Women and Fish lateral thinking puzzle
A woman had a pet goldﬁsh which she loved very dearly. One day she noticed that it was swimming feebly in its bowl and it looked very unwell. She rushed to the vet with her prized pet and he told her to come back in an hour.
When she returned she found the goldfish swimming strongly and looking healthy again.
How had the vet managed this?
The vet could see that the goldﬁsh was dying of old age so to spare the old lady’s feelings he dashed out and bought a young but identical ﬁsh and disposed of the old one.
Points to be noted are-
1) Did the vet change the water? – No!
2) Did he give the ﬁsh any medication, food, or tonic? – No.
3) Had the woman had the goldﬁsh for a long time? – Yes.
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