A King has a collection of 1000 bottles of irresistible and one of the finest wines in the world. The king is quite fond of drinking which is taken to be as a weak point by the neighboring king, He creates a plan to kill the king so that he can take over his kingdom and increase his power. He send in a servant to poison the wines with a deadly virus that is so strong that even if it is diluted a million times, it will still have an effect and will kill the king over a prolonged duration of one month.
The servant is able to mix poison in only one of the wines when the guards catch him. The servant is killed and thus the truth behind which of the 1000 bottles is poisoned dies with him. The king call up his advisor who is quite clever. He tells the king something which brightens up his face. He summons some of his prisoners. Seeking what the advisor told him, he knows that he will not have to murder more than ten prisoners and he will be able to enjoy the rest of the 999 bottles of wine after a month's time.
What trick did the advisor tell the king? How will the king be able to achieve what he thinks?