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Birbal the Wise - XI

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#31457
Fun:**** (3.28)
Difficulty:*** (2.11)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:brainsterAin******
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



Emperor Akbar once ruled over India. He was a wise and intelligent ruler, and he had in his court the Nine Gems, his nine advisors, who were each known for a particular skill. One of these Gems was Birbal, known for his wit and wisdom. The story below is one of the examples of his wit. Do you have it in you to find out the answer?

One day a scholar came to the court of Emperor Akbar and challenged Birbal to answer his questions and thus prove that he was as clever as people said he was.

He asked Birbal: "Would you prefer to answer a hundred easy questions or just a single difficult one?"

Both the emperor and Birbal had had a difficult day and were impatient to leave.

"Ask me one difficult question," said Birbal.

"Well, then tell me," said the man, "which came first into the world, the chicken or the egg?"

"The chicken," replied Birbal, very confidently.

"How do you know?" asked the scholar, a note of triumph in his voice.

What did Birbal answer to this?




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Comments

jazzmusician46Aau*
Jul 01, 2006

EXcellent - but I would still love to know the answer!
zigthepigAen*
Jul 01, 2006

Clever!
brainsterAin*
Jul 01, 2006

Thanks Ziggy!
medster99*
Jul 01, 2006

I liked this one a lot, good job brainster
kistin14Aus*
Jul 01, 2006

I loved it! And the answer is the chicken. Was Adam a baby? I think not!
Punk_RockerAus*
Jul 01, 2006

I got it! Yay!! I feel someone intelligent. Nice teaser, I love this series.
xolilangel827oxAit*
Jul 02, 2006

i got it right !! but the answer i think, is the chicken. because it had to of evolved from something. thats my theory
cyberstar5150*us*
Jul 03, 2006

I've explained why the chicken came first in teaser #27835.

I like the answer to this puzzle
I think I've heard of it, but I cannot remember where...
callmebazza*us
Jul 05, 2006

Nice. I've got to start using this in everyday life...Cheers.
devils400pk
Jul 06, 2006

yeh.that was a good one you sure got me there
gevorgkhc***
Jul 07, 2006

A+ i love the Birbal series =P
monkeygrl99Aus*
Jul 10, 2006

I think this one was REALLY good!!
Sir_CombusTable*us*
Jul 11, 2006

Wow. How'd I miss that?
kukuzyavochkawa*
Jul 14, 2006

I got it right! Wow!
It was fun and easy!
thimblenogginus*
Jul 23, 2006


Can I just ask you one question?
sftball_rocks13*
Jul 31, 2006

I liked the teaser and all, but it's really one of those that's like impossible to think of the answer....never mind....trick teasers are supposed to be like that
Unraveled*
Aug 01, 2006

Hahaha, that's a great one.
peanut-tiara*ca*
Aug 02, 2006

Great teaser!!! I always love your teasers brainster!!! Keep them coming!!!
brainsterAin*
Aug 03, 2006

Awww! That's so sweet of you to say! Thanks peanut-tiara!
twixy*
Aug 05, 2006

isn't this a book series?
JennLee
Aug 18, 2006

Ooh, Birbal's a clever one, isn't he? xD
ShriyaAin*
Aug 24, 2006

Good job, Brainster. Even though I have read many Birbal series, it did trick me.
fexyit*
Oct 05, 2006

Good one there!
rkaalandAus*
Oct 19, 2006

Birbal always makes me smile!
CountdownCrispyAen**
Oct 23, 2006

Very very clever! Stumped me!
Lizzie713Aau*
Oct 26, 2006

good one i like it alot
Thanks
mik512Adk*
Nov 11, 2006

I thought it was because everyone says "which came first the -chicken- or the egg?" and the word "chicken" came first!
natureluverca*
Dec 13, 2006

GO BIRBAL!!!!!!!!
senther7Aus*
Dec 30, 2006

Good one
(poor schollor)
lavenderAus*
Jan 01, 2007

Yay! Good one!
LeafFan4life*
Mar 05, 2007

honestly where do u come up with these they are all brilliant
nerdyiscool*us**
Mar 17, 2007

fun teazer! nice job!
123123123123
Jul 11, 2007

jazzmusician46
Jul 01, 2006

This is offensive
EXcellent - but I would still love to know the answer!
zigthepig
Jul 01, 2006

This is offensive
Clever!
brainster
Jul 01, 2006

This is offensive
Thanks Ziggy!
medster99
Jul 01, 2006

This is offensive
I liked this one a lot, good job brainster
kistin14
Jul 01, 2006

This is offensive
I loved it! And the answer is the chicken. Was Adam a baby? I think not!
Punk_Rocker
Jul 01, 2006

This is offensive
I got it! Yay!! I feel someone intelligent. Nice teaser, I love this series.
xolilangel827ox
Jul 02, 2006

This is offensive
i got it right !! but the answer i think, is the chicken. because it had to of evolved from something. thats my theory
cyberstar5150
Jul 03, 2006

This is offensive
I've explained why the chicken came first in teaser #27835.

I like the answer to this puzzle
I think I've heard of it, but I cannot remember where...
callmebazza
Jul 05, 2006

This is offensive
Nice. I've got to start using this in everyday life...Cheers.
devils400
Jul 06, 2006

This is offensive
yeh.that was a good one you sure got me there
gevorgkhc
Jul 07, 2006

This is offensive
A+ i love the Birbal series =P
monkeygrl99
Jul 10, 2006

This is offensive
I think this one was REALLY good!!
Sir_CombusTable
Jul 11, 2006

This is offensive
Wow. How'd I miss that?
kukuzyavochka
Jul 14, 2006

This is offensive
I got it right! Wow!
It was fun and easy!
thimblenoggin
Jul 23, 2006

This is offensive

Can I just ask you one question?
sftball_rocks13
Jul 31, 2006

This is offensive
I liked the teaser and all, but it's really one of those that's like impossible to think of the answer....never mind....trick teasers are supposed to be like that
Unraveled
Aug 01, 2006

This is offensive
Hahaha, that's a great one.
peanut-tiara
Aug 02, 2006

This is offensive
Great teaser!!! I always love your teasers brainster!!! Keep them coming!!!
brainster
Aug 03, 2006

This is offensive
Awww! That's so sweet of you to say! Thanks peanut-tiara!
twixy
Aug 05, 2006

This is offensive
isn't this a book series?
JennLee
Aug 18, 2006

This is offensive
Ooh, Birbal's a clever one, isn't he? xD
Shriya
Aug 24, 2006

This is offensive
Good job, Brainster. Even though I have read many Birbal series, it did trick me.
fexy
Oct 05, 2006

This is offensive
Good one there!
rkaaland
Oct 19, 2006

This is offensive
Birbal always makes me smile!
CountdownCrispy
Oct 23, 2006

This is offensive
Very very clever! Stumped me!
Lizzie713
Oct 26, 2006

This is offensive
good one i like it alot
Thanks
mik512
Nov 11, 2006

This is offensive
I thought it was because everyone says "which came first the -chicken- or the egg?" and the word "chicken" came first!
natureluver
Dec 13, 2006

This is offensive
GO BIRBAL!!!!!!!!
senther7
Dec 30, 2006

This is offensive
Good one
(poor schollor)
lavender
Jan 01, 2007

This is offensive
Yay! Good one!
LeafFan4life
Mar 05, 2007

This is offensive
honestly where do u come up with these they are all brilliant
nerdyiscool
Mar 17, 2007

This is offensive
fun teazer! nice job!


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empyAca*
Jul 21, 2007

Very cute. I had to laugh at that.
Master_YodaAus*
Sep 24, 2007

Very funny.
Jessrox97tau**
Sep 28, 2007

Eggs came first. Not chicken eggs but dinosaur eggs.
rt1819Aus*
Nov 19, 2007

I got really excited cause I thought Birbal was going to tell me which came first....oh well...
AnushkaAin*
Jan 30, 2008

namaste! im from india and i read a bunch of birbal books and as soon as i read the first stanza, i knew which one this was and i knew the answer! but i knew that you must have read a lot to think of this. good work!
aball911*
Mar 02, 2008

wow, Birbal's a smartypants, huh?

lol, nice one tho.
aball911*
Mar 02, 2008

oh, and 123123123123, why such a long comment? that's ridiculous.


luckylefty*is*
Mar 10, 2008

Hahaha I thought it was the chicken because it comes first alphabetically
thisisme91
Apr 04, 2008

LOLZ! Why is Akbar the Emperor instead of Birbal? They'd be waaaaaaaay better off.
kunjuAin*
May 16, 2008

very cute
thanyou
zembobo*us*
Jun 03, 2008

Finally a Birbal worth reading. It took 11 tries but good teaser none the less. :-)
markmonninAus*
Sep 08, 2008

I thought it was the answer because he said it first in the question... therefore the sound "The Chicken" came before the sound "The Egg." Still an even better answer from you!
Calehay*
Feb 14, 2009

Excellent!
jonasAch*
Apr 05, 2009

I love it! Very clever!
AaronnpAca*
Nov 23, 2009

This teaser is great
mathisnice*us*
Jan 23, 2010

Great! Congrats on having the most popular trick teaser.
royale-ninja
Jul 23, 2012

that was good...



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