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Greater Than God

It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it?

Nothing. Nothing is greater than God, nothing is more evil than the devil, the poor have nothing, the rich need nothing and if you eat nothing you’ll die.

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95 Comments on "Greater Than God"

cody says
December 18, 2013 @ 09:45

the fruit that is in the bible

Toby says
June 6, 2014 @ 23:37

“NOTHING” cause nothing is greater than GOD & evil than the devil.

MrX says
October 29, 2014 @ 14:18

Nothing is greater than Creator but Hell is more evil than the devil
Hell is different Creature than devil

marshall maria says
December 17, 2014 @ 09:08

nothing is greater then god because he doesnt exist

miriah says
February 11, 2015 @ 18:29

It was nuthing. at first i was confused but then i got nice riddle whoever made that up it was cool.

Josef Exline says
February 25, 2015 @ 13:22

Actually there are things better than God, and that is all of you because I haven’t seen any of you kill million of people just because they disagree with you. By the way the amount of people God has killed is very high compared to Hitler and Stalin, so take that on Religion.

Parker says
March 10, 2015 @ 21:36

Ok Josef, but I don’t think Hitler and Stalin were doing it for just reasons. I also don’t think Hitler and Stalin are kind, forgiving, merciful, powerful, Holy, King of all people, Creator, and the One true God. Our Lord has His reasons, and we may not know the exact reasoning, all I know is that He’s NEVER wrong. So take that on you

Raul says
April 2, 2015 @ 23:12

The reason is the sin never goes unpunished..

April 13, 2015 @ 02:00



WHAT is GREATER than God and MORE EVIL than the DEVIL The POOR HAVE IT, THE RICH NEED IT and if you EAT it you’ll DIE.
What is IT?


if you EAT it you’ll DIE=YOUR OWN IDENTITY

ivan says
April 18, 2015 @ 05:18

Pizza is greater than God.
My algebra teacher was more evil than the devil.

Julia says
April 23, 2015 @ 16:39

I don’t know nothing?

xFix_Elite says
April 26, 2015 @ 00:47

A soul
Poor people have souls well rich people are souless ( most rich people not all )

Dan says
April 27, 2015 @ 13:40

The fact that you are typing a comment on this site means you are, compared to the world population, rich. Too bad you have no soul.

am says
April 27, 2015 @ 15:25

your face

sopheavy says
May 19, 2015 @ 07:16

Because nothing is greater than a god,
nothing is evil than the devil,
poor has nothing,
the rich need nothing,
if you eat nothing you’ll die.
You just erase it and change to nothing that’s it.

james says
June 1, 2015 @ 18:07

wow everyone bible-thumps but they are not more right than the next

Tab says
June 3, 2015 @ 10:59

Just reasons? Lmao!!!!!!!!

Christianity’s killings weren’t always for just reasons. Actually most of the time they were not. Most of the time it was for GREED.

Howard says
June 5, 2015 @ 18:31

@ Tab
I don’t mind the answer to this riddle. Nor do I particularly have anything against most of the other people’s POV. In my opinion it is quite alright for others to have a differing opinion. We are all different after all. However, I must say to blatantly and quite ignorantly say offense to another person’s (and in your case another faction’s) opinion without any evidence to back you up, I cannot help but pity you.

Now don’t get me wrong here however. I by no means come here to offend, or revoke your opinion. But would rather have a more logical answer; something much better than a single word written in capital letters if you could.

To begin with, what is greed? What weighs the scale of justice and injustice? What is evil, and what is common sense? Where is the end, and where is the beginning? Answers to most of these questions are left unanswered for a good reason. We are incapable of bringing forth a definite answer. We are not omnipotent, neither are we omnipresent or all knowing. We are incomplete. For example. If one might say evil is murder, does that not speak in same to those who abort children? People who buy products that may have cost other men their lives? People who ignorantly consume and eat non-sparingly without a second thought for the starving millions about the world? In this case, what about us is righteous? Is charity to the poor, and helping the sick without gain? Is saving others from bullies, or striking down terrorists a just deed? In that matter, how can we determine justice, when we continue to question it? Do we of this world always come to aid to those in need? And to what condition can one’s life be measured upon? Answers may come, but where their are answers there lies the question.

For you those words you may have said may mean nothing more than a trivial response, however, as we speak several millions of other people could be influenced with those very words. Whether you intended to harm, or not. Word online, weigh no less in the real world. For we as humans, are curious and inconsistent beings. In like, the same case applies to me and the others above.

Therefore I implore you and alongside to the others above to think before speaking out thoughtless, and offensive remarks.

Carly says
June 17, 2015 @ 17:48

Heh heh heh I’m a toad

alex says
July 2, 2015 @ 12:49

OK well the answered is “nothing” and Joseph is right god has killed more then hittler and stallen but here is the trick the Americans killed more then they ever did I was born in America so what I have to say is not in hate of another country this is my knowing of my country and the reason I say America has killed more then anyone besides god because of the american hollacost that’s what I call it it was the time where the white man killed Africans ( slaves ) and killed native Americans who were also slaves to the white man a hold country of African Americans were pushed and killed from their homes! So the answers has to be nothing but what is nothing really when you have something?

alex says
July 2, 2015 @ 12:51

*a hole country of native Americans *

krusty says
July 9, 2015 @ 16:11

well ive got NOTHING to do but wonder ….. wonder if god feels that way that is if such an entity exists far better to for go pascal’s wager and believe we are all apart of living entity for if you look inwards you will find the answer

Well ive got NOTHING but time on my hands ….. sure the devil will find somthing for me to do ….. how can i believe in the devil if i understand that god is a entity made up of a collective for the universe its self is a living thing people miss understanding of ancient teaching horus day set night day and night and wraped by religion in order to control

and theres NOTHING i really desire other than the love from others
…. how good it feels to be satisfied without the need to deprive others for greed his the is the cruse of the rich
how rich am i
and theres NOTHING in the cupboards to eat ……………. for i have eaten it why have more than you truly need for greed is the mark of a beast

is there NOTHING after death ………… for them that believe in nethier heaven or hell what is left only time will tell for with in the loop of Infinity infinite in infinite out there is a repetition


Anteh says
July 12, 2015 @ 23:04

d answer is NOTHING

sam says
July 16, 2015 @ 17:56

science is greater than got because science is really we can test it but got is nothing but an entity a spirit that has never been proven to be real.

James says
July 19, 2015 @ 13:11

The tree of life

Yasir Boss says
July 26, 2015 @ 03:11

well its really cool……i was thinking with my grandpa and then search in google and now i get……..its…..”Nothing”

Helen Tima says
July 26, 2015 @ 22:35

it is very true…. Nothing is Greater than God, because He created the earth n us and if it wasn’t for Him, we, People! don’t know what love, respect, trust and love is. Nothing is more evil than the devil. Devil works for Satan and his temptation are very powerful that we sometimes don’t know that its his doing. the poor have nothing. the rich need nothing because the rich got everything they need and if you eat nothing at all, you’ll die
so yes!! I totally agree with the answer and OMG I highly pull my hats off to the person who came up with this riddle.

god says
July 27, 2015 @ 09:30

The fact that this world is so abruptly stupid shocks me. There is no god or satan only evolution based on power and self worth. humans are a sick being wanting to know why life is the way it is. And the answer is simple because for some weird reason we believe we have to listen to rules and we have to have money when u dont. We were not put on earth to listen to anyone but ourselves we are animals just as a dog or a bear. Have we really become smarter or more dumb because I myself do not see a dog fighting to pay rent he sleeps were he pleases.WE ARE ALL EQUAL AND WE ARE MUTUALLY STUPID NO ONE OR CONGRESS IS BOSS LIVE HOW U PLEASE AND STOP TRYING TO BUILD A SMARTER HUMAN KIND ITS NOT WORKING. ENJOY UR LIFE AND LIVE LIKE A DOG DO AS U PLEASE UNTIL YOUR TIME HAS COME

james says
July 27, 2015 @ 09:39

@ god
U speak as if u think we should all have no rules but without rules there is chaos.

Jon says
July 27, 2015 @ 15:14

Why would rich greedy people want nothing

Dan says
July 27, 2015 @ 16:27

The idea is that rich people can buy whatever they want, so they want for nothing.

Robert says
August 24, 2015 @ 08:37

“NOTHING?” But i was studying this…
At my school and at home..
My mom is mad at me!

nick says
September 11, 2015 @ 09:55

god doesnt exist you stupid f***s

MO says
September 11, 2015 @ 15:57

God is real and the answer is nothing

Todd says
September 17, 2015 @ 10:48

I have to say one thing about who has been most responsible for human deaths. And that would be humans. We are a warring species, and use all kinds of excuses to start them. Religion is just one, but ambition and arrogance would be the biggest reasons. When we learn that we are all alike, lose the nationalistic attitudes, and realize that we must work together to protect our planets resources, then maybe the wars will cease and we can resolve the world’s larger issues. Hunger, poverty, disease, and education. If it finally happens, will it be too late?

hernan says
September 20, 2015 @ 00:21

@god foo stop ur stupid asf u say our answers are wrong and everyone is including u so just stop

Charles says
September 28, 2015 @ 10:38

All those who DON’T believe in “God” ……………. You’d better hope you’re right!

Pastafarian says
September 28, 2015 @ 13:59

And you Charles better hope you’re believing in the correct God, out of the hundreds of thousands that have been worshipped through history. Personally I can’t wait to meet the FSM and be touched by His noodly appendage

Josh says
October 2, 2015 @ 06:45

How can the answer be “NOTHING” If clearly the riddle says “It IS greater than God! Meaning whatever “it” is is in fact better then God but more evil the devil, Stop answering this on a religious thing, it’s a riddle, so obviously the answer can’t be “nothing”

mellowmadness says
October 26, 2015 @ 21:44

Hitler wanted a super race he thought blue eyed blonde hair ppl had the strongest purest dna of them all so he collected every one that wasnt blonde and blue eyed in one spot and killed them becuase he didnt believe god created them he believed in evolution and and a master/super race did u know he also inveted crystal meth for his soliders

Nicole says
November 2, 2015 @ 15:07

I read this 3 times in 3 different books.The answer is obviously NOTHING.

LuvLucifer says
November 7, 2015 @ 09:26

@josef Exline. How ignorant are you to blame God for what man done?Religion is wrong for humanity and has been poisoning society for at least the last two thousand years and doesnt look set to stop for a long time.
Religion stifles curiousity. There is no reason to look for the answers to the great questions of the universe if you already know the answers. Religion is a detriment to human society in so many ways it creates artificial boundries between populations and aside from race I think it is possibly the biggest obstruction in humanities path to becoming a truly great species.
When we learn the truth and accept our place in the universe the species will be much better off! BTW Even Jesus hated religion it n his man-made book..think out side of the box. If it wasn’t for a beginning creator nothing wouldn’t even exist

Lonnie says
November 21, 2015 @ 18:00

What one thing can Jesus Christ not do?
There IS an answer, and it’s not sin or tell a lie.

kamrianna says
November 22, 2015 @ 00:48

this riddle is so damn cool and yet so hard hahahahahahah

Happy says
December 7, 2015 @ 07:02

Nothing’s greater than God or more evil than the devil the poor have nothing and the rich have to much there fort hey need nothing if you eat nothing you will die

Mr Lousy says
December 9, 2015 @ 07:45

The answer is Money $$

Makayla says
December 10, 2015 @ 19:19

i think it is money because some people think it is greater than god and it is more evil than the devil the poor have it the rich need more of it and you shouldn’t eat you will die

Sphephelo says
December 22, 2015 @ 02:46

The answer is nothing,because there is no such thing that is greater than God

Zavion says
January 3, 2016 @ 22:12

Good love god

andi says
January 17, 2016 @ 09:56

One you all need to learn about Christianity history they were an Amry who brutaly slaughtered millions of people just because they didn’t believe and except god as their Lord and savior. Second if god truly exists then where is he when some many good people are dying if he truly loves us why would put us in horrible situations and and why does everyone keep saying he has a plan for us all and that plan has a purpose i call bull cause What could possibly be the purpose for a child die?!?! To cause his/her’s parents pain?!?! If god was truly real and loved us so much like everyone says millions of babies wouldnt be able to die and people would live a full life.

naze says
January 17, 2016 @ 18:10

Answer isn’t “natural dirtiness?”

wayne says
January 18, 2016 @ 18:35

nothing is the answer because it is what all thing comes to be its greater than GOD He created all thing and yet all thing go to nothing its greater than evil and devil if you do it he cant control you the rich have all they need and if you eat it you will die nothing wast the only thing with GOD before creation began****

CaptainAtlanta says
January 18, 2016 @ 20:01


Nothingness says
January 26, 2016 @ 01:19

God born from NOTHING… NOTHING is Mother of God, higher than GOD… NOTHING can creat GOD, but GOD can’t creat NOTHING.

Jojo says
February 2, 2016 @ 11:08

Nothing is more evil than the devil.
The poor have nothing.
The rich need nothing
If you eat nothing, you die.

Jaybird says
February 6, 2016 @ 09:01

Andi, it’s because of free will. So many Christians forget that “no” is a perfectly reasonable answer, even for God. If God answered everyone’s prayers there would be no balance and order.

Dharma says
February 8, 2016 @ 21:24

Sam, science is based on hunches. I don’t believe in god. But don’t tell ppl who do that they are wrong. Just because you haven’t seen it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Ppl thought the earth was flat until they proved it round. Ppl were certain the sun revolved around the earth. Ppl thought an eclipse was magic until they realized it was the moon passing by the sun. I’m not saying you have to believe on god. I’m just saying don’t dismiss the idea because everything in science was once magic or something like that. Just cause you’ve never seen it doesn’t mean it’s not there. Think of all the things you’ve never seen in person. You’ve never seen then but think they exist hahahaha.

Jcole says
February 9, 2016 @ 08:06

Off of the top of my head I thought Pride first, but then Fear. I agree with a couple of other people. “Religion stifles curiosity” & this riddle may have something to do with “image of identity”. I think most people put no thought into this after reading the first part. They automatically thought that there’s nothing greater than God. I believe in evolution, so I can’t agree with “Nothing”. I answered based on my own life experiences and what I see hidden in others.
Fear is more powerful than a “God” because if you are afraid no one can help you, not even a “God”. Fear is worse than a “Devil” because if you are afraid you, than you cannot beat evil. I think poor people may have a lot of fear in them and that’s why they are not living at their full potential. And rich people need Fear to stay in touch with reality and to prevent causing too much harm to others. Fear is a sickness. If you allow Fear to get inside your soul, you will die. This is my own theory before looking online at all of the other answers. Have a pleasant day everyone ;-)

Harley Sitou says
February 17, 2016 @ 04:21

It’s money

Harley Sitou says
February 17, 2016 @ 04:22

just joking, it’s nothing

mjane says
February 19, 2016 @ 16:17

All those who do not believe in God. may He forgive your ignorance. The answer is NOTHING. NOTHING is greater than God. NOTHING is more evil than the devil. the poor have NOTHING. the rich need NOTHING. if you eat NOTHING you will die of starvation….

frendsel rimon says
February 24, 2016 @ 14:50

if you look at the hills,you kno that they don’t grow,
that comes from nature,and one creator,that is god,
hills don’t pop up by it self,
god don’t kill people,is people killing them self,

The_Soulless_Voice says
March 13, 2016 @ 03:30

Let me clear this all up God has sinned due to him being the all knowing being so he has to know how sin feels, the devil is the greatest evil according to the bible and the poor and wearily thing is exactly what it says or you could take it like this:

God isn’t the only god he’s the God of order and so no one has better judgement than him even if it’s a sinful act, their are gods for everything, and the devil is the God of chaos so he counteracts God, now the poor have nothing, the wealthy need nothing, and if you don’t eat anything you will die now to sum this up God is for order Satan is for discord and the wealthy need nothing poor have nothing and if you eat nothing you die.

The_Soulless_Voice says
March 13, 2016 @ 03:34

Also all you people who are stuck to one religion like being a Christian read into some other religions you will find that every religion is similar and each one has someone like your God but theirs are more realistic because it’s not just one being doing everything it’s multiple all of equal level and status and the only heaven is when you die and the only hell is our minds because as humans we create chaos and destruction and even to this day we are the embodiment of sin

The_Soulless_Voice says
March 13, 2016 @ 03:38

Also mjane not believing in God isn’t ignorance it’s being actually Human and thinking for yourself and not listening to some idiot who killed millions because they didn’t agree with him, because you can’t justify killing anyone even if you are a god

terra says
April 23, 2016 @ 09:52

why do people take God for granted
Ask yourself the following questions if you dont believe
1 is it possible that humans,just by chance formed on earth and found themselves having eyes,ears,hands five fingers etc ?
2 who made atoms and put laws on electrons ,ie, they repel.

sanjay says
June 3, 2016 @ 08:03


Kachi says
July 20, 2016 @ 16:52

For those that do not believe in God… Isn’t it better and safer to believe in sth and in death realise that it doesn’t exist and it changes nothing than believe in nothing only for u to realise in death that God is real and be a fool for eternity? It will cost u nothing to believe in God especially in Jesus Christ bcos all things have been paid for. So why not try today to believe in God. Eternity is too long compared to this life to be and remain a fool…

The boy says
August 2, 2016 @ 22:15

Ya’ll will never find the answers cuz GOD IS AN IMAGINATION TO EASE YOUR STATE OF MIND. We’ve been lied too sense we were born. They’re thousands of religions all over the globe, THERE ARE CELEBRITIES THAT BE WORSHIPPED TOO! And I wouldn’t be suprised if one of those religions worship a f—ing cup! So y’all stfu with this NOTHING riddle and actually see what going on In this world. And no I don’t believe in god But I believe in Myself, the ones i love and US! It’s up to us to keep the each other alive. It’s up to us to weather make our lives hell or heaven. Good and evil actually needs one another to keep the whole universe stable especially ourselves!!! So that gave me the opportunity to realize that theirs a disadvantage to everything rich or poor. SO LIVE YOUR F—ING LIFE AND STOP QUESTIONING IT!!! Gosh!

josh says
August 3, 2016 @ 06:57

you all need jesus

A Wise Guy says
September 14, 2016 @ 03:59


HollowLife says
September 25, 2016 @ 16:33

Doing the reverse: No/thing is actually better than something… Timeless is actually better than time…God/Less is actually better than God. The ground Zero/Nothing, is actually the foundation of All that arises, poor and rich to the same foundation belong. Whoever comes to realize evaporates and is no more.(((((((((((0))))))))))

meow meow says
October 24, 2016 @ 13:14

No what are you saying

steve says
December 22, 2016 @ 23:34

Okay you religious freaks and arrogant dont talk about religion. Its a decent riddle and God does not mean a christian God, it means an omnipotent being. A power that is all powerful, using it in this instance works.

Gail says
January 31, 2017 @ 03:09

Anyone who would like a real answer to any question concerning The existence of God should check out Ravi Zacharias YouTube videos. they answer a lot more than this colum and they explain the Christian faith much better than I can in a space this small. :) they also explain why we don’t agree with other religions and why we see the wrath of God so much.

Gregori says
February 13, 2017 @ 23:36


Miles says
February 19, 2017 @ 10:46

well the answer is nothing because no one is greater than god i dont wanna say the evil thing so just find the name gail in these comments read what she said then you are done

Divyadeepak jaiswal says
June 12, 2017 @ 04:04

NOTHING is a great thing..

noodman says
December 13, 2017 @ 01:55

Lady Butterscotch says “NOTHING”.

Brent says
December 14, 2017 @ 00:02


Lots of friends combined may be greater than god, there are friends who can be worse than the devil, the rich need friends because they are greedy, while the poor have friends.

Hannah says
January 30, 2019 @ 09:49

Actually Brent, what you say is false because god is greater than anything else. You cannot be worse than the devil because you never met the devil and don’t know how evil he is. The rich can do a lot of things, people will come to them because they’re rich. But I do agree that some poor people have friends, but also some don’t have any. So have ‘ Friends’ as an answer is not true.

Manya gupta says
April 14, 2019 @ 04:43

Answer is nothing
Nothing is greater than god
Nothing is more evil than a devil
The poor have nothing
Thi rich need nothing
And if you eat nothing u will die.
Therefore it is nothing.
The question is nothing.
The answer is nothing.

Gentle bee says
May 4, 2019 @ 06:56

Nothing is greater than God

Lilly says
May 10, 2019 @ 13:28

The answer is Yes, you will die.

Smet says
July 5, 2019 @ 13:06

Time is greater than God
Time is more evil than a devil
Poor have lots of time on their hands
and rich need more time
And if you eat all your time you will die.

Frank says
October 12, 2019 @ 12:36

SOMETHING is the correct answer. This is my atheistic response.

jeff says
October 13, 2019 @ 04:53

I’ve read every comment on here and all I can say is the current state of English grammar is abysmal!! If there is a God (which there isn’t) I hope they can fix it.

mynameisjeff says
November 7, 2019 @ 14:22

ok boomer

Neris says
November 13, 2019 @ 17:11

Before time, nothing ran into something, and nothing ceased to exist!

Neris says
November 14, 2019 @ 10:58

Thanks God!!!

Abdul gafoor says
January 17, 2020 @ 00:26

It would have been better, if the question was like this:

Scooter Thomas says
January 17, 2020 @ 14:47

On what day are most twin children born?

Twos-day (Tuesday)

Peter says
December 2, 2020 @ 08:12

The classic answer is nothing (this being the word-play/riddle answer)
1. Nothing is greater than God (when we define God in the way done for Euler’s “proof” of God’s existence [see note 1], i.e. a [potentially hypothetical] being that is perfect in all ways)
2. Nothing is more evil than the Devil (when we define the Devil in a similar manner, i.e. a being that is evil in all ways)
3. The poor have nothing (well, not quite, they have some stuff, just not much, but this is a riddle, not a philosophical argument)
4. The rich need nothing (well, not quite, they need defense/security, since otherwise people will rob them, but see 3.)
5. If you eat nothing you die (after a while. I’m not eating whilst I type this, and haven’t died yet, but I have eaten a few hours ago, and will eat in about half an hour, and it takes several days to die of starvation)

[note 1] which was never intended to be taken seriously, since it isn’t possible to mathematically prove anything that is not part of mathematics

Now, I don’t like this answer, since it says what IS greater than God, what IS more evil than the Devil, etc.
Note the word IS. Nothing (as a concept) can’t be greater than something, since nothing, by definition, ISN’T.
“Nothing” can’t be more evil than something evil, since “nothing” can be considered the baseline. In Christianity, the baseline is that the universe is good, and evil arises from misuse of free will; since “nothing” isn’t a being, then it can’t have free will, therefore can’t be evil. In many other religions, neutral (neither good nor evil) is the baseline, and it is a choice to be good, and a choice to be evil. “Nothing” can’t have made a choice, since “nothing” isn’t a being; therefore it isn’t evil.
The bit about the poor having nothing and the rich needing nothing sort of makes sense, except that it is using the word in different ways. The rich need nothing *more* than they have, but if they suddenly had *nothing*…

Anyway. I haven’t read all the comments, apart from that there appears to be a lot of arguments about religion/belief, which, though important to the majority of the population of the world (yes, atheism is just as much a belief without proof as religion, since there can be no proof that a god does *not* exist. After all, the world (and science) is so complex that if a god exists they don’t have to break or bend the laws of physics to intervene. Particularly with quantum. Anyway, rant over)… where was I… oh yes. Religion, though important to the majority of the population of the world, is not important to this riddle. I first heard it in a D&D sourcebook (can’t remember which one) as something for a sphinx to say, in which it was “what is more powerful than the gods, more terrifying than the demons, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you will die”, and no-one irl (don’t quote me on this) believes in the gods of D&D.

What I was going to say was that my answer would be Fear.
1. From a Christian standpoint, God will never go against your choice. You have free will, and God respects your choices. If you are fearful, then fear will prevent you from accepting God’s intervention.
2. The Devil only has power over you because of fear. Therefore, fear grants the devil his powers, therefore, fear is more evil than the devil, just like Hitler is more evil than the people who obey his orders.
3. The poor are always fearful, since they have no security.
4. The rich need fear (e.g. of the law, of God/the gods, etc.) to prevent them from exploiting their power in a way that is damaging to others.
5. If you feed on fears, then your fears become so great that you die, whether literally (suicide or similar) or metaphorically (mental breakdown etc., where you loose your identity but remain alive in body)

Violet says
January 11, 2021 @ 14:56

Nothinggg :)

Dgamerm says
August 2, 2022 @ 12:10

I think it is Nothing because it is greater than god,more devil than evil,the poor have nothing,rich dont have nothing and if we eat nithin,we will die

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