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Psychic and the King

Situation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#3945
Fun:*** (2.87)
Difficulty:** (1.35)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:supermew30****
Corrected By:Nytwynd

 

 

 



There was once a king of a foreign country. He had a psychic who always made fun of him when he wasn't around. The king heard the psychic one day. He was going to ask the psychic one more question and then kill him. The psychic finds out about his plan. He had to save himself somehow. The king asked him when he (the king) would die. The psychic gave an answer that saved his life. What answer did he give?


Answer

He said the king would die the day that he (the psychic) dies himself. The king wanted to live so he just left him alone.
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