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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 19, 2017 3:27 PM CST
and 28 chickens.

How many didn't?
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 19, 2017 3:40 PM CST
Say it out loud.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: greene
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greene
Dec 19, 2017 4:01 PM CST
10 cows didn't eat chickens! Everyone knows that! Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 19, 2017 4:21 PM CST
Lol .. Not the right answer.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Weedwhacker
Dec 19, 2017 8:08 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
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teacup754
Dec 19, 2017 10:36 PM CST
30?
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crawgarden
Dec 19, 2017 10:52 PM CST
30
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Name: Anna Z.
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AnnaZ
Dec 20, 2017 4:34 AM CST
Is this that new math crap where you start in the middle regardless of the "problem"????
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Dec 20, 2017 5:21 AM CST
It's the kind of riddle that only works if you speak it; when written out it's not the same question.

What we hear is: "50 cows in a field"...
We hear "28 chickens"...
but the person speaking is actually saying, "Twenty ate chickens"...
Then, "How many didn't?"

Since cows don't actually eat chickens...well... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

(When I first learned the riddle there were only 30 cows in the field: 30 - 20- = 10, hence my incorrect answer earlier.)
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 20, 2017 7:57 AM CST
Thirty is right .. took me a few minutes to get it.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
College Station,TX
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teacup754
Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM CST
It took me a while too. Only when I said that t out loud a few times did it click.

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