Those who knew
what was going on here
must give way to
those who know little.
And less than little.
And finally as little as nothing.
The End and the Beginning - Wislawa Szymborska
a funnel is a pipe with a wide, often conical mouth and a narrow stem. it is used to channel liquid or fine-grained substances into containers with a small opening. without a funnel, spillage would occur.