A Test

I got this in an email.

Time to work your brain….
Think about these six problems and see if you can get the right answer!

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 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 it.


ANSWERS

1. The third room. Lions that haven’t eaten in three years are dead.
2. The woman took a photo of her husband and hung it to dry.
3. Freeze the jugs first. Take it out of the jugs and put it in the barrel.
4. The answer is charcoal.
5. Sure you can: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
6. The letter “e”, which happens to be the 20th most common letter in the English language, does NOT appear even one time in the paragraph.

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