Brain Teasers Answer Sheet

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Stumped on the answers to the brain teasers in the previous article? Well, wait no more. The answers are below.

MAIN RIDDLE: A father and son are in a car accident. The father dies instantly. The boy, in critical condition, is rushed to the nearest hospital for emergency surgery. The surgeon looks at the child aghast and says, "I can't operate on him! He's my own son!" Who is the surgeon?
ANSWER: His mother.

1. How could the 22nd and 24th U.S. Presidents have the same parents, but weren't brothers?
ANSWER: Grover Cleveland was elected twice to be the 22nd and 24th U.S. president.

2. How can you use the letters in NEW DOOR to make one word?

3. Railroad crossing, look out for the cars. Can you spell that without any Rs?

4. How could all of your cousins have an aunt who is not your aunt?
ANSWER: She's your mother.

5. Johnny's mother had four children. The first was April, the second was May, and the third was June. What was the name of her fourth child?
ANSWER: Johnny.

6. Imagine you are in a sinking rowboat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive?
ANSWER: Quit imagining.

7. There was an airplane crash, every single person died, but two people survived. How is this possible?
They were married.

8. That attorney is my brother, testified the accountant. But the attorney testified he didn't have a brother. Who is lying?
ANSWER: Neither. The accountant was his sister. (Ha! Got you twice on the sexism now, didn't we!)

9. What came first, the chicken or the egg?
Dinosaurs laid eggs long before there were chickens.

10. How far can you walk into the woods?
Halfway. After that, you're walking out of the woods.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.