Mental Floss 209

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What is it that goes on 4 legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and 3 legs in the evening? This is the famous riddle of the Sphinx which was asked of Oedipus before he could enter the city of Thebes. 

A: Man. Crawls on all fours as a baby, walks on two legs as an adult and uses a walking stick in old age.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: A large mail order company undertook an analysis of it’s customer base. They were surprised to see that a there was an unusually high number of people who were born on November 11. How could this be?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend!

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