passed a sentence of death on the thief. He gave the thief a chance to
choose the manner of his death. He told the thief he could make one
final statement which would determine how he would die. If the
statement he made was false, he would be boiled in water. If the
statement were true, he would be fried in oil. The thief found neither
of this options too his liking, so he made a statement that got him out
of this seemingly impossible situation. What is the one statement he
could have made to free himself?