So, what is this?
A while back on The Straight Dope Message Board someone posted a puzzle they had come across. The puzzle consisted of nothing but “sentences” like:
You were supposed to determine what these statements were by replacing the letters in them with a word. For example, the above two statements are solved by:
Every statement in the puzzle was quickly solved, with one distinct exception.
No one was ever able to come up with a good solution to this one, though many ideas were tossed out.
Unfortunately, none of them seemed to be the “obvious” answer. As time went on, the answers became more and more esoteric.
The riddle never got solved satisfactorily and eventually the thread about it faded away.
Flash forward a few years. I’m getting notices from my ISP that I’m exceeding both the space and bandwidth on my free web space; it’s time to find a permanent URL for my site. But what URL to use for what is essentially a random web site, especially since the great Internet land rush has locked up most of the good names? Then, it hit me…
So here it is; a website of random things named after an unanswerable question.
Oh, one last thing… If you have any ideas as to what “14 k of g in a f p d” means, let me know here.