Imagine that you are trapped in a completely wooden room that has no doors, windows, or any openings.

The only object in the room is a wooden table. How do you escape?

(For every wrong answer, I will add a hint.)


Break the table in halves. Two halves make a hole. Go through the hole.

  • $\begingroup$ Oh don't worry! It happens often here as people rush to post the same answer :) $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Nov 4 '17 at 17:07
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Why did you delete your answer? $\endgroup$ – jkl3699 Nov 4 '17 at 17:20
  • $\begingroup$ @jkl3699 several reasons. 1 you accepted this answer so my answer was no longer needed, 2. Me and several others remember seeing this puzzle here before, so we think this may be a dupe and will be closed, and dupes don't need answers. (We haven't found the post yet, so the puzzle will remain open for now) $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Nov 4 '17 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Well, In case you are wondering, I was not aware that this could be a possible duplicate. $\endgroup$ – jkl3699 Nov 4 '17 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ @jkl3699 oh don't worry, we know you didn't post a dupe on purpose. As it is it seems that the original post here has been deleted so this will remain open anyway (though it is a famous problem which can be found else where in the internet) $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Nov 4 '17 at 17:26

If you aren't strong enough to break a wooden table by hand, you might need something extra in addition to kraby15's answer:

  1. Rub your hands together until they're sore.

  2. Take the saw and cut the wooden table in half.

  3. Two halves make a whole. Jump through the hole to escape.

And if you need to get further away ...

  1. Shout and shout until you're hoarse. Get on the horse and gallop away.


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