I think I’ve written a couple of posts with the title ‘Today is not my day’ or something along that line. Today however, is slightly different. It’s not to say I had a great day, but it was better, I guess.
One of the teachers gave us an IQ question to think over the week but he said “If you can solve it in less than 3 minutes, you can come down here and teach, and I’ll sit up there.” *points to us* (3 minutes because he himself had solved it in 3 minutes)
And this is the question:
There are 3 people of different heights with the shortest one standing in front and the tallest one right at the back. All three of them stood facing the same direction; the direction faced by the shortest guy. And then there were 3 white hats and 2 red hats. You put a hat on each of them without letting them know which color hat are on their head. Then you ask the tallest guy, “Do you know the color of your hat?” And he answers, “No.” They have to be a 100% sure of the answer, by the way. So you proceed to the second tallest guy and you ask the same question and he answers “No” too. Then you go to the last guy, the shortest one, and he says “Yes, I know the color of my hat and am a 100% sure of it.”
What is the color of his hat and how did he know?
For some crazy reason, I knew the answer immediately. Ok, maybe not immediately. But I can be sure I took less than 3 minutes :P Now, I’m not exactly ‘fast’ when it comes to IQ questions. For the religious, they might say God delivered the answer to me, but I’d rather think of some other crazy reason like the answer in the teacher’s head bounced off the ceiling into mine. I answered it and I was right. I hope he was joking about the teaching part.
So what’s your answer?
UPDATE: Carney solved it. So if you really wanna do this, don't look in the comments :)