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Who IS That Man? A sort of logic puzzle . . . . .

#1
Probably not new, even to ARRSE. But here goes.

A man sits alone at his desk, looking at a photograph, and says these words to himself :

"Sisters and brothers have I none;
But that man's father is my father's son"


Fancy posting a logical explanation of whose photograph he's looking at?

(Preferably without resorting to mirrors etc.)

Enjoy . . . . . . :D

(as Americans and The Young seem fond of saying.)
 
#7
jarrod248 said:
because 'That mans Father is my Fathers son' The first bit is a red herring
Line one excludes the possibility of siblings and cousins, thus narrowing the focus.

He (IMHO) is looking at a photograph of his SON.

Thus :
That man = i.e. his son.
's father = himself (father os his son)
is my father's son = himself (because no bros)

But I have had black & blue arguments contending it's himself . . . . . :roll:

Anyone care to propose that motion - logically?
 
#8
It is himself,

brothers and sisters have i none - only child

But that man's father is my father's son - his fathers son must be him as he has no siblings
 
#11
this riddle ripped clean from a joke in a bernard manning routine, right? irishman on his way to the airport, driver says it's a long journey, we'll have some riddles.......

and for my answer, i've always said it's his son and BM got it wrong in his joke.
 
#13
gingerslime said:
It is himself,

brothers and sisters have i none - only child

But that man's father is my father's son - his fathers son must be him as he has no siblings
i hope you're not really int corps.

if he said "that man is my fathers son", it would be a pic of himself. but he doesn't.

take the shame.
 
#14
I am my fathers son, so that mans father must be me. So that man must be my son.


Try these:

A doctor and a nurse have a baby boy. But the boy's father is not the doctor and the mother is not the nurse. How can it be?

Two mothers and two daughters go to a pet store and buy three cats. Each female gets her own cat. How is this possible?

Brothers and sisters have I none, but this man's father is my son.