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    Apr 17, 2010, 01:14 AM
    help with a riddle
    I need help with this riddle please help =) thanks

    A Tennessee man was in court to be sentenced for theft.
    The judge told the man, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to five years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to ten years in prison."
    After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?
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    Apr 17, 2010, 11:37 AM

    Something that was neither true nor false.
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    Apr 17, 2010, 11:41 AM
    "You'll sentence me to ten years in prison."
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    Apr 17, 2010, 12:00 PM

    I like that... if it is true, then it becomes false, and if it is false, then it becomes true...
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    Apr 17, 2010, 12:14 PM

    He said "You'll sentence me to ten years in prison."

    If it was true, then the judge would have to make it false by sentencing him to five years. If it was false, then he would have to give him ten years, which would make it true.

    Rather than contradict his own word, the judge set the man free.

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