How It Works

What On Earth Is It? – #3

“Robert has been replaced with the What On Earth Is It? robot. He was performing unsatisfactorily. He… I mean his contract has now been terminated. [Initialising witty falsehood mode. Lie protocol engaged.] This is a dried-up tree stump. It is obvious. A human would be foolish to state otherwise. [Lie protocol disengaged.]”

Anyway, if you think you know what it really is, or – even better – you have a hilariously silly concept of what it might be (but definitely isn’t), drop us a line and get your suggestion printed in the magazine next month.

Clue. What is clue?




  • isaac

    some type of crystal? maybe…

  • tory peterson

    Is it the tip of a graphite pencil?

  • Christopher

    Maybe a broken pencil or a magnesium crystal

  • Joanna

    The tip of a toothpick?

  • Andreas

    A different type of plant