The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on on hearing this; but all he said was, "Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"
"Have you guessed the riddle yet?" the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
"No, I give it up," Alice replied. "What's the answer?"
"I haven't the slightest idea," said the Hatter.


While Lewis Carroll had intended for this riddle to have no answer, many have surfaced. Some clever, some silly, and some completley un-related to the riddle. So are you wondering what the answer to Hatter's riddle is?
Curiousity killed the cat, you know.
However, there is more than one answer to his imfamous riddle, and for those who've grown are a few.

Carroll's Answer: "Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is nevar put with the wrong end in front!"
**Note the clever misspelling of nevar so it is "raven" spelled backwards.

Answer 2: "Because the notes for which they are noted are not noted for being musical notes"

Answer 3: "Because there is a B in both and an N in neither."

Answer 4: "They both stand on sticks."

Answer 5: "They both come with inky quills."

Answer 6: "Neither one is made of cheese."

Answer 7: "Because Poe wrote on both; bills and tales are among their characteristics; because they both stand on their legs, conceal their steels, and ought to be made to shut up."
Short version: "Because the Poe wrote on both"
(This one is my personal favorite. I used to tell people this answer before everyone went searching for it once the movie came out!)

There are many more answers, these are only a few. Do you have more to tell us? Then share them! Please do!
(Have I made a rhyme?)