# A young man walks through the forest

Question: A young man walks through the forest. He comes to a bridge. In front of the bridge is a large man carrying an axe. The man says, "If you want to cross this bridge, you must tell me a statement. If I think the statement is true, you will be strangled to death. If I say the statement is false, your head will be chopped off." A few minutes later, the young man walked over the bridge, while the larger man stood pondering. What was the statement the young man had given?

Riddle Discussion

By: Ronnietee777 on 10/7/15

He told him to think about cutting off his head while he cross the bridge.

By: hdy5starz on 3/7/15

What's stopping the large man from saying that the statement (the answer) is true, strangling the other man to death, THEN chopping his head off?

By: Devil on 25/8/15

exactly my thoughts, he should have said "I'll die from my head being chopped off" or something

By: riddleme123 on 9/6/15

My head will be chopped off

By: mtx33q on 10/10/14

Or I won't be strangled to death...

By: Andra3 on 9/8/14

hey could also say My statement is False

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