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Can you solve this riddle?

  1. Jan 3, 2005 #1
    Here is a riddle that 80% of the students at Princeton University could not solve but 90% of all first graders asked, replied with the answer in less than 5 minutes.

    Q: What is greater than God, more evil than the Devil, rich people need it, the poor people have it, and if you eat it you will die?

    If you have heard this riddle before, please don't post the answer right away.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2005
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  3. Jan 3, 2005 #2


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    I've heard this one before, I posted the answer then saw what you wrote so I deleted the post.
  4. Jan 3, 2005 #3
    Thats hard. I can think of nothing.
  5. Jan 4, 2005 #4
    Very naughty...you gave the answer away!
  6. Jan 4, 2005 #5
    I'm sure he didn't mean to say 'nothing' as the answer - just an unfortunate choice of words?
  7. Jan 4, 2005 #6
    Or, the more likely thing, he posted it as a subtle clue to anyone who doesn't know the answer.
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