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Oedipus came across the Sphinx on his way to Thebes in Greece. The sphinx asked him "What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three in the evening?" Oedipus pondered on this question and then read his correct answer "Man."
The sphinx killed herself for this was the correct answer. Humans crawl while they're babies, or the start of their lives (morning- start of day) making it four feet. Then they walk with two (in the middle of their lives- afternoon) and three nearing the end of their lives for they walk with a walking stick.
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