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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Thursdays Thought: A Riddle For You....

Today I want to try something a little different....

I'm not going to explain too much more at the moment, I just want to share a riddle with you and ask you all to leave your answers in a comment (which are screened, so there can be no cheating!)

I will reveal the answer and more about this soon!

The Riddle:

A boy and his father are involved in a bad car accident.

Two ambulances arrive to treat them at the scene, but both are very badly hurt and need urgent medical attention.

The ambulances take them to two separate hospitals - the boy goes to one hospital, the father goes to another.

When the boy arrives at hospital, he is rushed into the operating theatre for lifesaving surgery - the surgeon enters, takes one look at the boy and says "I cannot perform this operation, this boy is my son".

How is this possible?

27 comments:

  1. The surgeon is the grandfather - he cannot perform the operation on the MAN involved in the crash as that is his son - the BOY involved in the accident would be his grandson. Hope that makes sense! LOL

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  2. i haven't a clue but my boyfriend says "is the surgeon his mother?"

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  3. dont know proper term same sex parents ????? xx

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  4. Is it because the surgeon is the boy's mother? xx

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  5. hmm, interesting. I don't know! Is the surgeon the dad's dad? lol.. x


    Alex || www.bump-to-baby.com

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  6. i have no idea, im useless at riddles.

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  7. The father is a priest.
    X

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  8. In the surgeon his mum? Took me a while (3 days!) to get that, since I automatically assumed the surgeon was a man...

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  9. I don't know... the boy was adopted?

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  10. the surgeon was the boys mother :)

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  11. i think its the boy is traveling with a father in the religeous sence ?

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  12. hayley your pic is lovely the riddle is very hard any clues lol maybe he has two dads one being the biological father !! xx

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  13. does the boy have stepfather ?????

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  14. enjoy reading your blog hayley but only allowed to leave comment as anonymous not sure why ?i think the boy has two dads

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  15. The surgeon is the boy's mum

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  16. aghhhh i'm so confused!! the only thing i can think is step father or father in the religious sense x

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  17. I'm going to hazzard a guess at the surgeon being the little boys mum. I've thought about this quite a lot because, stereotypically, we will assume the surgeon is male!!

    Lou xxx

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  18. There is sadly a certain assumption attached to this. The surgeon is female and is the boys mother.

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  19. Hmm, initally I thought it was the father's father who was the surgeon, but it says the 'boy', so I give up!

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  20. the surgeon is a woman! :)

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  21. the surgeon is the father of the father?

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  22. The boy is adopted? Ooh that's a toughie!

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