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One of the riddles we used to have painted on the walls of one of our classrooms in secondary school (with the last part added in :+ ):
What runs but doesn't walk,
has a mouth yet still can't talk,
has a head but doesn't think,
has a bed but will not sleep
and twists yet is not a riddle?
Took us 12 year old students a couple of days to figure out back then (despite it being terribly obvious in hindsight of course). So just wondering how many minutes it will take here :P .
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asked Nov 28, 2014 at 3:58
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The answer is
A river. As you said, it is pretty obvious. They run, have heads, mouths, and beds, and they often twist.
answered Nov 28, 2014 at 4:03
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Is it a
A river runs, there is a river mouth, a river head, a riverbed, and there are rivers with twisting shapes.
answered Nov 28, 2014 at 4:10
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knows that they:
- tend to run instead of walk
- have a mouth but don't talk
- certainly have a head but don't think all that well
- don't use their bed to sleep
- will twist if you try to hold them
answered Nov 29, 2014 at 19:39
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