Q: A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?
A: At first it would appear to be the lions who starved to death 3 years ago, however as he is sentenced to death it's unlikely that the intention is that this room would be somewhere to live long and prosper, more like he will starve to death, a quite unappealing slow one IMHO. The assassins may offer a quicker, less painful death.