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-ectomy

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#3820
Fun:*** (3.07)
Difficulty:** (1.22)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:magisastar***
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Removing an appendix is called an appendectomy, removing tonsils is called a tonsillectomy. What is it called when they remove a growth from your head?




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Comments

(user deleted)
Jun 03, 2002

Sheer Brillance!! Funny as Well!
blinkgoddess182
Jul 18, 2002

I'm so proud of myself for getting that.. Thumbs up!
ironmaiden980*
Jan 29, 2003

How about a lobotomy?
zonahoboAus*
May 31, 2005

Great fun .. reminded me at first of the old "How do you get rid of 30 pounds of ugly fat... cut off your head".. this one only takes a little off.. good trick teaser!
TsunamiSurfer**
May 31, 2005

Hi:
That was a smart one. And delighting as well. As soon as I get one good teaser, I will post it. till then... quack - quack
onefineguy
May 31, 2005

ironmaiden980: a lobotomy is a surgical incision into the frontal lobe of the brain to sever one or more nerve tracts. There wasn't any growth removed.
drussel3*us*
May 31, 2005

Cute.
mi2mo2tx*us*
May 31, 2005

Toooo cute for words! Great one!
skimela*
May 31, 2005

so simple yet so difficult!! brilliant!!
darthforman*
May 31, 2005

Ha! Ha! Ha!


that is a great trick.
I kept trying to say something like tumorectomy or something.

GOOD ONE
vickmoose*us*
May 31, 2005

Short, sweet, simple and I got it right. Nothing like a the surge of figuring out the answer before you press the answer button. Thanks for the good feeling. You know I'd never rate it as easy!
(user deleted)
May 31, 2005

I know this may sound gross.... but, I thought it was popping a zit.
Chelsie*
May 31, 2005

What about a tylectomy!
Kukmiester**
May 31, 2005

Great trick.. got me good!!
sillygirl**
May 31, 2005

vey cute
je_russell
May 31, 2005

What about toothectomy-Getting your wisdom tooth pulled or a eyebrowectomy-plucking an eyebrow?
deadeye823**
May 31, 2005

Good one! I never would think of hair as a "growth" though
aznboi1324Avn*
May 31, 2005

NICE
aznboi1324Avn*
May 31, 2005

NICE
acidgoddess**
May 31, 2005

LOL! That one was awesome, I was totally stumped!
ficklefudge
May 31, 2005

booooorrrrriinngggg
fishpike*
May 31, 2005

Excellent!! A++
FeaerFactorY666*us*
May 31, 2005

HA HA HA!!!
cicibonita*
May 31, 2005

good one!!
Javian**
May 31, 2005

Great one!!
riddlelover**
May 31, 2005

Loved it! And (surprise, surprise), i was stuck!
amn22492Aus*
May 31, 2005

That one fooled me! Good one.
Curtis*
May 31, 2005

Way too easy.
wolfy68**
May 31, 2005

Wonderful! Thanks!
yourmom0101*
May 31, 2005

duhh lol I am so dumb

nice teaser though
bobbyd*
May 31, 2005

cute. fun.
onlyeeyore**
May 31, 2005

Fun stuff!
cornfused*
May 31, 2005

Very good. Does "shaved" count? Loved it, Thanks
tamjpAus*
May 31, 2005

More of what the others said;
Funny! Fun! Clever! Smart enough to get my brain moving and easy enough to give me that surge of pride when i Got It! Good Job!
Frogtvjr*
May 31, 2005

That was great!!
wordwizz**
May 31, 2005

LOL!
(user deleted)
May 31, 2005

Actually it is called a biopsy. You are wrong.
barrelmaker
Jun 01, 2005

I was thinking labotomy. This was not a good one. First teaser i have ever rated badly.
FulanitoGM*sv*
Jun 01, 2005

You know that surge a couple of other people have mentioned? I think I may be addicted to it, which is why I keep coming back to Braingle everyday. I got my fix with this one, boy, cuz I figured it out! Thanks for feeding the monkey, magisastar!!
CoinMan
Jun 04, 2005

lobotomy isnt removing a growth from the head. lobotomies dont consist of anything being taken out, just messed up. the orthodox lobotomy is a razor sharp bit of barbed wire that is poked through a drilled hole in your forehead and then swivelled back and forth. it goes deep however so not only impulse control but actual thought is affected. modern lobotomies use radiation... like television but more concentrated... still...
I found this easy.
so who here likes frank zappa?
J2383
Jun 04, 2005

Very nice. I'm proud of the fact that I figured it out.
froggyggAus*
Jun 05, 2005

I liked this one. Of course since you started out with medical terms one would think it was another medical procedure. But a haircut is good. With some kids getting a haircut is as bad a surgery!
jacstop*
Jun 08, 2005

Actually haircuts do not "remove" the hair, they simply cut hair. The hair that you started with is still there. A hair transplant may be the closest comparison to your scenario but I don't want to take the fun out of your braingle.
It was kinda cute
froggy220_0**
Jun 14, 2005

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puppygirl1213Aus*
Sep 19, 2005

I thought it would be called impossible since it was in trick care
teen_wizAca*
Jan 02, 2006

Very cute. I rated it fun and medium difficulty...... btw, I didn't get it . Oh well. Keep em comin!
exterminatorAus*
Jan 06, 2006

Excellent teaser! Easy and clever, great job!
GebbieRoseAus*
Jun 01, 2006

That one was just too easy. Still, it was clever.
azbee123*us*
Jun 01, 2006

fun!!!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Jun 01, 2006

That was quite funny!
RukiaAus*
Jun 01, 2006

i think brain surgery would have been a better answer.
vlermaAus*
Jun 01, 2006

Ask any beautician or barber and they will tell you that a haircut is the removal of hair growth. So yes, removing a growth from a human head is a haircut. Nice job, fun and easy. Need these once in a while so we don't become discouraged. Have a happy day every one.
OldChinaHand**
Jun 01, 2006

A great way to start or to end a working day. Kudos.
Moharraqi
Jun 01, 2006

Nice one.
PineappleMamaAus*
Jun 01, 2006

How sick am I? The first thing that popped in my head was Decapitation?! Scary! Cute teaser though!
learningchineseus*
Jun 01, 2006

CUTE!

IF THE ANSWER WERE LOBOTOMY, THEN IT WOULD BE A
"NO BRAINER."
coachpisco*
Jun 01, 2006

I got it, but I had heard it before. THAT'S when I got stumped.
coachpisco*
Jun 01, 2006

ZONAHOBO...I heard it as: "How do you get rid of 200 lbs. of ugly fat? Divorce your wife."
horse_luverAca*
Jun 01, 2006

Cute! I was thinking more along the lines of a guillotine... The given answer works much better.
bradon182001*us*
Jun 01, 2006

My first thought was surgery.This was a fun teaser.
kukuzyavochkawa*
Jun 01, 2006

This one was fun, my first thought was haircut, but then I dropped the right answer!

Congradulations, you gave me a laugh!

BeckyD*
Jun 01, 2006

I thought this one was cute AND funny! Easy, though. A haircut is the obvious answer, although a shave would have also worked. That's because a haircut doesn't necessarily REMOVE the growth; merely makes it shorter... a shave removes it. (Temporarily.) I give this one 3 stars. ***
kman613**
Jun 01, 2006

seemed like more of a joke than a brain teaser - but definitely fun
Alan123A*
Jun 01, 2006

I DISAGREE with southerngirl13 it was verry cool i wish all of them would be that easy! this is what i did:
locutus13dsus*
Jun 01, 2006

Good one, It got me. I was misdirected to think a scientific proceedure. Hairy answer!
cassiemarkAus*
Jun 01, 2006

I thought it was cute - a fun way to start the day
krnsspot
Jun 01, 2006


coinman..watch out where the huskies go......
alis99
Jun 01, 2006

haha funny!!!!baldtomy is better
Neek*us*
Jun 01, 2006

I never get these!! Very clever.
AwwwSweet*
Jun 01, 2006

What a terrific trick teaser, Magisastar! Looks like it was submitted quite a while ago, so I'll have to go back and see what else you've done.

learningchinese - nice comment, cute joke.

southerngirl13 - I take it you had the hiccups while writing your inspiring and thought-provoking post.
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Jun 01, 2006

Look at the wording, 'remove a growth from your head'; I can't see it as from inside your head or from your face. This is good and clearly it got a lot of you. Good misdirection, and a clever and correct answer. I cut my grass when it grows and cut what little hair I have left when it grows as well. I'll remember this one.
zonarita*us*
Jun 01, 2006

GR8 Teaser - I had to look at the answer. Not really awake yet.

coachpisco - you woke me up; I'm that ugly wife!!! Thanks so much.
MissLadyBug*
Jun 01, 2006

Excellent teaser. I got it right away.
Winstonian
Jun 01, 2006

That was horrible.
scallioAus*
Jun 01, 2006


Hilarious!
bhssoccer23Aus*
Jun 01, 2006

Yay, I got it!!! That was a good one. I actually laughed!
miss_mary_bus
Jun 01, 2006

That was good!! I didn't get it though
iteachkidsAus*
Jun 01, 2006

Didja hear me laughing?!?!?!?!?!!
xeses*us*
Jun 01, 2006

sheer wit.
HEAVENSCENT_01*
Jun 01, 2006

That was a good one!
bogie
Jun 01, 2006

Pretty easy but I liked it. Anything that makes you think cannot be considered DDDUUMMMB, but that person was
dan1234*
Jun 01, 2006

I thought it was good, but my knowing of the existence of melanoma ruins the fun!
robodave*us
Jun 01, 2006

I'd heard it before but it was pretty good.
kcheer2493us*
Jun 01, 2006

MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD!!! LOVED IT! GREAT JOB
Aqua72*
Jun 01, 2006

Great tricker! Got it! Loved it!

Hey southerngirl13: are you a blonde? just wondering cause you sure got the dumb part down to a 'science'.
josian
Jun 01, 2006

funny,clever,
banzai*
Jun 01, 2006

Very funny and unexpected. thank you!
(user deleted)
Jun 01, 2006

Sux, way too easy!
jabdrAus*
Jun 01, 2006

Cute, cute, cute. Sometimes the easiest ones are the funniest.
lilyofthevalleyus
Jun 01, 2006

That was fun.
Coinman: Brown shoew don't make it!
Musikman212*ca*
Jun 01, 2006

Don't let the nay-sayers get to you. They just don't understand how a good riddle works. Great job.
spoiled_rotten*us*
Jun 01, 2006

you had me thinking that the growth was cancerous or something . but it was actually a very good one.
Onslaught*us
Jun 01, 2006

the most accurate answer is surgery.cutting is not removing
syracuse945*ph*
Jun 01, 2006

haha...



nysss...
doka13*ml*
Jun 02, 2006

WOw, that seems kind of far fetched. But maybe it's just because I'm sore because I didn't get it...
brainsterAin*
Jun 02, 2006

Nice, easy and hilarious! Perfect teaser to start the day with!
Trishgal*us*
Jun 03, 2006

cutting is removin , if you actually have nothing more to argue get a life and get a marker before you cut see if th same hair grows back.please it was real cute, ,but didnt get it.
tonjawithaj*us*
Jun 05, 2006

LOL
PinkyandBrain*us*
Jun 11, 2006

ROFL
LeafFan4life*
May 28, 2007

headinectomy
Phoenixtears*
Jun 01, 2007

Pretty easy, but fun to solve!!! Thank you!
cloughmeAws*
Jun 01, 2007

Clever! Well Done!
phyllisa*us*
Jun 01, 2007

An oldie but goody
rrn0rrnrrnY*us*
Jun 01, 2007

As someone with cancer and many friends in a cancer support group it made me think of other things. I enjoyed the spirit of the teaser though. Cute!
tuckpawAus**
Jun 01, 2007

i got it easy enough but the first thing that popped in my head was a facelift
AbsurdHero*us*
Jun 01, 2007

Sorry, that one was stupid.
fullerbrushgirlA*
Jun 01, 2007

Love seeing how many got this wrong, then wanted to call the quiz stupid. So today someone teased our hair instead of our brains. Get over it, have a laugh, get a haircut, and move on.
gallopingbooAus**
Jun 01, 2007

i loved it! it was hilarious!
coolguy5678Aza*
Jun 01, 2007

I got this pretty easily .
puttumupus*
Jun 01, 2007

funny joke..but it did not say what kinda groth was bieng plucked..there was to many possiabiliaties that could of ben the answer..nice try but thumbs down...
doeheadAus*
Jun 01, 2007

Stupidectomy
cdsg-r*us*
Jun 01, 2007

What stupidectomy? This was great! Where's your sense of humor? Oh, must have had a humorectomy. Thumbs up on this one!
saxman*us*
Jun 01, 2007

Good one!

Lobotomy made me think of this old piece of wisdom:

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."
tommysmo*
Jun 01, 2007

if, instead of "a growth" you said "growth" it would have been more correct. i enjoyed it though and I got it right!
Yorkshire-BoyAen*
Jun 01, 2007

that was stupid...and I loved it! I suppose a haircut could even be a Trichootomy, Hey Saxman, its I'd rather have 'a full bottle in front of me' than 'a full frontal lobotomy', but that same thought popped into my brain too...and the original beginning to I'm a lumberjack, by monty python, where Michael Palin is a distraught barber....woo hoo..its friday TGIF.
lilmizsunshine*us
Jun 01, 2007

good one. it made me laugh a lil
cecepeach83
Jun 01, 2007

Fabulous! To the critics: Um guys, it's a TRICK teaser. The whole point is that it shouldn't follow the pattern so all of your suggestions for words ending in -ectomy defeat the purpose. Stop being sore loosers and give credit where it's due! Ya got stumped, you will live to tease another day!

Again, great teaser. Very cute. And I got it right cuz I don't have an IQ rod stuck up my butt :-P
2ndhandroseca*
Jun 01, 2007

I liked it. Fun
Got the answer made me laugh


NICE WORK
kasiecom2*
Jun 01, 2007

took all of 3 seconds to figure out
cheeny13Aus*
Jun 01, 2007

That was great!! Easy but tons of fun!! Excellent job!!
TheSmartest*us*
Jun 01, 2007

Great Teaser! I was thinking something along the lines of a labotomy or something, but that's not a growth... Anyway, awesome teaser, very funny. I liked it!
Beckfield*
Jun 01, 2007

How about...

Nose job? )
CASEYJONESAus*
Jun 01, 2007

OR AN EAR BOB
i_lov_jordan07*
Jun 01, 2007

Grea Teaser.pretty easy but great teaser
cashewnut801us
Jun 01, 2007

Pretty easy, but isn't that considered a Joke? I thought this was supposed to be a brain teaser. I want more riddles and logic puzzles!!!
SaxLuver927
Jun 01, 2007

actually there are many answers... lobotomy (sorta, but not really a "growth"), nose job, ear bob, wart removal, skin resurfacing etc., yet i never guessed HAIRCUT! maybe it's because i personally don't consider hair as a growth persay...
auntiesisAus*
Jun 01, 2007

My vote was for decapitation, What was I thinking ? Very clever, and funny.
breathesunshineAus*
Jun 01, 2007

I was about to give up when I looked at the catagory. The answer just came right to me then! Fun puzzle, trick ones usually are!
I_Write_Books*
Jun 01, 2007

jabdrAus*
Jun 01, 2007

Hmmmmm...I'm getting hung-up on the comments I enjoy them as much (sometimes, more) than the teasers
anion*
Jun 01, 2007

AWESOME!!! Made me laugh.
Stupidenator*
Jun 01, 2007

easy...
katiekinnss1Aus
Jun 01, 2007

That is a good one. lol
maka10*
Jun 02, 2007

Good one!!! LOL!!!
rbasch*
Jun 05, 2007

I solved it fairly quickly. However, you aren't "removing" the growth, only a portion of the growth...

That's the key difference between otomy and ectemy. For example, phlebotomy is the removal of some blood (ie when you have your blood drawn).

That said, it is still fun and I am going to pass it along to others who don't visit this site.
ManiKatti*ca
Jun 07, 2007

This was a funny one. Completely stumped me.
speedqueenkmwAus*
Jun 13, 2007

hardy har har
Akatsuki_NekoAus*
Dec 17, 2007

I was thinking 'biopsy' cuz that probably could be another ansewer. your brain is in your head.
kiwikitty1995Aus*
Aug 19, 2008

that was actually quite stupid. not to be mean, but i thought was was stupid.
markmonninAus**
Sep 08, 2008

Haha... but there are so many other "growths" that can be removed from your head. Your answer was funniest, though.
MusiK*
Dec 24, 2009

haha I got it, I figured my answer should've been right since this is trick
thebrain789tus*
Jun 20, 2010

It's easy!
crocodiletca*
Aug 18, 2010

What a coincidence! I'm getting a haircut today!
revgeorgelee1
Oct 11, 2010

I'm so old I remember when this came around in the 50's!
rlc327us*
Oct 11, 2010

CLEVER!!!
sunnybonghits*
Oct 11, 2010

Cute. Got it right away, but I would agree that there could be more than one answer to this one.
patiencewithaP*us*
Oct 11, 2010

Fun!
monkeybarAau*
Oct 12, 2010

how about haircutectomy

nice one
lukasiwicz*
Oct 11, 2013

A "haircutectomy" would designate removing a haircut from your body, which doesn't make much sense.
eighsseAus*
Oct 11, 2013

Loved it!

I guessed encephalectomy... but I think that would be about the same as decapitation, not a growth removal, lol.
eighsseAus*
Oct 11, 2013

Loved it!

I guessed encephalectomy... but I think that would be about the same as decapitation, not a growth removal, lol.
eighsseAus*
Oct 11, 2013

Loved it!

I guessed encephalectomy... but I think that would be about the same as decapitation, not a growth removal, lol.
eighsseAus*
Oct 11, 2013

Sorry for triple... It was coming up with a "braingle down for maintenance" thing.
Babe*
Oct 11, 2013

Very very old and way too easy.



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