A king has 1000 bottles of wine and one has been poisoned. Even a sip of the poisoned wine is enough to kill a person.
The king asks the royal jailor to identify the poisoned wine bottle by testing them on the prisoners.
It takes up to 24 hours for the poison to take effect. There are unlimited number of prisoners at the jailer’s disposal. What is the minimum number of prisoners the jailer needs to identify the poisoned wine bottle in 24 hours? Riddle Answer
There are three jars filled with candies. One jar is filled with banana candies, one jar is filled with lemon candies and one jar has a mix of both. All the jars are mislabelled (i.e. all the jars have wrong labels about what kind of candies they contain).
All the candies look very similar in shape, size and color and they even smell the same. The only way to distinguish them is by tasting.
You have to eat one and only one candy to determine the correct jar labels. You can eat that one candy from any jar you want as long as you eat only one in total. Riddle Answer