The Surgeon's Dilemma

A man and his son were in a terrible car accident. The man died on the way to the hospital, while the boy was rushed into surgery. The surgeon refused to operate on the boy, however, and said honestly, "I can't operate on him, because he's my son!" The boy was never adopted. How is this possible?

Hint: Although the solution isn't the first we're inclined to think of, it should be fairly obvious if you can throw away biases.

Solution: The surgeon is the boy's mother. This can be tricky because our first thought of a surgeon is usually a man.

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Games

Hold the Button

Hold the Button

Press and hold the button for a long as you can endure. You might even get on the leaderboard!

The World's Easiest Game 2

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As a follow up to the original World's Easiest Game, we've removed all the enemies from the newer version.

Pac-Man Made Easy

Pac-Man Made Easy

Because being chased by ghosts is way too hard.

Land the Boat

Land the Boat

Don't hit the walls, or you'll sink!

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Puzzles

Toothpick Equality

Toothpick Equality

Add a single toothpick to form a mathematically true equality.

Connect the Colors

Connect the Colors

Connect the colors without crossing lines.

Toothpick Squares

Toothpick Squares

Move two toothpicks to form exactly four squares instead of five.

Doorways

Doorways

Travel through all the doorways exactly once.

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