A king wants to go outside. He comes to the end of the fort. There are two doors there, and two buttons. These buttons do opposite things - if you push button 1, the king will come out of door 2 and vice versa. If you press both at once, you don't know through which door the king will come out (or whether he will be divided into two pieces).
What is the king's name?
This was asked by a stranger during a train ride. Though I couldn't ask him the answer. So I won't be able to provide hints.
A few things if they can help:
- That person didn't read Science after 5th grade. So, physics and chemistry related answers are not possible.
- It might be a reference to a product. But if it does, then it should be the one available in India.
- He did give emphasis on the button part. Therefore, the answer must satisfy that clue too.
So, I met this person again, and I asked for hint instead of giving any answer. That hint was:
It's a bad thing that you wouldn't wanna keep.
After getting this hint, I gave the answer provided by Keelhaul, which was correct.