Feb 05, 2022
It's time again for another puzzler. This was sent to us by a guy named Joe Grendola from Greensboro, North Carolina.
Now here it is, in its entirety. A man and his son are driving 20 miles an hour around a gentle curve, in a Suzuki Samurai when the vehicle flips over and rolls down a steep hill.
Oh, get Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe all ready. Or maybe they're gonna sue Joel. He said it, not us!
The man is badly injured and launched into a coma and his son is seriously injured, as well. The boy is rushed to a hospital where he is examined in the emergency room.
The doctor determines that the boy's life can be saved only by immediate very complicated brain surgery. Fortunately, one of the few qualified surgeons in the country lives nearby and is summoned yet that yeah, this brain surgeon rushes into the operating room takes one look at the boy on the operating table, and says "GASP!!!, my son!"
How is this possible?
Well, it's puzzler time!
To recap, a man and his son get into a car accident and are rushed to the hospital. The surgeon rushes into the operating room, takes one look at the boy and exclaims, "Brothers and sisters, I can't operate. That's my son!"
How could this be?!
Now, we admit, this is an old one, and we were berated somewhat for using such an old and hackneyed so worn out puzzler!
But, here's the answer: the doctor was the boy's mother.
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