A man walking along a railraod track sees a train thundering at high speed towards him. Instead of immediately jumpimg off the track, he charges directly at the train for about ten feet and only then gets off the track.
The man was on a bridge when he first saw the train so he couldn't jump off the track immediately.
A Queen has twins by Caesarean section so it's impossible to tell who was born first. Now the twins are adults and ready to rule. One is intensely stupid, while the other is highly intelligent, well loved and charismatic. Yet the unintelligent one is chosen as the next ruler.