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Thread #150321   Message #3502197
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
12-Apr-13 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: Stupid riddle but can you explain it?
Subject: RE: BS: Stupid riddle but can you explain it?
A postage stamp which has once been used cannot be used again to send a letter.

On the other hand a person who has once been married can get married again, any number of times The only condition involved is that at the time of the subsequent marriages they are no longer married. (Assuming this is not in a place where polygamy is not in vogue and legal.)

That's the crucial difference.

I'm puzzled how this could count as any sort of a riddle, and how it could possibly be that "The vast majority of people will say it "cannot be determined", simply because it is the first answer that comes to mind." Or how "careful dedction" is seen as necessary to get the obvious answer.