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The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
ANSWER: THE MORE YOU TAKE, THE MORE YOU LEAVE BEHIND
- The answer to the riddle is “footsteps”
Now you have it!
The more footsteps you take, the more you leave behind you.
It’s tricky, but like most great riddles, it becomes immediately obvious when the answer’s revealed.
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Considering you now have the answer, be sure to share the riddle with your family and friends to see if they can get it. Arguably, one of the best things about sharing riddles with others is the variety of interesting answers people consider before getting it right.
There should be some good attempts with this one.
The Riddle Explained
The success of this riddle lies in an unusual use of the word “take”.
When we take something in English it usually refers to picking up an object.
So when we first read the riddle “the more you take” we are imagining picking up something. Like taking a book from the table. Taking a handkerchief from your pocket, or taking candy from a baby.
In this case, we are “taking a step”. This riddle really made me think about how we use the word “take” sometimes.
The thing that we are taking, in this case, is “the footstep”. We are referring to “taking a step” like we would “taking a breath”. No objects are picked up. The taking is an action and the thing that moves is your own body.
So could “taking a breath” be an equally valid answer?
I actually think it could.
When we “take footsteps” won’t don’t actually leave anything physical behind.
Sure if we walk on a beach we leave behind footprints. But footprints wasn’t the answer.
So what does it mean to leave behind a footstep?
Not much really. We leave the location where the step was taken behind us as we walk down a path, but we also leave behind the location where the breath was taken when we walk down a path.
Funny Wrong Guesses
There are a few funny wrong guesses around the internet for this riddle.
- Laxative pills!
- Tequila Shots!