Riddle: There is a frog, dead in the middle of an island. If he swims north, the distance to the mainland is 2 meters. If he swims south, the distance to the mainland is 3 meters. If he swims east or west, the distance is 4 meters. Which way does he swim?
This time we are dealing with a long riddle. In riddles like this, we forget the beginning of the riddle and focus only on the end. In order for the frog to reach the mainland, we need to choose a direction for him.
When we hear about the options in the riddle, we use our logic to choose the shortest distance, so we want the frog to swim north. But we’re forgetting one thing, the frog is dead! You see, he can’t swim. The answer of this riddle is that he does not swim at all.
Answer: He doesn’t swim at all, he is dead.