Jousting tournament – the answer

26 Feb

Today, I will give the answer to a puzzle I posted a long time ago. Firstly, here is the puzzle again:

During a jousting tournament, a father and his son both compete against each other. The father is hit by a lance and dies on the spot. The son is also hit, but survives and is carried into a tent. The doctor in the tent leans over him and says “It’s my son!”.

How can this be correct?

The answer is below

Quite simply, the doctor is his mother.

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3 Responses to “Jousting tournament – the answer”

  1. Sandra Bell Kirchman February 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    That’s easy and an old one. I won’t answer it, in case that makes my post a spoiler. Nice try, Michael 😛

    • Sandra Bell Kirchman February 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

      Oh poo, I didn’t notice you had already answered it underneath. My bad.

      • stickinsect March 17, 2011 at 12:02 am #

        Did you get the answer then? I guess so. When I first tried this, I am ashamed to say that I did not get the correct answer 😦

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