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Entry from September 14, 2021
“Why do we drink water?"/"Because we can’t eat it.”

A riddle about water is:

Q: Why do we drink water?
A: Because we can’t eat it.


The question is often asked by a teacher and answered by a student. The riddle has been cited in print since at least 2006 and is popular in India.


Google Groups: yaari
very funny.... check out!!!!!!!!!!
BS, Lokesh
Jan 10, 2006, 1:13:04 AM
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I am too much shocked
you dont know?
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because we cannot eat it

Google Groups: Cool Bangalore
FW: good ones
Richa Chauhan
Nov 23, 2006, 12:56:05 AM
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Why do we drink water ?
Because we cannot eat it.

Twitter
Amol Mathur
@Shaitaaaaan
Why do we drink water?
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Obviously
because we cannot eat it.
smilewink:D
lollzzz!!
9:38 AM · Nov 27, 2010·SmsTweets

Twitter
Indo-Pak Peace Media
@IndoPak_Peace
Why do we drink water? Hmmm.. I think.. because we can not eat it. (=
2:02 AM · May 24, 2011·Facebook

Google Books
School Time Jokes
By Mamta Mehrotra
New Delhi, India: Prabhat Books
2016
Pg. 91:
Teacher: Why do we drink water?
Student. Because We Can’t eat it.

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/Eezqu August 19, 2019
why do we drink water?
cause we cant eat it

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/electricalalarm November 8, 2019
Why do we drink water?
Because we can’t eat it.

Twitter
Sehrish
@Sehrish_8901
Replying to @Meena97948819
Teacher: Why do we drink water?
Meena: Because we cannot eat it.
Achaa Sorry.
4:00 PM · Sep 4, 2021·Twitter for Android

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