12 Paradoxes That You Will Never Be Able to Find Answers To


The Pinocchio Paradox:

What if Pinocchio said, ‘My nose grows now.’?pinocchio paradox imageIf someone says “This sentence is false” to a false statement, this would mean that it is technically true statement,but the “This sentence is false” is actually true, so the person tells a lie, this loop can never end.

Birthday: birthday cake paradox

If there are 23 people in a room, the probability that at least 2 share a birthday is 50%, if there are 70, the probability is 99.9%

The Grandfather Paradox:

What if you travel in time and kill your grandfather before he meets your grandmother?grandfather paradox
This would technically mean that you were not born to kill your grandfather, but that means that your grandfather was never killed and you were born to kill him.

Theseus Paradox:unchanged ship

When you have replaced all the parts of a ship, is it still the same ship?

Crocodile Paradox:

A crocodile steals your a child and promises to return him only if his parent can correctly guess what the crocodile will do with the child. Assuming the croc keeps its word, what would happen if the parent guessed that he wouldn’t return the child.crocodile baby paradox

A dilemma arises , the Croc will not be able to keep or return the child if the parent guessed that he would not return the child.

Galileo’s Paradox:

Although not all numbers are square numbers, there are no more numbers than square numbers

infinity paradox

Both values are infinite

Later Galileo concluded that <,>,= only apply to finite values.

The Paradox of Saving:

If everyone tries to save during a recession, aggregate demand will fall and the economy will never improve.rotating economy
A mass increase in savings eventually hurts the economy as a whole.

The Chicken or the Egg:

A famous question continues to baffle the mind of people to this day. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
chicken or egg?
If egg came first, who layed the egg? If chicken came first where did it come from?

The Sorites’ Paradox:true heap

If 100,000 grains of sand is a heap, why if you remove a few grains, it still remains a heap?

The Zeno’s paradox:

Motion and plurality is an illusion.the arrow can't move

If an arrow occupies a position at any instant, it means it is not moving at that instant, nothing is moving at a particular instant, this means that motion isn’t even possible.

The unstoppable force:universe destroyer

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?

The court Paradox:

Protagoras had a student Euathlus, on the understanding that the student pay Protagoras after he wins his first court case. But Euathlus decided to leave profession of law, and Protagoras decided to sue Euathlus for the amount owed.true lawyer paradox

If Protagoras wins, he gets paid. If Euathlus won the case, Protagoras would still be paid according to the original contract, because Euathlus would have won his first case.

Fermi Paradox:

Where are the aliens? If the universe is so huge, there must be other species.hidden aliens paradox

Is 1 = 0.999…?? But why it seems so…baby-is-shocked

Let x=0.999… so
10x=9.999…
10x-x=9.999… – 0.999… (-x on both sides x=0.999…)
9x=9
x=1

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