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Postby Balthamos » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:37 am UTC

Ton!

My life can be measured in hours,
I live to be devoured,
Thin I am fast,
Thick I am slow,
Wind is my foe.


Don't think this is hard.

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Postby GhostWolfe » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:50 am UTC

That's a candle (and one of my favorites).

What falls, but never breaks?
What breaks, but never falls?
Linguistic Anarchist
Hawknc: ANGELL IS SERIOUS BUSINESS :-[
lesliesage: Animals dunked in crude oil: sad. Animals dunked in boiling oil: tasty.
Belial: I was in your mom's room all night committing to a series of extended military actions.

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Postby dumbclown » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:06 am UTC

Night

With pointed fangs it sits in wait,
With piercing force its doles out fate,
Over bloodless victims proclaiming its might,
Eternally joining in a single bite.
What am I?

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Postby hermaj » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:06 pm UTC

(Just want to add that it's night for the first part and morning for the second.)

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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:51 pm UTC

dumbclown wrote:With pointed fangs it sits in wait,
With piercing force its doles out fate,
Over bloodless victims proclaiming its might,
Eternally joining in a single bite.
What am I?


A stapler. I believe you has mine.

I can be hard, I can be soft
I can be in your house or in your loft.
I fit in your hand, I can sit in your lap.
Sometimes I might have a flap.
I come to your loo, I come to your bed
All of me you can put in your head.
What am I?
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Postby Rodan » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:01 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:
dumbclown wrote:With pointed fangs it sits in wait,
With piercing force its doles out fate,
Over bloodless victims proclaiming its might,
Eternally joining in a single bite.
What am I?


A stapler. I believe you has mine.


I was thinking vampire...

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Postby Cuton » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:13 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:I can be hard, I can be soft
I can be in your house or in your loft.
I fit in your hand, I can sit in your lap.
Sometimes I might have a flap.
I come to your loo, I come to your bed
All of me you can put in your head.
What am I?


A book? I'd post a good one but I've none.

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Postby dumbclown » Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:16 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:I can be hard, I can be soft
I can be in your house or in your loft.
I fit in your hand, I can sit in your lap.
Sometimes I might have a flap.
I come to your loo, I come to your bed
All of me you can put in your head.
What am I?


Was anyone else thinking what I was thinking for this one?

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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:28 pm UTC

dumbclown wrote:
PatrickRsGhost wrote:I can be hard, I can be soft
I can be in your house or in your loft.
I fit in your hand, I can sit in your lap.
Sometimes I might have a flap.
I come to your loo, I come to your bed
All of me you can put in your head.
What am I?


Was anyone else thinking what I was thinking for this one?


Who wouldn't? I was almost thinking it while I was typing it, but Cuton got it right. It's a book.
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Postby DonChubby » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:19 pm UTC

dumbclown wrote:
PatrickRsGhost wrote:I can be hard, I can be soft
I can be in your house or in your loft.
I fit in your hand, I can sit in your lap.
Sometimes I might have a flap.
I come to your loo, I come to your bed
All of me you can put in your head.
What am I?


Was anyone else thinking what I was thinking for this one?

Well, duh! This is xkcd, of course we were thinking that.
Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
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Postby Rodan » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:46 pm UTC

for the record, I wasn't. But now I am. THANKS.

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Postby GhostWolfe » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:45 pm UTC

New riddle!

My host thinks I'm an irritation, a bother, a pain.
But he can't evict me, so here I will remain.
Then one day I'm taken and ranked among my peers. Can you guess just what I am?
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Hawknc: ANGELL IS SERIOUS BUSINESS :-[
lesliesage: Animals dunked in crude oil: sad. Animals dunked in boiling oil: tasty.
Belial: I was in your mom's room all night committing to a series of extended military actions.

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Postby Mother Superior » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:08 am UTC

Pubic hair?
My crappy creepy? Crabby? My crabby blog.
"She bore also the fruitless deep with his raging swell, Pontus, without sweet union of love."
- Hesiod, Theogony

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Postby GhostWolfe » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:20 am UTC

:shock:

It's perfectly possible to "evict" a pubic hair.

And the idea of people ranking pubic hairs against one another is wrong. Wrong on many levels.
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Hawknc: ANGELL IS SERIOUS BUSINESS :-[
lesliesage: Animals dunked in crude oil: sad. Animals dunked in boiling oil: tasty.
Belial: I was in your mom's room all night committing to a series of extended military actions.

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Postby __Kit » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:51 am UTC

SilverWolfe wrote:New riddle!

My host thinks I'm an irritation, a bother, a pain.
But he can't evict me, so here I will remain.
Then one day I'm taken and ranked among my peers. Can you guess just what I am?


Wounds, that like evolve into big cool scars? :D
=]

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Postby dumbclown » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:33 pm UTC

Children?

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Postby Rodan » Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:00 pm UTC

I was thinking some kind of tumor or disease, but children works too.

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Postby Clockwork » Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:05 pm UTC

SilverWolfe wrote:
My host thinks I'm an irritation, a bother, a pain.
But he can't evict me, so here I will remain.
Then one day I'm taken and ranked among my peers. Can you guess just what I am?


Is it a pearl?

If so,
I make you weak at the worst of all times, but in the end I keep you safe.
You'll sweat in my presense even as you grow cold.
I dwell with the weak, rarely with the brave, but without me, who could tell the difference?


If not, kindly disregard that. :lol:

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Postby |333173|3|_||3 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:43 pm UTC

Fear.
I can't think of a good riddle right now.
The voices in my head tell me that I should write something here. Unfortunately, they won't tell me what to write.

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Postby cricket134 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:05 pm UTC

here's one. it might be well known, but I like it.

the maker doesn't want me,
the buyer doesn't need me,
and the user doesn't know he's using me.
what am I?
"You were once shoved headfirst through someone's vagina. why are you acting so dignified?"

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Postby Rodan » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:11 pm UTC

wasn't this posted, or at least one a lot like it?
If so, I think the answer was fake money.

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Postby cricket134 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:23 pm UTC

no, it's not fake money. there was one witha similar wording that was fake money. but if you go back and look it's a little different.
"You were once shoved headfirst through someone's vagina. why are you acting so dignified?"

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Postby Clockwork » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:00 pm UTC

cricket134 wrote:
the maker doesn't want me,
the buyer doesn't need me,
and the user doesn't know he's using me.
what am I?


A coffin?

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Postby Mother Superior » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:59 pm UTC

Clockwork wrote:
cricket134 wrote:
the maker doesn't want me,
the buyer doesn't need me,
and the user doesn't know he's using me.
what am I?


A coffin?

Nope, it's heroin. It's got to be.
My crappy creepy? Crabby? My crabby blog.
"She bore also the fruitless deep with his raging swell, Pontus, without sweet union of love."
- Hesiod, Theogony

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Postby GhostWolfe » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:44 pm UTC

*shoos Mother Superior out of the thread*

Yes, it is a coffin.

Also, Clockwork was right about the pearl.

The strangest creature you'll ever find:
Two eyes in front and many many more behind.
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Linguistic Anarchist
Hawknc: ANGELL IS SERIOUS BUSINESS :-[
lesliesage: Animals dunked in crude oil: sad. Animals dunked in boiling oil: tasty.
Belial: I was in your mom's room all night committing to a series of extended military actions.

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Postby cricket134 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:17 pm UTC

a mother.
"You were once shoved headfirst through someone's vagina. why are you acting so dignified?"

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Postby TheTankengine » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:23 pm UTC

A potato with a front-side
be centered
be compassionate
be interesting

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Postby Mother Superior » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:44 pm UTC

SilverWolfe wrote:*shoos Mother Superior out of the thread*


:cry:

Aaaw but sir, Tankengine's doing it too!
My crappy creepy? Crabby? My crabby blog.
"She bore also the fruitless deep with his raging swell, Pontus, without sweet union of love."
- Hesiod, Theogony

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Postby DonChubby » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:46 pm UTC

Mother Superior wrote:
SilverWolfe wrote:*shoos Mother Superior out of the thread*


:cry:

Aaaw but sir, Tankengine's doing it too!

Pssst, it's a Miss. You do not want to enrage her.
Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason?

For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

CreemyNougat wrote:It was the saddest orgasm ever.

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Postby Mother Superior » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:48 pm UTC

DonChubby wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
SilverWolfe wrote:*shoos Mother Superior out of the thread*


:cry:

Aaaw but sir, Tankengine's doing it too!

Pssst, it's a Miss. You do not want to enrage her.

Oh, ermm... in that case, it's a riddle! Try and crack it!
My crappy creepy? Crabby? My crabby blog.
"She bore also the fruitless deep with his raging swell, Pontus, without sweet union of love."
- Hesiod, Theogony

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Postby DonChubby » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:52 pm UTC

Mother Superior wrote:
DonChubby wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
SilverWolfe wrote:*shoos Mother Superior out of the thread*


:cry:

Aaaw but sir, Tankengine's doing it too!

Pssst, it's a Miss. You do not want to enrage her.

Oh, ermm... in that case, it's a riddle! Try and crack it!

The answer is "duck". "Duck" I say!
Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason?

For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

CreemyNougat wrote:It was the saddest orgasm ever.

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Postby GhostWolfe » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:13 am UTC

DonChubby wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
SilverWolfe wrote:*shoos Mother Superior out of the thread*


:cry:

Aaaw but sir, Tankengine's doing it too!

Pssst, it's a Miss. You do not want to enrage her.


DonChubby: /win, but Sir is acceptable, Ma'am just sounds stuffy.
Mother Superior: All right, you can stay (you're webcomic is sweet too btw)
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Hawknc: ANGELL IS SERIOUS BUSINESS :-[
lesliesage: Animals dunked in crude oil: sad. Animals dunked in boiling oil: tasty.
Belial: I was in your mom's room all night committing to a series of extended military actions.

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Postby Mother Superior » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:14 am UTC

SilverWolfe wrote:
DonChubby wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
SilverWolfe wrote:*shoos Mother Superior out of the thread*


:cry:

Aaaw but sir, Tankengine's doing it too!

Pssst, it's a Miss. You do not want to enrage her.


DonChubby: /win, but Sir is acceptable, Ma'am just sounds stuffy.
Mother Superior: All right, you can stay (you're webcomic is sweet too btw)


:oops: Gosh, thanks.

Also, you were right DonChubby, it *was* a duck!
My crappy creepy? Crabby? My crabby blog.
"She bore also the fruitless deep with his raging swell, Pontus, without sweet union of love."
- Hesiod, Theogony

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Postby DonChubby » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:50 am UTC

It was? I mean, yeah, it was... I'm so good at this.
Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason?

For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

CreemyNougat wrote:It was the saddest orgasm ever.

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Postby jwwells » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:21 pm UTC

A peacock.

Should I shift - an odd idea! -
Every length and angle's measure
Stays unchanged, but panacea
Turns to poison at my pleasure -
The universal beast who loves
Hearts and corkscrews, mirrors and gloves.

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Postby sillybear25 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:59 pm UTC

Rodan wrote:for the record, I wasn't. But now I am. THANKS.


yeah. what I was gonna say.
This space intentionally left blank.

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Re:

Postby LucasBrown » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:18 am UTC

jwwells wrote:Should I shift - an odd idea! -
Every length and angle's measure
Stays unchanged, but panacea
Turns to poison at my pleasure -
The universal beast who loves
Hearts and corkscrews, mirrors and gloves.

It's chirality.
Lines 3-4: Many molecules vitally important to life are chiral and react properly only with other molecules of the same chirality. The most famous example of this is probably thalidomide--a morning sickness drug that had an enantiomer that causes birth defects.
Line 5: virtually every biologically important molecule/protein/etc is chiral; thus, it's the "universal" beast
Line 6: "hearts and corkscrews" is a reference to various protein structures
Line 6: "mirrors" is a reference to the fact that changing chirality is equivalent to reflecting in a mirror
Line 6: "gloves" is a reference to binding sites on proteins and enzymes

New riddle:
I must grow! I can't deny
The fact of stretching, though your eye
Cannot perceive the change in time.
The world's too young (or was, when I
Appeared and shook my mane)
To see it all, but felt it all--
and still my waves remain.


PS: 3-YEAR THREAD NECROMANCY

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Postby existentialpanda » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:10 am UTC

LucasBrown wrote:
New riddle:
I must grow! I can't deny
The fact of stretching, though your eye
Cannot perceive the change in time.
The world's too young (or was, when I
Appeared and shook my mane)
To see it all, but felt it all--
and still my waves remain.




A tree.

I have a grudge against you all.
I have rearranged your room.
I wear my weakness on my head.
I live to plot your doom.

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Re: Riddle me This

Postby LucasBrown » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:13 am UTC

existentialpanda wrote:A tree.

I was actually going for cosmic inflation, but that works.

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Re: Re:

Postby BurningLed » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:54 am UTC

existentialpanda wrote:
LucasBrown wrote:
New riddle:

I have a grudge against you all.
I have rearranged your room.
I wear my weakness on my head.
I live to plot your doom.


Paranoia? If so, then:

She so peaceful, yet causes fear
Him so bright and full of cheer
She rests the body, he wakes the soul
Him so light, she black as coal
Her with mole and tiny bright freckles
He covers us with tiny tear speckles
She hides us, he beams with pride
He her husband, she his bride
He in bright silk, her all in velvet
A yin-yang marriage as they tell it
Two lovers who meet but twice a day
When he must go, she need stay
Now I ask you, who are they?

Otherwise, ignore that.
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I think the latter group is awesome.


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