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First, the cowboy went to the rodeo on Monday. Three days later, he went back home on Friday. Can you solve it?

Is it Friday or Thursday?

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    $\begingroup$ There are several possible answers, each depending on a different application of xkcd-169, and a couple more using the answers to the recently very popular twin paradoxes. A question will fare much better on this site, if it has a unique solution, easily identifiable as such when seen. $\endgroup$ – Bass Apr 2 '18 at 6:51
  • $\begingroup$ how is this off-topic? after all, riddles are puzzling questions $\endgroup$ – Kasra Ghassemi Apr 4 '18 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ Either the horse is named Monday or it is named Friday. $\endgroup$ – Anirudh Jul 8 at 22:41
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The answer is:

It's Friday, he rode in on a horse named Monday and on the day called Tuesday.

Alternatively:

It also could be neither, if Friday and Monday are both horses, but there really isn't any clue to say which day it is among these.

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It's a classic:

His horse is named Friday, so the day must be a Thursday.

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I think that

He had a horse named "Monday," went to the rodeo, where there was a...

wait for it...

Horse Sale, then he bought a horse, named it "Friday," and returned the same day. So the day was "Horse Selling day." (which, everybody knows, is Thursday.)

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Is it.

He went to rodeo on Monday at 11.59 midnight and went back home at 12.00 AM on Thursday which is Friday. The total time difference will be 3days and 1 minute. One minute is negligible while calculating time in days ?.

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it is

Friday

he went to the rodeo on Monday

Monday is the name of a boat that carries him to the rodeo across time ones on Monday between 11-midnight and while crossing timezones he arrives at the rodeo during Tuesday on Monday.

three days later he returns home on Friday

Friday is another boat that he boarded on Thursday between 11-midnight and while crossing timezones, he returns on Friday during Friday.

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