I learned a while back (by watching Jeopardy) that Sherlock means fair haired.
Goldie Locks and Sherlock Holmes both had fair hair.
Goldie Locks through the powers of deduction determined which porridge was the right temperature, and which bed was the right size.
Sherlock Holmes used powers of deduction to determine the truth.
Sherlock Holmes said
“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
Could it be that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle based Sherlock Holmes a little on the character of Goldie Locks and the Three Bears?
I have never seen this hypothesis anywhere else. It is something I have came up with on my own. It may be completely incorrect. I also may not have been the only person to ever ponder this. I am not aware of anyone else mentioning this anywhere.
What do you think?
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