The Smart Boy – Great Riddle

A smart boy was walking through the jungle. He comes across a river. To cross the river he has to walk over the bridge. But there is a huge man in front of the bridge carrying an axe.

The man says, “If you want to cross this bridge, you must tell me a statement. If I think the statement is true, you will be strangled to death. If I say the statement is false, your head will be chopped off.”

A few minutes later, the smart boy walked over the bridge, while the huge man stood dumbfounded.

What statement did the smart boy say?

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60 Responses to The Smart Boy – Great Riddle

  1. Manal January 16, 2012 at 9:32 AM #

    That u r so big and frightening me and I’m sure that u mean every threatening word u’ve said

  2. Letua January 15, 2012 at 2:14 PM #

    The boy says nothing because if the boy should have said anything it will result into death and there is no punishment for being silent.

  3. Bashirkankia January 15, 2012 at 7:22 AM #


  4. Assadullah January 15, 2012 at 4:17 AM #

    The boy will say: If I don’t cross the river you will be died.

  5. Rodina_abdelkader January 14, 2012 at 11:57 PM #

    That’s when the boy walked up to him and started singing really loudly “TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR..”

  6. Husaing January 14, 2012 at 7:17 PM #

    The bay can say anything in sigh language and cross the bridge. The huge man would not understand/know if it true or false………

  7. Emadhajale January 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM #

    You are going to chop your own head off.
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  8. Emadhajale January 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM #

    You are going to chop your own head off.
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  9. Hamed Mansour Hamed January 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM #

    Simply the boy can say : There is a huge man in front of the bridge carrying an axe 

  10. Faisal Khurshid January 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM #

    am i a smart boy?

  11. Sabeed January 14, 2012 at 9:53 AM #

    He given this statement that Hen came out before the Egg. Then Huge man got confused.

  12. HAIDER ALI786 January 14, 2012 at 4:45 AM #


  13. Allah Ditta January 14, 2012 at 4:19 AM #

    In both cases boy will die (death). whereas punishment of death is only in case if boy is true. Now boy will say” Yes…. if you can chop my head i should not Die. if its possible then chop my head”

  14. Khaleel January 14, 2012 at 4:02 AM #

    Two ladies under a tree are sitting quietly.

  15. Mubarek Alamin85 January 14, 2012 at 3:31 AM #

    Oscillate ! `!`~`

  16. Mohamed Ismail January 14, 2012 at 3:23 AM #

    The small boy said to man that I am going to kill you and he may killed the huge man. 

  17. Fais270 January 14, 2012 at 2:58 AM #

    get a life

  18. A Alwassia January 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM #

    the boy said to the man  what you think is true you are going to say its false

  19. Mahdikabbashi January 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM #

    two kinds of statments a boy can say which can not be said true or false
    1- He can ask a question for example : Are you serious? or are you mad or something?
    2- He can give an order or requset for example get off my way or He can say : Hey look at me

  20. R_w9676 January 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM #

    you are a bully! You should die  before me! or the boy can just say  Shut-up!!!

  21. Awahidi January 13, 2012 at 3:10 PM #

    You are going to chop your own head off.

  22. benpung January 13, 2012 at 2:35 PM #

    I’m going to die by beheading (head chopped off). 

  23. Dauda Idris Wase January 13, 2012 at 1:56 PM #

    Just keeps quite and moves on to pass the Man i.e. he should not say anything.

  24. Ashma Cutecdf January 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM #

    i am a small boy

  25. Ashma Cutecdf January 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM #

    i am a small boy

  26. Anas January 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM #

    i never tell the truth ! Or I Always Lie !

  27. Alhassan Yusuf January 13, 2012 at 11:58 AM #

    He simply made a mummer that can not be heard by the huge man.  

  28. Waleed gtet January 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM #

    He said: my head will be chopped off

  29. Samser January 13, 2012 at 11:32 AM #

    The boy either says nothing and go,without crossing the bridge, because anywhere it is said that he must cross the bridge. He just came across it. or he can say to the man I do not want to cross the bridge.

  30. Vadva1 January 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM #

    I think this is not a joke. It’s a west of time, put some jokes…..

  31. Roooz_75 January 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM #

    my head will be chopped off

  32. Cassandrapuna January 13, 2012 at 10:09 AM #

    No matter what I say, you’re going to kill me.

  33. Bashirkankia January 13, 2012 at 9:22 AM #

    Half truth

  34. Zeeshan noor khan January 13, 2012 at 9:19 AM #

    another ans: the boy will as “you will kill my by chopping my head off”.

  35. Dr. Atheer January 13, 2012 at 9:17 AM #

    ” you are going to chop my head off”
    Explanation: If the man says this statement is true then he should strangle the boy to death according to what he informed which is against what the statement says! If he  says this statement is false that means he is going to contradict himself as well!

    • Osman January 14, 2012 at 12:33 PM #

      Its about the statement being true or false on which the punishment will depend.. if the boy says ‘you are going to chop my head off’ like you said, than its the statement that becomes a true statement and than the axe man can easily punish him and strangle him to death as he has never said that he will follow the statement that the boy will say to him.. hope you understand my point which makes your explanation FALSE. Don’t Mind please.. 🙂

  36. Zeeshan noor khan January 13, 2012 at 9:17 AM #

    ohh my ans may be wrong

  37. Zeeshan noor khan January 13, 2012 at 9:13 AM #

    the boy may ask : You will kill me. 
    if the man thinks the answer is wrong then he will try to kill him, contradicting him,
    If the man thinks the answer is wright then he have to allow the boy to cross the bridge, then he can’t kill the boy, again contradicting him

  38. Bakhtiar Ali January 13, 2012 at 9:09 AM #


  39. Stephen January 13, 2012 at 8:48 AM #

    The boy said, NO COMMENTS, as it is neither true nor false

  40. Muhammad Irfan January 13, 2012 at 8:39 AM #

    he said nothing

  41. Abdullah Alfatih January 13, 2012 at 8:28 AM #

    I’m a Lair

  42. Anonymous January 13, 2012 at 8:13 AM #

    *** read Osmans

  43. Ksufian January 13, 2012 at 7:33 AM #

    ” My head will be chopped off”

  44. mfk January 13, 2012 at 7:27 AM #

    The boy did not give any statement

  45. Husnain Altaf January 13, 2012 at 7:21 AM #

    have you stopped doing (some thing bad)?

  46. Osman January 13, 2012 at 7:14 AM #

    He can easily speak any statement with a question and walk out leaving the other person to answer it because a question is never true nor false. 🙂

    • Tarrekko January 13, 2012 at 8:22 AM #

      A statement is one thing while a question is another

  47. Zeenurain-abdul January 13, 2012 at 7:00 AM #

    He said nothing

  48. Test January 13, 2012 at 6:46 AM #

    said nothing

  49. Juned ansari January 13, 2012 at 6:40 AM #

    You will chop off your head!

  50. Banjoy January 13, 2012 at 6:32 AM #

    You will chop off my head!

    • Ashualam January 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM #

      only this could be the answer