Right. The fossil plant won by a landslide. Batten down your hats, my darlings, because this one is truly bizarre.
I’m going to show you it. But I’m not going to tell you what it is just yet. It’s a bit of a riddle, and I’d like to give you all a chance to figure it out. Ready? Synapses firing, neurons engaged and all that? Then let us begin.
I am black as the moonless night, but I once reached for the light of day.
Touch me, and I am soft enough to leave powdery pieces of myself behind.
Yet I am hard enough to scratch steel.
What am I?