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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)
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?


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

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Dec 04, 2002

I've heard this a million times and i never have understood why someone wouldn't get this...
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!!
Feb 20, 2003

Mar 15, 2003

i saw this on cosby
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.
May 30, 2005

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

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

See above . . .
Dec 04, 2005

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

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

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

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

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

May 19, 2006

aaaaaaaaa i've heard this one so many times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thats ok i still like it :-)
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
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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