Einstein is baffled by this mans quizzical question

Einstein sits next to a man on a long flight.

 

Einstein says, “Let’s play a game. I will ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you will pay me only $5; but if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $500”.

 

The man agrees and the game proceeds.

 

Einstein asks the first question, “What is the distance between the Earth and the Moon?”

 

The man doesn’t say a word. He reaches into his pocket, and pulls out $5.

 

He then asks Einstein, “What goes up a hill with 3 legs, but comes down on 4?”

 

Einstein thinks about it for a long time, but fails to answer the question.

 

After almost an hour, he gives the man $500.

 

An irritated Einstein then asks, “Well, so what goes up a hill on 3 legs and comes down on 4?”

 

The man reaches into his pocket and gives Einstein $5.