AmputateSituation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.
A doctor was operating on a man who had been at the scene of an explosion. When the man came into the hospital, he was quickly diagnosed with a compound fracture. There was a broken bone in his right leg, but he was otherwise uninjured.
After seeing the x-rays, the doctor told the attending staff that it should be removed because he would be better off without it. Why?
HintWhat does the "it" refer to?
AnswerThe bone could be removed from his leg because it wasn't his bone. It was the bone of someone else at the explosion. It was flying through the air fast enough to lodge into the man's leg and appear to be his own.
(This was on an episode of MASH.)
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