In classic mythology, there is the story of the Sphinx, a monster with the body of a lion and the upper part of a woman. The Sphinx lay crouched on the top of a rock along the highroad to the city of Thebes, and stopped all travellers passing by, proposing to them a riddle. Those who failed to answer the riddle correctly were killed. This is the riddle the Sphinx asked the travellers: "What animal walks on four legs in the morning, two legs during the day, and three legs in the evening?"
This is part of the story of Oedipus, who replied to the Sphinx, "Man, who in childhood creeps on hands and knees, in manhood walks erect, and in old age with the aid of a staff." Morning, day and night are representative of the stages of life. The Sphinx was so mortified at the solving of her riddle that she cast herself down from the rock and perished.
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What is a tree's favorite drink?
What has four legs, but can't walk?
It always goes up and never ever comes down! What is that?
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I’m teary-eyed but never cry,
silver-tongued, but never lie.
double-winged, but never fly,
air-cooled, but never dry.
What am I?
Mercury. The element looks shiny, silver, and is wet. The god Mercury has two wings but only uses them to run.clean
I am in a land where thirty men and two women were dressed in classic black and white dress. They began to fight as soon as any of them moves.
Where am I ?
In a Chess board.animalcleanfunnyshort
How do birds communicate?
What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes
And yet never grows?
A mountain.cleanlogicshortwhat am I
Give me food, and I will live.
Give me water, and I will die.
What am I?
Fire.cleanshortwhat am I
I am a seed with three letters in my name. Take away the last two and I still sound the same. What am I?
What is the major difference between a lighting and electricity?
You don’t need to pay for lightning.