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Fisher's riddle.

  1. May 10, 2005 #1
    This is not a logic puzzle, but just an old riddle I happen to like, called the Fisher's riddle.

    The ones we catch we throw away.
    The ones we don't catch we keep.

    What are they catching and not catching?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 10, 2005 #2
    Answer:Mistakes
     
  4. May 10, 2005 #3
    Good BicycleTree. I like the answer, fleas, a little better because it's a little hard to imagine a mistake that a fisher could make and then throw away.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2005
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