Brain Teasers Optical Illusions Puzzle Hunts Codes & Ciphers Mechanical Puzzles
Personal Links
Browse Teasers
Search Teasers

Calamitous

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

 

Puzzle ID:#40787
Fun:*** (2.8)
Difficulty:*** (2.44)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:aresII*us******

 

 

 



I am only a word of five letters, but I have caused great calamities. Take away my head and I enhance a city.
Behead me once more and I am a place where all the world once congregated.
If at first you curtail me, I am a mineral.
Curtail once more and I am a fashionable resort.
Yet if instead you cut off both my head and my tail it does not deteriorate my value.


Answer

SPARK.

Clues: park, ark, spar, spa, par.

Hide




What Next?

  
  

See another brain teaser just like this one...

Or, just get a random brain teaser

If you become a registered user you can vote on this riddle, keep track of
which ones you have seen, and even make your own.

 


Comments

jazzmusician46Aau*
Feb 29, 2008

I liked that one
tpg76us*
Feb 29, 2008

Excellent teaser. Not tooo hard, but took a little thought to get them all. Thanks for submitting this kind of teaser - high on my "fun" list.
friesaregoodAus*
Mar 01, 2008

Hehe. I like that one, although I didn't know spar was a mineral.
JessicaGAau*
Mar 11, 2008

Great teaser, Though the 'ark' one threw me off, as only christians think that the worlds animals were carried in the ark

Back to Top
   


Online Now
7 users and 572 guests

Users In Chat
autumn
Follow Braingle!
Fold 'N Fly Paper Airplanes
Easy to follow folding instructions and videos.
Copyright © 1999-2017 | FAQ | Widgets | Links | Green | Subscribe | Contact | Privacy | Conditions | Advertise | Braingle Time: 8:56 pm
Sign In Create a free account