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My living horse is the fastest horse that has ever lived, but it can't run faster than any horse that has ever lived. Why not?

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Obviously it can't run faster than itself, so it can't run faster than any horse that has ever lived.:D

 

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My horse was delivered to my home by alien rocket ship and was, therefore, the fastest horse on the planet ever.

But it's an old nag and can barely run faster than I can.

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2 hours ago, John Cuthber said:

My horse was delivered to my home by alien rocket ship and was, therefore, the fastest horse on the planet ever.

But it's an old nag and can barely run faster than I can.

Ha,ha - an alien horse,eh?  Was it a small grey?

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No the horse is a perfectly normal earthly nag.

I just employed a rather unusual horsebox.

 

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12 hours ago, Tub said:

My living horse is the fastest horse that has ever lived, but it can't run faster than any horse that has ever lived. Why not?

 

This is impossible.

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47 minutes ago, rangerx said:

Because it's dead?

It's impossible.

I looked at the answer, the answer contradicts itself.

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22 minutes ago, Raider5678 said:

the answer contradicts itself.

How? If I’m the fastest runner, I still can’t be faster than myself. 

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1 minute ago, iNow said:

How? If I’m the fastest runner, I still can’t be faster than myself. 

Let's observer the answer:

 

Obviously it can't run faster than itself, so it can't run faster than any horse that has ever lived.

 

Let's say there are two horses alone on the earth.

One is the fastest, at 90 mph.

The other is the second is 5mph.

It can now run faster then a horse.

Making the statement "it can't run faster than any horse that has ever lived" because it just did......wait.........

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4 minutes ago, Raider5678 said:

It can now run faster then a horse.

A horse, yes, but not ANY horse, which the answer clearly says. If you change what the sentence says, of course it stops working, but that’s not the point of the riddle. 

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Just now, iNow said:

A horse, yes, but not ANY horse, which the answer clearly says. If you change what the sentence says, of course it stops working, but that’s not the point of the riddle. 

I realized this.

Hence all the facepalms.

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Just now, Raider5678 said:

Hence all the facepalms.

Ah, I thought they were directed at me. 

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1 minute ago, iNow said:

Ah, I thought they were directed at me. 

Nope.

 Now that I look at it though, I could see how you could see that.

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No worries. We all make mistakes. When I made mine, it was a Tuesday during a leap year. 

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On 2/19/2018 at 5:22 AM, Tub said:

My living horse is the fastest horse that has ever lived, but it can't run faster than any horse that has ever lived. Why not?

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Obviously it can't run faster than itself, so it can't run faster than any horse that has ever lived.:D

 

My living horse is the fastest running horse that has ever lived, but it can't run faster than any horse that has ever lived. Why not?

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On 3/7/2018 at 2:08 PM, Butch said:

My living horse is the fastest running horse that has ever lived, but it can't run faster than any horse that has ever lived. Why not?

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Sorry, Butch, but i don't quite understand your post. Perhaps you could elaborate a little more. Thanks.

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9 hours ago, Tub said:

Sorry, Butch, but i don't quite understand your post. Perhaps you could elaborate a little more. Thanks.

A lame horse in a Delta V rocket could be the fastest horse.

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On 3/9/2018 at 6:21 PM, Butch said:

A lame horse in a Delta V rocket could be the fastest horse.

Ha, Ha. True enough, i suppose, ( John Cuthber posted something similar above ), but i did say my horse is the fastest horse " that has ever lived " and, as far as i know, no horse has yet flown in a rocket and i think the riddle also says enough to imply that the horses have to be running so, at its fastest, my horse is still the fastest horse that has ever lived. Yaaaay! Thanks for the reply. 

 

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On 2/20/2018 at 1:27 AM, iNow said:

How? If I’m the fastest runner, I still can’t be faster than myself. 

Unless you improve your performance... Today-you could be faster than yesterday-you. 

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Just now, Hypsibius said:

Unless you improve your performance... Today-you could be faster than yesterday-you. 

I’d still be the fastest runner unable to go faster than myself. Even performing better today than I did yesterday won’t change the underlying logic structure here. I’d be faster than a former version of myself, but not faster than my current self. 

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13 hours ago, J.C.MacSwell said:

We need to photoshop a horse into the passenger seat of Elon Musk's car...

:P

elon musk horse.jpeg

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9 hours ago, iNow said:

I’d still be the fastest runner unable to go faster than myself. Even performing better today than I did yesterday won’t change the underlying logic structure here. I’d be faster than a former version of myself, but not faster than my current self. 

I meant that kind of tongue in cheek tbh... 

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On ‎19‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 11:21 PM, J.C.MacSwell said:

We need to photoshop a horse into the passenger seat of Elon Musk's car...

 

car.jpg

 

10 hours ago, Hypsibius said:

:P

elon musk horse.jpeg

Horse in a car? It has to be a Mustang!

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1 hour ago, Tub said:

Horse in a car? It has to be a Mustang!

Rimshot!

Bronco was in the shop, and the Pinto couldn’t be allowed so close to explosive rocket fuel. Some stallion in mission control said, “nay.”

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