A wise king devised a contest to see who would receive the Princess’ hand in marriage. The Princess was put in a 50 x 50 foot carpeted room.
Each of her four suitors were put in one corner of the room with a small box to stand on. The first one to touch the Princess’ hand would be the winner and become the new King.
The rules were, the contestants could not-
- Walk over the carpet,
- Cross the plane of the carpet, or
- Hang from anything
- Nor could they use anything but their body and wits (i.e. no magic, telepathy, nor any items such as ladders, block and tackles etc).
One suitor figured out a way and married the Princess and became the new King.
What did he do?