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Fell From A Star

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

 

Puzzle ID:#26336
Fun:*** (3.06)
Difficulty:*** (2.49)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:markmonninAus****!!!
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



It fell from a star,
But not very far.
It seems to fly
Above you and I.
Look further down to see
Cousin Jay below us three.
Jump down further to see an empty space.
Tell me what "it" is, and where is this place?



Answer

By looking at the standard US-style keyboard, you see the answer is the number 8.

The 8 is below the asterisk, though on the same button.
It is above the letters U & I.
Underneath those is the letter J.
Skip a row down and you see the space bar.

Above the 8 are the F6 and F7 function keys.
To the left is the seven, which has the & symbol.
To the right is the number nine.

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Comments

redraptor50*us*
Oct 12, 2005

WELL, I guess I am the first one to say oopppss , should have know . Good one
redraptor50*us*
Oct 12, 2005

I mean KNOWN........aaaahhhhh
shabz4lyf*zm*
Oct 12, 2005

Ah! this it tight! great stuff!!
lives_2sing**
Oct 12, 2005

never would have thought of it.
AZTTT**
Oct 12, 2005

Nice one! Didn't get it until after your clue
sweetmamaAus*
Oct 12, 2005

yawnnnnn!!!!!!!
idcdabeav*
Oct 13, 2005

that was cool. nice twist
Zobeg
Oct 13, 2005

I should have got that one. Very clever
emily103**
Oct 15, 2005

good one!
Tangle
Oct 19, 2005

Where is my head tonight.. i need a cup of coffee, this one had my head spinning ha ah
realm2346*
Oct 25, 2005

Keyboard............. I guess that's what I get for not being tech savvy...Nice teaser, though , even though I didn't get it
KatelinAus*
Nov 02, 2005

I love these keyboard-related teasers! Even if I always get them wrong! Lol, great one.
choptlivvaAus*
Dec 16, 2005

I love this one!!!
sgtammoAus*
Dec 23, 2005

Fun but you got me on that one...
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 17, 2006

very thought provoking...good teaser! enjoyed trying to solve it,I thought is was a comet, dunno why..
leftstepper
Feb 08, 2006

I loved it. I love the keyboard kind, probably because I live on the computer but oh well. Do you have any more? I love it!
twixy*
Jun 08, 2006

very simple, but cute. great job!
luckythirteenAus*
Jun 23, 2006

Very fun! This is definitely Favorites material!
GebbieRoseAus*
Jul 09, 2006

Good job!
scallioAus*
Oct 30, 2006

This was a truly great teaser! Loved it...
although you did get me!
lmurray*cn*
Oct 30, 2006

NICE ONE. (I'VE SEEN THIS SOMEWHERE, I THOUGHT HERE, BEFORE), BUT NICE NONE THE LESS.

MY LAPTOP KEBOARD HAS THE F9 KEY ABOVE THE EIGHT
PhalanxAlu*
Oct 30, 2006

I don't like these keyboard riddles! Being from Europe, my keyboard is completely different, the asterisc being just next to the Enter-button....

Anyway...
coachpisco*
Oct 30, 2006

I understood everything, except where the Function keys come in.
cuteandditzyAus*
Oct 30, 2006

Good job. There was a keyboard riddle on here a while ago, but it was different. They both got me.
schmedley9*us*
Oct 30, 2006

Pretty Clever!!!
tpkarth*
Oct 30, 2006

Well, somehow it dawned on me that u are referring to the keyboard (probably coz there was a keyboard riddle here sometime back); but i thought the * was the answer...
bradon182001*us*
Oct 30, 2006

Didn't get it. Lost interest half way through the first reading of the riddle. Sorry.
brave
Oct 30, 2006

didn't guess it ... but i have my own reasons...
good one...
(user deleted)
Oct 30, 2006

USA-centric, no? I live in South America and above the 8 is (
jabdrAus*
Oct 30, 2006

I would think by now that if the teaser title is riddle, I would immediately eliminate the key board before going in any other direction....but no....once again I've been had! Great one.
snowmonsterAus*
Oct 30, 2006

Very cute and very enjoyable!
jaydecoAus*
Oct 30, 2006

Wow! didn't guess it! Good one!
casarussell*
Oct 30, 2006

"us three" is unclear. Maybe "cousin Jay is beneath you and I" would be better, as it relates to your answer "U and I". Good job, though
vlermaAus*
Oct 30, 2006

Fell from a star and Cousin Jay gave it away for me. Nice job.
vlermaAus*
Oct 30, 2006

Also, this is a neat Birthday present - Teaser of the Day! Happy Birthday!
cajm
Oct 30, 2006

Good riddle, but the hint really gave it away
carouselsb3*us
Oct 30, 2006

I thought it was a video game like Mario Bros or something with the jumping to release stars and being able to fall into empty space...Oh well, it was a good teaser anyway :-)
kman613**
Oct 30, 2006

For the life of me I couldn't get this one! Great teaser!
Trishgal*us*
Oct 30, 2006

I really had no idea. I was thinking along the lines of acomet than with the rest I just gave up and looked , but it was cute . maybe i will catch on to these with practice
justhattie*
Oct 30, 2006

Can't do riddles, not even simple ones like this.
Sitting in front of this keyboard 40 hours a week, and then 20 or more during off hours, it's the last thing in the world I think of when a question is asked! Also, working at a newspaper, the asterisk is just that. Never thought of it as a star. Alas! I do so much better on the language and spelling ones, but still like to play all the games anyway!
suganue*us**
Oct 30, 2006

Very very good teaser
The "fly above you and I" gave it to me.
Great job!!!
pdmrphyca*
Oct 30, 2006

Excellent teaser. I wasn't anywhere the right answer though. I will look out for yours from now on
Pizzazz2uAus*
Oct 30, 2006

Very good one! Although, the answer came to me quickly, since I was experiencing trouble with my keyboard, today! Way to go! And keep bringing these brain activating teasers on!
POPSca*
Oct 30, 2006

Did not get it BUT it sure was fun trying Absolutely, one of the best .
Kaioke*us*
Oct 30, 2006

Hahah, my mom and I were joking about it, because she got it before me! Hint: Don't think too hard! You use one to get here! XD
OhEmGeeA*
Oct 30, 2006

OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS TEASER!!!!! I DIDNT GET IT BUT AFTER I READ THE ANSWER I WAS LIKE "OOOOH I GET IT!" VERY COOL


LOVE IT
Stormcrafter*au*
Oct 30, 2006

I like this kind

In my favourites it goes, hehe - great job!
tmkingus
Oct 30, 2006

great teaser very original
yunfo
Oct 30, 2006

A nice, easy teaser for people that use the same keyboard layout as the author, but unfair to people to don't use what the author calls a "standard" keyboard. The location and availability of punctuation symbols can vary quite a bit depending on locality. Portuguese, Danish, and Swedish keyboards, among others, may have the opening parenthesis "(" above the 8 and the asterisk (a.k.a. "star") over by the Enter key.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Oct 31, 2006

nice!
wandering_goat*
Nov 01, 2006

Nice, I liked it. I got it, probably thanks to the fact I saw another keyboard riddle recently.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Nov 01, 2006

A great riddle! Didnt get it - I am dumb! Very cleverly thought out and phrased clues. Hats off to you!
QrystalAca*
Dec 04, 2006

That was a cute riddle -- and I got it! I think I was about to give up, but then glanced down at the keyboard to see Jay and U and I all gathered together quite conveniently under the *.

It's very unfortunate that this teaser isn't internationally applicable. Perhaps should a little apology should be included in the answer, to those people who don't have a U.S. keyboard? Obviously, there couldn't be a warning in the riddle itself, because that might give it away...
RewbieAus
Aug 26, 2007

Great riddle! I sent it to a friend who I know will love it too!
Frada8Dtau
Oct 30, 2009

Hehehe, Cousin Jay, that's clever. Really good riddle!
dalfamnestAnz*
Oct 30, 2009

Great one! I was thinking of our Moon, having (possibly) come from the material of a star (Sun?), with J for jupiter in there somewhere on a clear night ... Anyway, I got it after the Hint and feel very pleased. Thanks.
doeheadAus**
Oct 30, 2009

Due to the fact that I have seen many keyboard teasers,the answer was easy.
patiencewithaP*us*
Oct 30, 2009

I didn't get it. Very well written! Thanks!
mosca*us*
Oct 30, 2009

Very ceverly done! I didn't get it until I read the hint. Good, really good riddle!
gargphtca*
Oct 30, 2009

Didn't get it nice teaser though!
Gerrard10Aus*
Oct 31, 2009

I love this one!
auntiesisAus*
Nov 01, 2009

I needed the hint to get this one. Well done.
Babe*
Oct 30, 2012

I am so glad that so many liked it but I did not! Sorry!
kitty-cattus*
Oct 30, 2012

I liked it, but I didn't get it. I was going for something in the alphabet. The U, I, and J, of course, and the "empty space" I thought was O. I thought the letter was A, because it "fell from a stAr," and A is the only letter in star that comes before both of those. I just ignored the 7 & 9 clues.

I can come up with extremely creative wrong answers. Great teaser!
cutebugAus**
Oct 30, 2012

Lots of rain and heavy winds,but I'm still kicking.
As far as the teaser, I've seen it before.



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