Thursday, February 3, 2005

How to Light a Cigarette? -- An Amazing Riddle

You are in a boat in the middle of a river. You have 2 cigarettes and have to light any one cigarette. You don't have anything else with you in the boat. How will you do it?

Solution 1: Take one cigarette and throw it in the water. So the boat will become "Lighter." Now using this Lighter you can light the other cigarette.

Solution 2: You throw a cigarette up and catch it. Catches win Matches. Using the matches that you win, you can light the cigarette.

Solution 3: Take water in your hand and drop it, "drop-by-drop" (Tip -Tip).
"Tip -Tip barsa Pani.
Pani ne aag lagayee."

Us aag se hamne cigarette jalayee.

Hang on! There's one more solution:

Solution 4: Start praising one cigarette, The other will get jealous & "jalney lagegi."

Got this "amazing riddle" as an email forward and has probably been circulating in cyberspace for ages. Sorry, couldn't resist posting it. :-)

If anyone has any copyright information about this riddle, please let me know.
If, like me, you have no idea about the origins of this "riddle," maybe you should read: Where do all the Jokes Come From?


Anonymous said...

No apologies required...that was one brilliant post. Solution #3 especially made me let out a loud guffaw in an otherwise quiet workplace. :-))

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