My first riddle, it's probably too easy though.

You can get almost any knowledge from one book or another, but there is one thing that is absolutely impossible to learn from a book. What is it?

I'm not talking about any physical skill that requires practice.

  • $\begingroup$ @mmking that's a physical skill. I'm specifically talking about knowledge. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 2:54

2 Answers 2


I'm pretty sure the answer to this is supposed to be:

The one thing that is impossible to learn from a book is how to read.

However, this is not really true.

  • $\begingroup$ You're right! But I do think it is true. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 22:46
  • $\begingroup$ @RichardRoe phidal.com/upload/books/big/978-2-7643-1565-1.jpg $\endgroup$
    – user9543
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ @sven B but you need someone's help with that $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 12, 2015 at 0:56

One thing that it is impossible to learn from a book?

Something you already know.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.