The Mathematician’s Riddle


A great mathematician was once asked to come up with a riddle. She sat in thought for a while before finally she said the following:

“Not a single soul isn’t unable to understand that nobody doesn’t like the fact that nobody doesn’t love nobody who isn’t nobody. But what is the name of nobody who isn’t nobody?”

Many people have struggled to navigate the many negatives of the mathematician’s riddle. Will you be able to figure it out?


This is because “not a single soul” means “everybody,” and “nobody who isn’t nobody” is the same as “everybody.”


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