Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Marry the Princess

A "Wise King" devised a contest to see who would receive the Princess hand in marriage.
The Princess was put in a 50x50 foot carpeted room. Each of her four suitors were put in one corner of the room with a small box to stand on. The first one to touch the Princess hand would be the winner and become the new King.

The rules of the test were that the contestants could not walk over the carpet, cross the plane of the carpet, or hang from anything; nor could they use anything but their body and wits (i.e. no magic or telepathy, nor any items such as ladders, block and tackles etc).

One suitor figured out a way and married the Princess and became the new King. How did he figure it out?


  1. Um... He asked her to come to him?

  2. Later he used this same techinique to get her to bring beer and chips from the kitchen and as he put it 'deal with the laundry dear'.

  3. cross the plane of the carpet? you mean under the carpet, essentially?

  4. what if he rolled or crawled over to the princess? that wouldn't technically break the rules as they are stated...

  5. The winning suitor asked her to walk over to him and take his hand.

    Ever married, Andrew?

    I think cross the plane of the carpet covers rolling across it. Or, at least, that was the intention.

  6. Yeah, I'm married right now...and my wife and I both work, and we split all the housework 50/50 actually. She gets a bad deal though, as I own my own company and probably have an easier time than she does at work.


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