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Eternally Joined

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

 

Puzzle ID:#3261
Fun:*** (2.95)
Difficulty:*** (2.26)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:PeaceJo*ca****
Corrected By:spookboy0

 

 

 



With pointed fangs I sit and wait,
With piercing force I dole out fate,
Over bloodless victims proclaiming my might,
Eternally joining in a single bite.
What am I?


Answer

A Stapler
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Comments

bighippo4*
Apr 07, 2002

Ha! Got me there!
Mogmatt16Ava*
Apr 10, 2002

eternally? I've ripped off staples before!
emilymonkeymaia
Apr 12, 2002

I thought it was a vampire!
mankatozx
Apr 13, 2002

Where's my car?
GoldieLuvNeopets*
Apr 24, 2002

Hehe, good one! That one got me thinking!
BellaBella
Apr 28, 2002

Well - I'll never look at my stapler the same way again:]
godscook
May 11, 2002

hehe quite good.... got me there.. thought it was a vampire bat
SandPman
May 11, 2002

Nice little teaser.
emmyluzam*
May 27, 2002

Haha! cool teaser! I thought it was a vampire!
wouldilie
May 30, 2002

I thought it was a vampire too!
frank0001h*gb*
May 30, 2002

Thought it was a zip-fastener. No way a vampire bat joins anything, eternally or otherwise. Stapler is good.
club
May 31, 2002

I'd have to agree with Mogmatt...there is nothing eternal about staples or staplers
WizardMagus
Jun 19, 2002

Vampires eternally join you to your fate of being a vampire...
glennyboy02*
Jul 03, 2002

It couldn't be a vampire because the riddle says 'bloodless victims' humans bleed when bitten! I got it but i had to think for a while, good teaser!
sk8babe
Jul 17, 2002

Gd points made by Wizard Magus and Glennyboy02!! And I gotta agree with Mogmatt16 and club!! It's a confusin one but that makes it gd!! =ŽS
dumbell**
Aug 20, 2002

A VAMPIRES VICTIMS ARE BLOODLESS ONCE THEY HAVE BECOME VICTIMS, THEREFORE IT WOULD HAVE FITTED THAT PART OF THE PUZZLE.
dsquared*nz*
Aug 22, 2002

Good one... I thought it was a power cord ie. plug into the wall, but I guess that's not exactly eternal either!
Phily
Dec 11, 2002

what about vampires and spiders?
something*us*
May 06, 2003

i thought it was either a brown recluse or a black widow... both of which live around here... yikes!
watupchicks*
May 06, 2003

honestly i thought it was a vampire or sumthing along that sort but then i thought to myself thats way to easy and it cant be the answer so i kept on guessing and im like naw they might be a dumb person and might make it a really easy answer, then when i saw the answer i was like im the dumb one now, good teaser
frankenweoburger
May 06, 2003

I thought it was teeth...except for the eternally joined thing...good one.
rckergrl87*us*
May 06, 2003

first of all, you put "what am i" after describing the thing as it and secondly, a staple doesn't hold for eternity. Infact, i just stappled and unstappled something. But without the mistakes it would have been clever
rocketboy
May 07, 2003

VERY NICE! at first i thought it was a snake, then a cat, then a teacher, then a pencil. Stapler. Good one.
DaRealestDon
May 10, 2003

How come you guys are always like "great teaser" or "good job johnson?" If everybody just said what they really thought the world would be a better place. I am DaRealestDon
cnmne*us*
Apr 01, 2004

First, I got this one right away. That does not necessarily make it easy. I have been equally stumped by supposedly easy teasers. Second, how about a little literary lattitude when writing riddles? Some critics are a little too picky about the use of some words, like eternally. I would guess that most riddles can not be taken literally, word-for-word. Even Tolkien referred to teeth as white horses on a red hill (The Hobbit, Riddles in the Dark).
jacintan*
May 06, 2004

What were the chances? It could have been anything! I thought it was going to be some made-up creature, and i also thought there were customs to stop people just making up jokes and putting them on braingle.
(user deleted)
May 06, 2004

i knew it all along because i had heard it

Joshie rules again!!!!!!
(user deleted)
May 06, 2004

i knew it all along because i had heard it

Joshie rules again!!!!!!
(user deleted)
May 06, 2004

i knew it all along because i had heard it

Joshie rules again!!!!!!
(user deleted)
May 06, 2004

i knew it all along because i had heard it

Joshie rules again!!!!!!
(user deleted)
May 06, 2004

i knew it all along because i had heard it

Joshie rules again!!!!!!
BrenBeadSP**
May 10, 2004

Too cute. I can just imagine a staper that looks like a snake - nice marketing idea!
zonahoboAus*
May 07, 2005

You cought me in your web of deception .. very effective misdirection! The very staple of a good riddle!
tamjpAus*
May 07, 2005

The comment above mine is too funny!
This may sound silly but I thought is was a fork
timilee*us*
May 07, 2005

I must agree with the MANY people that
think the clues don't work.
Misdirection is when it leads you away, not when it makes a false claim.
How does it dole out fate??? Dole means: a giving or distribution of food, money, or clothing, etc. How does fate fit here???
How does "it" have might??? A stapler has no might on its own.
How is it eternal??? Staples are removable or the pages can be pulled apart???
With better clues, this would be really clever.
But only one of the clues work.
Plus, the title is not accurate.
I can't give this a thumbs up.
sorry
Trickster1992Aen*
May 07, 2005

I thought it was a snake, before I saw "bloodless" (and then I didn't know what on earth it was until I saw the answer).
beachbabe1218**
May 07, 2005

that was dumb. whoever wrote it made it sound like it was a snake. if you give clues that are all bad, NO ONE is going to think of a stapler!!!!!!!!
AralditeAus*
May 07, 2005

I was thinking of nails but I discounted them because they are not eternal bonds. A staple is better than nails, but if I had thought of it I probably would have discounted it for the same reason.
(user deleted)
May 07, 2005

Too cute! Too cute! I will pass this one along to my friends!
vikingboyAus*
May 07, 2005

Some of you all have to take a chill pill. Every riddle takes some latitude in regard to poetic license.

Even though I thought about staples, but passed on that to find something with an everlasting bite, it was a decent riddle.
dilemma
May 07, 2005

Intuited it pretty quickly Therefore, FUN. Failed yest. crypto miserably and yet good at anagrams
brain_deadAjm*
May 07, 2005

i think it would have been better if i knew what in the world a slaper was.
thestingrayboys*
May 07, 2005

Crappy and vague. Your clues should lead to one answer only. Better luck next time.
(user deleted)
May 07, 2005

I thought it was teeth! lol
brainyng*us*
May 07, 2005

i thought it was a vampire too.
thesandzoftyme
May 07, 2005

i am new to this, but its seems to me many are quite critical of an art the don't know...literary license, every heard of it?...if not, i'll put it another way...its not about the real meaning of the word but the image it portrays...write that down, its classic....but fairly good, i know some folks who will be thoroughly confused by it...
cola_vixen**
May 07, 2005

ok this was a really um odd comment. i thought it was a vampire....i dont even see how a stapler fits but oh well not my teaser.....
wolfy68**
May 07, 2005

Way to go, vikingboy!.....Sheesh....We all have poetic license, don't we? This was fun...and, I believe that Houdini, the master of misdirection and illusion would have enjoyed this. I did.
libra0890**
May 07, 2005

i thought that it was a vampire. llooll
libra0890
samrenee*
May 07, 2005

I thought it was a spider at first, then a vampire, but that got me good...i liked it
samrenee*
May 07, 2005

I thought it was a spider at first, then a vampire, but that got me good...i liked it
wanpan**
May 07, 2005

I thought it was a vampire!!!!
cracker*
May 07, 2005

wow, would of never thought of that one.
jazzy22792
May 07, 2005

good one. that waz clever i thought it waz a vampire.
blondie23**
May 08, 2005

I thought that this was a too easy I got it right away, but good job
darthforman*
May 08, 2005

you got me on that one.

I was trying to think of an animal.
skimela*
May 08, 2005

yayy i got it!

and stop causing fuss about it, its just a teaser, its meant to be fun. if it was too easy i bet loads of people would complain about it too
FeaerFactorY666*us*
May 08, 2005

Wow! Very nice!
FulanitoGM*sv*
May 09, 2005

For the record, I got this one right. Took a wild guess, but it happened to be right. Having said that, I think I got it right because I didn't take everything in the clues literally. Think outside the box, people. It helps, believe me. And finally, to play devil's advocate, it's called a "comments section," not a "nice comments section," or a "don't-be-mean comments section." We're free to critique the teasers, positively or negatively, so don't get on a person's case just because they're "mean." If someone doesn't like a teaser, they can say so. Ideally, they should give something to support the claim, but not everyone's going to do that. Regardless, let bygones be bygones. Anyway, I've said my piece. Have a GREAT day, everyone!!
kingsfan1*
May 09, 2005

i think you r all idiots. u r a bunch of nerds.
BastetA*
May 10, 2005

I got it within a second. It must be all the stapling I do at work. I liked the verse; it was cute.
libra0890**
May 15, 2005

hey yo. yeah, the comment section is to let the writer know what he/she needs to work on. so if someone sayst that they dont like it, dont tell them to stop saying all the mean stuff. but that doesnt mean you can say mean things without reason. i think that was a good teaser cuz it fooled a whole bunch of ppl and thats what they are supposed to do. so plz stop telling ppl what to write if they dont like it, they can say so. also, if youre gonna say that its stupid, you should have back up info on why. like state what you dont like about it. just so the writer knows what he/she needs to work on. thank you for your time.
morenavanilla*
May 17, 2005

this one is great!!! i love it!!!!
changegurl**
May 20, 2005

oh! How cute! you did gooood!!!I add this one to my fav list
changegurl**
May 20, 2005

and yes I thought it was a vampire. But you did write Bloodless. again I realllllllllllllly thought this one was like so cute. Keep them coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Princeford93*
May 27, 2005

My first though was vampire but then I figured there had to be a twist there was no way it was that easy.
Trishgal*us*
May 22, 2006

zI thought it was a rivet, that could probably work. o well, got me a gain.
OldChinaHand**
May 22, 2006

My, my how many here with wounded pride because of a wrong guess. Misdirection is a part of the game, and this teaser was played very well. Good one.
lmurray*cn*
May 22, 2006

HEN HAO!
rhmaustin*us*
May 22, 2006

Well, PeaceJo, at least you can say you got 'em talking. I got the answer almost immediately, but I've worked in an office for many years. In fact, my trusty stapler is on my desk now. But like others, though I got this riddle right off, I've found others impossible that many people found easy. So ya never know. But I liked this one.
vlermaAus*
May 22, 2006

i,too, thought it was a vampire. You did a swell job and just remember, opinions are just like noses, everybody has one. I know, I cleaned that up considerably, but I agree that if they are going to complain they should offer constructive criticism. Thankfully, we don't all like the same things, but come on people, until you can do better, try a little kindness.
+
perrygfAil*
May 22, 2006

I thought it was a shish kebob skewer! It joins bloodless pieces of meat.
coachpisco*
May 22, 2006

That was a really good, staple teaser. Oh, sorry, I mean stable teaser.
bradon182001*us*
May 22, 2006

I sure didn't get this one. Didn't even have a guess. Good teaser.
BeckyD*
May 22, 2006

I never thought "vampire" because they don't "sit and wait" for their prey. They get out on the prowl. At first I thought "snake", but then most don't sit and wait, either, but some do. That's when I thought it must be "spider" because they DO sit and wait on their webs, and then they suck the blood out of the insects they catch. At least MOST species of spiders do, anyway! LOL

I sorta agree about the "eternal fate" of a stapler as a part of the riddle was misleading, though. However, I thought it was a pretty good teaser.

Some of you folks need to lighten up and just have fun with this stuff instead of taking it sooooo seriously!
iteachkidsAus*
May 22, 2006

Rocketboy!
"... at first i thought it was a snake, then a cat, then a teacher, then a pencil..."

You made me feel sooooo bad!!!
(user deleted)
May 22, 2006

i thought it was a fork
rachellanders**
May 22, 2006

HA! That was AWSOME!! I was thinking "Oh my gosh- I know this one! It's a vampire!" Everyone else, get over it- you got it wrong- so what?!
ticaboous
May 22, 2006

Didn't get it but thought it was a good teaser...............
horse_luverAca*
May 22, 2006

Hahahahaha... I was thinking something completely in the opposite direction! Got me!
thimblenogginus*
May 22, 2006


"Poetic license" has nothing to do with this teaser. When the clues don't equal the answer it's not an excercise in creative thinking. It's not misleading. It's just wrong.
Shastaki
May 22, 2006

All I could think of was a vampire, but I knew that couldn't be it lol.
scallioAus*
May 22, 2006

Well SPIDER and SNAKE are what came to me, but couldn't work the "eternally joined" into that answer. Never thought of stapler...
Nice poetry.
kimberlykayAus**
May 22, 2006

FANTASTIC...really liked it!
hermione_g**
May 22, 2006

i thought it was a vampire . obviously i was wrong...but...HOW DOES A STAPLE DOLE OUT FATE??? neat riddle though.
FatHeadAus*
May 22, 2006

That's not a riddle; that's a trick question!
mmmcla01A*
May 22, 2006

Very confusing...thought it was a vampire!! Good one though
AwwwSweet*
May 22, 2006

HAHAHA, I loved this one! My stapler has quickly been moved to the other side of my desk, but terrific teaser!

What I really love is that everyone who said it sounded like a snake and it was stupid for being a stapler... would have complained if it HAD been a snake saying it was sooo easy and how could it have gotten through the reviewers?! Whatever. It was perfect the way it was.

And by the way, giving charity is not the only definition for dole. Dictionary.com people, use it!
Dole (v) - To give out in small portions; distribute sparingly
patpat553*
May 22, 2006

I never would of gotten the answer to this riddle,and I love riddles! Just like the majority,I thought it was vampire,too. I also would like to know how "thefred" came up with the answer,"fork"?
Wingsfan**
May 22, 2006

I'm ok at riddles, but I would have never gotten this one. That's not to say that it isn't cute though! I read the answer and thought it was a good riddle. Doling out fate works perfectly fine...think about it.
kman613**
May 22, 2006

good one! I got too hung up trying to think of animals/insects, etc.
Amalius*
May 22, 2006

Very funny the first thing I thought was easy it`s a vampire . It was a good one but you could use a better title the others are a staple cant eternally join something it can be removed.
POPSca*
May 22, 2006

Not my bag sorry
TryerAen*
May 22, 2006

That was good
TryerAen*
May 22, 2006

Oh and by the way I thought it was some kind of hair comb?? WSE
blaghau
May 22, 2006

Okay, I used to work with a staple gun a few years ago, and as part of my work I accidently put a staple through my finger
jabdrAus*
May 22, 2006

Surprise answer. Got me good, and love when that happens.
samson1332us
May 22, 2006

I thought it was a vampire too!
Onslaught*us
May 22, 2006

HMMMMM got me good.
merrypippin246Aus*
May 22, 2006

Eternally!! I break staples and take papers out of a staple!!! Not a very good word choice. Sorry!
mcbidjcd
May 22, 2006

You people are not very helpful to the writer just discuraging. The teaser was not that bad just needed to be wored a little different but he did stump most all of us.
Evltwnkait*
May 22, 2006

well i knew it couldn't be a vampire that would be way WAY WAY to easy, but i didn't get it anyway. i thought the parody was nice: creative. cooli
funkyjing
May 22, 2006

wow! u made me think! but while holding the staple, i gues staple, so wow! i got it... its cool!
doka13*ml*
May 22, 2006

wooowwwwww, niceeee. i'm...speechless
Neek*us*
May 22, 2006

I was not even close!
Krystal
May 22, 2006

i seem to be the only one that got it right!!! yay me
montoman
May 22, 2006

that was a good one... never woulda' thunked it!
BastetA*
May 22, 2006

I got it within a second. It was very easy, but, then, people are borrowing our (college library's) stapler all the time, so my mind just naturally drifts in that direction.

Still, the riddle was cute. I enjoyed it.
loony300*
May 22, 2006

That was fun, you got me there
Good job!
stang99Ain*
May 22, 2006

I also took it to be a Vampire or somtin!?! But not bad.
bobobo
May 23, 2006

haha!I thought it was a vampire!Goob one!
bobobo
May 23, 2006

haha!I thought it was a vampire!Good one!
blossombob7
May 23, 2006

my poor paper... but that's okay.. i have a staple remover!!!!
tdbrsun*
May 23, 2006

I thought it was snake, except I was wondering about the bloodless part. Stapler never would have guessed. Good one you got me!
babbeee
May 25, 2006

Ya goy me too....gotta get my thinking cap cleaned....thought it was a Vampire....duh
mmmcla01A*
Dec 28, 2006

A little dramatic.....
seanlandrewsAus*
Jan 04, 2007

Cool teaser. You vampire lovers are a little spooky!
craniacAus*
May 22, 2007

I was thinking "fork," but forks don't exactly join anything, certainly not eternally. Never would have guessed a stapler, even though there's one sitting on my desk.
Phoenixtears*
May 22, 2007

Kinda easy, but I found it quite enjoyable!
lmurray*cn*
May 22, 2007

RERELY, ALMOST NEVER, DO I OFFER A SECOND COMMENT, BUT AFTER READING ALL THE COMMENTS ABOUT MISLEADING etc., I MUST SAY IT WAS RIGHT ON.

EASY AND TO THE POINT!

GOOD JOB!!
coolpainter*
May 22, 2007

Vampire, too...lol
riddle_of_fateAkr*
May 22, 2007

lol i thought it was needle! NICE!
auntiesisAus*
May 22, 2007

I must be in the wrong place. Murray giving a thumbs up, what has transpired. I thought it was a good one, even though I didn't get it.
Hungrygiten*
May 22, 2007

I liked it. Not much in life is 'eternal', so when it is seen in a teaser, i'm happy to take 'eternal' as 'a long time' and not necessarily as 'forever'.
I think the Stapler does have might in it's own right. Have you tried pushing staples through six sheets of paper without one?
To summarise, give the guy a break! Just because you didn't get it! (okay, neither did I, but I got as far as understanding that it wouldn't be something living)
Dishhead5Aau**
May 22, 2007

I thought it was a vampire, cos when he bites someone they become vampires
anion*
May 22, 2007

I thought it was hard but the clues are good. I didn't get it but when i read the answer i realized i was on the wrong track. I kept thinking something with fruit which made me think of insects.

Great job!!!
doeheadAus*
May 22, 2007

Summer rerun time
MurfQ*ca*
May 22, 2007

Overall, not a bad teaser. I did get it pretty quickly, but that obviously doesn't mean it was necessarily too easy. Like some others, I did think the eternally bit was a bit much. I think that's taking "poetic license" a little too far. To use eternally, it should be something at least a little more lasting than a staple. Especially with it being put in the title as well, which seems to give it a great deal more emphasis than the rest of the clues. I loved the imagery though! I'll never look at a stapler the same again
puttumupus*
May 22, 2007

way to easy.the last part of the sentence gave it away..if any one of you had a brain cell left you would of gotten it....ps..it was a good teaser
Corina*us*
May 22, 2007

Boodless prey threw me. I all about the obvious, so I was looking for an animal...not office equipment.
phyllisa*us*
May 22, 2007

Great teaser!!!I thought spider, then vampire, you got me! Four Stars!!!!!
2ndhandroseca*
May 22, 2007

You got me Too!

I thought immediately that it was a fork Fangs going into
cooked meat and tastes joined in the mouth? Must have been hungry for my breakfast!!
GOOD ONE !
2ndhandroseca*
May 22, 2007

Just looked at Corinas answer.
I immediately went to animals & food too? FORK sorta fits but not 100%. As I said I was hungry. This is like grocery shopping. Don't do the Teaser till you've eaten first.
hradilv**
May 22, 2007

Easy... and I guess, not too bad...
babyceeus*
May 22, 2007

this one had me totally stumped. good job!
dicaelaAus*
May 22, 2007

I thought vampire...this one got me. I enjoyed it.
clearisacolour*
May 22, 2007

I thought it was an earring... or an earring gun. But hey, stapler was a great answer to the riddle! I think the point was to make you *think* it was a vampire (which was my first instinct) but then throw you off intentionally. Good job.
HOLLYSPRINGS200Aus
May 22, 2007

Automatically thought it was a snake! defintely thought it was funny when I realized its a Stapler! Thats good. smiles..
DreamchaserAus*
May 22, 2007

really cute...even if it stumped me
OceanStar719Aus*
May 22, 2007

Very clever! I thought of a vampire too! Nice teaser!
Hummingbird1*us*
May 22, 2007

In my opinion, this is exactly what a good teaser is all about. Many of us were misdirected into thinking,too easy, snake, spider, vampire, boring! Then when you get the real answer, you get a giggle.
I give it a thumbs up!
cheeny13Aus*
May 22, 2007

To all you people who think this was too misleading, I think your definition of a riddle/teaser may need a little adjustment...
As for the teaser.. Great one.. I definitely didn't remember from last year!
zaya*
May 22, 2007

Very poorly written. A stapler doesn't have pointed fangs, only the staple itself does. Staples aren't eternal either, hence the existence of staple removers.
4demo*
May 22, 2007

I was thinking along the lines of a vampire too, but the real answer was much more fun! Nice teaser!
j9mattfieldAus*
May 22, 2007

Well done. As a Buffy/Angel/Blood Ties fanatic, vampire was certainly the first thing I thought off...until I read bloodless. And no, the stapler itself does not have the fangs, but it says "with" and staples are with the stapler. Thanks!
ModScorpious
May 22, 2007

My guess was the night since the clues seem to fit.
I_Write_Books*
May 22, 2007

I remember reading this one before...while I enjoyed it more the first time, it was still enjoyable this time around, too. Very well written and well thought.
Irish_chicie*
May 22, 2007

ha! i didn't get it...good one.
bhssoccer23Aus*
May 22, 2007

Oh my gosh, the whole POINT of the teaser is to make you think it's a vampire or snake. Don't get mad when you guess vampire and it's wrong. Things like this actually take a little bit of thought to figure out. That's why they're called BRAIN teasers. People are too critical.
Anyway, I thought it was a cute teaser. I liked it, even though I couldn't think of the right answer.
Harmony_GirlAus*
May 22, 2007

Nice...
jabdrAus*
May 22, 2007

Kudos to bhssoccer and a nod to IM who's mellowing out
hockeyfan94us*
May 22, 2007

It could be a zipper too, but it is clever all the same
MadelulabelleAus*
May 22, 2007

Good one! That is a really creepy description of an everyday thing!
GrandmaB*
May 22, 2007

We all think differently...and that's the beauty of exercising the mind with these teasers.

I was thinking "larger" because it sounded so fearful and final. I came up with a train engine which can be coupled bloodlessly to its cars in one bite...but, knowing nothing about coupling train engines, it probably isn't plausible.
breathesunshineAus*
May 22, 2007

Cool and creepy! I could remember reading this one before. It was still just as good!
cdsg-r*us*
May 22, 2007

Great misdirection! I thought this one was going to be too easy. Right, all you vampires out there?
bookworm91**
May 22, 2007

Congrats on making Teaser of the Day!
I enjoyed it. I never would have guessed stapler (like many, I was thinking vampire), but once I saw the answer I was like "that's clever!" Anyway, good job.
oxymoron
May 22, 2007

Ohemgee y'all! It's just a teaser, and a good one at that! Lighten up everyone! The poetry was very very good, and just for the record, I guessed stapler right off the bat. HAVE FUN!!!
katiekinnss1Aus
May 22, 2007

i thought it was a vampire not a stapelor
cloughmeAws*
May 22, 2007

Excellent!!
lez93Aus*
May 22, 2007

haha i thought it was a vampire nice teaser!
speedqueenkmwAus*
May 23, 2007

I never get these riddles
oddreyus*
May 23, 2007

I loved it! Very well written. I got it right away because right as i sarted thinking i happened to glance at the stapler on my desk. Lucky me!
QrystalAca*
Jun 19, 2007

I thought this was very well done. Misdirection makes for an excellent riddle! Creative use of words also adds nicely to its quality as a teaser. (Me getting it right without much stress? well that was just icing on the cake!)
elentirAus*
May 23, 2010

I agree with all the comments about the 'eternal' not really applying. I also wanted to point out that 'bloodless' doesn't really apply either. I have accidentally stapled my fingers a couple times, and drew blood. Also, doctors use staples in lieu of stitches to close up wounds on occasion. I've had three staples in my head for an injury. And those are definitely not meant to be eternal.
patiencewithaP*us*
May 23, 2010

No clue... Very well written!
saelle138Agb
May 23, 2010

Vampire, stapler, no real difference.
precious1026Aus**
May 23, 2010

A Bat, a bat, not a stapler. A stapler don't dole out fate, a stapler has very little to do with fate.
One who uses the stapler on any regular basis, seals the fate of paper or envelops. I can see the analogy. I think.
bear01Aau*
May 23, 2010

i was all " grr i am sooooooo sick of stupid vampire things... grrrrrr..stupid stupid vampire things everywhere i go..." ... then the answer was stapler.. ..
avonmaAus*
May 23, 2010

I got it!
Thanks. That was fun.
tonjawithaj*us*
May 24, 2010

I love this riddle! One of my Faves!
hubbamutt777tus*
May 24, 2010

LUV THE TEASER!!! and whoever says 'it doesn't join paper eternally!' is TOTALLY wrong. what if you leave the staple IN?!? well, it doesn't matter, the answer wasn't obvious- it wasn't supposed to be. its a RIDDLE, DUH!
p.s. luv the teaser. -Hubbamutt777
Babe*
May 23, 2013

It is a bit misleading and like most others I thought of teeth and vampires. However, if you don't try, you won't learn, so thanks for posting!
HABS2933Aca*
May 23, 2013

I'm sorry, but I am with those who said they did not think the clues worked. They were not "misleading", they were outright incorrect. Bound eternally? Hardly - very few things (in fact, I know of none) can bind eternally, some things like nails, or screws are a bit more difficult to remove, but they do sell "staple removers" at any store, not that you need one, a 3 year old could pull apart a stack of stapled pages. I won't even bother with what was wrong with the other clues, they have been mentioned more that once in the preceding comments.
For me, this one was a no go.
tripleteam5*
May 23, 2013

2.26 diff and got it in 20 sec. seems my brain got lucky lol
jaycr*us*
May 23, 2013

Not too crazy about this one. The writer went so far trying to trick the reader that the "clues" didn't fit the answer.



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