A man is trapped in a room with only two exits. One exit leads into a room made of magnifying glass and instantly fries anything going into it in the hot summer sun. The other door, leads into a room with a fire breathing dragon inside. How does he escape?

I give credit for this riddle to Riddle.fyi
Sorry. I did not realise this was a duplicate.

  • $\begingroup$ My friend asked me this riddle before, and I answered exactly what @El-Guest did. This means the riddle might be too easy (or already heard of, especially since it is a duplicate as the above comment points out). Try to be aware of those factors, but apart from that, there is no denying (at least for me) that this is a fun riddle :) $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Aug 29, 2018 at 14:32
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    $\begingroup$ @user477343 thank you for your pointers. I'll bear those in mind next time $\endgroup$ Aug 30, 2018 at 6:42
  • $\begingroup$ Ooo, jeez, I don’t think you deserve that many downvotes. Seems a bit harsh... $(+1)$ :\ $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Aug 30, 2018 at 12:47

2 Answers 2


You have to

wait until nighttime, then leave through the magnifying glass door.

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    $\begingroup$ Well done. P.S. I feel that you have heard this before $\endgroup$ Aug 29, 2018 at 13:00
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    $\begingroup$ No need to have heard it before. It took me about five seconds. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Aug 29, 2018 at 13:33
  • $\begingroup$ Ok then. Very well done $\endgroup$ Aug 30, 2018 at 6:38
  • $\begingroup$ @WilliamPennanti I'm not sure if you still can, but please accept the answer if it is correct :) No worries though! $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Aug 30, 2018 at 12:36

(fun answer)

He goes through the second door, fights the dragon a little, takes an arrow to the knee, eventually tames the dragon, and uses it's fire to burn a hole into the walls through which he finally escapes.
This riddle is even broader than your first one, I could tell you a hundred other ways how he "could" have escaped ;)

  • $\begingroup$ OK, so it is very broad but i think (like you have demonstrated) it is very fun to just come up with different answers. $\endgroup$ Aug 30, 2018 at 6:38

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