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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: brainster 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

 goblu91 Jul 01, 2006 Well this was an easy one ! jazzmusician46 Jul 01, 2006 Been there - done that! kistin14 Jul 01, 2006 This was easier than the other ones, but I really loved it! And all the other ones as well! deepsea Jul 01, 2006 love the birbal teasers kepp em up brainster Jul 01, 2006 Thanks for the comments you guys! qqqq Jul 01, 2006 That was fun!! I actually got it! More please! jlvsbeks Jul 01, 2006 Birbal's da bomb akl21 Jul 01, 2006 I think that's one of the few Birbal's that I have gotten. Punk_Rocker Jul 02, 2006 The only one I've ever gotten, yay! kangel067 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 Jul 07, 2006 I got this one scallio 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 Jul 12, 2006 easy like always senther7 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 May 16, 2007 BIRBAL ROX!!! jin10doh May 17, 2007 Birbal ain't that wise... I got this one too. SandUtil Jun 08, 2007 That was the first Birbal I actually knew!! Harmony_Girl Jun 18, 2007 Fantabulistic teaser! nr11 Jul 14, 2007 Fantasitic zembobo 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. Marijah Jan 07, 2009 genius!! irish_dancea Jul 21, 2013 Hey, um, Birbal? Will you MARRY me!?!?!?!?!

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