When elementary school teacher Bret Turner asked his first graders an especially tricky riddle on their first day back from winter break, he didn't expect their responses to take Twitter by storm. But as his class shows, sometimes kids really do have all the answers.
Turner, a 37-year-old father of two in the San Francisco Bay area of California, has been teaching 2nd and 1st grades for seven years. He tries to start each week with a riddle for his class. This week, he asked them, "I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I'm the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I?"
The first student to guess knocked it out of the park with an answer that was not the one Turner was looking for, but shows a lot of wisdom all the same: "death."