The Three Hats

A billionaire enters a reality show saloon with five bellboy hats, three red and two white.

“I need three volunteers to play a game for a million dollars,” he said. “Any takers?”

Three men put down their beer mugs immediately and volunteered: Jack, Tobias and Charlie.

“Very well. Set up three chairs in a triangle so each of you can see the other two,” commanded the billionaire.

This was speedily arranged.

“Close your eyes while I place one of these five hats on each of your heads. I’ll tell you when to open them. The hats are so small you won’t be able to see the color of your own hat,” he explained cheerily.

He put the hats on their heads and threw the remaining two out the window.

“I’ll give a million dollars to the man who can say which color hat he has on his head,” he said.

They opened their eyes and looked eagerly at their respective companions.

“What do you say, Jack?” asked the billionaire.

“Ummm, I don’t know,” Jack said with a sad face.

“What about you, Tobias?” asked the billionaire.

Tobias looked studiously at his two companions. “Well, I can’t say either,” he grumbled.

“But I know,” exclaimed Charlie jubilantly, “and I am blind.”

And, sure enough, he did know and received the million dollars with a big smile.

What was the color of Charlie’s hat, and how did he know?

About Ken

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Honors, University of Maryland. Graduate of Danish School of Classical Homeopathy in 1998. Studies over several years at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in Alonnisos, Greece with the world-famous homeopath George Vithoulkas (winner of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize). Director of Klinik for Klassisk Homøopati in Herlev, Denmark. Director of the Iberian School and Clinic of Classical Homeopathy in Estepona, Costa del Sol, Spain and Gibraltar. Founding member of the Spanish Association of Classical Homeopathy (Asociación Española de Homeopatía Unicista) approved by ECCH (European Council for Classical Homeopathy). Currently director of the International Homeopathic Web Clinic and the Avila Clinic and School of Classical Homeopathy in Caracas, Venezuela. Kjetill Oftedal offers consultations in English, Spanish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German, Dutch and Portuguese.
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