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Puzzle From Alexander The Great. Can You Guess His Plan?

Date December 7, 2018

The human brain likes puzzles, as they help us stay active and cheerful. The simplest riddles help to exercise your brain, and it's advisable to never skip a chance to engage your logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Even a few minutes of brainstorming will be very useful for you.

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Let’s exercise your logical thinking. The riddle by Alexander the Great will help us. Of course, he didn’t make it up it on purpose, but one day he made a decision that was difficult to understand. Use your logic and you’ll solve the task.

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The problem:

Alexander the Great ordered his soldiers to shave. He was sure that making his soldiers shave would come in handy in the fight. Why?

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Of course, a tidy and clean look wasn’t the main advantage. The soldiers had other functions. There must be a logical explanation.

Have you found it?

Are you ready to give the right answer?

One more minute.

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Ok, we are ready to explain why his order was right.

The right answer:

The enemy could easily grab the soldier’s beard in close combat, which made them more vulnerable. Alexander the Great wanted to protect his army, which is why he made this decision.

Puzzle From Alexander The Great. Can You Guess His Plan?

Did you guess the right answer? Please tell us in comments and share this riddle with friends, in case they want to exercise their logical thinking, too.

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