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By Your Breath I Die

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

 

Puzzle ID:#25834
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:** (1.1)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:Master_YodaAus****

 

 

 



I am tall when I am young.
I am short when I am old.
When I live I glow.
From your breath I die.

What am I?




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Comments

Ozymandias**
Sep 09, 2005

Easy, but fun.
Masterbutterfly
Sep 09, 2005

easy but,fun
Aarghonautsus*
Sep 09, 2005

Guess I'm a dope when it comes to riddles! Didn't get it, but liked it
renny*
Sep 09, 2005

fun! I had to actually blow to think of what my breath could possibly KILL!! cute teaser!
Caim*us*
Sep 09, 2005

Good one.
Celanba*
Sep 09, 2005

How cute!
bagogirlAus*
Sep 09, 2005

Good one, i had to think for a minute there!
(user deleted)
Sep 10, 2005

cool and smart, it got me
jacoblyre
Sep 10, 2005

i di9g riddles and that was pretty cool
twixy*
Sep 10, 2005

doesn't the fire die instead of the candle? o well, i still loved it.
FerretGirl**
Sep 11, 2005

Good job!
soccercow10Aus*
Sep 11, 2005

really fun.....and easy!!!! great job!!
(user deleted)
Sep 11, 2005

i thought a candle doesn't die by your breath, its flame does. still good of course.
RoyaltrecordsAht
Sep 12, 2005

Great job. Lol i thought it was a virus
joeyleahs2**
Sep 15, 2005

i see you a lot royaltrecords. how long have you been here? are you friends with i-am-hated- because you are both high in ranks
shoulder_angelAus*
Sep 16, 2005

That's a good one. Scary thing is, I actually got it
lives_2sing**
Sep 17, 2005

good one. easy but keep 'em cummin
Bware0313
Nov 04, 2005

I liked it alot, even though i got it quickly, keep em coming
redraptor50*us*
Nov 04, 2005

Great job, I got it, keep them coming
tasjes7*
Nov 04, 2005

I thought it was very cool.
Brainy_1Aus*
Nov 04, 2005

Good one! I was thinking ice. Guess I should have thought harder. And I have 9 candles lit in my living room right now!
dragon-B*bz*
Nov 04, 2005

good effort
geniesue**
Nov 04, 2005

very good, first thought was a match
Toink-**
Nov 04, 2005

I thought so. Too easy but fun
(user deleted)
Nov 04, 2005

Very fun! I liked that I could figure one out for a change!
kimberlykayAus**
Nov 04, 2005

In reality, an inanimate object cannot die, so it threw me off. I was actually thinking of living plant or animal.
I don't know why, but I was thinking of a daffodil. Call me silly, but it kind of made since to me since the act of blowing the bulb on the daffodil "kills" its beauty.
I liked it though. You got me on this one. Good Job!
lindquist_25Aus*
Nov 04, 2005

Well I thought it was fire, but close enough. Good job.
smee*
Nov 04, 2005

I thought this one was a little bit TOO easy, but because I'm not good at these riddles, I'm glad I was finally able to get one right without having to look up the answer. I would rate this one, on a scale of 1-5... a 2.
mekaboo27**
Nov 04, 2005

TOO EASY!!!! I knew it from the title that it had something to do with a candle. To all saying that a candle can't die but the flame does, the flame is the the heart of the candle. If there was no flame it would just be a piece of wax with some string (wick) going through it. When you light the candle it becomes when you blow is out it dies. Think About It!!! This was a good teaser but still very easy. Keep them coming.
kman613**
Nov 04, 2005

Very easy, but very fun!
martiemr*
Nov 04, 2005

Easy but it's nice to start my day with a success.
Note to Bware0313: alot is not a word...it's 2 words: a lot. Sorry, but it's my major pet peeve.
shenqiangAcn*
Nov 04, 2005

I thought it was a cigar
peppamintp*us*
Nov 04, 2005

Loved it!
chriswalsh**
Nov 04, 2005

very easy, but good
chrissydaze***
Nov 04, 2005

I thouhgt flame right off. It was very poetic though, thank you
(user deleted)
Nov 04, 2005

wouldnt cigarette work as well? although i guess if you are inhaling its not really your breath, but given that not blowing out a candle will likely do more damage that extinguishing it...wow, i think too much.
iteachkidsAus*
Nov 04, 2005

Williams 5, my first thought was cigarette, also. In fact, I said it aloud - "Oh, it's a cigarette." When I saw that it was a candle, I realized that I got the dying inside-out. It is by a cigarette's "breath" that I would die. (If I ever smoked, which I haven't.)
brain_angell
Nov 04, 2005

Easy but fun way enjoyable
paintballa944**
Nov 04, 2005

You guys talk too much.
Great teaser!
christine77**
Nov 04, 2005

Good and easy! I dont ever spend time on trying to figure any teaser out, and this time I didnt even have to. I said flame, not candle..which I think the correct answer would be flame. Its the flame you are blowing out. You can blow on a candle all day, its gonna stay there..LOL. Ok im done, that was a fun one. I liked it
cuteandditzyAus*
Nov 04, 2005

Ignore the negative comments. It was a very good riddle.
realm2346*
Nov 04, 2005

I thought it was warm air, but i just had my second cup of ~O).
realm2346*
Nov 04, 2005

I guess the hidden symbols don't work here.*coffee
Chicade**
Nov 04, 2005

I got it And i think that was a cute one !
psychotemp*
Nov 04, 2005

It is good that there is an easy one now & then so I don't self-destruct. [btw...How do you access the hidden symbols?]
meme2559**
Nov 04, 2005

Well I got that one. Great Teaser!
morning_rain08Aus*
Nov 04, 2005

Yeah, I thought it was a cigarette... Oh well, still a nice teaser!
FulanitoGM*sv*
Nov 04, 2005

Took a couple of read-throughs, but on the third time, I went slow on each line, and when I got to the "dying by your breath" part, I instinctively went through the motion of blowing out a candle, and then it hit me. I went over the other clues, saw that they fit, and clicked on "Show Answer" with confidence!
camogurl93
Nov 04, 2005

nice teaser though i thought it was a spark keep um' coming
sillywilly711
Nov 04, 2005

Easy-peasey-lemon-squeezey!
schatzy228*us*
Nov 04, 2005

seen this before, although worded a little differently
but still liked it
POPSca*
Nov 04, 2005

Got it!!!!! ,easy but fun Nice job A favorite for my bank
gummybearbkakey
Nov 04, 2005

hey well dat was pretty kool...idk get it but im slo..so wat da hey...lol
boriqua*
Nov 04, 2005

Cool
jabdrAus*
Nov 04, 2005

Thought flame right away...I loved getting one for a change. Nice one
foreverfree*us*
Nov 04, 2005

hahaha omg i am such an idiot. i had to think about it, then i was like is it a firefly? Then i was like no its a glow stick! CANDLE????? why didnt i think of that? oh my you had me there, dude. good job.
katzmeow*
Nov 04, 2005

I got it. Yay me! I thought it was easy, but well written and very cute. Good job!
jordan_lvs_GD*
Nov 04, 2005

well it got me, but it was a good one.
NTaliesen**
Nov 04, 2005

I also thought a match was an equal answer. Fun teaser thanks.
kimberlykayAus**
Nov 04, 2005

Southerngirl13
There is absolutely no need to attack people on this site. This is a family friendly site and you need to be more constructive in your criticisms. There will be teasers, from time to time, that you don't get....does that mean you are dense???? There are a lot of teenagers and children that use this site and they may not always get it or understand it, but they have fun coming here and learning new information, and they should not be made to feel inferior with comments such as these. I learn from this site as well, and I can assure you that I AM NOT DENSE just because the answers may not always come to me. I will report comments of this nature as offensive anytime I see them and you will be removed as a user. Just try to be nice and play fair. We are all just here to have fun. Have a nice weekend!
Iamthedude54321*us
Nov 04, 2005

Good one. Easy, but good.
bmc55
Nov 05, 2005

Way to put it straight to southerngirl, kimberly. I agree with you 100%.
homie123
Nov 05, 2005

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bluehawk*us*
Nov 05, 2005

I thought it was cute,and easy. Nice one Yoda.
sln03
Nov 05, 2005

I was thinking of something that dies from carbon dioxide or and old lady with astioperosis or however you spell that!
riddlelover**
Nov 06, 2005

Super easy, but still cute! I liked it! Keep it up!
canttakemyname*us*
Nov 07, 2005

You got me right there, I thought it was a dwarf!
hottiegurl99Aus*
Nov 07, 2005

i liked it, i got it, i loved it. oh yea!!!!
karma48*
Nov 08, 2005

Good job. I too believe that cigarette is a very viable answer also. (:-Q)
hottiegurl99Aus*
Nov 14, 2005

C
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rkaalandAus*
Nov 16, 2005

Cool- first thought was a Mountain- then you blew me out!!!!
Radhika
Nov 17, 2005

It seems cool to find such tricky teasers in the mailbox. Still it was great fun solving it. Keep the good work going guys!
Radhika
Nov 17, 2005

It seems cool to find such tricky teasers in the mailbox. Still it was great fun solving it. Keep the good work going guys!
sgtammoAus*
Dec 23, 2005

Fun and easy. I liked it.
cloughmeAws*
Nov 30, 2006

Pretty easy, but well written.

Kudos!
coachpisco*
Nov 30, 2006

Simple but good
QrystalAca*
Nov 30, 2006

YAY! What a good teaser-of-the-day to have on my BIRTHDAY!!! What incredible luck that I was actually able to solve it too! ;)

Yay to candles! Especially birthday candles!! Yay to this riddle!!!
bradon182001*us*
Nov 30, 2006

That was really easy. Well written, poetic and enjoyable.
Blondie116*us*
Nov 30, 2006

Very poetic. Loved It!
breathesunshineAus*
Nov 30, 2006

Fun teaser, it "blew" me away!
puttumupus*
Nov 30, 2006

way to easy
phyllisa*us*
Nov 30, 2006

Very good, I liked it a lot.
scallioAus*
Nov 30, 2006

Well, I must be off today because I did NOT get it!

This was an awesome teaser! Thanks!
speedqueenkmwAus*
Nov 30, 2006

Southerngirl3 Apparently you never heard of Southern manners. If you can't say something nice.....

They don't all have to be hard.
mercenary007*jm*
Nov 30, 2006

hehe... nice... really easy though... thought of the answer in a second exactly
Trishgal*us*
Nov 30, 2006

Got it. Enjoyeded getting it right away, it was cute and I hope you will send us more. thx
POPSca*
Nov 30, 2006

Got it Short and sweet ,no time wasted on this one. It was fun .
senther7Aus*
Nov 30, 2006

um.....

not bad, i liked it though it was 2 ez.
jjdolphineAus*
Nov 30, 2006

I liked, very fun. I thought of fire- led to candle
captainshortrox*fr**
Nov 30, 2006

i've seen it so many times, no matter how many way you phrase it, it's the same riddle
Keane
Nov 30, 2006

Liked it-I stink at riddles, but it was easy!
doghouse270**
Nov 30, 2006

loved it!!!!!!!!!
ky123212
Nov 30, 2006

I got it! Nice riddle, easy but fun!
vlermaAus*
Nov 30, 2006

I hope my kids never see this or they would tell you this old Grayma tried to blow out a candle with her oxygen. Makes a beautiful flame and could have made a new door way. Great riddle tho.
tissueAus*
Nov 30, 2006

Once you've seen one candle riddle, you've seen them all. Pretty easy. Nice wording, though.
jacstop*
Dec 01, 2006

I've seen this before. Perhaps a little too poetic as blowing out a candle doesn't "kill" the candle. In fact, it saves the candle because the flame is the true "murderer."
I was expecting an answer a tad more nuanced
Anarock123*
Dec 02, 2006

I'm 9 and I got it in 1 second flat.
To easy.
horsehun
Dec 03, 2006

i guessed snowman because i read glow as grow. very dislexic, but good Riddle!
doeheadAus*
Dec 02, 2009

Very easy I always burn mine on both ends.
auntiesisAus*
Dec 02, 2009

Easy.
braingle100tus*
Dec 02, 2009

I have heard TOO MANY candle riddles to get this one wrong. nice one though.
patiencewithaP*us*
Dec 02, 2009

Easy but fun!
gap6297*cn*
Dec 02, 2009

I read one just like the in Eragon.
donquixote235Aus*
Dec 02, 2009

I'd said match as well... it would work just as well as candle
Babe*
Dec 02, 2012

Did not take long to figure out. I don't think a match works because it does not get old. You blow it out quickly before it burns your fingers, but good effort for getting close.
HABS2933Aca*
Dec 02, 2012

I also thought it was easy and got it in a few seconds. Match came to me after candle but as babe said a match never really gets old, as it used up very quickly after its first (and only) lighting.
cutebugAus**
Dec 02, 2012

Extremely easy. This teaser has been around too long. Time to burn it out.
iggy39Aus*
Dec 02, 2012

Got it right away. I usually don't so it was very easy but as usual I think most of them a fun or I wouldn't come to Briangle to play these. Thx
tripleteam5*
Dec 02, 2012

IF you scrunch youe eyes enough.... the answer could be a cigarette...and then you die (lol... NOT)
Marpleen*
Dec 07, 2012

Much too easy. We used to have something like this as a riddle when I was a child - it went like this:
Little Nancy Etticoat
In a white petticoat,
And a red nose;
She has not feet or hands
The longer she stands
The shorter she grows.
and of course the answer was A Candle.



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