Einstein's Riddle: Riddles, Paradoxes, and Conundrums to Stretch Your Mind
"Riddles, paradoxes, and puzzles have been confusing and delighting people for millennia. Zeno of Elea proclaimed that a hare could never catch a tortoise in a race: every time the hare catches up, the tortoise has moved very slightly ahead. Since then we've seen prisoners grappling with their dilemma, gamblers with their fallacy, and Schrodinger with his cat.
Einstein devised his famous riddle as a child. A nefarious little problem involving five very particular neighbors, it was so fiendishly clever that (according to Einstein, at least) only one person in fifty would be able to solve i. But in this tantalizing book, it's only the beginning.
Here are some of the most mesmerizing mind benders ever conceived. Whether you're choosing from three doors, guessing which day the hangman is coming, or wondering when the tortoise will be caught by the hare, you'll always have something to puzzle you. By turns impossible, surprising, and gloriously satisfying, these puzzles will keep you thinking and guessing from beginning to end."
Author: Jeremy Stangroom
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA