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Green, White, Red, Black

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

 

Puzzle ID:#9087
Fun:*** (2.7)
Difficulty:*** (2.8)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:warrior***
Corrected By:horse_luver

 

 

 



What is green as grass but grass it's not,
Then white as snow but snow it's not,
Then red as blood but blood it's not,
Finally black as coal but coal it's not?




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Comments

roxtrox12
Dec 23, 2002

that's a genus riddle
(user deleted)
Jan 14, 2003

I think the order's wrong: The flower comes first (it's white) then the green berry...

The berries do get lighter before they turn red but I wouldn't say "white as snow"
dpniner
Jan 14, 2003

I've seen blackberries when they're in that supposed "white" stage, and frequently they're merely a light-pinkish or even yellowish color. This riddle was too literal.
jizzyhuggs*
Jan 14, 2003

I was thinking about a photo of each of these things.
stardust*
Jan 18, 2003

I think when you have to explain your answer to make people understand, then maybe its a little too hard.
vbfreak55
Jul 04, 2004

i love blackberries, but how are we supposed to know what color they are in their stages?
confuzzled
Jul 04, 2004

once you actually think about it, it's kinda obvious.
BrenBeadSP**
Jul 04, 2004

I liked it, thanks. It's a fun teaser, and that is all it needs to be, just fun.
seanlandrewsAus*
Dec 18, 2006

I thought of a watermelon, as you slice through it.



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