The Consulting Writer

aka The Frazzled Mom

Brain? I Lobe You

I like to be puzzled, to be stumped…well with the success of eventually figuring it out. That’s why I enjoy fixing things, reading Sherlock Holmes, etc. I love puzzles (sometimes riddles). I especially like the puzzles that purposefully misdirect the reader. Some can be easy, others can be brain teasers that leave the reader stumped and frustrated. It reminds me of the story of the Lady and the Tiger, though that wasn’t an actual puzzle. In High school, one teacher had given us this puzzle and from there, I was hooked. I guess I like it so much because it relies on logic.

A father and his son are in a car accident. The father dies instantly, and the son is taken to the nearest hospital.

The doctor comes in and exclaims “I can’t operate on this boy.”

“Why not?” the nurse asks.

“Because he’s my son,” the doctor responds.

How is this possible?

The answer is more obvious nowadays, but years and years ago, it wouldn’t have been as obvious.


This is why I enjoy Brain It On so much. I used to play Crayon Physics (now available through Steam).

If you’re looking to challenge your brain, give this app a try. I think it’s a lot more fun than Candy Crush. And no, I’m not getting any kickback for saying this. I’ve just played it for a while and enjoy i. Even my kids find it amusing, though they often come to me for help.

One comment on “Brain? I Lobe You

  1. theceaselessreaderwrites
    February 2, 2018

    For those of you who are struggling to figure it out or are just too lazy to try, the doctor is the boy’s mother.

    Liked by 1 person

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