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On June 30, 2011, in Content Writing, by lesley
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My husband got an email this morning with some riddles in. I like riddles, because quite often they make you think in a slightly different way: here’s an example. The first question was

A murderer is condemned to death.  He has to choose between three rooms.

The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven’t eaten in 3 years.

Which room is safest for him?

It’s not too hard – the answer is number 3.
Why? ‘Cos lions that haven’t eaten for three years are very dead. That’s why.

Now here’s the riddle I thought you might enjoy – read the following paragraph and say what is unusual about it.

This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it. It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!

Got it yet? Answers in comments, please!

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2 Responses to “Todays Post is Brought To You By …”

  1. Not quickly at all. I checked if it was a palindrome. I checked the meter. Added up the words. Read it a few times for double meanings. Finally I started looking for things that weren’t there.

    Not to ruin it for anyone else…

    about ten minutes later I got it 😉

    I too like riddles.

    Here is my favorite. I will be back to see if you get it (and give the answer if not. There could of course be a few answers. But there is really only one that is “right”.

    (generally it is a “ask yes-no questions” riddle)

    A man is found dead in a room with 53 Bicycles. Also in the room is a table, 5 chairs and four other men.

    Why was he killed?

  2. Haha! I just noticed the title of the blog post (after i got the answer) when I was commenting on your post on my site.

    I just realized the title itself is an oblique clue.