A Room With No Windows

You are in a room with no windows, doors or any exit. The only items are a mirror and a table. How do you escape?

Hint: This is not a typical brain teaser.

Look in the mirror, then at the wall and back at the mirror to see what you saw. Use the saw to cut the table in half and join the two halves to make a whole. Put the “hole” on the wall and climb out.

I know, it’s lame. I like to have brain teasers that you can realistically guess, but this one’s so popular, I feel an obligation to include it.

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42 Comments on "A Room With No Windows"

Rosie says
November 2, 2019 @ 16:21

in the original the saw is obtained by scraping your hands against the wall until the are sore

Rozalynn says
April 15, 2020 @ 21:49

Now this one was kind of easy for me because I know this one by my heart if you ask me I can get this done in like what two seconds but you take a you took the I’m looking at you see what you saw and you take what you saw and cut this table in half 2 add two holes equal a whole so you call through the whole week is how you get this all because when you look in the mirror you see what you saw so you take what you saw and you cut the tape on top get it you don’t really get comment below and I can explain it better puppy while I don’t understand this please explain more

Rozalynn says
April 15, 2020 @ 21:53

Also the other one is if you have an orange and a knife you cut the orange in half with the knife and then you crawl to go hold because you have equal whole but yeah that’s the other one and that’s really need explaining because it’s really super easy cuz you have a knife in an orange and crawl through the hole so yeah that’s really it so I don’t really need to explain anymore but even if you don’t get it just let me know and I’ll do I’ll explain more

Hannah says
July 15, 2020 @ 04:42

I understand the wordplay now, but i didn’t at first… Y’all helped me out!

Hello says
November 30, 2020 @ 16:18

You look in the mirror and you see what you saw. You take the saw and cut the table into two halves. You put the two halves of the table together which makes a whole. You climb out the hole and yell until your voice is hoarse. You climb on the horse and run off.

debbie downer says
May 17, 2021 @ 16:48

hate to ruin this silly joke with logic but mirrors reflect the present not the past. So you have no “saw” cute word play for a child though. But not a good riddle.

Jason says
September 5, 2021 @ 23:58

this riddle is a play on the English language, using Homophones. other languages will not have this issue as often as English does.

Gabe says
October 12, 2021 @ 12:28

If you cut the mirror in half the reflective part will shatter making it a while before you can make a whole but cutting wood is easier than cutting glass so its more simple, also I like the “yell until your voice is hoarse and ride that horse away!” one . :D

required says
May 3, 2022 @ 19:32

Look at the mirror, see what you saw, saw the table in half, two halves make a hole and jump in the hole!

Emmanuel says
June 6, 2022 @ 15:48

You guys realize there can be a doorway without a door right? And yes, the roof is always sealed, but they didn’t say the doorway and window frames were sealed.

Why not just walk out?

And yes it’s a brainteaser…

Think about it, and send in my reward please…

not debbit downer says
October 2, 2023 @ 13:00

“hate to ruin this silly joke with logic but mirrors reflect the present not the past. ”
Actually, it reflects the light bouncing off of things, which takes time to travel from the object to the mirror and bounce into your eyes. So you are seeing a fraction of a fraction of a second into the past. Riddle works.

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