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


Puzzle ID:#31694
Fun:*** (2.5)
Difficulty:*** (2.36)
Submitted By:phrebh*us****




Twelve brothers and sisters and only one father and mother,
One intestine and one stomach, one heart and two arms;
But including the parents, they all add to one when you count them.

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Jul 11, 2006

I don't really think of a clock having an intestine or stomach...
Jul 11, 2006

Jul 12, 2006

I've heard of poetic metaphors, but wouldn't the use of an intestine and stomach be taking the metaphorical language a little far in the case a clock???
Jul 12, 2006

Jake actually wrote this teaser, so I can only presume at some meanings, but I happen to like the metaphor. It is part of the overall metaphor.
Jul 12, 2006

The intestine thing was weird. It realy has nothing to do with a clock..unless your refering to the spring. still it was easy.
Jul 13, 2006

I agree with everyone...

I didn't really get it...

I guess it makes sense...
Jul 20, 2006

agree agree, the concept of the riddle is cool, but the intestines & stomach bit throws you off and isn't relevant. This is the only thing that stops it from being a really great teaser.
Jul 30, 2006

phrebh, man I though you were losing it before, but this is crazy.

Just smashed my clock...guess what? No heart, intestines or brothers to be found.

you can't just go make up your own metaphors just to make a riddle work.
Love your effort though.
Jul 30, 2006

I guess you missed the bit about I didn't write this teaser, the creator of the site did and I won the right to post it.

Plus, the metaphor is sound, people. A digestive tract and an electrical circuit are pretty similar in function.
Jul 31, 2006

okay, so maybe "jake" is losing it. You must be so proud to have won the right to post such garbage. I'll take solace in the number of others that agreed with my way of thinking
May 07, 2007

Well, even though I didn't get it, I still found the metaphorical allusions to be stimulating to my cognitive functions.
Just kidding, I don't talk like that.
While the metaphor does escape me, I don't that it deserves such a negative reaction. I don't think that this is the best riddle ever written, but I certainly don't think it's bad, either.
Anyway, this was a fun riddle.

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