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# Letter riddle: “What has 4 letters, sometimes 9 letters, but never has 5 letters.”

This letter riddle stumped the internet too! Let’s see if you’re able to figure it out.

“What has 4 letters, sometimes 9 letters, but never has 5 letters.”

keep thinking…

you have 2 minutes to find the answer.

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“What has 4 letters.” If you think about it, it sure does! W-H-A-T.

“Sometimes has 9 letters.” If you count them out, the word “sometimes” is made up of nine letters, S-O-M-E-T-I-M-E-S.

“But never has 5 letters.” N-E-V-E-R. Yep, there are five of them.

When you read it, perhaps you’re thinking of it as a question. After all, it begins with the word “what” and seems like it’s asking for an answer.

do you find it funny?

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## This Riddle’s Stumped Countless People. Can You Solve it?

Take a look at the riddle below. It might seem as if it is a rather simple question, “What has a head and a tail, is brown, but has no legs?”

Give it a try for yourself and if you can’t get it, you can always see the solution on the next page. Just remember, once you see it, you can’t un-see it.

Still guessing? Maybe another hint will help: It’s very common and you probably see it every day!

…This last clue should point you in the right direction: It’s no longer used in Canada…

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What has a head and a tail, is brown, but has no legs? The answer is…a penny!