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A Real "Dead One"

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

 

Puzzle ID:#30804
Fun:*** (2.88)
Difficulty:*** (2.53)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:snowmonsterAus***mod!!

 

 

 



I can be straight or not
I can be flat or round
I have three layers
The rounder I am - the straighter I am
I can be a person's trademark
I can be chemically challenged



Answer

Hair
Straight hair is round in shape
Wavy or curly hair is flat in shape (the curlier the hair the flatter)
Hair consists of 3 layers -
Cuticle (outer layer)
Cortex (second layer)
Medulla (center layer)
Chemically challenged - permed, tinted, bleached, etc.

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Comments

paul726Aus*
May 31, 2006

Congrats on your first teaser, Snow! I like the 'chemically challenged' part. We'll be expecting more teasers soon.
snowmonsterAus*
May 31, 2006

Thanks Paul! A true blue friend you are!
krnsspot
May 31, 2006

good one...i had to cheat and look at the answer
AwwwSweet*
May 31, 2006

Good one! To be honest I thought it was rope.
greenygirlAus**
Jun 01, 2006

i found this one very easy mom
kimberlykayAus*
Jun 01, 2006

Great job Snowy. I am glad you submitted this one, and I knew it would get approved. Keep up the good work and congrats!!!
patm*us
Jun 03, 2006

A toughie--but the light finally dawned. I was sure it had to be a tire (flat or inflated, with layers), until I looked at the hint. That got me thinking about the brain (medulla/brain stem?), which led to head, then to hair. I liked it!
snowmonsterAus*
Jun 03, 2006

Thanks for all the great remarks!
blaghau
Jun 08, 2006

Very cool... I love the title as well...
brainsterAin*
Jun 09, 2006

Nice one! I loved it!
brainsterAin*
Jun 09, 2006

Oh, and congrats on your very first teaser too!
snowmonsterAus*
Jun 09, 2006

Thanks Brainster! That made my day!!!
chidam11Ain*
Jun 10, 2006

A very good 1st teaser for anybody Snowy!!
a3001milkmanAus*
Jun 21, 2006

GREAT JOB SNOW, HAD ME STUMPED....GREAT TEASER...
LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE
FROM YOUR INQUIZATIVE MIND...
bondjamesbond57*us*
Jun 22, 2006

Very nice snow, even after looking in the encyclopedia for medulla I still had no clue, now that inspires me to try and come up with one myself, way to go snow
froggyggAus*
Jul 08, 2006

Great first teaser. Congrats!
tonjawithaj*us*
Aug 09, 2006

Love it! As someone who "chemically challenges" their hair on a regular basis, I am embarrassed that I didn't get this one!
zigthepigAen*
Sep 27, 2006

Nice one Snowy. I got the straight ones.
aresII*us*
Nov 27, 2006

With the theory of "You learn something evert day", Im good til Thusday Good Job!!
Wolf_Bane*us*
Nov 27, 2006

You got me on this one. It got "hairy" for awhile until I looked at the answer
usafff_34*us*
Dec 06, 2006

Got it. but kewl one Snow
Blondie116*us*
Jan 25, 2007

Loved It! great teaser!
snowmonsterAus*
Jan 25, 2007

Thanks for the nice comments! I'm glad people are still checking this one out!
aresII*us*
Feb 09, 2007

I had a "Bad Hair Day", in figuring this out. Excellent
aresII*us*
Feb 09, 2007

I had a "Bad Hair Day", in figuring this out. Excellent
azbee123*us*
Feb 21, 2007

Great teaser!!!
vlermaAus*
Feb 21, 2007

Vern nice job there Snowy. I did know this one, but you made it interesting.
cloughmeAws*
Feb 21, 2007

Nicely written, but pretty easy.
kaakramer*us*
Feb 21, 2007

Interesting. That was fun, but challenging.
grams60Aus*
Feb 21, 2007

I never even thought of hair until I looked at the hint. then I had to think for a few minutes good job
lmurray*cn*
Feb 21, 2007

U GOT ME, I DIDN'T GET IT, AND I TOOK THE CHEMICALLY CHALLENGED THE WRONG WAY. GOOD JOB!
katjojoAus*
Feb 21, 2007

I was thinking that it could be a cake. Chemically challenged as in Rum Raisin. Heehee!! :lol
puttumupus*
Feb 21, 2007

very nice..it took me a while to get it ..but i did make a good guess..got lucky on that one .lol. keep on teasin.
bradon182001*us*
Feb 21, 2007

Good job. I wasn't even on the right track.
starrychelxAus**
Feb 21, 2007

I liked this one! I got it right away, but I have insanely unruly curly hair, so I guess it just hit home with me ;) Keep up the good work!
wordmama*
Feb 21, 2007

...proving once again how bad I am at the "riddle" category. To me this was science; you had to know these things about hair, not figure it out. Glad others appreciated it: something for everybody!
tpkarth*
Feb 21, 2007

Yes, I learned something new today...
iteachkidsAus*
Feb 21, 2007

Yayyyyyyyyy, Snowy!!! GD one!!!
cassiemarkAus*
Feb 21, 2007

Very good - I didn't even come close!
snowmonsterAus*
Feb 21, 2007

Thanks for all the nice remarks! It's exciting to have a teaser make it as the "daily teaser"!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Feb 21, 2007

Very good one! You would have had me stumped, but one of my best friends is a hair dresser. And with his knowledge and my barber's, the answer came quickly to me! It is amazing when one has friends in many fields of living, you can learn different techniques of building, styling, sports, gaming, gambling, road work, yard work, growing fruits, veggies, and raising of different stock, etc. Keep up the terrific work! I enjoy your teasers.
scallioAus*
Feb 21, 2007

Well, you totally got me with this well written teaser! Good one!
auntiesisAus*
Feb 21, 2007

Man, that was a hard one. I didn't have a clue. You got me good.
bgil7604Aus
Feb 21, 2007

I thought this was a bit "odd," but a really cool riddle. (The hint didn't help me at all)
bgil7604Aus
Feb 21, 2007

I thought this was a bit "odd," but a really cool riddle. (The hint didn't help me at all)
bgil7604Aus
Feb 21, 2007

sorry, it showed up twice
notsosmart111Aie*
Feb 21, 2007

Too scientific for me!
jabdrAus*
Feb 21, 2007

I was clueless!! Don't even know why after seeing the clue, I went for brain..Great teaser!
Badger*us*
Feb 21, 2007

Easy, but fun! Could have been equally at home in the science category. Thanks for submitting. PS: Did you know that some companies use a lock of hair for employee drug screening? The longer your hair, the farther back they can go... The hair stores it all!
GobyDude*
Feb 21, 2007

cool. I do not get the 'dead one' thing in the title, and it would have helped if I knew more about hair. I also would have changed chemically 'challenged' to chemically 'changed.'

Overall, it was clever, and better than some teasers I have read.
breathesunshineAus*
Feb 21, 2007

I'm not sure why but I got "cells" stuck in my head and couldn't move on from there. Good teaser!
QrystalAca*
Mar 01, 2007

Wow! I got it!! I wasn't sure, but hair was my best guess... and I guess it couldn't get any better of a guess! I also guess that means the teaser was written well enough to be possible to solve, while it was also puzzling enough to be interesting to guess! Nice!!
snowmonsterAus*
Mar 01, 2007

Thanks for the nice comments. Glad you enjoyed it!
lovesnick10*
May 28, 2007

I like this one and congrats I knew this would get in!!!!!
doeheadAus*
Feb 21, 2010

A little too hairy for me.
TallTimberAus*
Feb 21, 2010

Very good teaser. I didn't get it, but did learn something. Thanks.
Johnny*us*
Feb 22, 2010

I can be straight or not
I can be flat or round
The rounder I am - the straighter I am


Let me get this straight!
"Flat or round" means "flat is round" according to the answer
Straight hair is round
So if flat is round, and round is straight, then flat is straight.
Wait a second!
I thought flat was curly!
snowmonsterAus*
Feb 22, 2010

Answer
Hair
Straight hair is round in shape
Wavy or curly hair is flat in shape (the curlier the hair the flatter)
Hair consists of 3 layers -
Cuticle (outer layer)
Cortex (second layer)
Medulla (center layer)
Chemically challenged - permed, tinted, bleached, etc.

As you can see, in the answer I state that straight hair is round in shape, and wavy or curly hair is flat in shape. I really don't know what you are talking about.
jaycr*us*
Feb 21, 2013

Nice job Snowy.
cutebugAus*
Feb 21, 2013

No idea,but I disagree with the answer. No matter what ; all hair are round.
gaylewolfAus*
Feb 21, 2013

I should have known this one, but my mind is a blank today! Have a wonderful day, folks!
skippington
Feb 21, 2013

it seems some people are confused by the description of curly hair being flat. curly hair under a microscope looks more like a flat ribbon rather than a round pole. the cross section of curly hair is elliptical, whereas straight hair is circular.
jaycr*us*
Feb 21, 2013

FYI cutebug...
Caucasian hair: Cross Section: oval
African hair: Cross Section: flattened
Asian hair: Cross Section: round



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