Alternative answer:geecee wrote:Pirate Pete had been captured by a Spanish general and sentenced to death by his 50-man firing squad.
After giving his instructions the general left. Upon his return the next day, he found that Pete had been set free alive and well. "How could this be?" demanded the general. "It was where Pete had us stand," explained the captain of the squad.
Where did Pete tell them to stand?
He may have convinced them that if they are all pointing away from him they are actually facing him, since if they kept walking away from him, circumnavigating the world in true Spanish conquistador style, they would eventually come face-to-face with him. If their IQs were on par with their marksmanship, it just might have worked.