can’t google-cheat on that one.

Here’s a little quiz for the literature geeks:

This is the first page of a well-known manuscript.  It’s the original first page of said manuscript.

Care to wager a guess?  First one to name it gets bragging rights.





13 thoughts on “can’t google-cheat on that one.

  1. Joat says: worked, Beowulf is right. I missed it be 10 minutes.

  2. Evan Price says:

    Just about to type BEOWULF when I see somebody else got it already.

  3. Gee, I was going to say “Spongebob Squarepants”, but I guess that would be wrong…

    Off topic:
    Do you know of this guy?

    He fixes real pens, in Nashua.

  4. Turk Turon says:

    Woody Allen’s advice on attending college:

    “Just don’t take anything where they make you read ‘Beowulf’.”

    • Dominique says:

      Last semester, I took a class on Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings. As part of a study on Tolkien’s inspiration, we read Beowulf. It’s hardly my favorite text, but listening to someone recite it in Old English (with -enthusiasm-) did a good deal to get my attention. – The gentleman reciting the opening lines is very much in the tradition of the old bards. I’d recommend giving it a listen.

  5. Rick in NY says:

    Yup, Beowulf. Even this half-literate angry white guy from upstate NY can recognize that, even though it’s not in the Bible or the Remington catalog.

    Thanks Marko!

  6. perlhaqr says:

    Beowulf. I recognized the “Hwaet”. 😀

  7. Assrot says:

    You got me on that one bud. I was thinking the maybe a page from the dead sea scrolls.


  8. theflatwhite says:

    Ancient Hebrew looks like this.

  9. wombatoverlord says:


    Got it based on the calligraphic style. Studied a bunch of medieval history in the last few years…

  10. TOTWTYTR says:

    Wow! You found my high school diploma.

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