Think you’re good at riddles and brain teasers? What about the world’s hardest brain teaser? If you’re looking for a little mental stimulation as you eagerly await the coming new year, you’re in luck.
The folks over at New Scientist have published what they’re calling ‘the most difficult logic problem.’ You can access the link here but will need to sign up for a free account to view. Just FYI.
So what’s so hard about the brain teaser? See for yourself below:
“Three gods A, B, and C are called, in some order, True, False, and Random. True always speaks truly, False always speaks falsely, but whether Random speaks truly or falsely is a completely random matter. Your task is to determine the identities of A, B, and C by asking three yes-no questions; each question must be put to exactly one god. The gods understand English, but will answer all questions in their own language in which the words for ‘yes’ and ‘no’ are ‘da’ and ‘ja’, in some order. You do not know which word means which.”
Looking for the answer? Don’t skip straight to it! Try to read through the question again and write down notes on a sheet of paper.
Okay you seriously give up? The answer is here in PDF format.
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