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Drift With The Current

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


Puzzle ID:#37957
Fun:**** (3.19)
Difficulty:** (2.01)
Submitted By:grilledcheese*




I drift forever with the current
Down these long canals they've made
Tame, yet wild, I run elusive
Multitasking to your aid.
Before I came, the world was darker
Colder, sometimes, rougher, true
But though I might make living easy,
I'm good at killing people too.

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Aug 25, 2007

Yay, I got it. Good teaserness Cam.
Aug 25, 2007

This one I didnt get but it was still fun
Aug 25, 2007

Easy but fun
Aug 26, 2007

I didn't get it but I thought it was a good riddle.
Aug 26, 2007

I kinda went there... Sweet riddle!
Aug 27, 2007

Good one!
Aug 27, 2007

ha ha i got it!
Aug 28, 2007

I like this one, nice job!
Sep 26, 2007

Not too hard, for my sleep deprived brain.
Sep 26, 2007

I thought of television!! Liked it
Sep 26, 2007

Never would have gotten this one!
Sep 26, 2007

Very nice one. Got it after a few moments thinking.
Sep 26, 2007

It could have been a lot of things, but electricity is the perfect answer. Imagine life without it?
Sep 26, 2007

very nice riddle first thout was elecktricity...
Sep 26, 2007

Loved it! I got totally thrown off by current and canals. I was thinking something to do with water! Good one!
Sep 26, 2007

Great riddle. Well written for sure. i got stuck on water and never made it to electricity.
Sep 26, 2007

Very well written,But the word current gave it away.
Sep 26, 2007

I thought it was the sun, didn'y get it.. good one though..
Sep 26, 2007

Wow! This one is really good! =)
Sep 26, 2007

Very well written, thanks!
Sep 26, 2007

That one was pretty easy. GOOD one, though.

(I like electricity)
Sep 26, 2007

Very good teaser. I loved it. Electricity it is for sure. Thanks for posting.

Sep 26, 2007

Excellent Teaser
You stumped me, I couldn't get
past thinking about water. When I saw the answer I was surprised

Really Good !!!
Sep 26, 2007

For some reason I thought "fire." Electricity is totally right though.
Sep 26, 2007

Great teaser! I loved it, (and got it right!) I was thinking water at first, but I knew that wouldn't work-I got electricity as soon as I reread the line about colder and rougher...really awesome teaser!
Sep 26, 2007

Can't blame the coffee this time, that one was excellent!!
Sep 26, 2007

it was a little difficult, but I got it.
Sep 26, 2007

very well written
Sep 26, 2007

I got it, I got it, I got it
I liked it, I liked it, I liked it
Sep 26, 2007

I got thrown off by "current" and "canals". I only got as far as water and knew I was going to be wrong...but I couldn't think of anything else to guess...
Great teaser! I had fun reading the answer and seeing how it fit in with the riddle.
I just have ONE teensy-weensy question...How does electricity run through canals? Do you mean that it powers the ones with locks? Or are you referring to dams? I don't really get this one part...
Sep 26, 2007

Loved the teaser but couldn't get past drift-wood or tree stumps
Kept thinking it was dangerous for boats or swimmers...necessary for fire...which led to light.... but yours is a much better answer
Sep 26, 2007

Nice teaser. Like a bunch of other people I thought something to do with water!
Sep 26, 2007

I really liked this one!
Sep 26, 2007

good one!
Sep 26, 2007

Very elegant.
Sep 27, 2007

I like the way you worded your teaser.
Sep 27, 2007

How about "blood in our arteries and veins"? .
This works up until "it can kill too".

nicely done!
Sep 27, 2007

i thought of blood.. but electricity works too!
Sep 29, 2007

Excellent job, Cam. I was trying to make highways out of the canals, etc. You got me. More please. PS: Congrats on TOTD
Oct 29, 2007

nice one! i went from water to fire...and was prolly gonna end up right at electricity..but 1:30 am is a little late...or early...for me
Dec 11, 2007

great teaser! didn't get the right answer, but still fun!
Jul 12, 2008

I failed =|
but hi Cam [= *waves*
Sep 26, 2010

Please explain how electricity drifts down long canals. The rest was excellent. I'll be looking for an answer. Thank you.
Sep 26, 2010

I love this although I didn't get it. I was like staring at the thing with my mouth wide open the moment I saw the answer. Well done!
Oct 06, 2010

Great riddle!
Sep 26, 2013

I am back! I wonder if anyone missed me. Good teaser. Took a couple of reads to get it. Fun!
Sep 26, 2013

WB Babe.
I did not solve this riddle
Sep 26, 2013

Upon quickly glancing through the comments, I saw several questions about how electricity and canals equate but no explanation. If I missed an explanation, sorry. Here is mine.

Canals are essentially the wires that guide electricity along a circuit to make it useful. Electricity doesn't have to flow along the wires (hence lightning or shocks) but wires allow us to direct the flow of electricity much like canals let us direct the flow of water.
Sep 26, 2013

Elentir-thanks for the explanation-I liked the riddle, although also got stuck on my own wrong answer... Good mind stretching, though!
Sep 26, 2013

Title gave it away.
Sep 27, 2016

well written yet simple

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