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Stronger Than Steel

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

 

Puzzle ID:#44048
Fun:*** (3.04)
Difficulty:** (1.42)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:BrieCheese*

 

 

 



Stronger than steel, yet lighter than cotton
Found in a corner, forever forgotten
I bother so many, but marvel a few
You can't seem to make me
I'm a mystery to you.


Hint

I am used for protection
But also a weapon.

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Comments

braingle100Aus*
Feb 03, 2009

I knew that.
Nerine**
Feb 03, 2009

I guessed spider web- not silk. Great teaser!
grilledcheese*
Feb 03, 2009

Nice. Totally didn't get it Rated it high
RGW4Aus*
Feb 03, 2009

This one I got, but I liked the way it was written!
RebelAirAus*
Feb 04, 2009

Didn't get it -- got stuck thinking of dust bunnies (maybe I should clean house more often!)

Good one, though.
markmonninAus*
Feb 05, 2009

A nice bit of trivia . I was guessing dirt or time.
zonahoboAus*
Feb 05, 2009

A perfect riddle.. explanation was a nice bonus. Well done!
chiliwormeater3
Feb 06, 2009

Ha. Nice effort.

Chiliwormeater approves.
precious1026Aus*
Feb 07, 2009

I finally got one on the first attempt. Good Teaser.
dc_bad_boyAus*
Feb 10, 2009

Excellently written and explained. Totally had me going.
dc_bad_boyAus*
Feb 10, 2009

Ha Wikipedia is my favorite spot too and I see thats where you got most of all of your information from. No complaints, good research.
BrieCheese*
Feb 11, 2009

Haha yes I did look it up on wikipedia (who wouldn't? ), although the idea for the riddle and most of my info came from a magazine article that I read. The 16 oz thing did come from wiki
kvthegreatAin*
Feb 12, 2009

I didnt know about this.
Thanks I learnt something new
Caleb_BAza*
Feb 15, 2009

Good one, I didn't get it right.
MagaJambakr*
Mar 06, 2009

Wow spider silk is 5x stronger than steel?
thats messed up and i was guessing spider web that was an excellent riddle
ShadowsAca*
Mar 09, 2009

"I bother so many . . ."

I'm one of the many.

It's nicely worded, and taught me some new facts! Good job!
kunjuAin*
Mar 29, 2009

nice riddle
builderus*
Apr 14, 2009

Good riddle, God has many things that science only conjectures about.,
bradon182001*us*
Apr 14, 2009

Nice, enjoyable riddle. For some reason spider web popped into my head as soon as I read the riddle. Good Job. Thanks for posting.
doeheadAus*
Apr 14, 2009

Interesting,but on the easy side.
emu77alu02us*
Apr 14, 2009

Builder, you took the words right out of my mouth! God is amazing!

Great riddle
FatHeadAus*
Apr 14, 2009

It was certainly the only thing I could think of, so I'm glad it was right.
Dustomatic*
Apr 14, 2009

Very well written, but sadly very easy. I liked it though.
auntiesisAus*
Apr 14, 2009

I liked it a swell, and amazingly spider web popped into my head right away. I didn't think it was right, but I couldn't come up with anything else. Very nice teaser.
Awkward
Apr 14, 2009

Very fun and informational!
Great teaser!
flyfisherAus*
Apr 14, 2009

Great Teaser, you had me stumped.....
UptheHillA**
Apr 14, 2009

NICE 1!!!
coolboi*
Apr 14, 2009

i knew it at the 1st line
avonmaAus*
Apr 14, 2009

I thought I knew the answer...and I DID! YAY!
akmozart*us
Apr 16, 2009

nice one!!! this seems like one of those questions that would be good for jeapordy!
Provlear*
Apr 21, 2009

Duh. Stronger than steel is the title, spiderweb is my guess, didn't need the riddle.
thebrain789tus*
Jun 01, 2010

EASY! But also kind of fun.
Babe*
Apr 14, 2012

I guessed cobweb also. Isn't that the same? Forever forgotten?
Not in my house!!!
Maggiethe8th*us*
Apr 14, 2012

I thought about cobwebs, too. A friend of mine calls if 'Irish Lace' when she finds them in those odd little places. Then I thought about 'will', as I didn't know about the steel thing-Very cool!
JQPublic**
Apr 14, 2012

It was really difficult for me. Why does it seem so easy to everyone else?
wordmama*
Apr 14, 2012

I hate to jinx myself, but I've been getting more riddles lately! (It's OK if some1 informs me they've been especially easy!!) The second reading and spider web popped in! Yay!
iggy39Aus*
Apr 14, 2012

It was a good one. I didn't know the facts about the spider-silk either didn't even think of that I would never ave gotten it either. Oh well just another one I didn't get.
luluw5*us*
Apr 15, 2012

I totally got tht one, cause im just cool like that
Babe*
Apr 14, 2015

I already commented on this one in 2012 and that dear "Little green man" is why there are so few comments today. Everyone has worked it already and do not bother doing it again. Why should they? There needs to be someway to get new people interested.
LittleGreenManAth*
Apr 14, 2015

Babe -

Let us ask you something (and to anybody else with an open mind):

This teaser got 30 comments the year it was posted (2009).

Why do current (2015) posted teasers get so few comments?

Why aren't you (and anybody else with an open mind) posting comments on current (2015) posted teasers?

You can blame it on me/us (BadBunny clan) ... but I don't think we are the reason.

We think saying so is just an excuse to avoid the issues we (the BadBunny clan) continue to raise.

Attacking us is just a denial of the real problems here.

Thanks for reading this and thanks for giving it some unbiased thought - if you do so.

US
LittleGreenManAth*
Apr 14, 2015

There have been almost 50 new teasers posted in 2015.

Over 50% of those have three or fewer comments.

If the TOTDs are wearying to you (because of the redundancies), then why are you not posting comments on the new ones?

You can continue to blame it on trivial things (such as our constancy in raising the issues) ... but .....

That's just a "straw man" for you to hide behind.

And ... speaking of "man" / "men" ....

Tripleteam5 (from yesterday's TOTD): ...

I'm a woman ... NOT a "he"/"him".

Yours (one of US)

LittleGreenManAth*
Apr 14, 2015

Now ... back to the TOTD of today.

Spiders that spin webs (most do) have (often) more than one "spinneret" .

They can "combine" products of two or three different spinnerets to produce a 'thread' (and resultant web, if needed) with different characteristics such as size (diameter) - length - elasticity - 'stickyness' - and such. A complex web can have several different "types" of threads.

Marvelous critters. Among nature's finest.

Or ... (if you prefer) ...

One of the best products of the "Intelligent Designer" ("God", to most of you, I suspect).

If so ... then the ID must have a VERY sophisticated laboratory ... AND ... some neat VERY VERY VERY tiny "tools".

Hmmmm ... wonder if the ID also did the sophisticated lab ... and, if so, also did the sophisticated factory that did the sophisticated lab and the ....

Oh, well. I get lost in these circular arguments sometimes.

Can we just leave it that spiders are VERY interesting. Even the deadly ones that the ID did, also.

US
raisin99*
Apr 14, 2015

got it from the title before I even read the teaser; nice one.
raisin99*
Apr 14, 2015

LGM...I comment on almost every teaser!
Zykezexus*
Apr 14, 2015

Chalk up another guess for spider web.
doodles*
Apr 14, 2015

LGM-DO YOU EVER SHUTUP? By the way I click you everyday.
BP_Ramone*
Apr 14, 2015

The last line of the riddle may not be accurate anymore. In recent years, several companies have started developing synthetic spider silk. If anyone wants to read an article on it, then combine the next two lines into a single URL.

http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i9/

Spider-Silk-Poised-Commercial-Entry.html

Just an FYI.
gaylewolfAus*
Apr 14, 2015

I got this one right away and loved the fascinating information. Thanks for a good one.
LittleGreenManAth*
Apr 14, 2015

VERY IMPORTANT !!!!
LittleGreenManAth*
Apr 14, 2015

My apologies to:

Raisin99

and

Doodler

Rasin99: I was pointing out that those who comment here (on the TOTD) seem to ignore commenting on the new Teasers as they are posted (almost daily).

I just did a quick run on the last 50 posted teasers (since about Dec 2014 - about when I signed on).

I could not find your name anywhere as a commenter. If you DID post somewhere, please let me know and accept my apology therefore.

Thank you for your comments on the TOTD. We appreciate them.

Doodler: Why don't you go register some comments on new teasers (I couldn't find your name there, either) instead of wasting your time and energy chasing after me on the TOTD?

Then you could add some proof to your rants. Try it.

US (still here and still laughing and still posting new teasers)

LittleGreenManAth*
Apr 14, 2015

"Raisin" (another apology)
catmom*us*
Apr 14, 2015

HMM that reminds me......*grabs duster and heads off to clean.....*
LittleGreenManAth*
Apr 14, 2015

HEY ... HEY ... HEY

The Gizzer is back !!!!!!!

(I never "met" her but Dad - the original BadBunnee - used to rave about her teasers)

So ... one thing I did when I first signed on was to look at them (all 81 of them).

Now ... if you want a REALLY "good time" ... I suggest you do the same !!

US (Dad included)

LittleGreenManAth*
Apr 14, 2015

Oops ....

Forgot to tell you how to do it.

Go to "advanced search" (to your left on this screen) ... and enter Gizzer in "submitter"



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