Thursday, December 09, 2010

What is Greater than God??

Received this from a friend:

A riddle for you to keep awake...

Eighty percent of Kindergartners solved this riddle, but only 5% of Stanford graduates figured it out!

Can you answer all seven of the following questions with the same word?

1. The word has seven letters....
2. Preceded God...
3. Greater than God...
4. More Evil than the devil...
5. All poor people have it...
6. Wealthy people need it....
7. If you eat it, you will die.

5 comments:

FXpropTrader said...

Really wondered why I was too "stupid". The came across this:

"The problem seems to be more associated with the language/sentance construction concept of kids and grown-ups. For example if you change the question format it would be very very easy for the grown-ups to locate the answer, I believe....The question violates this minimum expectation, and boast of catching the grown-up on a wrong foot! Thus the above question can be a measure of linguistic understanding; but certainly not of intellect. For the kids their language capabilities are poor and so the structure of the sentences given above does not matter much (they ignore this parameter); and their thinking is unconventional. But the grown-up is linguistically orthodox, and thinking conventional."


http://www.indiadivine.org/audarya/vedic-astrology-jyotisha/583865-fw-you-smarter-than-l-k-g-u-k-g-kids.html

longandwrong said...

I got it.

But I am about to have milk and biscuits before having a short nap :-)

FXpropTrader said...

Do you really think poor people have "nothing". (Slumdog Milionaire)
And that wealthy people need "nothing". (Is that why so many rich people take drugs?)
I would never say that and never agree with it.
In my world the answer doesn't make sense :D

Jules said...

:-)
Precisely why only kids get it.

Solfest said...

LOL