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Potato's Key Tool

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

 

Puzzle ID:#9885
Fun:**** (3.11)
Difficulty:*** (2.44)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:Bobbrt*****

 

 

 



A potato's key tool, I have all the power.
I am generally used on the half or full hour.
If my cells were deceased or lost or the such,
My partner would only respond to your touch.

What am I?


Answer

A television remote control.

Often used by a "couch potato".
Channels are most often changed between programs, which end on the hour or half-hour.
If you lose the batteries, the only way to control the TV is by hand.

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Comments

KhRiSsY
Jan 26, 2003

haha that's a cute one, it's to early in the morning for me, I didnt get the right answer!
od-1Aca*
Jan 27, 2003

ANOTHER EXELLENT ONE.
COUCH POTATO GOOD ONE DIDN'T SEE THAT ONE COMING.
Melly*
Jan 27, 2003

I thought this riddle was hilarious. Awesome!!!
island-paradise*
Feb 18, 2003

Excellent!!! I laughed and laughed! GOOD JOB!!
DaniChari
Feb 18, 2003

I thought this brain teaser was a good one.
Riss
Feb 18, 2003

cute! I didn't think about a couch potato >_
tangerine**
Feb 27, 2003

Very cute n.n; ... I thought 'Eye' ... partner, and key to potato ... u kno, the eye of the potato? o neva mind ;) keep em' comin'!
-tangerine-
jasper293
Mar 10, 2004

Interesting one, however keep in mind the channel surfer, the one who can't tolerate commercials
BrenBeadSP**
Mar 10, 2004

cute - I wish my husband would use it only on the hour and half hour, instead of every few seconds
mouse2
Mar 13, 2004

nice one a little confusing
marigold*us
Feb 12, 2005

Cute! The couch potato thing was kind of weird, but I enjoyed trying it.
borncritic64
Mar 10, 2005

that wuz way 2 ez, dudes
hrriverat
Mar 10, 2005

i thought this one was really good. the answer was nothing in the realm of what i was thinking.very intertaining.good show!!!!!
IMCUL4E*us*
Mar 10, 2005

I was thinking it was maybe one of those solar/battery-powered calculators for some stupid reason but hey, calculator & remote are cousins, right??
chuckelect*
Mar 10, 2005

wow, that was really really good.
harleylady
Mar 10, 2005

Wow! I was way off track...Very clever teaser, very fun...
morganik*
Mar 10, 2005

well, I guess I'm a moron! I did not even come close. .
mnkhoury81*
Mar 10, 2005

I had no idea what it was...maybe if you had factored in those people who have to change the channel every 3 seconds to see what else is on.
KnightsTale**
Mar 10, 2005

Very clever!
(user deleted)
Mar 10, 2005

i liked this one! i didn't get the right answer... ...never the less was still good!
Thanks -
Cinderella
babface04
Mar 10, 2005

it was cute i liked it alot ha ha ha
peregrine*
Mar 10, 2005

That one was hard for me, I don't watch television much- I was looking for a biological answer-you stumped me!
CHUCKLZ*
Mar 10, 2005

Just like most everyone else I really did like this teaser...& I didn't get the correct answer!! Thought it was way to cute!!
Tree**
Mar 10, 2005

Very difficult. My wife and I were stumped.
freakydoughnut1*
Mar 10, 2005

funny, I liked it
Jessica270**
Mar 10, 2005

i thought that was really easy. i got it cause i think i heard it somewhere. anyway, pretty cool!
Jessica270**
Mar 10, 2005

i thought that was really easy. i got it cause i think i heard it somewhere. anyway, pretty cool!
Jessica270**
Mar 10, 2005

i thought that was really easy. i got it cause i think i heard it somewhere. anyway, pretty cool!
Jessica270**
Mar 10, 2005

i thought that was really easy. i got it cause i think i heard it somewhere. anyway, pretty cool!
Mellyjcus
Mar 10, 2005

Clever. The potato part really threw me!
(user deleted)
Mar 10, 2005

great teaser! i didnt even have an answer...
Dreaming2045
Mar 10, 2005

Totaly way hard! I didnt get it till i read the answer.
Dreaming2045
Mar 10, 2005

Totaly way hard! I didnt get it till i read the answer.
Dreaming2045
Mar 10, 2005

Totaly way hard! I didnt get it till i read the answer.
Dreaming2045
Mar 10, 2005

Totaly way hard! I didnt get it till i read the answer.
Dreaming2045
Mar 10, 2005

Totaly way hard! I didnt get it till i read the answer.
Kinergy
Mar 10, 2005

Good riddle! I didn't have a chance of solving it.
sosweet487*
Mar 10, 2005

Too easy... but I like it because I get it! Keep em comming
Legolas1234
Mar 10, 2005

Liked it...
I thought because of the potato tool, that it was a potato peeler...
Way wrong!
saucyangel*
Mar 10, 2005

wow! that was hilarious! good one!

p.s. legolas, i was thinking along the lines of a potato peeler at first too!
poopieus*
Mar 10, 2005

luvvvvvvved it u rule unline ilovpurple
(user deleted)
Mar 10, 2005

Ha! That's a good one!
Arlene*
Mar 10, 2005

It was fun ,not to hard,but real cute
Arlene*
Mar 10, 2005

It was fun ,not to hard,but real cute
Arlene*
Mar 10, 2005

It was fun ,not to hard,but real cute
froggyggAus*
Mar 11, 2005

Thought this one was really cute even though I didn't have a clue what it was. I asked my husband if he knew the answer (he never figures out any riddles, puzzles, etc.) and he surprised me by getting it as soon as he read it! Go figure!!
filetmerlot
Mar 11, 2005

I thought the answer was eye also. An eye is the key to a potato - If the cells in your eye die you are blind and therefore must respond to touch - as for used on the half or full hour I thought maybe that referred to attention spans and that wwe have to refocus often.
rac76
Mar 11, 2005

excellent job! what a great answer!
mpspss*us*
Mar 29, 2005

Hard yet fun.

Nice Teaser.
deadeye823**
Jun 20, 2005

Great one!! I really got thrown off by the potato clue.
zonahoboAus*
Mar 10, 2006

This was really clever. A great riddle example that seems obvious only after the answer is known. Now, Back to my remote!
redraptor50*us*
Mar 10, 2006

Great one, keep these coming, very clever.
yesenia8rivera**
Mar 10, 2006

I didn't get it but I loved it!
bradon182001*us*
Mar 10, 2006

This was great. I had "eyes" in my mind, so I didn't get it correctly.Really really good teaser.
churchlady*
Mar 10, 2006

I didn't get it, but I thought it was very clever. Thanks and have a wonderful day.
roshi*
Mar 10, 2006

Too Easy! God, I knew the answer before I logged on! Nice tease, I had no idea, and had to cheat
zonarita*us*
Mar 10, 2006

Bobbrt wonderful teaser!! Everyone has said it, but absolutely clever and fun!!
Now I must go read all your teasers - I don't want to miss something - one reason we push those buttons.
(user deleted)
Mar 10, 2006

good one. i should have gotten this one with as many remotes as i have.
vlermaAus*
Mar 10, 2006

Something rang a bell about biology class way back when and I came up with eletricity? Am not sure why tho. This is going into my favorites. It is so cute and well written. I too should have gotten it because of all the remotes I have around. Costs an arm and leg just for batteries - hey that's why I thought electricity. Thanks for the laugh!!!!
smarty008Aus*
Mar 10, 2006

the half or full hour gave it too me
smarty008Aus*
Mar 10, 2006

smarty008Aus*
Mar 10, 2006

smarty008Aus*
Mar 10, 2006

lazy-boyAus*
Mar 10, 2006

that was clever good job
by the way whats with all the duplicate answers above
asupmdr*
Mar 10, 2006

Very good poem, as well as a very good teaser.
fleek
Mar 10, 2006

very cute !! i laughed a lot
keep it up
poison_ivy**
Mar 10, 2006

GOOD JOB! HILARIOUSLY TRUE.
dragix
Mar 10, 2006

Awh. Thought it was a KNIFE. Hold a knife to a raw potato at the 12 or 6 o'clock position to cut it. If the potato cells were rotten then the potato can be broken by human hands.

Rhymes very well, didn't even think that "potato" referred to "couch potato". Very good.
(user deleted)
Mar 10, 2006

I throughly enjoyed this tease, I should have come up with it but all I came up with is batteries. I look foward to more teaser in the near future and sharing my comments with you.
PS I'm with lazy-boy, first thing I thought of was now you can tell betwn who has DSL & dial-up, you always have to click more than once to send. lol
nathaliaAjm*
Mar 10, 2006

Very good teaser Keep it up!
buddirose*
Mar 10, 2006

puttaholic*au*
Mar 10, 2006

one of the best teasers ive seen... so either i havnt seen that many teasers, or yours was THE GREATEST! loved it
patpat553*
Mar 10, 2006

Loved this one! The "potato" part confused me even though I guessed the answer. Very funny teaser.
doka13*ml*
Mar 10, 2006

Very nice!
hockeygirl*mx*
Mar 10, 2006

that was very good i liked it a ot and i hope to see some more!!
very well written too!!
cherokeerose*
Mar 10, 2006

very funny!! I did not getit right but loved it when i answered the question
lmurray*cn*
Mar 10, 2006

CUTE!

NOT SURE ABOUT BEING USED MAINLY ON THE HALF HOUR OR HOUR.

WHAT ABOUT COMMERICALS AND JUST SURFING.

WAY BETTER THAN MOST.
OldChinaHand**
Mar 10, 2006

Potato Power Rocks
Dance24-7*
Mar 10, 2006

i thought yeast? yeah.i feel really stupid now

.....but my friend thought cell phone......

thimblenogginus*
Mar 11, 2006


Somehow I ended up touching Mrs. Potato Head. Whoa! And she was responding! Sorry.
bluehawk*us*
Mar 12, 2006

" Coach Potato," "Couch Potato" ,
That used to be me!!!!!!!
riddlelover**
Mar 13, 2006

Cute ...evil ...cool ...funny too
Psychic_MasterAnz*
Apr 19, 2006

I didn't get this one ...but very clever teaser! Very good...*gives full marks*.
puttumupus*
Mar 10, 2007

got it right away...the times gave it away
kitty728Aus*
Mar 10, 2007

i immed thought of couch potato (because I am one??) but somehow couldnt put toghether the clues (ie cells etc) this was a good one - want more like this....

anion*
Mar 10, 2007

Very fun riddle!!! You should definately put out more riddles like this one.

I did get it but only cuz I saw it before. It still made me laugh. Great job!!!
bradon182001*us*
Mar 10, 2007

This is really a good riddle. I didn't get it last year, and since I didn't remember it, I still didn't get it this year. Very clever wording.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Mar 10, 2007

Apparently, the teaser has made some others use their heads So, it is doing the job and teasing their minds. Great job on the wording, too! Keep up the good work!
Mon05Aca*
Mar 10, 2007

This was really cool, threw me totally off
hersheyuggetAmx*
Mar 10, 2007

good one one of my faves
auntiesisAus*
Mar 10, 2007

I got it right away even though I didn't get the potato reference. Made me LOL when I read the answer.
varie4everAus*
Mar 10, 2007

too easy
kauphi1976Aus*
Mar 10, 2007

lol nice one. i had no clue !

Jeanie-Ass
jcann*us*
Mar 10, 2007

This was a reallly cute one! I also thought of peeler first because it also fit with used on hour or half-hour (pealer - as in bell that chimes on a clock). But I couldn't make that fit with the other clues, so I gave up. Thanks for a refreshing entertaining teaser"!
speedqueenkmwAus*
Mar 10, 2007

soon as I thought couch potato, the clues fell into place. I must be getting more in tuned to these teasers...I actually got 2 in 2 days!
Keep 'em coming.
phyllisa*us*
Mar 10, 2007

Too hard for me, but this is about the best teaser I have seen
jamy400Aus*
Mar 10, 2007

I thought that one was okay but not awesome.
cloughmeAws*
Mar 10, 2007

Excellent!! Very Clever!
peeve30*
Mar 10, 2007

way cute! going into my fav's! good job and keep em comin!
wandering_goat*
Mar 10, 2007

Very nice. I took potato literally and thought it was a thermometer, in that if it doesn't work, you can only tell the temperature of food by touch. Of course, I don't think you need to be constantly checking to see if a potato's "done".
Quizme*us*
Mar 10, 2007

i didnt get it right


i didnt even guess
cooltigerr1Aus*
Mar 10, 2007

haha thats a funny one!
MurfQ*ca*
Mar 12, 2007

That was brilliant! Like many others, couch potato never entered my mind and so I didn't get the answer. But it's so blatantly obvious, once you know the answer. Truly the mark of a great teaser! Keep up the great work.
QrystalAca*
Mar 16, 2007

Awwwwww that was cute, and I guess I didn't think about it long enough -- I was stumped, and just HAD TO KNOW THE ANSWER -- RIGHT NOW! I enjoyed it though!
12thmanAus*
Mar 16, 2007

it was kinda hard but my grandma guessed a clock rofl
VitalStatisticA*
Mar 10, 2010

Excellent. I had no idea. I even thought of a couch potato.
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 10, 2010

Clever! and I had no clue

I "knew" potato peeler wasn't going to work!
gaylewolfAus*
Mar 10, 2010

Hi, Auntie Sis!!
doeheadAus*
Mar 10, 2010

Nice one. Couch potato never entered my mind.
TallTimberAus*
Mar 10, 2010

Very clever.
sunnybonghits*
Mar 10, 2010

Cute. I was ready to give up right away but got it after giving it some thought. Just the way a teaser should be. Thank you
patiencewithaP*us*
Mar 10, 2010

Didn't have a clue! Great job!
wm0912Aus*
Mar 10, 2010

I enjoyed this! Well done.
wattsofawesome*us*
Mar 10, 2010

I was thinking solar power panel
I loved your teaser!
kasiecom*
Mar 10, 2010

took a couple of minutes, but came up with answer
wtfonfire**
Mar 13, 2010

i had no clue ra ra ra
Babe*
Mar 10, 2013

I did not get the potato part, but because of the key and half hour, I thought it was an old time wind up mantle clock that strikes every half hour. However, now I get the potato part and clue. It could have been a clock.
jaycr*us*
Mar 10, 2013

If I didn't turn the clocks back, I'd have more time for this one...
Maggiethe8th*us*
Mar 10, 2013

time change thing shall be my excuse this morning...
cutebugAus*
Mar 10, 2013

I didn't get it because I'm not a couch potato. Happy 10th anniversary to this teaser.
HABS2933Aca*
Mar 10, 2013

I didn't get it either because I don't watch television. A couch potato I am not. The remote part did not help either as I am old enough to have lived through the days you had to get up and TURN A DIAL to change the channel, no fancy buttons! How lucky we felt when we got the corded box
I didn't even look at the age of this teaser but come on editors, there are 1000s of new teasers that could be used, why are the same teasers being used on a regular basis?
spikethru4*au*
Mar 10, 2013

Great riddle; I was totally stumped! Maybe that's because in Australia, although the schedules SAY the programmes start on the half-hour, they actually start anything up to fifteen minutes later. For some reason, people just accept this.
iggy39Aus**
Mar 10, 2013

Have no excuse except I just didn't come close to the answer. Fun teaser.
allythebuterflyAus*
Mar 10, 2013

Haha, the phrase "couch potato" actually came into my mind when I first read this, but I didn't think about it any longer after that. To think I was on the right track!
eighsseAus*
Aug 05, 2013

EXCELLENT riddle. It rhymes, it's short but full of clues, and very difficult while so simple. Perfect.



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