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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A seven letter word containing thousands of letters.
What is a lion’s favorite state?
What can be swallowed, but can also swallow you?
Which vehicle is spelled the same forwards and backwards?
What do you call a towel that has fallen in the sea?
A wet towel.cleanfunnymysteryshort
They have not flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?
What does this stand for?
The 7 D S
The 7 Deadly Sins.cleanshort
What is as big as you are and yet does not weigh anything?
Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards.
Ace of Diamonds, King of Hearts, Two of Spades.cleanfunnyshort
What is the easiest way to double your money?
Put it in front of the mirror of course.