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Get Me Out of Here

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Puzzle ID:#126
Fun:*** (2.39)
Difficulty:** (2.08)
Submitted By:Karin***
Corrected By:Mysterious




You are in a room with no window, no doors, and no way out. The only thing in the room is a mirror. How do you get out?


Look in the mirror - see what you saw - take the saw - saw the mirror in half - two halves make a whole - crawl out the hole.

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Jun 09, 2002

This is a very old riddle, I've been telling that one since I was 8 but it's still a good classic, though it lacks the brain thinking.
May 11, 2005

that's funny right there!!!!!
Jul 30, 2005

ive heard many varitions on that but never with a mirror
good job
Nov 04, 2005

hahaha never heard that it was great
Nov 08, 2005

I just submitted this teaser, although mine was a little wordier (Obviously, it was rejected). Kudos for you, though, for getting it on here. It is a good one, although most people I know groan upon hearing the answer.
Nov 09, 2005

Huh? what? ???????cute ......
Nov 26, 2005

awesome job!!!!
really liked it.
i luv plays on words!!!!
Nov 28, 2005

WWWWAAAAYYYY to original.
Dec 17, 2005

Ive heard it loads but its still really good
Dec 21, 2005

Awesome Teaser!
Dec 21, 2005

Awesome teaser! Keep up the great work!
Dec 22, 2005

lol dude, lol!!!!
Dec 31, 2005

kinda boring......but still, nice play on words. i've heard it before, but i keep forgetting the answer......
Dec 31, 2005

my friend has been telling that one for years (im not gonna say how many years and/or since how old we were)
Feb 20, 2006

How about this? If the only thing in the room was a mirrow, wouldn't everything be made of said mirror? Just break the mirror and walk out!
Feb 21, 2006

HAHA good teaser but if you have never heard it before its quite unlikley you would come up with that solution XDD
Feb 22, 2006

wow !! very interesting . i never heard anything like this !
Mar 07, 2006

I think thats cool! Never heard it before
Mar 12, 2006

would have been better spoken
Mar 14, 2006

Mar 25, 2006

Head tons like this one but it's still great!
Mar 27, 2006

kind of boring
been hearing that since ohhhhhh......
second grade
oh well
nice play on words
Mar 29, 2006

hehehe... I remember when I first told that one to my brother...
Mar 29, 2006

That one is pretty old, but clever. Takes quite a bit of thought.
Apr 08, 2006

cute but i heard it b4
Apr 19, 2006

It's old, but ok
May 10, 2006

i personally did not like the teaser, it made no sense to me but good job anywayz i see that many others got it! so nice job!
May 25, 2006

why can't he just smash the mirror into pieces.
if there are 6 pieces, then the 6 pieces together make a whole (hole, which he can climb out of), and the same applies if there were 777,777 shards of glass.

I bring this point up, because I, for one, HAVE actually attempted to saw a mirror in half, and it didn't work at all!
Jun 14, 2006

But if he broke the mirror, he'd get bad luck!

I didn't like this one. Ugh, how many times have I heard this, or a variation of this, trick?

And it isn't logical! I'd never get out of a room like that!
Jun 26, 2006

Unravel...there's a name for people like you...

I'll let you figure out what it is.
Jul 07, 2006

good 1!
Jul 20, 2006

I first thought that the mirror could be used to signal up to some overhead airplane or something since there was nothing said about whether there's a ceiling or not...

but then I had to chuckle because the answer "sounds good". Can't wait to start telling people that one, because I need to lose more friends! (I actually hadn't heard it before!)
Jul 27, 2006

how'd you get into the room in the first place? no windows, no doors, no way out - doesn't that mean there's no way in?
otherwise you get out the way you got in!
Aug 08, 2006

I had break the mirror into shards, use one of the shards to cut your hand so it's sore, and use the saw to cut a holw in the wall blah blah blah.

A million and one variations on this.
Aug 13, 2006

very funny play on words
Oct 01, 2006

I'm with unraveled on this.
Brain Teasers are supposed to make you think literally, laterally and logically...but these type of teasers are moronic.
Oct 15, 2006

Not logical.
Oct 17, 2006

heh its funny i liked it nonsense though but thats why i enjoyed it
Oct 26, 2006

Great and complicated!
Oct 30, 2006

I read the riddle then thought, "Move the mirror, there's something behind it... Maybe it's your Mother-in-Law?" Then, I read the answer and was like
Nov 18, 2006

Even though I've heard this a bunch of times it never gets old! I LOVED this riddle!
Nov 30, 2006

I love that! Great job!
Mar 10, 2007

thats is really stupid, it dosen't make any sense when you say see what you saw, you are changing tense in the middle of the sentance if you look in the mirror you couldn't have seeen teh same thing twicde because the person you see is older every time so you wont be seeing what you saw
Mar 22, 2007

ha ha. i didnt get it, but clever. doubt you would make it out though. ha ha
Apr 15, 2007

so good one ,out of my mind
Apr 24, 2007

old but i thot u see a dresser
Aug 15, 2007

How did you get in in the first place? It is impossible to see the past so how could you see what you saw?
Aug 15, 2007

it is impossible to get out because the riddle says that there is no way out.
Aug 15, 2007

does this room have a ceiling, a floor, or any walls? you might already be out
Aug 16, 2007

lol, that was Lewis Carol-esque; good job on being totally goofy XD
Nov 05, 2007

more of a Language teaser but a good laugh
Nov 25, 2007

There are no walls. Walk out
Jan 13, 2008

I have heard and told that one all my life, lol. But the answer was wordier and there was a table. For mine, the answer was always:
You look in the mirror, you see what you see, you saw what you saw, you take the saw, cut the table in have, two halves make a whole, so you climb through the hole.
Jan 30, 2008

fries are goood i never knew that you went to the back of the list but anyway a true trick it is
Mar 15, 2008

Love it!
Mar 15, 2008

but you said that there's NO way out. wouldn't this include any hole you could make?

where would this hole lead, since there's NO WAY OUT???
Mar 29, 2008

i didn't like it, it didn't make any sense. and i don't likepuzzles i can't figure out!
May 08, 2008

First time i heard this teaser.. FUN!!!
Jun 20, 2008

where did the saw come from
Nov 02, 2008

that doesn't make sense. i don't like it.
Jan 11, 2009

This teaser makes almost no sense!
Like anyone would think of that. And yeah, the only way to get him in there would be to knock him unconcious for a month and build the house around him...
Jan 26, 2009

how did he get in the room if there is no way out so there is no way in.Duhh
Feb 15, 2009

You had fun with homonyms, didn't you?
Jul 05, 2009

Duleo and kataang160, they could've built the walls and floor first. Then they build the roof, but don't put it on. They drop him in using a helicopter, he survives because the helicopter is so low to the ground, and then they immediately put the roof on.
Jul 28, 2009

This is the stupidest riddle I've ever heard
Sep 22, 2009

Brilliant, but very old. I've heard that - and told that - more times than there are hairs on my head. And before you ask, I'm only 14, so no I'm not bald.
Oct 23, 2009

Can't you just break the mirror yourself without a saw and then put them together to create a whole?
Nov 24, 2009

this is boring!!! like ive heard this teaser lika million times already!!!
Jul 01, 2010

And then you yell down the hole, make yourself hoarse, get on the horse and ride away.

Yeah, it is a little Lewis Carroll-esque.
Jul 20, 2010

ohhhh i get it u see what you actually SAW like u see what u saw in half
Nov 01, 2010

This is one of those teasers that you are not going to be able to get if this is the first time you heard it. Because of that, I don't think these kinds of teasers should be on braingle, but they are really good to tell to your friends. I do like this riddle, just not on paper.
Nov 23, 2010

I love this riddle But if you haven't heard it, it would be really hard to solve.
Mar 18, 2011

Honestly it's too much of a stretch
Jul 24, 2011

I've heard this one waaaaaay too many times but it never gets old! Don't know if that made any sense!oh well.I don't normally make sense
Sep 17, 2011

I'm pretty sure you said, and I quote, "no way out". This teaser is flawed.
Sep 01, 2013

You can't saw a mirror in half:

1. The metal would take forever
2. The glass would shatter

In order for this teaser to work you need the table.
Nov 02, 2013

classic! I've known this forever!
Mar 09, 2014

Classic- learned when i was 8! Easy peasy!

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