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Get Ready For A Brain Explosion When You See These Paradoxes (25 pics)

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Sorites paradox

If you remove grains of sand from a heap one at a time, when is the heap no longer a heap?

Grandfather paradox

You go back in time and marry your grandmother, thus becoming your own grandfather.

Crocodile paradox

A crocodile steals a child from its parents and promises to return it if they can correctly guess what it will do. What should the crocodile do if the parents guess that the child won’t be returned?

Omnipotence paradox

Can God make a rock so big that he can’t lift it?

The liar paradox

“This statement is a lie.” So is the statement true?

The Ship of Theseus

Similar to Sorites Paradox, this time the question is as follows: if you have a really old wooden boat and over time you replace each plank with a new one, at what point does the old boat become a new boat?

The college graduate paradox

You need experience to get a job and you need a job to get experience.

The busy bar paradox

“Nobody ever goes to that bar. It’s too busy.”

The hillbilly paradox

Mullets prevent red necks.

The Pinocchio paradox

Pinocchio says, “My nose will grow.” What happens?

The credit paradox

To get credit you must have credit. 

The Sesame Street paradox

Oscar the Grouch loves being angry. So when he gets angry, he is happy. But then he gets angry that he is happy. This makes him angry again, which makes him happy, which makes him angry, which makes him happy, etc, etc, etc.

The customer paradox

A boss tells his employee that the customer is always right. The customer interjects, “No, they’re not.”

The paradox of thrift

When people are scared of a recession, they decrease their spending in order to save. This then causes an actual recession.

The sentence paradox

This sentence contains two mistake.

The blister pack paradox

You need scissors to open the blister pack that contains your new pair of scissors.

The poll paradox

All polls are biased in favor of those people who are willing to take polls.

Chicken or the egg paradox

Which came first?

Barber paradox

There is a barber on an island. He cuts the hair of every man on the island who doesn’t cut his own hair, and nobody else. Who shaves the barber?

Paradox of tolerance

If you extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, this leads to a decrease of tolerance.

The dueling statements paradox

The following statement is true: the preceding statement is false.

Lover's Paradox (the hedgehog dilemma)

In order for human intimacy to be realized, substantial mutual harm must typically be incurred.

Buridan's ass (free will paradox)

A donkey that is equally hungry and thirsty is placed an equal distance between a source of food and a source of drink. It dies because it cannot make a rational decision as to which it should consume first. (summary: how can you rationally choose between two equal options?)

Uniqueness paradox

If everyone is special, nobody is special.

Bootstrap paradox

A time traveler buys a copy of Romeo and Juliet, travels back in time and hands it to Shakespeare while he is still a young boy. Shakespeare copies it down and publishes it. It survives through the centuries until the time traveler finds it, buys it, and takes it back to Shakespeare. Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?




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