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Riddle Revealed

February 11, 2012

Here is yesterday’s riddle repeated…

You are a pilgrim on the road to Truth. You come to a fork in the road. One fork takes you to the Village of Lies; the other, the Village of Truth. A local boy sits at the crossroads, so you ask for directions. If he comes from the Village of Lies, he lies, and if from Truth, speaks honestly. You ask one simple question, one sentence long.

What do you ask?

“Would you please point to the village where you were born?”

If the boy comes from the Village of Lies, he points to the Village of Truth, since that is the lie. If instead he comes from Truth, he unhesitatingly points to his own hometown. Either way, you get good directions.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Emmett Grayson permalink
    February 12, 2012 2:49 PM

    What if he points in the general direction of Kenya – and then says, “Hawaii”?

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