||[Jan. 15th, 2010|01:50 pm]
The Question Club
There's you and 19 complete strangers aboard a plane. Each of you has on a parachute. You're told that for every person that jumps off the plane and lands safely down on the ground below they get a million dollars. You're all been given proper instruction on how the chute works, etc. So you'll all be rich once you jump. However, you're told, one of you has a large Hello Kitty comforter in their pack instead of a chute. You cannot tell from the outside of the pack which one's different. Someone's just not going to be around to collect the $1,000,000. People start to hop out of the plane, but the plane's just above some low hanging clouds so the jumpers sort of disappear almost immediately and you can't tell if anyone's chute isn't opening. You're the last one on the plane. Do you jump?
Same scenario as above, except this time it's $10,000, and instead of 20 jumpers, it's now 100, and instead of 1 pack being chuteless it's now 3. 3 out of 100 jumpers won't make it. Will you jump?
You're in front of 10 doorways, which lead to 10 tunnels. 9 of the tunnels merge into a room which contains a million dollars, which you can keep. The 10th tunnel leads there as well, but midway through there's a trap door which opens into a 25 ft. pit. Odds are you wouldn't die, but would be badly injured. The tunnels are all dark and only lightly illuminated, but not enough to tell if there's a trap door and the trap door is 8' around and set to go off when you're in the middle of it (pressure point), so it's terribly unlikely you can grab the edge and save yourself from the fall. Do you go down one of the tunnels?
You're on a strange Japanese game show. There's 8 briefcases in front of you. 7 of them contain $100,000 each. If you pick any of them, the money's yours. The 8th briefcase, however, if picked, will lead to the show taking away your car, computer, clothes and all your worldly possessions (except the clothes you have on). So, 7 cases lead to riches and 1 leads to poverty. You can go ahead and select a case, or you can walk away empty handed. What will you do?