One of the great things about Car Talk on NPR is the Weekly Puzzler. Sometimes they’re car puzzles, sometimes they’re math/logic puzzles, and sometimes they’re just straight-up riddles. I was intrigued by this week’s:
One Horse, NV has one barber in the whole town. For some reason, one of the laws in the town is that every man in town must be clean-shaven. Further, every man either must shave himself or be shaven by the barber, and the barber may only shave those that don’t shave themselves. So, the question is: who shaves the barber?
I think I have an answer, but I don’t know if I’m making it overly difficult for myself. In any case, we’ll find out the answer on tomorrow’s program.