23 Jun '04 21:53

For some reason, everywhere I post this people allways get it wrong. Lets see how you chess dudes handle it:

Dr. Livingstone is walking on a trail through the jungle on his way to study a fascinating tribe whose religion requires them to dedicate their lives to the telling the truth or telling lies.

On the way Dr. Livingstone is spotted by a hungry lion who gives chase. Further up the trail splits and there are two natives from the tribe who, upon seeing the lion, quickly scamper up some nearby trees. Dr. Livingstone, being a rather portly gentleman, has no chance of making it up into a tree and so must pick the shortest path to the tribe's village. Unfortunately his sense of direction, never that good at the best of times, has completely left him and he has no idea which path would get him there quick enough.

He has just enough time, and breath, to ask one question of the natives before the lion catches up with him.

What question does he ask to find the correct path?

MÅ¥HÅRM

Dr. Livingstone is walking on a trail through the jungle on his way to study a fascinating tribe whose religion requires them to dedicate their lives to the telling the truth or telling lies.

On the way Dr. Livingstone is spotted by a hungry lion who gives chase. Further up the trail splits and there are two natives from the tribe who, upon seeing the lion, quickly scamper up some nearby trees. Dr. Livingstone, being a rather portly gentleman, has no chance of making it up into a tree and so must pick the shortest path to the tribe's village. Unfortunately his sense of direction, never that good at the best of times, has completely left him and he has no idea which path would get him there quick enough.

He has just enough time, and breath, to ask one question of the natives before the lion catches up with him.

What question does he ask to find the correct path?

MÅ¥HÅRM