You are in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove and a gas lamp.

Question: You are in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove and a gas lamp. You only have one match, so what do you light first?

Answer: Lets assume I was in an inclouded space, with no open windows for wind. I had dropped the box of matches, but was able to grab one before I clumsily kicked the box, causing the contents to roll across the floor.

I assume I have no memory of the room, so I can’t use that to find my way out, and it is large, so finding a wall would be illogical as well. I would first test to see how far away from each other the options are, in case I have second thoughts.

Since it is dark, I have no way of knowing if the gas lamp has any gas to light. The stove would be impractical, unless it’s a short candle. I would initials go with the candle.

So, the first thing I would light is the match. And with that match, I would continue on to light all three, finally leaving the burnt husk for kindling in the stove.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.