Originally posted by ark13Hmmmmm, it's been almost 40 years since I was in high school, but I believe that was from Sophoclese's Oedipus Rex, a 2500 year old greek play. Oedipus solved the riddle of the Sphinx. Then killed his father. Then married his mother and gouged out his eyes. Happy happy, joy joy.
I wasn't sure how wide-spread this riddle was, but I guess everyone knows it. That's why it's under the title "stupid riddle". That and the fact that the answer is not very good (in my opinion).