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The Riddle That 80%
of Kindergartners Answered Correctly, but Only 17% of Stanford Seniors
Summary of the eRumor A simple riddle with a
simple answer that was allegedly reported on Paul Harvey...and that
Kindergartners answered more correctly than university seniors.
The riddle has been around for a long
time, but there is no evidence that research was ever conducted on
the comparative answers of Kindergartners and Stanford University
There is also no evidence that this was reported on Paul Harvey.
What is greater than God, More evil than the devil, The poor
The rich don't need it, And if you eat it, you'll die?
The answer to the riddle is "nothing."
Nothing is greater than God.
Nothing is more evil than the Devil.
The poor have nothing.
The rich need nothing.
And if you eat nothing, you'll die.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Paul Harvey RIDDLE:
When asked this riddle, 80% of kindergarten kids got the answer,
compared to 17% of Stanford University seniors.
What is greater than God, More evil than the devil,
The poor have it,
The rich need it, And if you eat it, you'll die?
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