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30th Oct '16 9:48:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Curtis}}'' tries to make a bet with his dad with this riddle in one Sunday strip; either he doesn't know how old it is or discredits his dad's intelligence - or both - but he loses the bet.
30th Sep '16 6:41:56 PM Greenygal
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* In the book [[Literature/KrimPyramid ''Pyramid Scheme'']] the Sphinx can only eat someone who fails to answer her riddle. The heroes, of course, know the answer (although there's a certain amount of tension because while the guy being asked knows the answer, he doesn't know Ancient Greek....) After hearing the Sphinx complain about how hungry she is they offer to teach her a new riddle in exchange for her help. After they escape the myth world, the Sphinx gets a job as a greeter / tourist attraction at the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas. She asks guests riddles in exchange for all the food she can eat.

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* In the book [[Literature/KrimPyramid ''Pyramid Scheme'']] ''[[Literature/KrimPyramid Pyramid Scheme]]'' the Sphinx can only eat someone who fails to answer her riddle. The heroes, of course, know the answer (although there's a certain amount of tension because while the guy being asked knows the answer, he doesn't know Ancient Greek....) After hearing the Sphinx complain about how hungry she is they offer to teach her a new riddle in exchange for her help. After they escape the myth world, the Sphinx gets a job as a greeter / tourist attraction at the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas. She asks guests riddles in exchange for all the food she can eat.
5th Aug '16 12:10:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NerfNow'': If this question ever comes up in ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Dracula's]] [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/67 got it covered.]]

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* ''NerfNow'': ''Webcomic/NerfNow'': If this question ever comes up in ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Dracula's]] [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/67 got it covered.]]



* Subverted in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1308#comic this]] ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' comic.

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* Subverted in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1308#comic this]] ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' comic.
16th Jul '16 11:56:12 PM anza_sb
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* In ''[[VideoGame/Scribblenauts Scribblenauts Unlimited]]'', one of the Starite Shard quest in the Abjad Dunes is based on this riddle.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/Scribblenauts ''[[VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}} Scribblenauts Unlimited]]'', one of the Starite Shard quest in the Abjad Dunes is based on this riddle.
4th Jul '16 2:51:45 PM anza_sb
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}} Scribblenauts Unlimited]]'', one of the Starite Shard quest in the Abjad Dunes is based on this riddle.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}} ''[[VideoGame/Scribblenauts Scribblenauts Unlimited]]'', one of the Starite Shard quest in the Abjad Dunes is based on this riddle.
4th Jul '16 2:51:22 PM anza_sb
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* In ''VideoGame/ScribblenautsUnlimited'', one of the Starite Shard quest in the Abjad Dunes is based on this riddle.

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* In ''VideoGame/ScribblenautsUnlimited'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}} Scribblenauts Unlimited]]'', one of the Starite Shard quest in the Abjad Dunes is based on this riddle.
4th Jul '16 2:47:32 PM anza_sb
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* In ''VideoGame/ScribblenautsUnlimited'', one of the Starite Shard quest in the Abjad Dunes is based on this riddle.
30th Jun '16 3:53:48 AM Phred
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', this is the first of five riddles the Sphinx asks of Puss. His answer of "Yellow" is remarked upon to be the most incorrect answer she's ever heard.
14th Apr '16 5:28:39 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', the Riddler gives a rather demented parody of the riddle. (This was hardly the only time in the franchise he gave a riddle that really wasn’t a riddle at all; he seemed to be, like most villains in the series, even crazier than usual):
-->'''Riddler:''' “Good try, but the answer to all three is a baby. True, it crawls on all fours, but cut off its legs, and it can only wiggle on two limbs. Give it a crutch, it can hobble around on three. See?”
13th Mar '16 10:13:34 AM Sharlee
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* Once scenario for the Facebook flash game ''Ghost Tales'' features a direct equivalent to this riddle: "At dawn, it creeps. At midday, it sleeps. At night, it flies." The answer is expressed by clicking three statues so they transform into a caterpillar, a cocoon, and a butterfly.
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