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Nahco Cheese

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

 

Puzzle ID:#32488
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:** (1.71)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:bigSWAFF_69_Aus******

 

 

 



I'm powerful enough to clean most anything,
Yet gentle enough to eat.

I'm used to make an explosion of sorts,
Yet can be found at millions of stores worldwide.

I can kill grass,
And even tenderize your meat.

I can clean up even the smelliest stench,
and soften your fabrics.


What am I?


Answer

Baking Soda.

It is used for a variety of cleaning.
It is a common ingredient in many baked foods.
It can react with vinegar to form an "explosion". (Typically used in a "Baking Soda Volcano").
It can be purchased at many stores around the world.

Baking soda can be used to kill crab grass.
It can speed up the tenderizing process of meat in stew.
It is used to remove odor in fabrics.
It is also used as a fabric softener.


The typo in the title is on purpose. "NaHCO3" is the chemical name for Baking Soda. Looks similar to "nacho", doesn't it?

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Comments

DevilBunnyAus*
Aug 18, 2006

Oh yeah.
boodlerAgb*
Aug 18, 2006

I'm nacho what you mean
kimberlykayAus*
Aug 18, 2006

Good one Swaffy!
Winner4600*
Aug 18, 2006

Hey, I'm the first NONsubscriber to post a comment!!!

Anyway, I really liked this one, so Great Job!!!
vbguy101*us*
Aug 18, 2006

I have a nonsubcribed membership and recently joined Braingle. I sent a comment on August 14. Check my profile and you will see I have less than enough pts. to send a teaser.

Hey, if I didn't see the ans., I would have put, "You spelled nacho wrong, idiot!"
GebbieRoseAus*
Aug 19, 2006

vbguy101, baking soda is NaHCO3 (sodium bicarbonate)... hence, nahco.
Unstumpable*us*
Aug 23, 2006

I get the NaHCO part, but why did you put cheese after it? I thought it was gunna' be about cheese until i read it Its wat i was looking forward to,
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Aug 23, 2006

To make you think Nacho Cheese. Just saying "Nahco" wouldn't make it that hard to tell it wasn't "Nacho".

Hope that makes sence.
markita1Aus*
Sep 02, 2006

he spelled nacho wrong
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Sep 02, 2006

...

not. going. to. say. anything.
JessicaGAau*
Sep 04, 2006

Love it - I thought the answer was Coke actually.
and I thought you made a typo in the heading too
great teaser
tintiniscoolAus*
Sep 23, 2006

Awesome one, swaff. I really liked it
tintiniscoolAus*
Sep 23, 2006

O.O I just realized it was spelled nahco

Great one, once again!!!!
MissLadyBug*
Sep 24, 2006

I really liked this one. Great teaser and a wonderful play on words.
bluehawk*us*
Sep 24, 2006

I FIGURED THIS ONE OUT RIGHT OFF.
GOOD ONE SWAFF!!!!
ScitchrAus*
Sep 24, 2006

Tho its a riddle its science, too.
marschie*il*
Sep 24, 2006

Oooo, I didn't like this one!
coachpisco*
Sep 24, 2006

Very sneaky, but very good.
utnative*
Sep 24, 2006

i was way off i tried to get something that went with nahcos.
a great teaser and a good eye opener
cry:
beefdog33
Sep 24, 2006

wow that was really somtine i got it rite at the end thou good jod that was kinda hard!!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Sep 24, 2006

Fantastic science teaser! A teaser to get you to thinking on several topics. Very good! By adding *that little bit of spice* to a teaser, adds to the zesto and zing of the answer. Keep up the awesome work.
bradon182001*us*
Sep 24, 2006

My very first reaction was "salt", then I read it again and couldn't find a way for salt to make an explosion. Baking soda, ofcourse!!!Really good thought provoking teaser.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Sep 24, 2006

nice!
vlermaAus**
Sep 24, 2006

I was torn between vinegar and baking soda as I didn't even realize the NAHCO bit. But decided that baking soda fit the bill better. Nice one Swaffy
jabdrAus*
Sep 24, 2006

Laughing....for once forgetting to read the title was probably a help! I wasn't distracted by spelling or jalepenos and went straight to bleach..then corn starch.
jabdrAus*
Sep 24, 2006

And thennnnnnn baking soda
salepriceAca*
Sep 24, 2006

oooh, I picked vinegar, is my face red??? LOL
cincigirl4ever*
Sep 24, 2006

i know you have already explained why you put the cheese bit in after nahco, but i personally thought(after reading the answer) that it was there because it sounded like three...cheese/three...i'm not even sure why i thought that, but i did. its a GREAT teaser, tho, and i loved it, altho i didnt know the answer. good job!
phyllisa*us*
Sep 24, 2006

Very good, I thought it was salt. The Nahco part fooled me.
Moon_Girl_
Sep 24, 2006

I thought it was club soda!

oh well I was close!

nice 1!!!!!!!
jenny_lee*jp*
Sep 24, 2006

Great teaser!

I didn't even notice the title was spelled Nahco instedad of nacho!
jcann*us*
Sep 24, 2006

I, like Vierma, didn't really pay that much attention to the NAHCO part. (But when I first read it, I did think it said "nacho".) I guessed it as soon as I read the part about cleaning up the smelliest stench, because I always keep an open box in the fridge and also have sprinkled it on my carpet to make it fresher. Then I went back and realized is fit all the other clues also. I didn't think I was good at science , but lately I've been getting these--keep "em coming!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Sep 24, 2006

Bradon's comments reflect mine too!
Like this teaser.
kman613**
Sep 24, 2006

For some reason SALT came to mind - you got me on this one! Nice job.
FatHeadAus*
Sep 25, 2006

Not bad! However, perhaps you could've put that as a hint?
QrystalAca*
Sep 25, 2006

Ahh, I let this one get me. I decided to just give up after a half-arsed guess of "salt", figuring that I probably just don't know enough chemistry to know if it reacts explosively with anything. Meh. It was fun to learn these facts though, and I like the title (though I didn't even pay attention to it until it was mentioned in the answer!)

Kudos.
tdbrsun*
Sep 26, 2006

Very good! I did not know this one.,
temishoau*
Sep 26, 2006

this one i really didn't like! no offense!!
luvdoritos706*ph*
Sep 27, 2006

well...i liked it....i was close
jr_whizAus
Sep 30, 2006

Wow, very well thought out. Loved it!
flamehead*us
Oct 15, 2006

Very nice, and very clever. I was thinking cheese at first (before I read it) but after the first clue I was like there is no way it's cheese.
mosca*us*
Jul 28, 2007

Vinegar also fits the conditions. I use it in washing and spray it on crab grass and poison ivy to kill them. With baking soda it can make little explosions, and I put it in salads and eat it, whereas I wouldn't eat baking soda!
cryptosonAca*
Feb 09, 2008

The title gave it away
elentirAus*
Sep 24, 2009

I agree with mosca. Vinegar works just as well for an answer. Although it doesn't fit with the title.
doeheadAus*
Sep 24, 2009

I figured out baking soda from nahco, but I have no idea why you put cheese in the title.
patiencewithaP*us*
Sep 24, 2009

Never liked chemistry so the nahco didn't ring any bells...but I got it anyway!
torgortega
Sep 24, 2009

I almost went with salt until I realized the misspelling of "nahco" had to be a clue.
auntiesisAus*
Sep 24, 2009

Came up with baking soda after the first 2 lines because I have used it for years around the house. Love the stuff. Great teaser, well written. A+
leroyleroy*
Sep 24, 2009

I THOUGHT THE ANSWER WAS VINEGAR.THIS IS A GREAT BRAINGLE. ID LIKE TO SEE MORE.
akmozart*us
Sep 24, 2009

Cool!
Provlear*
Sep 30, 2009

Somebody doesn't know how to make a riddle! Seriously.
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Oct 01, 2009

Seriously.
Babe*
Sep 24, 2012

I do not know how I got it but I did. At first I said Alka Seltzer and then changed it to baking soda. YAAAY me !
JQPublic*
Sep 24, 2012

I didn't know uses 5-8. Naturally, I didn't get the answer. Good teaser, but I think it's better to present this as a paragraph instead of a poem because it isn't really a poem.
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 24, 2012

As soon as I read the first couple lines I thought of either baking soda or white vinegar as I know though white vinegar is eaten quite frequently here, everyone knows how well it cleans as well. The explosion line didn't help as vinegar is the second "ingredient" in the Papier-mâché volcano explosion.
As I read a bit further it was obvious which was the answer.
Good teaser.
cutebugAus*
Sep 24, 2012

Nahco gave it away thanks to my chemistry background.
Jmoney95Aus*
Sep 24, 2012

that was a good one
iggy39Aus*
Sep 24, 2012

Good one I thought you had me but I came through. Yeah Yeah, really enjoyed it. I would like more of these.



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