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One Tough Cookie

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

 

Puzzle ID:#37759
Fun:*** (2.52)
Difficulty:**** (3.1)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:Hrsemn4Aus****mod

 

 

 



Hello there!

I am a living animal.
You may not see me with your eyes,
But though I'm very, very small,
I'm a tough nut for my size.

I do not fear the arid desert,
Nor the frigid cold and snow.
I can rest comfortably in the mountains high
Or in the ocean far below.

You may find me in the cold of space
Or by a pristine, little lake.
I may have gone thirsty for 100 years,
So give me a drink, for goodness sake!

If you find me, please say "hello,"
And a new friend you can make,
For you'll find I'm not as nasty
As my more ferocious namesake.

It's been a pleasure meeting you
And telling you about me.
Now that you have all the clues,
Please tell me, what can I be?


Hint

I have topped the list twice on Animal Planet's "The Most Extreme".
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Comments

calmsaviorAus*
Aug 13, 2007

Space huh? Despite being able to survive low or high pressure, I doubt you can actually "find" one up in space, as the teaser suggests.
Mon05Aca*
Aug 13, 2007

very hard but very informative teaser
JCZ07Aus*
Aug 13, 2007

Infromative, but hard. But it's still a nice teaser.
MadelulabelleAus*
Aug 13, 2007

Okay, I seriously doubt that anyone actually got this one right, but it was a well written riddle.
Hrsemn4Aus*
Aug 13, 2007

Thank you to everyone so far who has complimented my teaser. I know it's difficult, I like to learn new things everyday, so I make my teasers to reflect that fact. I hope you can still enjoy it even though it's hard!! I don't think it would be any fun if I knew all the answers all the time, would it? Thanks again all, you guys make Braingle a lot of fun!!
nikitafullmoonAca*
Aug 13, 2007

I just learned about tardigrades the other day at our local museum! How weird is that?
nikitafullmoonAca*
Aug 13, 2007

I just learned about tardigrades the other day at our local museum! How weird is that?
(user deleted)
Aug 13, 2007

i doubt many people know that as a common day fact, thanks =D
tuckpawAus*
Aug 13, 2007

according to one science show they can survive the vacuum of space and have been taken there for testing in the shuttle i watch too many science shows
deepseaAus*
Aug 14, 2007

got it easily, mostly because i did a science project on'em

Nicely written
luckypuppy*us*
Aug 15, 2007

Interesting, but impossible to guess unless you have heard about the little guys before
CatatKHOP*
Aug 15, 2007

I thought it was a tick
or a yellow banana slug
Sweetooth49*ar*
Aug 15, 2007

Wow. I was reading the answer, and I had no idea what it was. Well written, but impossible. And what does that have to do with a cookie?
King_of_Smart*
Aug 17, 2007

This one was really easy, but really fun!
saltydavidAus*
Aug 17, 2007

I had no idea.
fairydustAus*
Aug 17, 2007

what's a 'water bear', anyway?
raejgAus*
Aug 23, 2007

whoa..way over my head
_fire_flyAus*
Sep 08, 2007

yay i got it right!!! i remembered seeing it on The Most Extreme and got it pretty quickly. great teaser though, very well thought out!!!
bookworm91**
Oct 28, 2007

Nice! I've heard of waterbears, but I didn't get it. Great teaser!
ThinksForFun*
Oct 05, 2012

Very good riddle and poem! I can see the effort you put into it!



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