# Cannibal Logic

An explorer was trekking through a remote jungle when he was captured by logic loving cannibals. He was brought before the chief and told, “you may now speak your last words. If the statement is true, then we will burn you at the stake. If your statement is false, we will boil you in oil.” The man thought for a moment and then made his statement. Perplexed, the clever cannibals realized that they couldn’t do anything but let him go. What did the explorer say to them?

### 21 guesses to Cannibal Logic

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• EvilCheese

Whatever I say is the truth.

• Dude

No, that’s not it.

Keep guessing.

• paul

You’re going to boil me in oil.

• Dude

“I will be boiled in oil,” is correct!

This way, whichever way the cannibals want to kill him, it will go against their rules. They had no choice but to let him go.

You’re today’s winner.

• Jonathan

but that if the cannibals decide that they shall boil him in oil after they burn him at the stake? Then his statement would be true and they would accordingly burn him at the stake.

nothing states that the cannibals can’t boil him if his statement is true, only that they have to boil him if it’s false

• Dude

That’s a very good point, Jonathan.

• You can find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

• Molly

He says “you will boil me in oil.” This is neither true nor false, so they must let him go.

• Mary

…… He probably didn’t say anything at all.

• Mary

I will burn in oil cause it’s a “not true statement” in a true one. Mind twist.

• Alyssa

You will boil me an oil

• Mel

Whatever I say is false.

• Chelsey

You will boil me in oil.

• Angelica

He says false

• Angelica

He says false!!

• Pineapplepunch

He says in the one I tell “I will be boiled”.

• sean

11/8/16

which one is the “left” path. since one always lies he will say right so i will listen too the one that tells the truth.

• Riya

he says “i am a liar”