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

Bubble Shooter Made Easy

Bubble Shooter Made Easy

Because the original Bubble Shooter game is way too hard.

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!

Reset the Sign

Reset the Sign

The longer you wait to reset the sign to zero, the higher your score. But don't wait too long, or someone else might reset it!

LOST Swan Timer

LOST Swan Timer

Every 108 minutes, the button must be pushed.

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Puzzles

Doorways

Doorways

Travel through all the doorways exactly once.

Connect the Colors

Connect the Colors

Connect the colors without crossing lines.

Connect the Dots

Connect the Dots

Draw four straight lines, without lifting your imaginary pencil, that touch all nine dots in the grid.

Toothpick Squares

Toothpick Squares

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

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