# An unorthodox riddle

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?

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

• Oh don't worry! It happens often here as people rush to post the same answer :) – Beastly Gerbil Nov 4 '17 at 17:07
• @BeastlyGerbil Why did you delete your answer? – jkl3699 Nov 4 '17 at 17:20
• @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) – Beastly Gerbil Nov 4 '17 at 17:23
• @BeastlyGerbil Well, In case you are wondering, I was not aware that this could be a possible duplicate. – jkl3699 Nov 4 '17 at 17:24
• @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) – 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.