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CHoCoLaTe

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#28601
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:*** (2.2)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:smarty008Aus*****
Corrected By:smarty008

 

 

 



What 5 chemical elements make chocolate?





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Comments

Sarelro
Feb 13, 2006

This isn't a trick, it's a science! I would never have figured it out, because I haven't memorized all the elements! As a science it's a good one though!
jodocrocoAen*
Feb 13, 2006

Great teser!!

Its not science its trick.Those elements dont really make up the ingrediants of choclate (i think).It makes you think of what elements could be in chocolate but really it was just the elements symbols that made the word up
teen_wizAca*
Feb 13, 2006

THAT WUZ AWESOME!!! I luvved it! Definitely going in my faves!
solarsistim321*us*
Feb 13, 2006

nice, was very entertaining
runscapekiller**
Feb 13, 2006

I agree with Sarelro, this is a science teaser.
runscapekiller**
Feb 13, 2006

I agree with Sarelro, this is a science teaser.
smarty008Aus**
Feb 14, 2006

It's sort of in between Science and Trick. so i made it trick.
CoolfreezeAen*
Feb 14, 2006

WAA i dont know my perodic table!
Fasil*
Feb 14, 2006

I could have figured it out, but I was too lazy to go get my periodic table.
Celanba*
Feb 14, 2006

This isn't really a trick teaser. It should probably be in trivia or science.
Celanba*
Feb 14, 2006

This isn't really a trick teaser. It should probably be in trivia or science.
solarsistim321*us*
Feb 14, 2006

LOVED IT! ONe of the best, one of my new favorites!
luvmyselfAca*
Feb 14, 2006

ooo thats awsome! well, i didnt get it... i rather not think about science other than in school lol
Punk_RockerAus*
Feb 14, 2006

Wow that was probably the first trick teaser that I havn't gotten...I loved it! Haha keep it up!
fem81uken*
Feb 14, 2006

I'd never have figured it out, in the UK we learn different elements. very good puzzling one
ladyflow*
Feb 14, 2006

I think that was very stupid if your not a science nerd like me, because, to tell the truth who knows that?
Ilovepink4*us*
Feb 14, 2006

And no they don't make chocolate 'cause where are the terms that start with "a","o",and "e".
unklemykeAus*
Feb 14, 2006

Darling Lovepink,
If you check the answer again you will see that we are considering the
1- and 2-letter abbreviations of the element's names as they are arranged in the periodic table. C is Carbon, Ho is Holmium, Co, Cobalt; La, Lanthanum; and Te, Tellurium. Perhapsyou haven't gotten that far in your Science classes yet.
unklemykeAus*
Feb 15, 2006

Actually, Smarty, there are 6 elements in CHOCoLate - Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Cobalt, Lanthanum,and Tellurium
KatelinAus*
Feb 15, 2006

Awesome...of course the title kind of gave me the answer, but it was a great trick anyways! Make more like these, keep up the great work!
HappyDanceChick*
Feb 20, 2006

Very cool! I knew I should've paid more attention in Chemistry!
mitzimesserAil*
Feb 20, 2006

I DID pay attention in Chemistry class, 25 years ago! I even drew up a periodic table, including the weight & electron rings. There were only 2 of your elements I recognized, Cobalt & Carbon.
LuCkYgirl21**
Feb 21, 2006

THE TITLE DOES ACTUALLY HELPS. AND IT IS VERY INTERESTING, BUT THE ONLY ELEMENTS THAT I COULD REMEMBER WERE COBALT AND CARBON. NEVER REALLY GOT INTO THE OTHER ONES, YA KNOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CHART. ANYWAYS, VERY GOOD.
bagogirlAus*
Feb 23, 2006

the title actually gives it away in my opinion (it's also helpful that we just learned about elements!)
fezface**
Feb 24, 2006

that was creative........i had a feeling after the hint that the letters stood for the chemical elements, but i didn't know which ones.......good teaser though! is that really the elements......cuz if so.....that's pretty awesum!
SoccerChick16**
Feb 25, 2006

L
LO
LOV
LOVE IT
LOV
LO
L
thimblenogginus*
Feb 25, 2006


I got the "trick" part right away. If it had been a "science" problem I would have had to look a couple of them up.
tintiniscoolAus*
Feb 26, 2006

This is a really good one! Definatly one of my favorites!! Good Job
IMCUL4E*us*
Feb 28, 2006

cute and clever! i didn't get all the elements, though....
kashbyAus*
Mar 02, 2006

interesting, i liked it.
countrychick
Mar 03, 2006

That was a really good one! Its not science bcuz they dont really make up chocolate!! It stumped me and im learnin about it again!!! AWESOME good one
p_a_r_k_e_r**
Mar 05, 2006

is that why they call it 'chocolate'?
cool teaser
cate**
Mar 08, 2006

hey that was funny! do you have any other teasers? i don't have enough points yet! dang!
AeroGirl247**
Mar 09, 2006

man tht rox
i had no clue wut the heck those elements are but w/e
lauren044--**
Mar 11, 2006

i dont know the elements... nice one!
zonahoboAus*
Mar 14, 2006

Great choice for TOD .. Good job Smarty! .. I think this is a classic Trick teaser.
choptlivvaAus*
Mar 14, 2006

I love this one!! Yeah, well... I didn't know all my elements either.... but Clever!!
azbee123*us*
Mar 14, 2006

amazing! loved it! woohoo!
vlermaAus**
Mar 14, 2006

Have to admit to biology, but not chemistry so I never did learn this. However was impressed with the information . Sure I knew about oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, etc. but never learned the symbols for anything but H2O. Never too old to learn something new. Thanks
bluehawk*us*
Mar 14, 2006

Very educational, smarty!
Ahhhh, CHoCoLaTe!, my favorite vice! It,s also considered an Aprodisiac, now thats some GOOOD
CHOCOLATE. I reas the book about HERSHEYS CHOCOLATE, I don't recall mention of "ELEMENTS".
Alas I didn't get it. A very CHOCOLATE TRICK (SCIENCE). Good job Smarty.
OldChinaHand**
Mar 14, 2006

'SWEET'.
crzyness4lyfe**
Mar 14, 2006

that was a good one. i figured it was actually elements from periodic table of elements, but i havent gotten THAT far in school [high school freshy]. LOL. and i agree, this is a trick, not science. these elements are probably not found in chocolate...*drools* lol
shawneeo*us*
Mar 14, 2006

HA ha ha! It wouldv'e been fun if I had noticed it was a trick. Maybe you could say "remember, this is a TRICK" after the clue, because most lazy peeps like me, if they think its science will just either click off or go straight to the answer. I wouldn've rather tried to figure it out knowing it was a trick. Oh well, its still very good!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Mar 14, 2006

"Sweet" and easy to figure out.
iteachkidsAus*
Mar 14, 2006

UGH!
Chocolate will never taste the same again! Smarty - you've ruined it for the chocoholics!!!
annie_hp_fan*us*
Mar 14, 2006

Parker, the elements are within the WORD not within the yummy treat.

Great teaser & a lot of fun! Thanks!
soccerstar_1515*
Mar 14, 2006

thats a good 1!
Wendy_Wade*
Mar 14, 2006

Seriously??
ishouldntbehere*
Mar 14, 2006

i dont like this one, it was boring. idk why... it just wasnt as creative as the ones in the past have been. crap, i dont know.......
ishouldntbehere*
Mar 14, 2006

and besides, i know how to spell chocolot already
besamishuevos*np*
Mar 14, 2006

This one was lame lame lame....

oh...did i mention.....it was lame...
riddlelover**
Mar 14, 2006

How clever...how difficult...how evil ...very good! Keep writing! It wasnt lame!
zonarita*us*
Mar 14, 2006

Smarty, super, sweet teaser! I've not put one in favorites lately but your teaser is in my list.
Now that I've enjoyed some good reading I'll have chocolate - er breakfast. Of course it will be chocolate!
besamishuevos*np*
Mar 14, 2006

Before everyone chimes in on my last comment, consider this, taken directly from the braingle website....
Creativity :: Accepting Criticism
Criticism is a comment or judgment made to find fault in an idea. This can be bad for creativity, especially when it comes from a boss or a spouse. When someone produces a new idea, it is likely that they are already a little insecure about it. Criticism often feels like a personal attack. As a result, most people become defensive when criticized and will stubbornly defend their idea even if the criticism has merit.

Criticism has no place in a brainstorm, but once you have selected an idea to pursue, it is a valuable tool. Accepting criticism and using it to improve your ideas are critical to producing quality solutions. Remember that the criticism is not about you; it is about the idea. Try to divorce yourself from your idea and pretend that it just fell out of the sky. This will help you look at it objectively and recognize if the criticism is valid.

Avoid being defensive. Instead, ask lots of clarifying questions and find out what changes the critic would make. Be sure to refer back to the goals so that you aren't solving problems that you do not need to solve. Once you fully understand what the critic is trying to say, you can decide if they have any validity.

A supportive environment that gives good criticism and encourages wild ideas will help people become more comfortable with creativity.
iteachkidsAus*
Mar 14, 2006

BUT, Mr. Lame, lame, it's always LAME ... you never offer constructive criticism nor suggestions, nor have I ever seen a teaser submitted by you!
Sara2009*
Mar 14, 2006

At first... i didnt like it, but then i thought to myself. i do like this teaser because i love chocolate!! good teaser
RedAngle65
Mar 14, 2006

G
GO
GOO
GOOD
GOOD O
GOOD ON
GOOD ONE
GOOD ON
GOOD O
GOOD
GOO
GO
G
choptlivvaAus*
Mar 14, 2006

Besamishuevos, your comment "this...is lame," is itself lame. The paragraphs you quoted from the Creativity section of this site are irrelevant in this case, because when you give constructive criticism you must give a REASON for your statement and/or offers SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT.

I suggest you put a little more effort into your comments when you choose to be critical. (And BTW, this is what constructive criticism looks like.)
sequoia-mom**
Mar 14, 2006

WOW! I thought this teaser was awesome and very clever. Chemistry is NOT my thing, but this was still enjoyable. Kudos to all those who understand this stuff!
smiley_loverAus*
Mar 14, 2006

Im in seventh grade and i would've got it had i known my periodic table
iteachkidsAus*
Mar 14, 2006

RIGHT ON, Choptliva!!! U.Rock!
lorelle_b*us*
Mar 14, 2006

crap i didn't think of holmium...this really sucks...i should know this stuff ;)
besamishuevos*np*
Mar 14, 2006

hmmmm.....looks like i touched a nerve....i'd say "mission accomplished"

besa mis huevos.
feste*
Mar 14, 2006

a fun teaser although I prefer those that test my mind than my periodic table
lindquist_25Aus*
Mar 14, 2006

Haha, I liked it. I knew it had something to do with the table of elements, but I don't know much about that. Your teaser was very good, though!
blackmarket69**
Mar 14, 2006

WELL, BESA MIS HUEVOS, MAYBE I WILL "KISS YOUR EGGS!!!"

OH, WHAT NOW!!!!
besamishuevos*np*
Mar 14, 2006

you could besa mi culo
choptlivvaAus*
Mar 14, 2006

Haha.... no nerves exposed here at all. But I suggest you go play on the swings or something.... or better yet, go to your Spanish class.
coachpisco*
Mar 14, 2006

I like it when one has to do some digging within ones brain in order to solve the teasers. Unfortunately, I didn't dig deep enough.
CharmedPop
Mar 14, 2006

u would have to be a science buff to get that one...apparently i am not one of them. History not science give me history next time and lets see how i do. But wasn't to bad
horses_rock101Aus*
Mar 14, 2006

NICE 1 keep them comming
mrticklesAus*
Mar 14, 2006

Don't forget hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O).
hockeygirl*mx**
Mar 14, 2006

that was very good elments are not my gig though!!!
c_rae*us*
Mar 14, 2006

That was a great teaser, especially for us science buffs!

To "kiss my eggs", your critical spirit is not appreciated by all of us who are here to enjoy a bit of levity from a good teaser. Why don't you start your own blog or find some other forum for your "lame" rants.
Vigo95Aus*
Mar 14, 2006

GET HIM CHOP !!!
P.S. you're right . Besa's spanish is awful
lmurray*cn*
Mar 15, 2006

LAME?

THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE IMPROVED TO BE LAME!

THIS DOESN'T EVEN DESERVE CRITICSM, THIS WAS NOTHING BUT A SHAM, NOT EVEN A GOOD PLAY ON WORDS.

IF ANY OF YOU PAID FOR A SCIENCE EDUCATION, GET YOUR MONEY BACK.

THIS WAS A WASTE OF TIME!!!
Aarghonautsus*
Mar 15, 2006

That was cool, whatever category it falls into. I figured out what you meant, but I didn't know all those obscure elements..I started with Carbon and Hydrogen which got me off on the wrong foot!! Anyway, great teaser!!
doka13*ml*
Mar 15, 2006

OMG, R U 4 SERIOUS?!
phildunphyAen*
Mar 16, 2006

I liked it, even though I didn't get it right. I went for Methane ( CH4 ) and Oxygen ( O )
juicciefruit
Mar 16, 2006

that is a good one
zonasurance**
Mar 17, 2006

I thought this was a very good trick. I'm sorry some people have such narrow minds
patpat553*
Mar 17, 2006

Didn't get it at all! It was interesting,though.
Terilynne88Aus*
Mar 18, 2006

I knew what the gist was, but it has been 25 years since I even had to think about the periodic table of elements, so I didn't get the answer. It was a good teaser/trick. If you didn't like it, it was because you didn't get it...everyone that panned this one needs to lighten up. Good Job!
eabreu92*us*
Mar 18, 2006


I got all of them right except for Tellurium...I thought it was Technetium or something like that...
Liali*
Mar 19, 2006

Nice one!

The answer could also be Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Lanthanum, and Tellurium

C H O C O La Te (Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon again, Oxygen again, Lanthanum, and Tellurium)
blondesluv2shop
Mar 20, 2006

where did you get that? you should post others like it!!

phildunphyAen*
Mar 21, 2006

Liali. Fine answer unfortunately didn't read the question. What 5 repeat 5 items make chocolate
ragnarok23*
Mar 24, 2006

awesome job very interesting and well thought out
BPKANERVAAus*
Mar 28, 2006

YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD NOT USE CALL SOMEONE ELSE'S TEASER LAME- HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF SOMEONE CALLED YOUR'S LAME

P.S.- I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD
BPKANERVAAus*
Mar 28, 2006

Also this is NOT i reapeat NOT a science teaser- just because it uses the periodic table does not make it a science teaser.
smartsy*
Mar 29, 2006

i loved that one
coltonr1Aus*
Mar 31, 2006

again a awsome1!!!! yep i like corse!!!!
yo_girlAca*
Apr 06, 2006

i dont knwo my seince that good
sniperkid990Aie*
Apr 10, 2006

TAKE OFF THE CAPS LOCK PPL!

it was a good teaser.
bhssoccer23Aus*
Apr 12, 2006

Ahhh! I thought the title was a trick itself until I read the hint. Kinda easy!
elisewa3*au
Apr 17, 2006

i didnt like it that much but good try
TheEarthling*no*
Apr 20, 2006

This isn't really a trick teaser though.
Smart_AlexAph*
Apr 20, 2006

Ehhhhh, I failed science. Well, no actually I got an A-, but still science is the weak part of my brain.
awishfulthinker*us*
Apr 30, 2006

you really should change the title cause that gave it away almost instantly
bpkeller*
May 27, 2006

(no comment)
GebbieRoseAus*
May 31, 2006

That wasn't tricky! Brainglers should keep that periodic table handy!
schoo*ar
Jun 25, 2006

Hard for me, no clue about elements, cute title though
shadow-x*us*
Jul 14, 2006

not a trick for sure if it was in science (as some peopple said) it would have been better but it was a good one
junebug22*us
Jul 21, 2006

Very challanging! I only got two of the elements, but I was not really that good at science in school! So no fault to you! Thanks!
junebug22*us
Jul 21, 2006

Very challanging! I only got two of the elements, but I was not really that good at science in school! So no fault to you! Thanks!
junebug22*us
Jul 21, 2006

Very challanging! I only got two of the elements, but I was not really that good at science in school! So no fault to you! Thanks!
junebug22*us
Jul 21, 2006

I am so sorry for that! I am so Is there a way to take two of them off? I am such a dork!
Club33*us*
Aug 02, 2006

This was a great trick! I couldn't remember the table so I googled it and figured out the answer!! A little easy, but fun!! Keep them coming!
reptile5000Aus*
Nov 10, 2006

THIS IS TOTALLY A TRIVIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT A TRICK!!
cloughmeAws*
Mar 14, 2007

Good Job, but the title totally gave it away!
lmurray*cn*
Mar 14, 2007

ANOTHER RERUN. MY SUBMISSION MAY NOT BE VERY GOOD, BUT IT HAS TO BE AS GOOD AS THIS TEASER BEING RUN AND RUN AGAIN.

WHAT'S UP WITH YOU GUYS?
amyteachescaliAus*
Mar 14, 2007

All of you calling it lame, and and such: why would you waste your time with leaving negative comments on the teaser? Just give it a bad vote and move on. No need to bash it verbally.

I liked this one! It was a good blend of science and trick. Nice play on words/letters/elements!
brainygirl5*us*
Mar 14, 2007

umm...it wuz ok...but it was something that ppl just don't memorize in skool....but good try though!!!!
PhalanxAlu*
Mar 14, 2007



Got the trick part immediately like so man others did before, but I honestly didn't bother looking up the missing elements!

I was satisfied with recognizing Ch and Co...

(Even if we learn C for Charbon in Luxembourg....!)

Nice idea though!
PhalanxAlu*
Mar 14, 2007

Besides: again to all those who claim this would have had to be a science teaser...

In a science teaser, I would have expected the elements which compose chocolate (talking about the sweet, not the word itself)

So the category trick is very fine to me - even if you do need to remember some science trivia to solve it.... but hey...

Does that really matter?
sftball_rocks13*
Mar 14, 2007

I liked this a lot, but I think the title gave it away
But, I don't know my elements, so I only got half the answer
Great teaser
sftball_rocks13*
Mar 14, 2007

And Besamishuevos, your comment wasn't constructive criticism, it was just criticizing-telling someone their teaser was lame doesn't help
puttumupus*
Mar 14, 2007

YAWN
bradon182001*us*
Mar 14, 2007

Too "scientific" for me.
kitty728Aus*
Mar 14, 2007

duh i dunno i aint too smart,
lol...

seriously - i like the real puzzling
brain teasers.. this one didnt make you think. you either knew it or you didnt.
i look forward to these every morn
later gators
Mon05Aca*
Mar 14, 2007

You tricked me! Good one!
cassiemarkAus*
Mar 14, 2007

I'd rather just eat it than analyze it!

Learned something - good job
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 14, 2007

Not being very scientific, I was definitely out of my "element" with this one!
But, I do love chocolate! thanks!
doeheadAus*
Mar 14, 2007

Rerun ,Rerun,Rerun.Lets's see some new teasers.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Mar 14, 2007

Awesome teaser! It is too bad that Lmurray has to keep repeating his **Lame ** Comments...lol Keep the teasers coming! Some of us will enjoy them!
phyllisa*us*
Mar 14, 2007

Really clever idea and yummy too
snoopunicornAeg*
Mar 14, 2007

haha HEY iaint a science nerd and i got it...well only cos i take elements @ school im sooooo FLY!!!
AbsurdHero*us*
Mar 14, 2007

I would have placed this in Trivia myself. The title helps, but if you don't know the Periodic Table of Elements, you're screwed.
zaya*
Mar 14, 2007

Clever, but not a teaser, you either know it or you don't
RoknRobn228Aus*
Mar 14, 2007

The title gives this one away but it is a neat play on the table of elements.
zips5000Aus*
Mar 14, 2007

fairly easy to figure out. good one
breathesunshineAus*
Mar 14, 2007

I took one look at this, realized the "trick", knew I wouldn't know all the elements without looking them up, so went and got some chocolate! (Yummy... Dove smooth milk chocolate!)
ChocoboAcn
Mar 14, 2007

nice!!1
Infinitoid*
Mar 14, 2007

people typically wouldnt look at the title before they try solving the puzzle, cause its hardly required. personally i do think its clever. you sorta have to think differently is all.
the people criticizing it are commenting because theyre mad they didnt get it
OhEmGeeA*
Mar 14, 2007

good one

too bad i dont know my elements very well
OhEmGeeA*
Mar 14, 2007

message me please!
jabdrAus*
Mar 14, 2007

YEA Breathesunshine! I agree. I'm sure I once knew a lot about the elements, but alas, no longer. I applaud anyone who is clever enough to submit AND have a teaser accepted. I went straight to the answer -because looking up the answer on the puter, doesn't count. Gotta love the comments, Huh?
Luzr
Mar 14, 2007

At least the consonants.
mrticklesAus*
Mar 14, 2007

me, i'd pass on that piece of chocolate
auntiesisAus*
Mar 14, 2007

I don't know all the elements, but the title gave it away. Anything with chocolate is a good thing.
SaturnCat08*
Mar 14, 2007

Great Teaser! I think it is more of a Trick brain teaser. GREAT JOB!
cgold03
Mar 14, 2007

I happened to have really liked this brain teaser. I see the first time it was shown it received some mixed comments. Long story short, this site is meant for fun, to get AWAY from the stress of school and work, not add to it.

On a lighter note, I was able to guess from the title that it was going to be the elements, but I kind of don't know them, lolz... do i get half credit?
(user deleted)
Mar 14, 2007

You can also use
CHromium
Oxygen
CObalt
LAnthanum
TEllurium

- Tom
deadsnakebitingAus
Mar 14, 2007

I don't care if its science, a trick, or whatever. The elements of chocolate have been staring everyone in the face ever since the word was a word. However, to my knowledge, if this was your original thought, then you should take a bow. No-one else has ever seen the answer in the name until you did. Congratulations on a darn god teaser. You should be very proud. First Rate!!!
KellingtonAca*
Mar 14, 2007

Brilliant.
QrystalAca*
Mar 16, 2007

Hey hey, I got it! I knew the 'trick' was going to be requiring the periodic table, and so I felt it was a good idea to find one online and figure it out. I was still a bit stuck for a bit, because I knew Chromium's symbol was actually Cr (so, to respond to millertom, yours is not an answer that works) and I wasn't exactly sure what La stood for (Lanthium? Lanthanine? ahhh-- lanthanum)

Anyways, I found this a very pleasant warm up of the brain cells. Not a vigorous workout, but more like a nice deep breath while stretching the arms overhead. Ahhhhh....

I think I'm ready to get to work for the day now!
frozenrose_885Aus*
Mar 17, 2007

That was kind of cheesy lol, but fun.
omgitsashAus*
Jul 24, 2007

E
EA
EAS
EASY
EAS
EA
E
(user deleted)
Feb 27, 2008

wow, everyone's just rippin each other apart on here...

i got it pretty quick, but since my dad's a PhD chemist...maybe the periodic table rubbed off or sumthin...

wouldn't that taste nasty, tho, if that's what chocolate was really made of? it'd probably be poisonous...
kriss1301*
Jun 01, 2009

Wow! BUt really a trick its Science but KOOL! I mean CHoCoLaTe. I would have never thought of it that way!
Gerrard10Aus*
Nov 04, 2009

I never knew that! Cool!
wtfonfire**
Mar 14, 2010

oh snaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hidden letters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TallTimberAus*
Mar 14, 2010

Looks like this one has been around and around. Good one.
doeheadAus*
Mar 14, 2010

Title gave it away. ANOTHER OLD RERUN!!!!
avnibavishi1us*
Mar 14, 2010

I thought of it as Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon again, Oxygen again, Lanthanum, Tellurium. Its still only 5 elements!
thecatladycac**
Mar 14, 2010

I went to High School back in the 1950s - There were only 98 known elements back then. Three of those in the puzzle were not a part of the Periodic Table then. I caught on to the trick, but couldn't solve it!
HadleighAau*
Mar 14, 2010

Cute Teaser. I liked it.

Hey Doehead, there was no need to be rude. Just don't say anything at all.
brains2beauty96Aus
Jun 15, 2012

Nice one I got it on the first try!
Babe*
Mar 14, 2013

HABS2933Aca*
Mar 14, 2013

I have two issues with this teaser, first as pointed out it is not a trick, it is a science teaser. Unless you are familiar with the periodic table you have no chance of getting it. You may as well habe asked "what is the atomic weight of chocolate". A trick teaser assumes o knowledge outide the teaser itself. My second issu has also been addreses in that there are at least 2-3 ways to combine chemical symbols to have it spell chocolate.
It was a cute idea but poorly executed.
HABS2933Aca*
Mar 14, 2013

^^^^excuse the tyoos, cannot easily edit on my phone. I think the point is still understandable.
cutebugAus*
Mar 14, 2013

Another overused teaser. If you look at all the comments in 2006 and look at how few there are in 2013 you realize that alot of people left because the editors have chosen to put on all old repeats. Very sad lack of energy by the editing staff.
dsjtus*
Mar 14, 2013

Wrong. I tried mixing those together and it blew up in my face.
allythebuterflyAus*
Mar 14, 2013

Lol @dsjt....I agree that this should be in the science category though. I don't have very many of the elements memorized except for the more common ones, so there was practically no chance of me getting this. Still cute though!
elentirAus*
Mar 14, 2013

I disagree that this should be in Science category. Yes, you might have to know some science terms to get this, but it is not in itself a scientific answer. A true scientific answer to this question would be Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, and Oxygen - the elements that make up theobromine - the primary chemical that makes chocolate desirable. Trick is defined as brain teasers that 'appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy'. Since you don't really have to know the actual chemistry of chocolate, and the title gives you the chemical symbols, then it is relatively simple, assuming you know the elements.

BTW - there is no requirement that says a trick teaser must assume no outside knowledge.
thecatladycac**
Mar 15, 2013

Cute teaser - I figured out what you were looking for right away, but way back in the stone age when I took high-school chemistry, there were only 98 known elements. The only ones I recognized here were Carbon and Cobalt. As some others mentioned, I was thinking may be Hydrogen and Oxygen were in there also, but couldn't come up with the rest. Anyway - makes me want to go back and study chemistry again (sort of). Nice Quiz!!



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