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Puzzle ID:#28691
Fun:** (2.02)
Difficulty:* (1.01)
Submitted By:rquest*us***
Corrected By:Tiger25




A child went to the doctor. The doctor took the child's temperature. On his note pad the doctor noted the temperature as 97.6. After the examination the doctor told the child that he was perfectly healthy. How can this be?


98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average body temperature.

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Feb 18, 2006

I liked this, but it was way too easy.
Feb 18, 2006

i thought it was boring and not challenging
Feb 18, 2006

Good one!Easy,but good for the begenners,like me
Feb 19, 2006

It's a good teaser, it's easy though.
Feb 19, 2006

That was good and easy. The other answer could be that the doctor wrote the auxilary (underarm) temperature, which is one degree lower.
Feb 20, 2006

My usual temp is 96.8. I have a slow metabolism, so it is normally low. If I have a temp of 98.6, I have a fever. lol
Feb 21, 2006

Why is this in the "trick" category?
Feb 23, 2006

that was easy for me, but that's probably because my temp. is always low
Feb 24, 2006

that was so easy but still a good teaser
Feb 24, 2006

that was so easy but still a good teaser
Feb 25, 2006

i liked it but it was too easy
Feb 26, 2006

That one was really boring
Feb 28, 2006

MY average temp is 96.8! go figure!
Mar 03, 2006

nice, but it was really easy... next time get a question that gets readers more involved or into it!
Mar 20, 2006

didnt really answer it coz i didnt see te hint button and we live in AUS and always us Celcius so yeah
May 31, 2006

I agree with WJSMama's answer & reasoning.
Jun 24, 2006

that was an okay teaser
i thought the doctor recorded the temperature of the room or something
Jun 30, 2006

For a minute I thought it said "the doctor told the child that HE was perfectly healthy", as in the doctor was healthy. But the kid was screwed
Jun 25, 2007

or he was just checkin the weather outside. it never said he was checkin the kids temp.
Sep 09, 2007

i think this should have gone in the science category.
Sep 10, 2007

SHould have been in the trivia category. Sorry, but this one was way too easy and common knowledge. Nice effort though.
Aug 21, 2009

That was it??

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