Bit of a strange one this week.
Imagine that you have been captured and suspended in a tree. The rope is anchored on the ground and a candle is slowly burning through the rope. Worse still, there is a hungry lion waiting for you to drop to the ground so that he can eat you. You don’t have the energy to flip up and untie the rope, reach up to the branch or even swing over to the trunk. Help is on the way, but it is going to take an hour to get to you, and the candle will have burnt through the rope by then. What can you do to prevent yourself being eaten by the lion?
I warn you now, it is a strange puzzle. I have used it a few times in public and the answer has an interesting effect on people. Half of them seem to love it and the other half are furious.