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I can tear down mountains

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

 

Puzzle ID:#764
Fun:*** (2.52)
Difficulty:*** (2.2)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:beans***
Corrected By:solarsistim321

 

 

 



I can tear down mountains, or build them up. I can blind a man, or enable him to see. What am I?


Answer

Sand.
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Comments

coolridge
Aug 29, 2001

Sorry, I don't understand how sand can help someone see... Does that part have something to do with making glass???
Pongalopete
Sep 02, 2001

Cool riddle!!!!!!
ChemicalBoy08**
Jan 21, 2002

Yes i agree how can sand help you see?
missie
Mar 11, 2002

Lots of glasses (the kind you put on your face) are made of glass and sand makes glass (or is at least one of the materials).
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Feb 04, 2006

I was thinking God lol but sand is a correct assumption
thanks great teaser
DEJLus*
Aug 23, 2006

God can do anything, but he is an answer to many riddles. Sand has talent for that.(undersand God!)
Stormcrafter*au*
Nov 09, 2006

Well, you know there are lots of tricks to put "god can do anything" to rest, in my opinion. I don't think god is all powerful or omnipotent, but rather has it's own limits as do we.
Example, (i'm sure a lot of you have heard it hehe) "Could god make a rock so heavy even god could not lift it?"

Dilemma!

But, apart from that, I didn't understand the sand part either till I read these comments. But afterwards, you can see it's a clever riddle!

I suppose we just assumed that it meant to enable a BLIND person to see, not just a person

Just goes to show, never assume, eh?
dabear
Dec 14, 2011

sand can enable a man to see. means, a person who is blind gets a glass eye inserted. and the glass from the eye is made of sand. clever huh

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