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the old twins and the fork in the road riddle


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#1 Helions

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:11 PM

you are traveling and come upon a fork in the road...one road leads to death, while the other road leads to a land of riches...there are a set of twins at the fork...you can only ask them one question each, and one of them always lies while the other always tells the truth...what would you ask them?
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:54 PM

haha...i've seen a version of this one before...did u reword it? cause originally there's a village of liars and a village of truthtellers, and you have to ask both which village you came from...cause the liar would point to the village of truthtellers, and the truthteller would point to that village too...

but maybe its not the same joke. =X
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE(joemama718 @ Apr 22 2007, 02:54 PM) View Post
haha...i've seen a version of this one before...did u reword it? cause originally there's a village of liars and a village of truthtellers, and you have to ask both which village you came from...cause the liar would point to the village of truthtellers, and the truthteller would point to that village too...

but maybe its not the same joke. =X


actually, there's a lot of versions of this riddle(it's not a joke!)...this is the one i was told back in grade school...i thought it was a pretty good riddle...

anyways, yea you got it right...

let's say the way you should go is left...since the twin who tells the truth will say left, the liar says that he will say right...since the twin who lies will say right, the twin that tells the truth says that the liar will say right...so you go left...whew, that was kinda confusing, huh?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 02:23 PM

which way they wanna go LOL

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 04:41 AM

QUOTE(Tbone @ Apr 26 2007, 02:23 PM) View Post
which way they wanna go LOL


honestly, everything you post makes no sense at all...
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:56 AM

wow that was total over my head lol

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE(Richard Kuehne- KDH Web Designs @ Apr 27 2007, 06:56 AM) View Post
wow that was total over my head lol



haha yea, it's kind of confusing...here, let me try to explain it again...

let's say the correct way to go is the left...if you ask each one what the other would say, then they'd both say right...see, if you ask the truthful guy what his lying brother would say, the truthful guy would say right since he knows his brother would lie...if you ask the liar brother what his truthful brother would say, he would say right since he is a liar...therefore, you should go left...

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:27 PM

Got it now
k heres one
A man will be condemned to his death for eating from the tree of fruity lolypops. He gets one last statement before he dies, and this statement will determine how he dies. If the statement is true, he is wil be hanged, if the statement is false he will be drowned.
What does he say to confuse the jury and delay his imminent death?
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:09 PM

lol. "I will be drowned."
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Posted 12 May 2007 - 10:30 PM

Great job! First try to!!!
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 01:03 PM

haha great story...

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:10 AM

lol nice

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 04:08 AM

I love riddles, they're great to work out. I had a really, really good one, but I can't remember it. Instead, I'll say this one:

What crawls on four legs in the morning, walks on two in the day and walks on three at night?

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:45 PM

Man =].

I first heard of the riddle in an episode of 'Flint the Time Detective' when I was a kid. I stumbled across it again last month, when I was translating a Greek text for school.
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 09:24 PM

You are correct! It's kind of an easy riddle, though. The one I had in my head before it was much better, but I forgot it. ^^'





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