Don’t dismiss this absurd subject so quickly. Ho Hos figured prominently in last nights episode, it was where Charlie was standing in the store when Hurley freaked out, AND the letters “HO” appear briefly in the background when Hurley flips out at Matthew Abaddon. While chocolate cake may have nothing to do with the secrets of Lost, the element the letters ‘Ho’ represent may!
Originally dubbed “Element X” by Jacques Soret and Marc Delafonatine, who discovered it, Holmium (chemical symbal HO) is said to possess “the highest magnetic moment (10.6µB) of any naturally-occurring element and possesses other unusual magnetic properties.”
Did the light bulbs just go off? Of course this is not common knowledge enough to be something meant to be revealed, rather this clue was injected with the idea that the brainier members of our community (like KeepingAwake, who tipped me off to this) would disseminate it for the rest of us numb-skulls. What does it mean? Speculate away.
So far, including the addition made by the nimble brained Theory 156 below, we have:
- Charlie stands by the Ho Hos when Hurley sees him in the store. (KeepingAwake)
- The chemical symbol for Holmium in the background at the sanitarium (KeepingAwake)
- Jack ending his game of ‘Horse’ at ‘Ho’ (Theory 156)
- As pointed out below, H is the 8th letter in the alphabet and – you guessed it – O is 15! HO=815! (Trevor)