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Try and Crack This One!

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

 

Puzzle ID:#32950
Fun:*** (2.94)
Difficulty:** (1.93)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****

 

 

 



I am not a human, nor am I an animal.
I have eyes, but cannot see,
and I have hair that you cannot comb.
My brown skin has several layers but this seems a paradox,
because one is smooth and the other is hard.
My skin protects my soft white flesh;
and within my flesh is my opaque blood.

What am I?


Answer

A coconut


The coconut is the seed and edible fruit of the coco palm tree (Cocos nucifera). Each coconut has several layers: a smooth, deep tan outer covering; a brown fiber of 1-2" thickness; a hard, dark brown hairy husk with three indented "eyes" at one end; a thin brown skin; the cream white coconut meat; and at the center, a thin opaque coconut juice.

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Comments

GebbieRoseAus*
Sep 10, 2006

Wow, can't believe I actually figured out what this was so quickly! Great job, as usual, Jazz!
GebbieRoseAus*
Sep 10, 2006

Cute title, too. Just noticed it!
lorpen*au*
Sep 10, 2006

That's really good. Thanks
rrn0rrnrrnY*us*
Sep 10, 2006

I think the hair and brown skin being so close helped me get this pretty fast. Obviously was put together with a lot of care and turned out nicely. And yes the name is cute
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 10, 2006

Thank you all for your kind comments.
twixy*
Sep 10, 2006

fun and easy. good job.
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Sep 10, 2006

that was a lot of fun trying to solve, and I actually got it right (big cheesy smile)
ShadowmistAus
Sep 10, 2006

This one was pretty fun!
vlermaAus*
Sep 10, 2006

Figured it had to be a nut but took a bit to figure out which one. Great job.
markita1Aus*
Sep 10, 2006

clever but fun!!!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Sep 11, 2006

Quick and easy, for an early morning start! A dynamic title, too! I can see you put some thought into this one. WTG!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 11, 2006

Thanks much appreciated.
blonde_geniusAus*
Sep 11, 2006

I thought it was a potato...
blondebookwormAus*
Sep 15, 2006

wahooo! I totally got this one! awesome job jazz. it was way fun.
freefromdesignum*
Oct 15, 2006

Haha, I thought this was a potato too but the hair and hard skin don't match up. Well, I am from Idaho so I guess I have somewhat of an excuse...
lmurray*cn*
Apr 30, 2007

AS FORMER BEACH BUM THE ANSWER CAME QUITE EASILY.
cloughmeAws*
Apr 30, 2007

Living in Hawaii and Samoa I got it right away!!

Excellent!
riddle_of_fateAkr*
Apr 30, 2007

i thougt it was potato too
jazzmusician46Aau*
Apr 30, 2007

Thank you.

IMURRAY: That's hilarious!
318830*
Apr 30, 2007

I thought potato too!
(user deleted)
Apr 30, 2007

This was a good one. It took me a little bit to figure it out. & I love the title.
notsosmart111Aie*
Apr 30, 2007

WOW at first i thought it was a potato but then i read on and realized it was a coconut!
bradon182001*us*
Apr 30, 2007

Same thoughts here, but by the time I got to the end, I knew it was a coconut. Good teaser.
doeheadAus*
Apr 30, 2007

Extremely easy.C'mon Jazz I know you can do better Also looking forward to Pizzaface2U's(or whatever you call yourself) nasty ignorant remarks
2ndhandroseca*
Apr 30, 2007

I got it!! Wow! took under a minute- got a very visual picture of a coconut about half way through. Nicely described, title helped

Good Job! Nice way to start the week
kitty728Aus*
Apr 30, 2007

very good jazzm.... count me in with one of the potato guessers, but knew it coulndt be because of the hair, etc..... have a gr8day
later gators,kitty
shannmoAus*
Apr 30, 2007

i was stuck on potato too ...good one!

(I don't think doehead has any room to complain about nasty comments...)
babyceeus*
Apr 30, 2007

hey jazz, i finally got one right.
thought potato at first, but then looked at title to get correct answer.

i m so happy. i m so happy.
mikelongg
Apr 30, 2007

actually coconut juice is as transparent as water and not opaque. It looks opaque when you mix the coco water with young coco meat to form a milky white liquid
starrychelxAus*
Apr 30, 2007

i was also stuck on potato, but more so because i didn't know the three dots on a coconut were called "eyes." i guess you learn something new every day. and jodysue, get a grip! i thought "opaque blood" was a great description!
puttumupus*
Apr 30, 2007

wow.... that was really lame...
auntiesisAus*
Apr 30, 2007

I got it after about a 5 second delay. I can't believe it just popped into my head like that. Thanks Jazz, always a good one from you.
phyllisa*us*
Apr 30, 2007

Good one! I got it right away.
scallioAus*
Apr 30, 2007

Yum! You've made me hungry! I LOVE coconut!

I guessed incorrectly with potato, not realizing that coconuts have eyes. I wondered what potato you'd ever seen with hair and two layers of skin!
tonjawithaj*us*
Apr 30, 2007

I thought potato too...the grow hairy roots when you leave them in the cupboard too long, and they have eyes, and the juice that comes out of them when you cut them tends to be milky becasue of the starch...but the layered skin didn't fit. Ah well!
zaya*
Apr 30, 2007

The teaser title "Try and Crack This One!" led me right there, too easy.
TheSmartest*us*
Apr 30, 2007

At first I thought it was a Potato! Then some of the clues didn't make sense, so I just kingda thought for a minute and ummm, well... nothing. So anyway, great teaser! That was really kewl! I liked it!
markXmyXwordsAus*
Apr 30, 2007

i thought it was a potato then an onion if i had read the title i moght of gotten it good teaser
gallopingbooAus**
Apr 30, 2007

great one!
cooltigerr1Aus*
Apr 30, 2007

haha i thought it was a patato or something! lol good one!
sistersarah*
Apr 30, 2007

that was good! I was close!
OhEmGeeA*
Apr 30, 2007

my first thought was kiwi but i knew that couldnt be it.

anyway.

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nerdyiscool*us*
Apr 30, 2007

First I thought onion but they don't have hair... A good hint would be "it is not a potato".
I dont know about you guys, but I had fun!
breathesunshineAus*
Apr 30, 2007

Like alot of others I started thinking potato (we grow lots of them here in Maine!) but then quickly switched to coconut before I even finished reading. Good job, Jazz.
Badger*us*
Apr 30, 2007

Fun and easy, Jazz. Thanks for submitting. The kids will have fun with this one!
katjojoAus*
Apr 30, 2007

I thought it was a potato.
HarryPutter*ca*
Apr 30, 2007

jazz ur teasers rock
HarryPutter*ca*
Apr 30, 2007

also jodysue you seem to be on your own on this one because every1 loves it
speedqueenkmwAus*
Apr 30, 2007

good one. got it right away.
Odessius
Apr 30, 2007

a potato. nope, oh well we'll see what happens tomorrow.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Apr 30, 2007

Thanks guys for the great comments!

Jodysue: do yourself a favour, read a dictionary!
jodysueus*
May 01, 2007

I own several dictionaries,,,mostly medical and english SOOOOOOO AM CONFIDENT BLOODY OPAQUE IS NOT ONLY ALMOST AN OXYMORON, BUT INAPPROPRIATE TO COCONUT JUICE NICE TRY JAZZ
lrrbttrfly*
May 01, 2007

EASY!!!!!Had this one before I even finished the clue!
jazzmusician46Aau*
May 02, 2007

Well Jodysue since you think you are so good at teasers, let's see you write, submit and get one approved. I am eager to read one and learn from you.

Perhaps with only a score of 5 AND already racking up the bad karma, we might be waiting until hell freezes over.

By the way, it's 'Opaque blood' NOT 'Bloody opaque' as you have incorrectly quoted me writing! Further, the clue is simply used as a metaphor...perhaps you might need to check that word up in the many dictionaries you own.
ABismeAus*
May 02, 2007

d didnt know what to think about it but it was awsome
ABismeAus*
May 02, 2007

i didnt know what to think about it but it was awsome
Andy_Ltsx*
May 07, 2007

I did not get it! me, the bigest coconut fan ever
QrystalAca*
May 15, 2007

awwww..... I didn't get it

I thought of potato, but was pretty sure it wasn't. I thought of egg, but was pretty sure it wasn't. I decided to just check the answer before I went nuts -- too bad "nut" didn't come to mind before reading the answer though! Oh well!

I thought it was a cute teaser. Good one!
jazzmusician46Aau*
May 16, 2007

Thanks Qrystal
TallTimberAus**
Apr 30, 2010

Very cleveer, fun teaser. Enjoyed it.
doeheadAus*
Apr 30, 2010

Another easy repeat.
wordmama*
Apr 30, 2010

I guess I should have gotten it but was distracted by having no idea that there were dots on a coconut called 'eyes'. Oh, well, this isn't going to spoil the sunny, milder day we finally have here in NY.
patiencewithaP*us*
Apr 30, 2010

I had no idea coconuts have eyes...made me think of potato too! Great teaser!
Geralzibob
Apr 30, 2010

Why can't you comb the hair?
Babe*
Apr 30, 2013

It was super easy! Jazzmusician, you should not take comments so seriously and ruin your effort by being so obnoxious. Opinions are asked so just take it for what is worth, and be the gracious one. Don't spoil your teaser by being a pill. There will always be controversy!! Besides, I liked it!
thecatladycac**
Apr 30, 2013

I'd like to add to Jazzmusician: When someone makes a nasty remark, don't go getting defensive, you don't know what is motivating them, or what kind of life they lead. Just respond graciously or not at all, otherwise you lower yourself to their level. That said - I think this was a very nice riddle! I look forward to more by you.



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