What am I? (11)

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What am I? (11)

Postby MCC » Wed May 24, 2006 4:19 pm

This is one I heard a long time ago and you may have come across it yourself.

What is more evil than the Devil
What is greater than Jesus
The poor have it
The rich need it
And if you eat it you will die?


What am I:?:
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Postby Ruud » Wed May 24, 2006 4:57 pm

Wow, this sure is a difficult one.

I tried a lot of different answers, but nothing seems to work.:(

So, assuming we can ask for clues:

Are you a single word?

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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Wed May 24, 2006 5:53 pm

I got the answer, so I'm going to PM to check it so everybody gets the chance to work it out.

Ain't I nice?:D

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Postby tarek » Wed May 24, 2006 6:38 pm

lunababy_moonchild wrote:I got the answer


I hope the answer is not the Moon....

I'll try several guesses: Light, Fire, Sun, Moon, Luna:D

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Postby underquark » Wed May 24, 2006 8:14 pm

...and some people are always worrying about it.
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Postby Chessmaster » Wed May 24, 2006 8:22 pm

Nothing?
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Postby udosuk » Wed May 24, 2006 10:21 pm

I know the answer of this one... But I think the first one who "answered" this correctly was Ruud... (Sometimes a sad face can be really deceiving...:!: )
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Postby tarek » Thu May 25, 2006 7:11 am

Chessmaster wrote:Nothing?

The Poor have Nothing
The rich need Nothing (questionable)

it seems we found nothing

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Postby MCC » Thu May 25, 2006 8:42 am

Nothing is the answer.

Luna PM'ed me the answer and since she posted first, I'm going to award first prize to Luna. Well done, and since she kept quiet and did not post the answer to give others a chance of solving it, an extra gold star.

Re Ruud's post - I think he was just being honest in his reply and had not really got the answer.
If he was being very subtle about it, he should not have added the last two lines.
ruud wrote:So, assuming we can ask for clues:

Are you a single word?




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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Thu May 25, 2006 8:56 am

MCC wrote:Re Ruud's post - I think he was just being honest in his reply and had not really got the answer.
If he was being very subtle about it, he should not have added the last two lines.
ruud wrote:So, assuming we can ask for clues:

Are you a single word?


I think that we should be told.

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Postby Ruud » Thu May 25, 2006 11:59 am

Luna wrote:I think that we should be told.

First, it is not me, but Google who found the answer. Being a devout atheist, I was not convinced by the opening lines of the riddle, so I used the phrase "seems to work" in stead of "is correct". The follow-up question was part of the camouflage. If I left it out, my post would have lost its subtlety because it was so out-of-character for me not to be asking questions.

Having said that, I am happy to yield my points to Luna. From past experience, I know it is good to have a little credit with a moderator.:D

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Postby udosuk » Thu May 25, 2006 4:50 pm

See, I was right in assuming Ruud knew the answer all along... It got a bit sussy when he opened his post with the sentence:
Ruud wrote:Wow, this sure is a difficult one.

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Postby MCC » Fri May 26, 2006 8:47 am

I'm a non-believer myself but I cater for all sorts, I not a '(....)ist' - insert appropriate prefix.

I see there is an oxymoron among us - devout atheist.


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