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The Mean King
posted by Sifat - September 25 2009 11:41:33 PM
A king decided to let a prisoner try to escape the prison with his life. The king placed 2 marbles in a jar that was glued to a table. One of the marbles was supposed to be black, and one was supposed to be blue.

If the prisoner could pick the blue marble, he would escape the prison with his life. If he picked the black marble, he would be executed. However, the king was very mean, and he wickedly placed 2 black marbles in the jars and no blue marbles. The prisoner witnessed the king only putting 2 black marbles in the jars.

If the jar was not see-through and the jar was glued to the table and that the prisoner was mute so he could not say anything, how did he escape with his life?
Reply by Caprico - January 02 2011 10:32:35 AM
He picked one of the marbles, and then pretended to drop it. He then pointed to the jar, indicating that whatever was left would be different to his choice.

Reply by MrAnkawi - February 16 2011 10:37:07 PM
Reminds me of one of Aladin's episodes.

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