I came across this puzzle in the book The Big Book of Riddles Puzzles and Enigmas and I am also certain I have seen it elsewhere throughout the internet. The puzzle as written goes like this "A troubadour holding three objects (a ball, a hat, and a bowling pin) arrives at a bridge. The bridgekeeper warns him, 'The bridge won't bear more than your weight plus a maximum of two objects, and its not possible to throw the objects to the far side.' The troubadour nevertheless manages to get to the other side carrying his three objects in a single crossing. How does he do it?" Now, this being a puzzle forum, I will first give you the pleasure of solving this, just in case you have a burning desire to do so, and then I will post why I believe this to be questionable.