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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-26-2005, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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A hiker comes to a fork in the road and doesn't know which way to go to reach his destination. There are two men at the fork, one of whom always tells the truth while the other always lies. The hiker doesn't know which is which, though. He may ask one of the men only one question to find his way. Which man does he ask, and what is the question?

Here's something for everyone to think about on a not so nice saturday!

Not all who wander are lost...

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You ask either of them:
"If I were to ask him (pointing to the other fellow) which is the way to "my destination", which way would he point?"
...and then take the OTHER direction!

What if it was a SPORK in the road?

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 12:24 AM
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quote:Originally posted by TheShadow

You ask either of them:
"If I were to ask him (pointing to the other fellow) which is the way to "my destination", which way would he point?"
...and then take the OTHER direction!
That's the answer but the scenario wasn't fully developed: the fork in the road is supposed to be in the Sahara desert and there are two Foreign Legion guards at the fork. One fork leads off into the uncharted sands where death is certain whereas the other fork leads to an oasis with a well where there is a bottle full of water and a pump. A sign says that you should pour the entire bottle into the well to prime the pump ...

Sorry, this has all been dealt with in another thread: use the search function

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Well...I'd pick up the fork out of the ground, turn around, and walk back the way I came, ignoring the two men standing in the trail... [8D]

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I use chopstyx anyway....

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Yeah since this is ClubTread it should be a Spork in the road
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"When you see a fork in the road, take it" - Yogi Berra

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chopsticks are much more versatile, women can use them for hairdo's.
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What does one do when they come to chopsticks in the road?

I'm sorry, what was the original question again?
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correction....if you are an MEC member, that would be a foon.[]
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