The Riddle of Mullah Nasrudin
- As many of his friends would commonly do, one of them tried to test
Nasrudin's wisdom and asked him..."I've got a riddle for you. If there
were three crows on a fence post and I shot one, how many would be left?"
Without hesitating, Nasrudin said, "Two left."
"You don't get the point," the man said. "Listen to the riddle. There
were three crows on a fence post. Then I shot one. How many would be
"Two left," the Mullah repeated.
"No," the man said in a superior tone of voice. "None would be left,
because if I shot one then the other two would fly away."
"Isn't that what I've been saying?" Nasrudin answered..."Two left!"