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Life or Death (Posted on 2003-06-29) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You've been sentenced to death in an obscure foreign country which has a strange law. Before the sentence is carried out, two papers -- one with "LIFE" written on it and one with "DEATH" written on it -- are folded up and placed in a hat. You are permitted to pick out one of the papers (without looking), and if you choose the one with "LIFE" written on it, you are set free. Otherwise, the death sentence is carried out. But someone has substituted the paper with "LIFE" written on it with another one with "DEATH" written on it. You are informed by this person of what he has done and that you are doomed to die. You are not permitted to speak to anyone about this misdeed, nor will you have a chance to switch the papers yourself in time.

How will you avoid death?

See The Solution Submitted by luvya    
Rating: 3.1111 (18 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
This should be in Famous RiddlesJak Dakars2005-06-19 20:25:21
re: absurdity (why are you so absurd, Dan?)np_rt2005-03-27 18:53:15
absurditydan2005-03-27 13:00:20
ansivaradarajan2005-03-17 11:44:47
guesswhome?2005-01-27 19:14:05
I wonderRandyOrton2004-10-22 17:09:46
my first try at these puzzlesaraya2004-06-29 21:02:12
Hints/TipsThe BIG hatratsnstuff2003-10-13 06:49:27
solutionWayne2003-09-22 18:07:55
escape cleverlyrola2003-09-19 05:53:09
Simple I guessKumanan2003-09-13 03:21:55
Trick the prisonersam2003-09-08 13:45:33
SolutionLawrence2003-08-24 12:40:47
re: 'shaky' responseTheGreatOne2003-08-18 15:35:53
re(2): Common solutionJoe2003-07-19 19:04:29
Life or DeathJason2003-07-04 04:42:22
easy..qw2003-07-03 19:13:29
Not so HardEric2003-07-03 15:28:08
pretty simple..Koren2003-07-03 15:16:53
re: Oh, Its not that hard!amy2003-07-02 16:16:10
Oh, Its not that hard!Esem2003-07-02 14:29:16
re(2): Common solutionSanjay2003-07-02 09:08:41
re: My SolutionSanjay2003-07-02 08:39:38
avoiding deathamy2003-07-02 08:04:48
Solution'shaky' responseJim C2003-07-01 08:02:01
re: Common solutionJessi2003-07-01 03:16:39
SolutionMy Solutionrajesh2003-06-30 23:46:35
re: Common solutiongordo packard2003-06-30 23:21:06
Some Thoughtsre(3): Common solutionRob2003-06-29 20:10:24
re(2): Common solutionGamer2003-06-29 07:52:45
re: Common solutionSanjay2003-06-29 07:25:53
SolutionCommon solutionGamer2003-06-29 03:27:23
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