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An Injured Child

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#299
Fun:*** (2.18)
Difficulty:* (0.76)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:Phyllis*****!
Corrected By:Winner4600

 

 

 



A child is injured in an accident and is rushed to the hospital. The doctor takes one look at the child and says: "I can't treat him, that's my son." The doctor is not the child's father. How do you explain this?



Answer

The doctor is a woman and is the child's mother.
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Comments

speedyg1000*
Dec 04, 2002

I've heard this a million times and i never have understood why someone wouldn't get this...
SourGir1986*
Jan 29, 2003

Oh my god...... that is so bad!!!! My mom told this one to me, because she heard it when she was a kid, and so on. This one may have worked back in the seventies when my grandmother worked as a nurse, but nowadays, I'm ashamed if somebody doesn't get this one!!
dhoward
Feb 20, 2003

opo[pp]
inudbzAus
Mar 15, 2003

i saw this on cosby
rose_rox*ca*
Mar 08, 2005

I actually got this wrong the first time I heard it. I was thinking of this correct answer, but thought it was way too obvious to be right.
GarnetLover*
May 30, 2005

this one was easy. i guess its because ive heard it a lot
GarnetLover*
May 30, 2005

this one was easy. i guess its because ive heard it a lot
boodlerAgb*
Nov 25, 2005

See above . . .
bagogirlAus*
Dec 04, 2005

this one sounds like it could go in the trick section
stephiesd**
Dec 04, 2005

this was like, the first riddle anyone ever told me. i got it right then, too.
XXOO555
Jan 21, 2006

hahah good one! that was tricky but the hint just made it even more confusing it didnt help.
keveffect1*us*
Feb 25, 2006

Yeah this one was on the Bill Cosby Show
calmsaviorAus*
Apr 26, 2006

this teaser is what people call a "pushover"
tolkienfan27us*
May 09, 2006

spazzyjazzy93Aus*
May 19, 2006

aaaaaaaaa i've heard this one so many times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thats ok i still like it :-)
ttviper**
Jun 15, 2006

I have heard that the doctor in this teaser is actually supposed to be a surgeon. It's supposed to throw people off because surgeons are typically men.
Unraveled*
Jun 29, 2006

Why can't the woman operate on her son?

If you want a job done right, you have to do it yourself!
mmmcla01A*
Jul 03, 2006

A more common version of this says that the father and son were both in the accident and taken to the hospital. I don't understand how anyone could get this wrong...it is very simple unless you overthink things. But still, it should be easy for anyone. My five-year-old sister could figure it out.

Unraveled...I think it used to be against the law or something...maybe it still is...I'm not really sure. But, I agree...If you want something done right you usually do have to do it yourself!
rrn0rrnrrnY*us*
Sep 03, 2006

We ought to have a section of oldies or for children. I also heard it the first time with the son and dad in the wreck. I hate to bother looking at the answers in ones like these, but would never comment without double checking. Very old, very common.
bgil7604Aus
Feb 28, 2007

I have heard that teaser many times. The hint was really weird, and I think didn't need one. My suggestion is to make up your own teaser in order to avoid repeats

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