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Animal Course

Series teasers are where you try to complete the sequence of a series of letters, numbers or objects.

 

Puzzle ID:#33677
Fun:*** (2.91)
Difficulty:** (1.44)
Category:Series
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca****

 

 

 



What animal completes this series?

fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, cow, ?



Answer

horse

These are all the animals swallowed by the old lady in the nursery rhyme:

- There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she'll die!

The rhyme continues with the following animals:

- She swallowed a spider to catch the fly.
- She swallowed a bird to catch the spider.
- She swallowed a cat to catch the bird.
- She swallowed a dog to catch the cat.
- She swallowed a goat to catch the dog.
- She swallowed a cow to catch the goat.

The rhyme concludes with:

- There was an old lady who swallowed a horse. She's dead, of course.

As for the title, a course is part of a meal, which hints at the old lady's eight-course meal of animals.

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