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Clever riddle on local café sign has people stumped

October 23rd, 2020

There’s a cafe in Aberdeen in Scotland that always writes the wittiest statements on their signboard.

Besides their menu and ambiance, they’ve become known for their signboards and people come to add their own witty puns.

But their most famous sign would probably be the riddle that stumped the world.

What has 5 letters. Sometimes 9 letters, but never has 5 letters.

Do you know the answer?

If you’ve read it several times and still don’t know the answer, you’re not alone.

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A number of people couldn’t figure out the answer. And they just kept coming back to see if someone had figured it out and posted the answer.

The person who uploaded the sign to her social media account was amused at what was happening but decided to help out.

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Lacey gave a subtle clue, careful not to give too much away. And it worked. Sort of. It took people some time to figure out the answer.

But, by george, they finally got it!

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What about you? Did you finally get it?

And it looks like Inversnecky Cafe doesn’t want to stump people too much again. They haven’t posted a riddle this clever and “unsolvable” since.

But it’s still witty as ever.

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Are your family and friends having trouble figuring out what to give to you for Christmas?

This sign is a subtle way of telling them what you’d like. Hope this won’t be like the riddle and they’ll be able to figure this out at first read.

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A good thing as otherwise it would be 2 deer.

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Or maybe you need a joke for your Christmas party (even if it’s online). The cafe has so many of those!

And they’ve got a variety, too.

They’ve got Rudolph, Santa, presents, Yuletide, and Noel jokes. You name it, they got it.

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Or maybe you just need material for your stand-up comic act.

Do you think you can use this to inspire more materials for your act?

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Or maybe you need witty statements to help you get through the day.

But you know it’s true. Why aren’t you transported to your home when you press “Home” on your smartphone? It’s not so smart, after all.

If you haven’t noticed, their signs have themes.

They’re not just random signs that they wanted to write.

They have different signs and jokes on gyms.

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Then they went through so many countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe, too!

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They even had loads of puns about The Beatles!

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And now, do you want to know the answer to this riddle?

Like what Lacey said, read it like a statement, not a question. Whenever we see a statement that starts with what, we automatically assume it’s a question.

But in this case, it’s a statement.

The statement says that the word “what” has 4 letters, the word “sometimes” has 9 letters, and the word “never” has 5 letters.

Did that blow your mind?

Now go send it to the people you know to have their minds blown, too!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

Source: Riddler Coaster, Instagram/Inversnecky Cafe, Your Daily Dish

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