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There's an old riddle my grandma once told me (translated from russian here):

The house was loud, the residents were silent,

You can take away the residents,

but the house escapes through the windows.

What's that about?

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Is it:

The sea and the fish in it?

The house was loud, the residents were silent,

The sea is noisy, the fish are silent

You can take away the residents,

You (or the fishermen) can catch the fish using a net

but the house escapes through the windows.

The house (the sea water) will run through the holes in the net.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yep. It might be quite an easy one :) $\endgroup$ – Thomas Blue Aug 1 '18 at 11:01

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