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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:#37786
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:** (1.91)
Submitted By:LeafFan4life*




I can help you have some fun,
Sometimes I get stronger from the sun.

If you never give me a break,
You will find I may never again wake.

I am optimistic on one side,
I can be short, fat, tall, or wide.

Rectangle, cylinder are just a couple of my shapes,
And maybe I can even help you make some videotapes.

Sometimes you have to wait long for me to get ready,
Just hold on for a few hours and be steady.

I can help you get around to the market or mall,
and even help you make a call.

What am I?

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Aug 16, 2007

Nice riddle
Aug 16, 2007

i thought it was a cellphone
Aug 17, 2007

That's cute! I really liked it.
Aug 17, 2007

Good one.
Aug 20, 2007

Aug 21, 2007

i thought it was a cell phone to!!!
Aug 21, 2007

haha how funny
Aug 23, 2007

I was so going for cellphone! Guess I was wrong. Good Riddle.
Aug 23, 2007

i thought magnet.
Jul 07, 2008

SourDough says : C'est Manifique!

Jul 07, 2008

Easy - knew it after first two lines.
Jul 07, 2008

I got a CHARGE out of this teaser.
Jul 07, 2008

Number four should say "Rectangular prism" instead of just "Rectangle."
Jul 07, 2008

Nice teaser. I didn't get it correct. Wasn't even on the right track. Thanks for posting.
Jul 07, 2008

That was a good teaser, though a bit hardd . I thought it was summer, but oh well.
Jul 07, 2008

Great quiz I didn't get it either. I thought it was something like a blackberry/phone/camera, all-in-one type thing.
Jul 07, 2008

I guessed battery right away, but figured that was too easy. After the 2nd time reading it I was sure. Very nice.
Jul 07, 2008

I was on that track, but I had only got as far as electricity before I got impatient and hit the answer button.
Jul 07, 2008

Ditto, Madelulabelle. That answer button is just too easy to push sometimes!
Jul 07, 2008

great teaser! i had to think on that one, but eventually got it!
Jul 07, 2008

Solar energy batteries?
Jul 07, 2008

Easy but fun. Thanks
Jul 07, 2008

Jul 07, 2008

Nice teaser!
Jul 07, 2008

Great Teaser
Jul 07, 2008

I thought it was a satellite. The first clue pushed me in that direction, and the rest of the clues can be applied. Solar recharging batteries are still very uncommon.

1. satellite tv, all satellites are solar powered
2. satellites do die in orbit and are left stranded after operating continuously
3. I took this to mean the side facing the earth, where they serve a purpose. Or in some cases, as in the Hubble telescope, optimistic when looking outward into space searching for new discoveries.
4. Satellites are all different shapes, and communication satellites can transmit video (kind of a stretch for the satellite)
5. It takes a while to build and launch a satellite. Once it's in orbit, sometimes it takes a while for a non-geosynchronous satellite to move into the right position.
6. GPS and sat phones.

Really, a lot of these clues could apply to lots of things (help you get around, need power, various shapes). Still fun!
Jul 07, 2008

got it right.. nice one..
Jul 08, 2008

I got it! I got it! Thanks for a very cute riddle.
Jul 07, 2011

Nice teaser. Very clever, Wink
Jul 07, 2011

I was POSITIVE the first time that this was posted, but being another repeat I am now NEGATIVE.
Jul 07, 2011

I liked it, but I found it fairly simple. Good job!
Jul 08, 2011

nice one.
Jul 07, 2014

Jul 07, 2014

I love riddles. This is a good one.
Gave it top marks.

AND... to note:

I've lost another Karma ... now have TWO neg (red) ones.

I'm assuming there are three max negs ... then chop, chop.

If you are continuing to be a member of the "hate-BB02-fan club" please remember that the "this is offensive" check-off tag to your left also can mean "this is annoying" ... so ....

... take your pick.

AND ... if this means my finally getting kicked off Braingle I guess that says I can no longer comment, vote, post or participate in other ways.

I hope I will still be able to observe ... if my dire prediction has any truth then I don't want to miss the demise of the best language learning site EVER.

Truly ironic ... huh ...

yes ... ironic (and if you REALLY have any doubt about what that means I STRONGLY suggest you "look it up").

Ironic. Those who WANT to participate and can't are monitoring those who CAN participate but won't.

Oh .,.. our early, tentative data runs indicate the presence or absence of BB02 has little effect on the number or quality of comments on the threads.

That data should become more significant the larger the sample size becomes.

I hope we are able to keep you posted.

Jul 07, 2014

Pretty easy but interesting teaser.

BB02 - how can you and your imaginary assistant compile any real data regarding the effect the absence of BB02 has on the site when BB02 has yet to vacate the site?
Based on yesterday alone, I'd say you being here is very detrimental to the number of comments.
There were 7 comments made prior to you showing up and only 1 after you made your apperance.
Today there was one by babe (who gets on soon after the TOTD is poted it seems) and other than mine, NONE since you posted.

Aslo, note that when you are verifying offensive teasers, it offers you 3 choices (and I am paraphrasing here)
!) This is offensive
2) This is not offensive but is annoying
3) This is not offensive.
Offensive does "not now" mean annoying. Being annoying has always been on the 'not to do' list. And is considered something other than annoying. You however, are both. While most of your comments, and you in general, are just annoying, many of your comments have been highly offensive to certain people and the site in general.
Jul 07, 2014

Well said YY. Maybe BB's battery will die and never get charged again.
Jul 07, 2014

Well written teaser - thanks for posting!
Jul 07, 2014

Fun teaser, thnx for posting.I find it ironic thatby posting so annoyingly about the demise of Braingle and the decline of participant numbers one would go so far as to actually precipitate said decline by having ones self removed from the site. Base comments on teasers and not direct them towards others and the problem is solved.Imho.
Jul 07, 2014

to YY, doodles, & mepapa ...

It would behoove (LIU) all of you to do a bit of reading to determine the differences between episodic data (the kind you talk about above ... "one-of" and "two-of", etc sort of stuff) and more long-term sampling-specific data collection before you ACT AS IF you know ANYTHING about statistical research and then PURPORT (LUI) to have arrived at "pat answers" to complex problems.

Also ... my team got quite a hoot out of your observations on my "ghost" assistant when I turn my screen around and let them read it.

Two of the team - in case you are interested in such - helped develop the "fire-and-forget" software for the Hellfire IV field artillery rocket.

It has a 97.7 dead-center hit rate (even in the hands of untrained personnel) in both the Iranian & the Afghanistan wars.

Not too shabby.

Also ... YY .... "annoyance" was Jake's (owner/operator of this site) term for why I was cinched. Not "offensive". Take it up with him.

Jul 07, 2014

Sorry BB but the fire-n-forget missile was the AGM114 series that can be fired from ground or helicopter. The software was developed by the manufacturer-LOCKHEED. Another of your BS stories.

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