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The Riddle of the Sphinx

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#21 no_go_zone


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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:49 PM

Gollum asked Frodo this riddle when they were in the cave in The Hobbit! Easy! :P
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#22 jazzhands



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Posted 10 August 2008 - 12:22 AM

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

Answer: Man.

This one was old when I was a child. I knew it as the Riddle of the Sphinx.
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#23 harvey45


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 07:47 AM

Gollum asked Frodo this riddle when they were in the cave in The Hobbit! Easy! :P

I don't think Frodo met Gollum until the Two Towers. In fact, I don't even know if Frodo ever even showed up in The Hobbit, I've never reads the books. I think you mean Bilbo, right?

And I first heard this riddle in the movie Mirrormask. The answer is William, a performing dog. He walks on four legs in the morning, 2 legs for the afternoon show, and was limping on 3 legs in the evening because he hurt his paw.
The Sphinx disagreed, and said it was man, but the explanation shut him up for a bit.

Edited by harvey45, 10 August 2008 - 07:51 AM.

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#24 Wlado


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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:29 PM

I mean,common people,this is from Sphynx in Greek Mythology,everybody knows that.
And it's not:"when it's young,and old...",it's:"in the morning,the afternoon and the evening".
And about that crap with the tricycle and bicycle and wheelchair...
I hate when people spoil good old stuff... <_<
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#25 rene83


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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:49 PM

Hey Wlado,
Welcome to BD!! This riddle has been posted a couple of times already.Just want to advise you to do a search with keywords such as 4 legs+ 3 legs+ 2 legs etc before you post a riddle to make sure it has not been posted before. Specific rules are posted in the sticky note titled "IMPORTANT read this before posting". Have fun posting more riddles!!!
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#26 austindemon15



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Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:12 AM

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