017 @ 11:04

Are u yolking me that’s a terrible joke

Mia says
December 22, 2017 @ 07:10

I thougt it was a coin.

Steven says
June 28, 2018 @ 14:13

This riddle was in Spyro year of the dragon

Stefan says
October 6, 2018 @ 20:34

It could be fruit too- the seeds are the precious treasure inside.

Shannon Alvarez says
January 7, 2019 @ 23:15

The book, The Hobbit, is where I read this riddle as a teen. Gollum demands Bilbo Baggins answer correctly or he will be his dinner. Now, what do you remember happens to Bilbo? Correct. He lives after answering correctly. I’m guessing the ones criticizing are millennials. Poor things.

Yee Boii Co. says
March 18, 2019 @ 19:47

It’s the heart.

Foeg says
January 25, 2020 @ 15:23

I was born in 1969 and I don’t consider an egg a box regardless of what J. R. R. Tolkien would have us think. As for the treasure, I believe that was metaphoric.

Ina says
June 14, 2020 @ 16:29

It’s a riddle using metaphors. They’re brain teasers. Have you millenials lost your sense of humor?

Mark says
October 9, 2020 @ 10:26

1. An egg is not an oval. An oval is only 2 dimensional. The correct word is ovoid.

2. A box does not have to have corners. A perfect example of an egg shaped box is a Fabergé egg.

3. Heart is an incorrect answer because the heart does not contain anything golden colored, but an egg contains a golden colored yolk.

Tarisha says
December 22, 2021 @ 09:44

I would have said a human chest and when its open you finds the hiden treasure which is the heart.

Will says
March 22, 2022 @ 09:08

First and foremost,
I hope everyone is well.
This riddle is great.

Eggboy says
March 22, 2022 @ 09:09

I like egg
Good riddle Toldog

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