What are some examples of *real* conundrums?
July 22, 2010 4:08 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for examples of conundrums in the *technical* sense: riddles with answers that are puns.
posted by Lutoslawski to Grab Bag (19 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I was recently enlightened to the fact that a conundrum, colloquially used to refer to a seemingly unanswerable question or the like, is technically a riddle with a pun for an answer.
After my friend had mentioned this fact to a group of us, we spent a good 45 minutes trying to think of an actual example, but alas, we failed. I have not sense been able to think of one.
So I implore you, hivemind, can you give me your best conundrums?