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"Mr. Watson--Come Here--I Want to See You."

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

 

Puzzle ID:#29129
Fun:*** (2.81)
Difficulty:** (1.5)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:kimberlykayAus*

 

 

 



Sometimes using me requires more skill and attention.
Technological updates are too many to mention.
I can close the distance from miles apart.
Electrical transmission gave me a start.
Though my birth was a success, it brought about a demise.
From the clues that I have given you it is time for your surmise.


Answer

A telephone.
Originally invented on March 10, 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone was responsible for the so called "death" of the multiple telegraph.
The title of this riddle represents the first words spoken by Bell to his assistant through the telephone.

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Comments

zonarita*us*
Mar 16, 2006

KimberlyKay I get the privledge and pleasure of starting your comments. I enjoyed this teaser. It was well written and educational. Very nice job.
kimberlykayAus*
Mar 16, 2006

Thanks Rita...as always, I very much appreciate and value your input.
SunroseAus*
Mar 16, 2006

I agree with Rita. I enjoyed this one as well. Gonna go into my favorites
kimberlykayAus*
Mar 16, 2006

awww....ty Sunrose...you are also a dear Braingle friend!!!
Swordoffury1392*us*
Mar 16, 2006

A really good riddle. I liked the title especially!
king_leonardau*
Mar 17, 2006

nice job i love all of these riddles especially these type coz they r exactly the right amount o hard and easy
NICE WORK!!!
guthing
Mar 17, 2006

Fun teaser. Do make sure you have the quote right.
smiley_loverAus*
Mar 17, 2006

I liked it, but alas i didn't get it of course
sgtammoAus*
Mar 17, 2006

Nice and educational teaser! I enjoyed it.
Lui312*
Mar 18, 2006

ya sure that's the answer?
kimberlykayAus*
Mar 18, 2006

well of course I am sure that is the answer...I wrote the riddle myself
kimberlykayAus*
Mar 18, 2006

Oh, BTW, thank you to everyone for all the nice comments. It makes me want to write more and more riddles. Thanks for the support!
OldChinaHand**
Mar 25, 2006

The title gave it away. But still fun.
paul726Aus**
Apr 01, 2006

Nicely written, KK!
builderus*
Mar 03, 2009

Title gave it away. Was positive after first line.
doeheadAus*
Mar 03, 2009

Very easy
crystal1000us*
Mar 03, 2009

EZ-PZ
Inukai
Mar 03, 2009

Nice teaser, though another answer that could work would be a car.

Sometimes using me requires more skill and attention. - It takes a bit of skill and attention to the road to use a car.
Technological updates are too many to mention. - There's always a new car coming out with new features ((GPS, Bluetooth, etc.))
I can close the distance from miles apart. - Cars can drive miles within minutes
Electrical transmission gave me a start. - Cars have a transmission, and require electricity to start.
Though my birth was a success, it brought about a demise. - The birth of the cars was a great success, but it eventually contributed to the Great Depression

So it very well could have been a car. Oh well, good teaser anyway, even though I got the wrong answer
wordmama*
Mar 03, 2009

E-Z but good.

Inukai, please educate me as to how the car contributed to the Great Depression; never too old to learn!!
J-Fiveus*
Mar 03, 2009

I had no idea what it was. i didnt know the phone was 133 yrs old
(user deleted)
Mar 03, 2009

Decent riddle but your explanation was horribly wrong. Alexander Garham Bell did not invent the telephone. He bribed a patent officer to allow him to see a patent of that Elisha Gray had received. Elisha Gray was not granted the patent because he needed a working model, but requested for one because he had a working schematic. Graham was granted a patent with no working model and became famous for being the biggest plagarist in history, not inventing the telephone.
Provlear*
Mar 03, 2009

Title gave it away. And I disagree it could be confused for a car - your explanation of hwo the "electrical transmission line" was shaky at best.
UptheHillA*
Mar 03, 2009

NICE1!!!
precious1026Aus*
Mar 03, 2009

A Bogusly wonderful Teaser. The answer to this teaser should have been Light or the speed of Light, voltage, watts or lighting. The telephone is appropriate, but still bogus. A decently wonderful teaser.
precious1026Aus*
Mar 03, 2009

Sometimes trying NOT to offend, you end up offending yourself for accepting ideas or notions.... Well, explain the skill and attention necessary for using the telephone? or to what demise did the Telephone cause? The telegraph is stilled used today. I don't get it. The teaser was nice, how educational...? Yet, a good teaser to start the old truck engine up...roaring..voom, voom.
auntiesisAus*
Mar 03, 2009

I have not figured out how to use a cell-phone yet, so I guess I need some skills. Great teaser, easy, but still very good. The title did give it away.
NDYApeacockAin*
Mar 03, 2009

I didn't get the right answer, but I thought it was really good!!!
avonmaAus*
Mar 03, 2009

The title gave it to me right off. But, your teaser was well written; and I guess it could mean several different things. Good one, anyway.
avonmaAus*
Mar 03, 2009

By the way, I thought Bell said: "Mr. Watson - come here - I want you."
No biggie...



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