1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three
rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins
with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven’t eaten in 3
years. Which room is safest for him?
2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5
minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out
together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
3. There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of
this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still
tell which water came from which jug?
4. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you
throw it away?
5. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
6. This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious how quickly you can find out
what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was
wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual
though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything
odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so
without any coaching!
1. The third. Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are dead.
2. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband,
developed it, and hung it up to dry.
3. Freeze them first. Take them out of the jugs and put the ice in the
barrel. You will be able to tell which water came from which jug.
4. The answer is Charcoal.
5. Sure you can Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!
6. The letter “e”, which is the most common letter in the English
language, does not appear once in the long paragraph.