One day, there were three brilliant scientists who were working on very important projects around the globe. They went to a desolated forest which barely had any sign of life to explore. One after camping and waking up, they found themself tied with ropes to columns in a line. Unable to move their hands or legs, they couldn't run away nor able to look behind. All they could see was the column and the scientist in front of them. They were trapped.
In front of them all were FIVE flowers. Two WHITE and three PINK. The Indigenous people who came forward removed three flowers and threw the rest. They put one flower on every individual's head. It was obvious now that these peoeple were the ones who had tied them on the columns.
The Indigenous gave the brilliant scientists an option. If they can tell which flower was on their head, they would be released. If they answer incorrectly, they will have to serve them forever. The scientists were very petrified. They wanted to go home but they couldn’t unless they answered which flower was on their head.
The Indigenous asked the last scientist, “what is the color of the flower on your head”. The scientist replied, “I don’t know” although he was able to see the flowers on the head of the two scientists in front of him and had a better chance of answering correctly.
The Indigenous asked the second scientist, “What is the color of the flower on your head”. The scientist replied, “I don’t know” although he was able to see the flowers on the head of the one scientist in front of him and had a better chance of answering correctly.
The Indigenous asked the first scientist what is the color of the flower on your head. The scientist replied with the correct answer without being able to see the other two flowers on the previous scientist's heads. The scientist was not able to visually see what flower was on his head. He used his intellect to find the answer.
The indigenous people surprised with the answer had to release the three scientists. Solve the mystery.
- What was the color of the flower on his head?
- How did he conclude the color of the flower without being able to see anything on the back?