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

Similar Riddles

Question: Which eight-letter word still remains a word after removing each letter from it?

Question: During what month do people sleep the least?

Question: When is 99 more than 100?

Question: Your father is a scientist who has invented a red pill which, if eaten with 1 blue pill which he has invented, will grant immortality. The night he invents it, he gives you 2 red and 2 blue pills just in case one of them is lost or substandard. He also warns you that an overdose will cause the opposite effect and kill you instead. You put the pills in your pocket and leave his lab for home. On the way home, you are abducted by aliens who blindfold you and throw you into a singularity. At this point, you remember the pills your father gave you. You take them out (you can move and have enough oxygen in space for a short time), but realize that you can't tell the red pill from the blue pill. Even if you take off your blindfold, you can't see anything due to your proximity to the black hole. Given the circumstances, how do you successfully eat 1 red and 1 blue pill and survive?

What am I? (medium)

Question: What gets broken without being held?