This is my first riddle. Hope you enjoy it.

What is it that
Repeats once every minute,
Repeats twice each moment,
But never in a hundred years?

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ Your linkedin link is not linked to linkedin mate $\endgroup$
    – Avigrail
    Jul 27, 2016 at 11:25
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling! This is not a logic puzzle - please check the tag wikis before using any tags. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Jul 27, 2016 at 11:29
  • $\begingroup$ To add to Bonjovi♦'s comment: usually people downvote riddles in a form like yours is at the moment. I'll edit it so people can see behind form ;) $\endgroup$
    – Avigrail
    Jul 27, 2016 at 11:31
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for edit @Avigrail and I think my linkedin profile is well linked. Which is the problem, it doesn't appear to you? $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2016 at 11:36
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    $\begingroup$ That riddle appears on page 58 of Howard's Book of Conundrums and Riddles, copyright 1869. So it's significantly more than 100 years old! $\endgroup$
    – Juan Tomas
    Jul 27, 2016 at 20:35

1 Answer 1


The answer is



M comes once in every minute, twice in each moment and never in a hundred years

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    $\begingroup$ Many would downvote the riddle because it is so short but as we can see it has a very clever solution! Well done $\endgroup$
    – Avigrail
    Jul 27, 2016 at 11:26
  • $\begingroup$ The wording in your answer is how the question should have been phrased. The letter M does not repeat once in the word minute, it repeats zero times. $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2016 at 18:13

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