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Birbal the Wise - XI

Category:Trick
Submitted By:brainster
Fun:**** (3.28)
Difficulty:*** (2.11)



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 on this teaser


Posted by jazzmusician4607/01/06
EXcellent - but I would still love to know the answer! :o

Posted by zigthepig07/01/06
Clever!

Posted by brainster07/01/06
Thanks Ziggy! :D

Posted by medster9907/01/06
I liked this one a lot, good job brainster

Posted by kistin1407/01/06
I loved it! And the answer is the chicken. Was Adam a baby? I think not!

Posted by Punk_Rocker07/01/06
I got it! Yay!! I feel someone intelligent. Nice teaser, I love this series.

Posted by xolilangel827ox07/02/06
i got it right :D !! but the answer i think, is the chicken. because it had to of evolved from something. thats my theory :D

Posted by cyberstar515007/03/06
I've explained why the chicken came first in teaser #27835. I like the answer to this puzzle :D I think I've heard of it, but I cannot remember where...

Posted by callmebazza07/05/06
Nice. I've got to start using this in everyday life...Cheers.

Posted by devils40007/06/06
yeh.that was a good one you sure got me there :lol: 8)

Posted by gevorgkhc07/07/06
A+ i love the Birbal series =P

Posted by monkeygrl9907/10/06
I think this one was REALLY good!!

Posted by Sir_CombusTable07/11/06
Wow. How'd I miss that? :o :lol:

Posted by kukuzyavochka07/14/06
I got it right! Wow! It was fun and easy!

Posted by thimblenoggin07/23/06
:D Can I just ask you one question? :D

Posted by sftball_rocks1307/31/06
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 :D

Posted by Unraveled08/01/06
Hahaha, that's a great one. :lol:

Posted by peanut-tiara08/02/06
Great teaser!!! I always love your teasers brainster!!! Keep them coming!!!

Posted by brainster08/03/06
Awww! That's so sweet of you to say! Thanks peanut-tiara! :D

Posted by twixy08/05/06
isn't this a book series? :-?

Posted by JennLee08/18/06
Ooh, Birbal's a clever one, isn't he? xD

Posted by Shriya08/24/06
Good job, Brainster. Even though I have read many Birbal series, it did trick me.

Posted by fexy10/05/06
Good one there! :lol:

Posted by rkaaland10/19/06
Birbal always makes me smile! :D

Posted by CountdownCrispy10/23/06
Very very clever! Stumped me! :D

Posted by Lizzie71310/26/06
good one i like it alot Thanks :D

Posted by mik51211/11/06
I thought it was because everyone says "which came first the -chicken- or the egg?" and the word "chicken" came first!

Posted by natureluver12/13/06
GO BIRBAL!!!!!!!! :D :D

Posted by senther712/30/06
Good one (poor schollor) :lol:

Posted by lavender01/01/07
Yay! Good one! :D

Posted by LeafFan4life03/05/07
honestly where do u come up with these they are all brilliant :D

Posted by nerdyiscool03/17/07
fun teazer! nice job! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by 12312312312307/11/07
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! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Congrats for being on the first page for popularity!

Posted by empy07/21/07
Very cute. I had to laugh at that.

Posted by Master_Yoda09/24/07
Very funny. :P

Posted by Jessrox9709/28/07
Eggs came first. Not chicken eggs but dinosaur eggs. :D

Posted by rt181911/19/07
I got really excited cause I thought Birbal was going to tell me which came first....oh well... :D

Posted by Anushka01/30/08
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!

Posted by aball91103/02/08
wow, Birbal's a smartypants, huh? lol, nice one tho.

Posted by aball91103/02/08
oh, and 123123123123, why such a long comment? that's ridiculous. :x

Posted by luckylefty03/10/08
Hahaha :lol: I thought it was the chicken because it comes first alphabetically

Posted by thisisme9104/04/08
LOLZ! Why is Akbar the Emperor instead of Birbal? They'd be waaaaaaaay better off.

Posted by kunju05/16/08
very cute thanyou :lol: :lol:

Posted by zembobo06/03/08
Finally a Birbal worth reading. It took 11 tries but good teaser none the less. :-)

Posted by markmonnin09/08/08
:lol: 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!

Posted by Calehay02/14/09
Excellent!

Posted by jonas04/05/09
I love it! Very clever!

Posted by Aaronnp11/23/09
This teaser is great

Posted by mathisnice01/23/10
Great! :D Congrats on having the most popular trick teaser.

Posted by royale-ninja07/23/12
that was good... :wink:




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