An Intelligent Spy

A spy is captured by his enemies and is sentenced to death. His enemies say “You may make a statement, If you tell a lie, you will be shot. If you tell the truth, you will be hanged.” He makes his statement and goes free. What could he have said?

He says, “I will be shot”

This creates an automatic contradiction: If he told the truth then he is hanged but then he wouldn’t have told the truth. If he lied, then he is shot but then that would be the truth. He has found a loophole and the enemies have no other choice but to let him go.


  1. thats awesome, Thats my favorite one so far, LOL!

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