The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark Image source: Henry Holiday

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Chapter: The Mystery of the Missing Bang

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits is an 1874 epic poem by Lewis Carroll. Its premise, that a hunter who catches a snark that turns out to be a boojum disappears, has been used as a metaphor for a gedankenexperiment – dropping matter into a black hole – leading to the end of time.