You can barely open your eyes when a doctor walks up to you:

You are a lucky one. Not many people have survived an accident like this. Only a handful of neurosurgeons are able to perform such an intervention, which is why you were transferred here. It is still 2017 and after 237 days in a coma, life will now slowly come back to normal. Welcome back.

[Doctor walks out of the hospital room]

While still trying to make sense of the situation, alone in the room, you take a glance at the clock on the wall. You swear you remember that the last time you checked before the accident was later on the same day.

What was the date of the accident?

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    $\begingroup$ A wall clock that shows the date? $\endgroup$
    – Shane
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ not logical deduction, rather lateral thinking, pls change tag $\endgroup$
    – Laska
    Commented Oct 17, 2017 at 8:07

1 Answer 1


The date of the accident is

March 11 2017


You look at the clock on the day of the accident, March 11 (11/3/2017) and wake up after being transferred to another country with another date format, 237 days later on November 3 (11/3/2017).

  • $\begingroup$ it is 234 days, not 237. $\endgroup$
    – Oray
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 8:18
  • $\begingroup$ timeanddate.com/date/… $\endgroup$
    – Oray
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 8:19
  • $\begingroup$ Oh then I guess that changes the answer $\endgroup$
    – Jay
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 8:20
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    $\begingroup$ I'll think it's best if you change the answer to 11/3/17 -> 3/11/17. Don't want to steal the idea :) if it's not correct, then probably 12/2 -> 2/12, if you count the day you woke up. $\endgroup$
    – Cockabondy
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 8:24
  • $\begingroup$ That's right, updated now. $\endgroup$
    – Jay
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 8:32

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