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Here is a fun riddle:

The one who makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. Whoever knows it wants it not. What is it the riddle is describing?

Please explain!

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    $\begingroup$ There are so many correct answers to this. $\endgroup$ – Prison Mike Mar 30 at 7:50
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Is it

Counterfeit money?

Whoever makes it, tells it not.

No one tells they are counterfeiting money.

Whoever takes it, knows it not.

Hard to know the difference.

Whoever knows it, wants it not

If you know it's counterfeit you probably don't want it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct! It is Counterfeit Money! $\endgroup$ – Xilpex Mar 30 at 17:48
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I believe the only thing distinguishing answers of the form

[thing to be avoided]

is how well they match up with the verbs, so the answer is

poison made with malicious intent.

The one who makes it, tells it not.

The person who makes the poison might not warn others.

Whoever takes it, knows it not.

The person who takes the poison might do so unknowingly.

Whoever knows it wants it not.

The person who knows the poison might not want it.

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It could be...

Intestinal gas

The one who makes it, tells it not.

If you pass gas, you don't advertise it - this is the origin of the phrase "whoever smelt it, dealt it"

Whoever takes it, knows it not.

No one knowingly chooses to breath this stuff in...

Whoever knows it wants it not.

You wouldn't choose to have gas.

Ugh!

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    $\begingroup$ A good, and gassy guess but incorrect. Keep it up! $\endgroup$ – Xilpex Mar 30 at 1:56
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    $\begingroup$ Dang. You gotta get an upvote for that lateral thinking. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Mar 30 at 12:42
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There was a similar riddle that I heard once that could mean it's

a coffin?

The one who makes it, tells it not.

Coffinmakers tend not to advertise very flagrantly.

Whoever takes it, knows it not.

The man in the coffin is dead and doesn't know he has it.

Whoever knows it wants it not.

Whoever knows it's a coffin certainly doesn't want to die.

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  • $\begingroup$ You are on the right track. I believe this is the riddle you have the answer to: "The one who made it didn’t want it. The one who bought it didn’t need it. The one who used it never saw it. What is it?". The answer to that is a Coffin. $\endgroup$ – Xilpex Mar 30 at 2:23
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, that is it -- I just thought this was a variation, @Xilpex. $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Mar 30 at 2:54
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If I am right, it can be a

rumour.

Reasoning:

It is made up by someone and would spread it by some other means . The one who receives it doesn't know it (it's a rumour). The one who knows it's a rumour doesn't want it. (It's useless for that person)

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    $\begingroup$ Edited in my answer. $\endgroup$ – Tojrah Mar 30 at 1:56
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It is a

Trojan

Whoever makes it, tells it not.

I wouldn't tell you, would i? :P

Whoever takes it, knows it not.

You won't know you have it

Whoever knows it, wants it not

Who would :P

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Is it:

Death?

The one who makes it tells it not:

The Grim Reaper makes death happen and he tell us not of it, or where, when, how, and why.

Whoever takes it knows it not:

Sometimes a person just dies, just like that, in the blink of an eye. They would not know it.

Whoever knows it wants it not:

No one wants to die

This answer may be a bit of a strech, but I believe it is within theme area of the coffin answer, which we were told was close.

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  • $\begingroup$ You're on the right track, but no. $\endgroup$ – Xilpex Mar 30 at 2:34
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It is

Kindness

Because:

  1. The one who makes it, tells it not.
  2. Whoever takes it, knows it not.
  3. Whoever knows it wants it not.
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