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My friend left her house, walked 5 miles south, turned east and walked another 5 miles, turned north and walked another 5 miles, and arrived back home.  Where does she live?
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    1. Read the 1st 3 words and got the answer.
      Read the replies to this comment and knew there are at least 3 people who don’t know where those animals live.

  1. Sometimes you get them so quickly you wonder if they were designed to fool you into thinking you’ve worked it out straight away. Don’t think this is one of those though.

  2. OK. Well, even though several idiots have blurted out an answer, or an extremely heftly clue to it, it is NOT the only correct answer. Get those thinking caps on, folks.

  3. I got the ‘obvious’ answer immediately, having seen similar puzzles before. However, on closer examination, we’re only told the direction she walks in for one of her three movements 🙂

    1. While 99.9% of the time you’re likely to walk in the same direction you’re facing (especially over a distance of five miles), it’s possible to walk backwards or sidestep…

  4. I swear, these puzzles get older and older with each passing week

    Though admittedly, in most versions, the pedestrian shoots a bear and the question is what colour the bear was

    1. If there are an infinite number of answers then it does not matter where she lives.
      It applies to Ken Haley, Dave, Anne Elk, I Luv Spoilers and all of the usual suspects.

  5. Directly over the centre of the earth?
    PS Why is there not more whingeing about spoilers?
    PPS Can those clever dudes who say there are an infinite number of answers please explain this to me right now (or on Monday if they are Spoilerphobes?)

    1. This riddle is so well known that most people have heard it. Consequently, not too may people are getting twisted over the spoilers.

    2. So I should not construe the behaviour on this post as a reduction in the current climate of spoilerphobia.

  6. “My friend left her house, walked 5 miles south, turned east and walked another 5 miles, turned north and walked another 5 miles, and arrived back home. Where does she live?”

    Dunno but it’s the last time she’s relying on Apple Maps for directions.

  7. not the answer you’re looking for #1: she lives in her house.
    not the answer you’re looking for #2: she lives on a holographic mobius strip in a black hole.
    not the answer you’re looking for #3: her compass is broken/she used ios maps.
    not the answer you’re looking for #4: aliens did it.
    not the answer you’re looking for #5: irrelevant, she’s part of some cerebral construct designed to facilitate critical thinking in the mothballs of the masses.
    not the answer you’re looking for #6: i forget the sixth one.
    not the answer you’re looking for #7: (common core version) i don’t know the answer, but i know the method, so i win.
    not the answer you’re looking for #8: the cake is a lie.
    not the answer you’re looking for #9: the bear is white/moses didn’t take animals on the ark/you don’t bury survivors/all months have 28 days/roosters don’t lay eggs/the bus driver’s name is your name.
    not the answer you’re looking for #10: who lives?

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