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These Brain Teasers Have Obvious Answers, But Almost Everyone Gets Them Wrong Anyway

Odd Me Not

These five brainteasers are considered some of the hardest riddles on the internet.

Can you figure out the answers?

1. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

2. What flies when it's born, lies when it's alive, and runs when it's dead?

3. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

4. I am a mother and a father, but have never given birth. I'm rarely still, but I never wander. What am I?

5. It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you'll die. What is it?

Don't forget your answers! Now keep going to see the answers to these 5 riddles!

1. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

Answer: The highest mountain is still Mt. Everest!

2. What flies when it's born, lies when it's alive, and runs when it's dead?

Answer: A snowflake.

3. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

Answer: The letter 'M'.

4. I am a mother and a father, but have never given birth. I'm rarely still, but I never wander. What am I?

Answer: I am a tree.

5. It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you'll die. What is it?

Answer: It's nothing.

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Moojan has been a writer at Shared for almost a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.