Where will you find roads without cars, forests without trees and cities without houses?

  • $\begingroup$ Is this a riddle you came up with? If not, could you please cite where you got it from? $\endgroup$
    – puzzledPig
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 14:48

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In a travel guide. Travel guides may discuss significant roads, but not the cars on them; they may mention forests of tourism interest, but not the individual trees, and cities will generally be discussed in terms of tourist attractions, without mentioning private homes (except occasionally if associated with a famous denizen, or of architectural significance).

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    $\begingroup$ Hmm, it just feels like one of those for California would mention something like the Chandelier Tree and the fact that a car can drive through it. That said, good answer. $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 3:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Phylyp - Yes, I imagine that one coul find specific exceptions to all of them, but I mentioned only the houses because those are likely to be the most common exception. In the general case, specific items of the indicated types don't make the guide. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 8:00

I think it will be:

On the map.

  • $\begingroup$ In the same sense you don't find roads, forests and cities at all though. $\endgroup$
    – EKons
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 14:11
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    $\begingroup$ Most of the time the maps for directions do show roads, forests and cities. $\endgroup$
    – maounkhan
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 14:13
  • $\begingroup$ I would be surprised if this is not the correct answer. $\endgroup$
    – Paul Karam
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 14:25
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    $\begingroup$ @maounkhan that was the goal though, right? It shows those 3 but not pictures of cars, trees or houses $\endgroup$
    – Sensoray
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ This was my first though too and to be honest I think it fits much better than the intended solution. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 9:45

You could find these things

In the ocean

roads without cars

The Bimini Road is an underwater rock formation in the Bahamas

forests without trees

kelp forests

and cities without houses

The Gloomy Octopus has been discovered building a city (nicknamed Octlantis by the scientists studying it) in Jervis Bay south of Sydney, Australia


You can find it

In the Dictionary ?

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    $\begingroup$ exactly what I thought $\endgroup$
    – Jakey
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 18:09
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    $\begingroup$ This will also contain cars, trees and houses. $\endgroup$
    – Rob
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 1:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Rob Yes. Roads and Cars are two independent things in this. OP asks for roads without cars, which is true in this case. $\endgroup$
    – ran
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 12:44

In an Ant Colony
The tunnels are roads, many ants grow fungus for food (the forests), and the living/feeding spaces could be considered cities.


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