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Motherly Love

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#21481
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:** (1.77)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



Black as night I can be,
Until my Mother sits on me;
Then clear as ice I become
In the rough, thank you Mum.

What am I?


Answer

Coal

When buried deep in Mother Earth, the high pressure transforms black coal into clear diamonds; a diamond in the rough.

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Comments

lilbutt*
Mar 11, 2005

Very Cool! Pretty easy, but fun.
katiebeth123*
Mar 11, 2005

how stupid!!
ABBAS1
Mar 12, 2005

Well, a little difficult
but nevertheless good
poopieus*
Mar 12, 2005

BORING!
Trickster1992Aen*
Mar 17, 2005

Poop.
MrGoodKitty
Mar 18, 2005

"In the rough" gave it avay for me. fun riddle
froggyggAus*
Mar 20, 2005

Good but easy since I'm a mother and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE diamonds!
ginny322Aau*
Jun 25, 2005

I liked it
paul726Aus*
Apr 11, 2006

The high funness rating belies the ignorant comments. I thought it excellent, anemone!
GebbieRoseAus*
Sep 15, 2006

Clever! Two thumbs up!
mosca*us*
Oct 23, 2007

Very good teaser! Clever poem!
leroyleroy*
Nov 23, 2009

VERY GOOD--IVE GOT THAT COAL IN MY VEINS. .. A COAL MINER FROM WAY BACK-
cacepcAus*
Nov 23, 2009

Very fun. Not so easy. I guessed "diamond" from the last two lines. Coal, I believe, is only equated with the first two lines. My answer is "diamond".
mikidollAus*
Nov 23, 2009

Cute little poem. I guessed diamonds, too.
doeheadAus*
Nov 23, 2009

Pretty easy,but a real GEM.
elentirAus*
Nov 23, 2009

Coal does not form diamonds. Coal is sedimentary rock made from plant remains. Both diamonds and coal are composed of carbon, and you may be able to process and use coal to artificially create diamonds, but it is not a naturally occuring process.
bradon182001*us*
Nov 23, 2009

Interesting. I assumed diamond because of the "in the rough" but found it difficult to think of mother earth "sitting" on a lump of coal. Thanks for posting.
hubbamutt777tus*
Nov 23, 2009

i thought it was mother nature and water bcuz "black as night i can be" as in an ocean during a storm, and "then clear as ice i can become" referred to becoming ice. great teaser, tho.
UptheHillA*
Nov 23, 2009

NICE!!!
auntiesisAus*
Nov 23, 2009

Nice easy one for a busy day. Thanks
animallover2000*gl*
Nov 23, 2009

That was pretty hard! Didn't have a clue! Hahaz. Where did you get the teaser.
maxthepupp
Nov 23, 2009

I guessed Diamonds as well - but my wifes birthday is in a week, so she must be be subliminally influencing my thought process!
westbrookus*
Nov 23, 2009

I thought it was moon, and the mother was the sun; it all fits
Babe*
Nov 23, 2012

I did not care at all for it. Just because we do not care for some teasers, does not make our comments stupid as on person said. no one has to like the same thing.
HABS2933Aca*
Nov 23, 2012

Very easy, and like Babe, I did not care much for ths one.
jonnybgood
Nov 23, 2012

The best answers are diamond or carbon.

Diamonds are not formed from coal. They are usually much older and formed much deeper below the Earth's surface than coal.



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