# The King gave it to the Queen, but the Queen found nothing [closed]

This was a riddle which was puzzling me in childhood.

King gave the 'Thing' in Queen's hand, and Queen saw that in light of burning lamp... Hush, Queen sees nothing.

What is the 'Thing'?

• the 'Thing' is a physical quantity or not? or something like shake hand ? Jul 27, 2016 at 7:04
• Yeah..It's physical quantity Jul 27, 2016 at 7:07

Is it

An Ice Cube

Explanation

the ice cube might have melted down by the time the queen reached near the light.

• Yeah..you are right...!!! Jul 27, 2016 at 7:17
• I need to know, Why would a king give his queen that? Jul 27, 2016 at 8:52
• There are things two consenting adults can do with an ice cube. Jul 27, 2016 at 9:07
• I'm not sure is it the case, ice melts not evaporate. Hence queen should see water not nothing. Jul 27, 2016 at 9:33
• The queen was a fatty and the skin absorbed all of the water Jul 27, 2016 at 14:18

It might be

Dimethyl Cadmium because it is very reactive. It will burn Queen's hand and then its gaseous molecules will kill the Queen. So she sees nothing.

• Dark and quite lateral thinking. I like the cut of your jib, sir. Jul 27, 2016 at 18:43

I think it might be

Mercury, after king give it to her, and she got poisoned. As mercury poisoning causes vision problems, queen couldn't see nothing.

The Queen is blind. Therefore, she always sees nothing.
She can check any physical item the King can give to her by using the other senses.

As for the "in light of the burning lamp", it's because the royal couple is either outside, or near a fire, which makes them in light of the burning (and lightening) sun or fire in all circumstances.

• We can say that Queen can SEE as she goes near light and try to figure out what king gave her. Jul 27, 2016 at 9:51
• @hvd I have to point out that the word "seen" in the original version was changed in Revision 3 (not by OP) to become "checked". Oh well... Jul 27, 2016 at 10:37
• @Anton Oh! Thanks for pointing that out. That is a very bad edit, that removes essential information from the riddle.
– hvd
Jul 27, 2016 at 11:13

Kinda funny but still possibility.

flash bomb - After blast she sees nothing but the white light.