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The Stronger Poison
posted by Caprico - January 29 2011 05:28:08 AM
In a far away land, it was known that if you drank poison, the only way to save yourself is to drink a stronger poison, which neutralizes the weaker poison. The king that ruled the land wanted to make sure that he possessed the strongest poison in the kingdom, in order to ensure his survival, in any situation. So the king called the kingdom's pharmacist and the kingdom's treasurer, he gave each a week to make the strongest poison. Then, each would drink the other one's poison, then his own, and the one that will survive, will be the one that had the stronger poison.
The pharmacist went straight to work, but the treasurer knew he had no chance, for the pharmacist was much more experienced in this field, so instead, he made up a plan to survive and make sure the pharmacist dies. On the last day the pharmacist suddenly realized that the treasurer would know he had no chance, so he must have a plan. After a little thought, the pharmacist realized what the treasurer's plan must be, and he concocted a counter plan, to make sure he survives and the treasurer dies. When the time came, the king summoned both of them. They drank the poisons as planned, and the treasurer died, the pharmacist survived, and the king didn't get what he wanted.
What exactly happened there?
Reply by Sifat - January 29 2011 10:05:05 AM
After one team loses all its members, the team that it eliminates members from will always win. For example, say the Scissors team is the first team to lose all its members. It is now impossible for the Paper team to lose any members, but the Paper team can still eliminate members from Rock team, so it will eventually win (if the Rock team answers questions, there would be no one left for them to eliminate so nothing would happen). This means that the best strategy is actually to avoid answering questions until one team is eliminated. If all the players know this, the game would never end.

Reply by Sifat - January 29 2011 10:07:22 AM
Oh sorry, i was reading your two riddles at a time and typed the answer of your other riddle Rock,paper,scissor in it. Hope u understand.Never mind, i will also try to answer this riddle.

Reply by Sifat - January 29 2011 10:10:06 AM
My answer to this riddle what i think-
The treasurer's plan was to drink a weak poison prior to the meeting with the king, and then he would drink the pharmacist's strong poison, which would neutralize the weak poison. As his own poison he would bring water, which will have no effect on him, but the pharmacist who would drink the water, and then his poison would surely die. When the pharmacist figured out this plan, he decided to bring water as well. So the treasurer who drank poison earlier, drank the pharmacist's water, then his own water, and died of the poison he drank before. The pharmacist would drink only water, so nothing will happen to him. And because both of them brought the king water, he didn't get a strong poison like he wanted.
Isn't it right?

Reply by Caprico - January 30 2011 09:52:02 PM
Ya... btw, I know you have simply copied and pasted the answers from the net. I'm leaving this site now. I had come here for some new riddles and challenges, but it turns out you were simply copying the riddles from another site, and then acting smart. You simply haven't understood the spirit or meaning of this site. Sorry man, no fun anymore...

Reply by Sifat - February 01 2011 03:39:40 AM
Ok as u wish. But u yourself was also acting smart and posting copied riddles too. Okay no problem, u may leave. It's upto u. I don't care it now.

Reply by Riddlemaker - February 04 2011 05:15:03 PM
No wonder u got a lot of riddles.

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