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The impossible task...or is it? (Posted on 2002-12-03) Difficulty: 2 of 5
There was once a man named Harold. Harold was from England. The king would always get upset with Harold because it seemed like Harold never failed at anything and the king was jealous.

So one day, the king was determined to prove Harold a failure. He drew a line across the floor. He said:
"Harold, make this line shorter. You may not erase it in any way".
Harold said
"No problem your highness".
And he made the line shorter.

How is this possible?

See The Solution Submitted by Erin    
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Solution Puzzle Solution Comment 18 of 18 |
Harold drew a second line in the floor which is longer in length than the first line.
This made the line drawn by the King seem shorter by comparison.
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-03-20 12:17:41
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