Saturday, February 23, 2013

True statement

Cowboy Colt, is accused of horse rustling, and sentenced to death. He is allowed to make a final statement, after which he will be shot if the statement is false or will be hung if the statement is true. Cowboy Colt makes his final statement and is released.What could Cowboy Colt have said?Answer:

Cowboy Colt said: "I will be shot."
If this statement was true, he would have been hung and thus not be shot. But then his statement would be false, which implies that he should be shot, making the statement true again, etc. The verdict of the court could not be executed and Cowboy Colt was released.

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