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Thinking outside the goldfish bowl
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simont From: simont Date: August 15th, 2008 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Either the dead man or the surgeon had once been female but had transitioned.

Alternatively, the surgeon was simply lying as an excuse to skive off work :-)
caramel_betty From: caramel_betty Date: August 15th, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Clearly, the answer is that the surgeon was also moonlighting as a football pundit.
cartesiandaemon From: cartesiandaemon Date: August 15th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I should have said "the surgeon is neither female nor gay nor is married against sexual orientation", but I couldn't think of a good phrasing that would rule out people who changed sex, or gay people who married heterosexually, etc, without ruling out the solution I meant. But I think that caveat nearly would.
simont From: simont Date: August 15th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, in that case I've got it. The dead man is Joseph, and the surgeon is God! :-)
cartesiandaemon From: cartesiandaemon Date: August 15th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, no bringing philosophy into it. If you're going to allow that, maybe the man in the car accident and the surgeon were both Jesus :)
cartesiandaemon From: cartesiandaemon Date: August 15th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
(My first thought reading that was "I know the bible said he had a rainbow coat, but I didn't know it officially said he was bi!" :))
simont From: simont Date: August 15th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not that Joseph!
cartesiandaemon From: cartesiandaemon Date: August 15th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I worked that out. Although minor changes to the wording might change the solution.

A man and his son were in a car accident. The man was thrown from the car at 70mph towards a nearby wall which would be fatal on impact. The son was injured, and the man who found him was his only father, and healed him. Who was that man?

Answer: Saint Joseph of Cupertino, patron saint of flying and healing. (And mentally handicapped, and overzealous automatic spelling checkers.)

A man died, was buried, and came out alive again from his tomb, and healed a man's son who was injured in a car accident. Whose tomb?

Hint: He drank from the Holy Grail before Indiana and Henry Joneses.


Answer: Joseph of Arimathea.

:)
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