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Cuddly Wuddly Tribe

Problem

A remote Pacific island is occupied by two tribes: the Cuddly-Wuddlies and the Nasty-Wasties. They are utterly indistinguishable by appearance, but differ completely in their character and live at opposite ends of the island. Cuddly-Wuddlies always tell the truth and are reknowned for their kind hospitality, whereas Nasty-Wasties are infamous for their compulsive lying and cannabilism; being especially partial to the taste of visitors.

By the time you arrive the sun is already setting and being out so late is not a good idea. You stand at a fork in the pathway: one direction heads to the Cuddly-Wuddly village and the other leads to the Nasty-Wasty village. However, you don't know which way to go.

A man is standing nearby and as you are in a hurry you have time to ask one simple question.

What question could you ask to ensure that you receive correct directions to the Cuddly-Wuddly village?

Problem ID: 335 (27 Mar 2008)     Difficulty: 1 Star

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