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You're in a sealed room with no doors, vents, or windows. All that is in the room is a chainsaw, which has a full gas tank on it, and a table. How do you get out?


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  • $\begingroup$ Saw a hole in the wall.... $\endgroup$ – noedne Apr 24 at 23:47
  • $\begingroup$ The walls are made of obsidian, and are too thick for you to cut through. BUT You're on the right track though ;) $\endgroup$ – CStafford-14 Apr 24 at 23:48
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    $\begingroup$ If the room only contains a chainsaw and a table, which one are you? $\endgroup$ – noedne Apr 24 at 23:50
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    $\begingroup$ @noedne he/she is the tank. $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane Apr 24 at 23:58
  • $\begingroup$ Guys, you aren't Cave Johnson. $\endgroup$ – CStafford-14 Apr 25 at 0:11


Saw the table in half, then the two halves make a (w)hole, then you escape through the hole.


Forget the chainsaw and the table. You:

get in the tank, start the engine and force your way through the wall.

  • $\begingroup$ No tank, sorry. $\endgroup$ – CStafford-14 Apr 25 at 0:07
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    $\begingroup$ @CStafford-14 What do you mean 'no tank'? It's in the puzzle ;) $\endgroup$ – rhsquared Apr 25 at 0:09
  • $\begingroup$ Where did I mention a tank? $\endgroup$ – CStafford-14 Apr 25 at 0:09
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, it's a gas tank $\endgroup$ – CStafford-14 Apr 25 at 0:11
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    $\begingroup$ @CStafford-14 A tank that runs on gas? $\endgroup$ – noedne Apr 25 at 0:12

Another possibility that doesn’t require anything other than yourself:

Run laps around the room until you wear yourself out. Once that happens, you are out, so you’ve escaped the room.

  • $\begingroup$ Ha! That's a brilliant way of doing it. $\endgroup$ – CStafford-14 Apr 25 at 21:39

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