The King's SonSituation 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.
The king dies and two men both claim to be his long-lost son. One of the king's advisors proposes a test to determine the identity of the true heir. One claimant agrees to the test; the other refuses. The one who agreed is sent packing; the one who refused is identified as the rightful heir. How come?
AnswerThe proposed test was a blood test. Knowing that blood typing isn't very accurate, the impostor felt it was worth trying to get away with it. But the true heir was a hemophiliac and couldn't give blood for the test.
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