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Man in Forest

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

 

Puzzle ID:#663
Fun:*** (2.44)
Difficulty:* (0.66)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:vikass***
Corrected By:MellowWillow

 

 

 



There is a man in the forest and he has only one match (and the matchbox). He has with him an oil lamp (with oil in it), a gas lamp (with gas in it), and a fireplace full of kindling which is dry enough to burn. Night draws closer and he is afraid of the dark. Which one does he light first?




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Comments

T-Man
Oct 13, 2001

Actually,thats pretty funny.
scoutman*us*
Oct 27, 2003

Slightly modified, my Scout troop uses this teaser as a test when each Scout gets to a certain point in his advancement. It's amazing how few scouts get the right answer.
sweetime**
Jun 01, 2005

i think i saw this teaser when i was ten - i really loved it then...
deepseaAus*
Jul 31, 2005

ah yes it may be old but no brainteaser site would be complete with out it
TehIgnored*us*
Apr 05, 2006

hehe....loved it.
vbguy101*us*
Sep 02, 2006

Smudgeza*
Oct 15, 2006

Sure, the match, but then what?
the oil lamp?
the gas lamp?
the kindles?

I reckon he lights the forest next
aball911*
Mar 22, 2008

Punk_RockerAus*
Oct 27, 2008

I've never understood how exactly this is a trick xD
Riddleus
Nov 22, 2010

lol



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