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Not a Bad Cough

Situation 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.


Puzzle ID:#37815
Fun:*** (2.82)
Difficulty:** (1.43)
Submitted By:say_aahAus*******




A woman took her pet bird, which had a bad cough, to see the vet. The vet listened to the bird's cough and agreed that it sounded bad but told the woman that the bird was not sick. Why not?

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Aug 17, 2007

how cute
Aug 18, 2007

the variation iv'e heard of this is it was a smoker with a bad cough that that bought the bird it was copying him
Aug 18, 2007

It was really easy, but then I read the funny answer, that made me give it a full star!
Aug 20, 2007

I got that it was a parrot, but I thought the owner had a cold. Well, the parrot was the main part, right?
Aug 22, 2007

i recently went to my cousins, and they had a parrot. it was always making really loud coughing sounds, so this teaser confused me.
Sep 01, 2007

Very Creative!

I love all your your teasers! Adding this to my favorite and you to my buddies!

Sep 16, 2007

Another plausible answer to this one would be that birds cannot cough. Birds use positive pressure breathing (much like "swallowing" air) so they cannot cough like humans (who use negative pressure breathing, where our diaphragm moves down and creates a vacuum in our chests.) Kinda neat, huh?
Nov 09, 2007

i guessed right that the bird copied somebody coughing good teaser
Nov 18, 2007

I got this one.
Dec 15, 2007

clever! lol!
Jul 16, 2008

Jan 24, 2010

yay I got it right!
Jun 29, 2010

hahahahahha!!! too cute!!
Dec 24, 2012

I got this right... I guess it is mainly because birds are always parrots to me
Jan 05, 2013

This was so clever! Love it!

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