Originally Posted by QuantumIguana
I was playing 20 Questions, and the item I chose was a bread box. It was a devious trick, one of the archetypal questions is "Is it bigger than a bread box?" Thus, the answer is no, but people assume from that answer is that is must be smaller than a bread box. I don't think I've ever seen a bread box, most people only know about it from 20 Questions.
Ha! I tried this on my daughters, when they were about 6. We were at our family cottage where we do indeed have a bread box.
Thing One: "Is it bigger than the bread box?"
Thing Two: "Is it smaller than the bread box?"
Thing One and Thing Two in Greek Chorus: "It's the bread box!"
They get their smarts from their mother, obviously...