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The Riddle of the Sphinx


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#1 music5

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:02 PM

It walks on 4 when its young, walks on 2 when its older, and walks on 3 when its very old?
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#2 Writersblock

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:23 PM

HA! Pretty old one. I was told this when I was 6. I heard it like this though:
What walks on 4 in the spring, 2 in the summer, and 3 in the winter.

Good one though if you've never heard it.

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A man/human. They crawl when young, walk on 2 legs when adult, and use a cane when old.
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#3 tunedslick

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:11 AM

I'm guessing a human, but what if the human goes from walking on two, to rolling in a wheel chair?
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#4 unreality

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:28 AM

This was the riddle that the Sphinx asked to Odyphius in Greek mythology.
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#5 I.C.U.P (i see you pee)

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:25 PM

duh it a baby the a man/ woman then old people....
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#6 ent474

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 04:52 PM

This is easy.

human <_< :D
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#7 Sai

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:51 PM

Let's try something a bit harder - it goes on 3 when it's young, on 2 when it's older, and eventually on 4.

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#8 elderw

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:59 PM

the answer is a man i heard this one like three years ago so it took my a little to remember it
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#9 NymphCRF250

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 07:14 PM

O my god, this puzzle is ancient

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Go Greeks!
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#10 cookiemonster

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:33 PM

It walks on 4 when its young, walks on 2 when its older, and walks on 3 when its very old?



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