This puzzle is based on one from a Boy Scout event a few years ago. You need basic knowledge of knot tying and a little outside-the-box thinking.
You are given command over three people, and you have to instruct them to tie a clove hitch around a large tree with a 50’ rope. The catch: the tree stands in the middle of a 10’ radius circle that is off-limits to everyone. What do you do?
I managed to solve this fairly quickly (for being 14-15 years old, at least), so I’m curious as to how many of you can solve it.