I was on a trekking holiday in the Amazonian jungle. Our guide told us about a mysterious village which, if found, promised the secret of eternal life and untold wealth. He told us that those who’d tried to find it were never seen again. Legend has it that either they had succeeded in their search and were rewarded with a journey to paradise, or they had failed and met a terrible end at the hands of the devils henchmen.
I asked in which direction I should walk if I was to decide to seek out the village. A look of fear came over his face. He told me I should forget that I’d ever heard about it. He told me that there was a path that led there, but after a mile there was a fork in the track and nobody knew which way to take. One led to heaven and one to hell. He told me that identical twin brothers lived in a hut beside the fork and only they knew which path was the one to take. He also told me that one of the brothers always lied about which path to take. The other told the truth.
I said that I would make the journey.
Right now I’m sitting in paradise drinking champagne and smoking the finest Havana cigar! I knew how to find out which path to take. I knew the question I should ask, whichever twin I met at the fork.
If you were to take the path, what would you ask the twin?
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