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Birbal the Wise - XII

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#31458
Fun:*** (2.96)
Difficulty:** (1.18)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:brainsterAin******
Corrected By:brainster

 

 

 



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?

Birbal had been invited to lunch by a rich man. Birbal went to the man's house and found that the lunch was in fact a big party and there were many people around.

His host greeted him warmly.

"I did not know there would be so many guests," said Birbal, who hated large gatherings.

"They are not guests," said the man, "They are my employees, all except one man. He is the only other guest here beside you."

Then the host saw the perfect opportunity to test Birbal's wit and wisdom. "Can you tell me which of them is the guest?" he asked.

"Maybe I could. I will definitely give it a try," said Birbal. "Talk to them as I observe them. And tell them a joke."

The man told a joke that Birbal thought was perhaps the worst he had heard in a long time.

By the time the host finished telling the joke, Birbal knew who the guest was.

"Well," said the rich man. "I've told my joke. Now tell me who my other guest is."

Birbal pointed out the man to him.

"How did you know?" asked his host, amazed.

What was Birbal's reply?


Answer

Birbal said to the host, "Employees tend to laugh at any joke told by their employers out of loyalty and respect to the employer," explained Birbal.

"When I saw that this man was the only one not laughing at your joke, and in fact, looked positively bored, I at once knew he was your other guest."

The host was amazed at Birbal's perception skills and was happy to have invited him to lunch and get a glimpse of Birbal's wit and wisdom.

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Comments

goblu91in*
Jul 01, 2006

Well this was an easy one !
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jul 01, 2006

Been there - done that!
kistin14Aus*
Jul 01, 2006

This was easier than the other ones, but I really loved it! And all the other ones as well!
deepseaAus*
Jul 01, 2006

love the birbal teasers kepp em up
brainsterAin*
Jul 01, 2006

Thanks for the comments you guys!
qqqq*
Jul 01, 2006

That was fun!! I actually got it! More please!
jlvsbeksAus*
Jul 01, 2006

Birbal's da bomb
akl21Aus*
Jul 01, 2006

I think that's one of the few Birbal's that I have gotten.
Punk_RockerAus*
Jul 02, 2006

The only one I've ever gotten, yay!
kangel067*gy*
Jul 03, 2006


that was EZ..........................i actually got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
dan1234*
Jul 05, 2006

I like this.

I expected the guests to be the ones who would be bored. This man may talk too much to his servants. They may be so very bored with it, and this man may like his voice so much, that the man does not realize the foolishness of his speaking. I expected the other guest to laugh. Perhaps the other guest was as equally dubious.

But fun. It made me not bored.
cyberstar5150*us*
Jul 07, 2006

I got this one
scallioAus*
Jul 08, 2006

Pretty darn easy but I like these Birbal teasers.

A wittier ending to the answer would be to say that the host then realized his jokes weren't as funny as he'd been led to believe. I would expect he would be slightly disappointed to learn that the key to finding the other guest lie in finding the other individual that didn't laugh.
gemini2006*us
Jul 12, 2006

easy like always
senther7Aus*
Dec 30, 2006

Um.....
ok...its not bad, but the king one was much like this one
LeafFan4life*
Apr 13, 2007

one of the easy brbal teasers ive seen but it was fun to read and figure out good teaser! Birbal is the best
nerdyiscool*us*
May 16, 2007

BIRBAL ROX!!!
jin10doh
May 17, 2007

Birbal ain't that wise...
I got this one too.
SandUtilAus*
Jun 08, 2007

That was the first Birbal I actually knew!!
Harmony_GirlAus*
Jun 18, 2007

Fantabulistic teaser!
nr11*
Jul 14, 2007

Fantasitic
zembobo*us*
Jun 04, 2008

Ya, I got that one..but WHY AGAIN were we not told what Birbal observed? Ya, obviously the one that reacted differently was the guest..process of elimination. But there could have been 10,000 different answers that would work just the same if not better. If Birbal is so wise, he would not offend his host by revealing that his joke was lame..so the rich man had Birbal be-headed. The end. How about, the guest was the one wearing fancy clothes? Much better answer. The joke could have just been a red herring.
Marijahru*
Jan 07, 2009

genius!!
irish_dancea
Jul 21, 2013

Hey, um, Birbal? Will you MARRY me!?!?!?!?!



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