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Neil Armstrong and unfaithful wives

  1. Apr 6, 2013 #1
    In a parallel universe when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, he found it to be inhabited by a tribe of humanoids. He discovered that:
    a) they were all married
    b) the husbands of 10 of the wives were unfaithful
    c) Each wife knew whether or not any other wife's husband was a cheater, but did not know whether or not her own husband was a cheater
    d) No wife was allowed to tell any other wife that her husband was unfaithful or otherwise. Husbands also did not discuss this but otherwise gossip was gossip …
    e) If a wife discovered her husband was unfaithful she had to throw him out of the house and onto the street at precisely 10am the following day, where he would be visible to all others in the tribe.
    Foolishly Neil informed the entire tribe at 11am on the day that he landed that at least one of the husbands was unfaithful. What happened next?
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2013 #2
    This appears to be the same as the blue forehead room puzzle; and, the answer has been discussed in some depth there. Suffice it to say
    At 10am on the 10th day all 10 wives will kick out their husbands
    .
     
  4. Apr 11, 2013 #3
    Trick question, everyone is already dead since there is no atmosphere on the moon.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2013 #4

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    Trick question.

    First: All the wives were thrown out because of "c) Each wife knew whether or not any other wife's husband was a cheater, but did not know whether or not her own husband was a cheater". There's only one way each wife could know which husbands were cheaters - each cheating husband cheated with every single wife!!

    Second: The wives got their revenge by stealing Neil Armstrong's helmet, leaving him to die in the non-existant atmosphere of the Moon.

    Third: Ten days later, the wives of the cheating husbands returned home and threw their husbands out.

    Fourth: The ten cheating husbands and the wives of the non-cheating husbands then moved to start a new hippy commune.
     
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