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Larger Than the Universe?

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Submitted By:Mr. G


What is larger than the universe,
More evil than the devil,
Poor people have lots of it,
Rich people need it,
And if you eat it, you will die?

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Posted by electronjohn on Nov 20, 2002

This is a classic. Sometimes they add the line: More powerful than God

Posted by Amjer2911 on Mar 07, 2005

Actually, it should read "The rich need it." This means that the rich need nothing, which is true.

Posted by troydunn on May 27, 2005

I've a much more poetic variation on this one:

What doth man love more than life,
hate more than death or mortal strife?
'Tis that which contented men desire,
the poor possess, and the rich require,
the miser spends, the spendthrift saves,
and all men carry to their graves?

Classic riddle. Good stuff.

Posted by EVOLNI on Aug 06, 2005

i was going to put this riddle in in a different form o well here it is

Qhat's more powerful than God
More evil then Satan
Poor people have it
Rich people want it (becuz the have everything)
And if you eat it you die

Posted by jimmym on Aug 11, 2005

I was going to use that one too:
"What's greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, you're born with it, and if you eat it you will die!"
great one!

Posted by markmonnin on Sep 22, 2005

I was going to use this one too! Umm... wait... no I wasn't...

Posted by Rob2003 on Oct 22, 2005

i like this 1 my sister told me this a long time ago

Posted by iam1ru12 on Oct 25, 2005

Good thing I browsed the teasers. I would have duplicated this one. But then I would have omitted the "universe" line and put in "more powerful than God".

Good one, this!

Posted by converse_chik on Oct 31, 2005

good one, did you know they gave this to a stanford class and a kindergarten class and 87% of the kindergarteners got it, and 17% or the stanford class got it, just goes to show, all i needed to know i learned in kindergarten! great teaser!

Posted by tbsxduh on Nov 16, 2005

Good teaser, but i think you mean the rich people need it.

Posted by bookworm91 on Nov 19, 2005

saw this one in a different form but mostly the same o well boost my ego cuz i got it!

Posted by hidentreasure on Nov 28, 2005

Soooo freaken easy!

Posted by Brainy_1 on Dec 31, 2005

EZ but fun! Got it in a second! Good one!

Posted by sugarnspice4u7 on Jan 01, 2006

this introduced me here

Posted by mr_brainiac on Jan 02, 2006

Would have been harder if it weren't so old and familiar.

Posted by wolfeyes89 on Jan 10, 2006

It was kinda of easy...Greater than god and The rich need it(they defiently do) lots of fun loved it

Posted by Vigo95 on Feb 21, 2006

boooooooooooooooooooooooo you tricked me !!!!!!!

Posted by falcons710 on Mar 28, 2006

This was EZ. but then again.....i already heard it

Posted by IMCUL4E on Jun 04, 2006

i've tricked my friends with this one thousands of times!

Posted by spazzyjazzy93 on Jun 12, 2006

i needed the hint!

Posted by Unraveled on Jun 29, 2006

Wait, you said, "Rich people don't need it." So rich people don't need nothing? Isn't that a double negative?

Posted by mmmcla01 on Jul 01, 2006

Unraveled...yes it is...It was worded should say "Rich people need it"

Posted by rrn0rrnrrnY on Sep 10, 2006

If I don't care for a teaser I usually just don't comment. But I did like this one the many times I've heard it before usually starting with More powerful than God and the rich need it. I do like the one above in verse. I didn't expect to find such an old and common one at this site.

Posted by elu93 on Oct 05, 2006

No matter how many times I've heard it, I love it so MUCH!

Posted by dumbdude on Jan 11, 2007

Ya, this is one is cool. But need modification to "Rich need it"

Posted by lukeschett on Mar 29, 2007

Great teaser

Posted by nerdyiscool on May 05, 2007

Rich need nothing!
I got it!

Posted by catfood99 on Jun 30, 2008

I have seen simmilar ones. Good teaser, though.

Posted by bradon182001 on Aug 20, 2009

Good one. Enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.

Posted by coinjar876 on May 19, 2010

I don't see why it's so great

Posted by selpy123 on Jan 02, 2011

You shouldn't put "The poor have a lot of it" because that would be saying that the poor have a lot of nothing, which is technically impossible. Just put "The poor have it".

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