Toothpicks

A man had twelve toothpicks in front of him. He took one away. Now he had nine in front of him. How is this possible?
iriseyes iriseyes
22-25, F
5 Responses Apr 26, 2007

Either he actually took away three toothpicks or he miscounted how toothpicks he had left in front of him.

the toothpick spells NINE

XII, take one away(from the X) III, would be 3, on the spell 9, it takes 11 toothpicks which is doable. I agree with the young lady on spelling

gotta love roman numerals xD

The toothpics spell NINE