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A Real Blue Blood!

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

 

Puzzle ID:#32155
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:*** (3)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:zonahoboAus****
Corrected By:DaleGriffin

 

 

 



If I were to bleed from a wound or two,
You'd note in amazement, my blood is blue.
I'm found as a fossil in ancient stone,
Yet living today, I'm almost a clone.
My eyes will adjust a great many fold,
To see by the moonlight, who I can hold.
If I could tell my mate, I would say it is true,
These wonderful eyes are only for you.
I'm one of the last to die from pollution,
A living exception to evolution.


Hint

If you are searching for just one more clue,
My name is derived from a beauty's shoe.

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Comments

zonarita*us*
Jul 30, 2006

I get the first comment!
Gr8 Teaser Hobo.
How are you and a crab alike?
You only have eyes for me?
GebbieRoseAus*
Jul 30, 2006

Cute comment from zonarita! Very interesting creature, this crab. Thanks!
Chakoteya*en*
Aug 01, 2006

Fascinating
Tammy93Aus*
Aug 05, 2006

you learn something new every day!
FreddyPharkasAen*
Aug 07, 2006

Love the writing, Hobo. If they had had iron based blood, would their horseshoes have gone rusty? Maybe that explains their longevity.
Writer_fighterAus*
Aug 07, 2006

Never heard of one but i had fun learning about a new animal
scallioAus*
Aug 09, 2006

Cool! I've seen them on the shore while vacationing in Florida and now I know more about them. Thanks!
zonahoboAus*
Aug 11, 2006

Thanks all. I found that this was such a fascinating creature, I had to write a riddle about it. I didn't even mention that it is reported to have nine eyes. How's that for weird!.. glad some have found this interesting.
OldChinaHand**
Aug 13, 2006

Good teaser, except, how do you cook 'em and which wine do I serve with 'em.
vbguy101*us*
Aug 18, 2006

Really?
DEJLus*
Aug 22, 2006

Well written! You did a wonderful job. Interesting critter, that crab.
scimelikede
Aug 27, 2006

I love these lovely animals i knew what it was the second i read it (the second time lol)!!!! I love the way you wrote it out!Only a few people would be able to get this!!!
Ninjakillyou*us*
Sep 03, 2006

Whoa I've seen a carbon copy of this teaser somewhere before! I don't remember if it was already on Braingle, in the Writing Teasers forum or on the site BrainBashers.... But I've deffinatly seen this one before- answer and all.
zonahoboAus*
Sep 03, 2006

Nope. All my teasers (so far) are original here Ninja. You might remember it from being a "newest teaser" a month ago when I wrote it and it was first published here. That was a fast trip to make teaser of the day (which are always teasers already on Braingle.. some have been here for years). I'm glad most people have enjoyed learning more about these amazing critters. I know I did whien I did the research.
starnz*us*
Sep 03, 2006

Very interesting -- and very well written!! I enjoyed learning about it, too!
Congratulations!
rrn0rrnrrnY*us*
Sep 03, 2006

I watched an hour show on Discovery about these guys. Did you know that the blood is a simple but perfect antibiotic and coagulator which is the secret to their longevity. They have just one vulnerable folding membrane which is hard to pierce, but if it is pierced the anitbiotic/anticoagulants go to work to protect them. There eyes have more receptors than ours but it actually makes their vision grayish green and almost of no use but to find a mate. The eyes face up, but can make out images appropriate to their own size peripherally to find mates. Their precious blood is used to keep hospitals safer. It is used in minute amounts to verify that Iv bags, vials, etc. to warn of bacteria. I don't care who wrote it. It's a perfect teaser for science about a little known creature.
JennLee
Sep 03, 2006

A well-written riddle... I didn't get it, but WOW what a thorough explanation. Thanks for teaching me something new!
rachellanders**
Sep 03, 2006

I thought it was an owl!! Iwas way off!! Great teaser, though.
iteachkidsAus*
Sep 03, 2006

Thanks for helping that "ya learn something new every day" come true! Lots of fascinating extra information, too. GD one, Hobo!
bradon182001*us*
Sep 03, 2006

I think I remember knowing about a sea creature that had blue blood,but couldn't definitely identify it. Great teaser, very informative. I learned a great deal about horseshoe crabs today.Thanks hobo.
donut364us*
Sep 03, 2006

I grew up on Long Island where we have a beach called Crab Meadow because it's covered with these guys. They are all over the place here. I never knew so much about them. Very cool and very interesting. Great teaser!
Trishgal*us*
Sep 03, 2006

I enjoyed learning of the horseshoe crab . It was very interesting material I am not good at scienceand was never interested, these teasers give us an interesting way of learning. Thx
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Sep 03, 2006

Hadnt heard of horseshoe crabs before. Thanks for the educative teaser. Didnt matter that I couldnt get anywhere close to the answer, but what I learnt from the explanation was wonderful. Thanks for the information, and please give us more of these. BTW, the verse was also very well written! Great job!
mik512Adk*
Sep 03, 2006

wow a riddle that actuly rimes.... most riddle teasers dont rime.
coachpisco*
Sep 03, 2006

A biologist I am not.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Sep 03, 2006

A very creative wording for your answer! This should get anyone to use their head to figure this one out. I enjoyed the description of your creature. Keep up the superb work!
Wingsfan**
Sep 03, 2006

I love when I learn something new from this site! I might take your advice and look these guys up on the internet to find out more about them. Fascinating stuff!! By the way, the part about the evolutionists reminds me of the old joke "If man evolved from apes, why are there still apes?"
angelpunk*
Sep 03, 2006

Woah,blue blood....cool dude!!!!!
common-senseiAus*
Sep 03, 2006

Great clues. Even better answer.
Thanks for educating us on these
fascinating ancient creatures.
Roman
Sep 03, 2006

Good Teaser!

Raise awareness to protect horseshoe crabs, they are hunted for food by people, since they are so easy to catch!
utnative*
Sep 04, 2006


a great educational teaser. really enjoyed trying to solve it. loved the info about the horseshoe crab.


i didn't solve it but had fun trying
MissLadyBug*
Sep 04, 2006

What a great teaser. You did a wonderful job. I love trying to slove the teasers and learning something at the same time is a bonus. I actually got the answer from my 13 year old son who was reading it ove my shoulder. He wants to be a marine biologist when he grows up.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Sep 04, 2006

very nice!
vlermaAus*
Sep 05, 2006

A Real Blue Blood, Hobo was a Royal teaser! What an educational fill-in. That's one thing about Braingle - fun and educational. Great rhyming too. More please?
MurfQ*ca*
Sep 05, 2006

Very informative! Never heard of them before so I obviously didn't get it, but I thoroughly enjoyed learning a little about those fascinating creatures.
tonjawithaj*us*
Sep 05, 2006

Very cool teaser Zona!
luvdoritos706*ph*
Sep 05, 2006

that is very interestin....never would have guessed
curious_george*us*
Sep 07, 2006

oops I thoght it was an alligator. By the way, did any one know that the crocadile hunter died?
lmurray*cn*
Sep 09, 2006

EASY, BUT THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MADE IT QUITE GOOD. THANKS!
QrystalAca*
Sep 13, 2006

Wow. Wow, wow, wow, I'm faving this one because it's really written well and I'm going to want to read it again. I didn't have a clue about the answer (guessed cockroach just because of the surviving pollution thing).

Good job on the Hint too (though it only assured me that my guess was completely wrong).
schatzy228*us*
Sep 26, 2006

WAS GOING IN CIRCLES
THEN READ THE HINT
AND OUT OF THE BLUE
AN ANSWER WAS SENT

YOUR TEASERS ARE GREAT
I CANT GET ENOUGH
MY BRAIN IS TINGLING
FROM READING THIS STUFF

SO INTO MY FAVORITES
THIS ONE WILL GO
MY FRIENDS AND MY FAMILY
THIS ONE I'LL SHOW
shelle*us*
Nov 23, 2006

Great Riddle, I love learning new things. Kudos!
doeheadAus*
Sep 04, 2009

Great teaser. I was clueless on this one. I guess I'm not crabby enough.
patiencewithaP*us*
Sep 04, 2009

No idea. But a great teaser!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 04, 2009

I wouldn't have gotten this one in a million years. Great teaser, great information. Loved it.
avonmaAus*
Sep 04, 2009

I flunked!
But, I've never heard of this movie. Wasn't there a movie of the same title about people in a dessert? I think it was named "Holes," too. It was a campy movie with, I think, Kevin Bacon? Anyway, I liked that movie. But, I just don't know this one.
avonmaAus*
Sep 04, 2009

Oh, I'm thinking about the trivia question. "Never mind..."
avonmaAus*
Sep 04, 2009

I didn't get this one either!
Just not my day.
jcann*us*
Sep 04, 2009

I didn't get this one either. But it was well-written.

I really enjoyed doehead's comment today!
UptheHillA*
Sep 04, 2009

WHAT!!!
reggie57Aus*
Sep 04, 2009

this was a wonderful teaser..good job hobo!
zonahoboAus*
Sep 08, 2009

Thanks.. yes I had crabbiness on the brain.. or maybe being a hermit. Weird creatures.
quads84*
Sep 05, 2012

I didn't get the answer, and it wouldn't have come to me if I tried longer. Very difficult teaser!!! However, it was really well written. Educative and fun to read. Thanks for the lesson!
jaycr*us*
Sep 05, 2012

I have caught horseshoe crabs before, but didn't know this much about them. Blue blood... who knew?
cutebugAus**
Sep 05, 2012

It evolved past my brain.Great teaser.
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 05, 2012

IT was beyond me but then I have never heard of a horseshoe crab before today. Well written and great additional information.
here2A*
Sep 05, 2012

Great teaser! I wasn't close, but I learned a thing or two. Thank you very much.



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