The White Room

A thought experiment, for fun. This is not a trick question and there is no right answer. Please answer and share with your friends and contacts.


You agree to take part in a study. Upon arrival, you are handed a poncho to put on, and given the sole instruction, “Pass through the room.”

You are shown to the door to the room in question, you enter, and the door is closed behind you. The room is well lit, rectangular, perfectly white, and spotless. Opposite you, about 30 feet away, is the exit. To either side of you are two tables, stacked with squeeze bottles full of paint, of all different colors.

Would you pass through the room without touching the paint?

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