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Family Sport

Submitted By:grilledcheese
Fun:**** (3.19)
Difficulty:*** (2.29)

Three brothers share a family sport:
A non-stop marathon
The oldest one is fat and short
And trudges slowly on
The middle brother's tall and slim
And keeps a steady pace
The youngest runs just like the wind,
Speeding through the race
"He's young in years, we let him run,"
The other brothers say
"'Cause though he's surely number one,
He's second, in a way."

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Comments on this teaser

Posted by mikster67809/04/07
I thought that was a hard'un!

Posted by littlestud09/04/07
nice one cam :D

Posted by swirlingmist09/04/07
A great one! Thanks for sharing. :D

Posted by MikeMan121609/04/07
Very fun!! Great teaser :D

Posted by happyhak09/05/07
LOL! Great teaser!!! "He's young in years, we let him run," The other brothers say "'Cause though he's surely number one, He's second, in a way." And I say: "GREAT TEASER! NUMBER 1!!!"

Posted by zigthepig09/05/07
wo0ow (imagine it there) I love this one *favourites*

Posted by 4demo09/15/07
Fun and clever! I love the "pun" using the word "second"! Going into my faves! :D

Posted by dhanish00710/05/07
For some reason, I found it easy... the non-stop and the second gave it away.

Posted by coolpainter10/05/07
I don't know where brothers comes into the logic.

Posted by rehtaeh10/05/07
Fantastic, I loved it

Posted by vlerma10/05/07
Great job there Cam. Nicely written. More please :D

Posted by bradon18200110/05/07
Very clever. I didn't get it, but it sure makes sense after seeing the answer. :o

Posted by 4princesses10/05/07
Good job on this one! I got it right and thought it was cleverly written. :D

Posted by lyndalee83010/05/07
this is one of the best teasers I have read in a long time....good job

Posted by dogg6pound910/05/07
excellent teaser...i thought he was named after their father which would make him a "second" (commonly known as Jr.) stupid me...keep 'em coming

Posted by emu77alu0210/05/07
Great teaser--I think it is one of the best :D

Posted by chaskey10/05/07
I agree with the above praises. Beautifully done. :D

Posted by zaya10/05/07
Could have been a clever riddle, but there was no explanation of what we're solving so I'm quite disappointed. Where did it say to explain what the 3 brothers represented, versus why the youngest could be considered "second". :x :x

Posted by hradilv10/05/07
Wow!! Excellent teaser - did you write it yourself? Well done! Thanks! :D

Posted by scallio10/05/07
Excellent teaser! Well written and concise. I found this one to be rather easy but not so much so as to make it a bore. :D

Posted by jaydeco10/05/07
good one! I didn't figure it out but it became much clearer after I seen the answer! You had me stumped! :)

Posted by jabdr10/05/07
Good teaser,grilled cheese (cam?). :wink: The answer came to me in a second. It's nice to get one quicklly, rather than in minutes or hours, or never. :D

Posted by UptheHill10/05/07
Need more coffee, nice one, would have never guessed it though!!

Posted by locutus13ds10/05/07
Huhh???? It passed me by :roll:

Posted by 2ndhandrose10/05/07
I didn't get the riddle. :oops: but it was obvious after reading answer. :o I think too one of the best in a while :D :D :D

Posted by grilledcheese10/05/07
Thanks for all the positive comments every one :D

Posted by crystal204037910/05/07
Clever :D

Posted by auntiesis10/05/07
Very good ! I didn't understand the title, Family Sport. But it was a great puzzle, even though I had no clue. :oops: :oops: :cry: :-?

Posted by snownvegas10/05/07
Good one! :D

Posted by nikitafullmoon10/05/07
Brilliant teaser!

Posted by wandering_goat10/05/07
Great teaser! How can people not understand this? They're brothers because they're all closely related, living in the same area, joined together, etc. The youngest is "second" because he's the second hand.

Posted by romans1_1610/05/07
I had to read it twice, but I got it. It was really fun and it took a bit of thinking so I absolutely loved it! Good job. :D

Posted by Therulerofthem10/05/07
I love it! Great teaser.

Posted by Seize10/05/07
very good...I happened to get this one, but that's not to say it was easy as I am a genius!

Posted by Madelulabelle10/05/07
Great one Grilledcheese! You have some of my favorites on the site! Really well written! :lol:

Posted by oddrey10/05/07
absolutely marvelous! :D

Posted by Trishgal10/08/07
Thought it was very clever, seemed very forthright to me...kudos :wink:

Posted by mondayschild5910/12/07
That was very good. I liked that one. It took me a few minutes but I got it. Thanks for the teaser. Monday~

Posted by bpalermo11/14/07
Beautiful. Simple and, yet, fun. One of the best around. Congratulations!

Posted by MzPink8512/11/07
GREAT TEASER!!! you got me... was no-where near the answer!

Posted by mosca01/10/08
really GREAT teaser! Took some thinking, but was not too obscure! :lol:

Posted by kodhrawara01/28/08
I got it the very "second" I read it

Posted by vg67402/14/08
Great but ambigous. I couldn't figure out what the question was for a bit.

Posted by chakki05/21/08
its very sportive 8) :lol:

Posted by MyLove4Life05/24/08
Brilliant!! I didn't get it but I went D'oh! when I read the answer. Great job! :wink:

Posted by teen_wiz07/25/08
Loved it--the rhyme was perfect too. :D

Posted by Psychic_Master12/05/08
HAHA! :lol: Great! That one got me stumped until I read the answer...and even then I had to re-read the teaser. Poor sleep-deprived me. I'm definitely gonna check out your other teasers. Nice one! :D

Posted by zembobo12/16/08
You know why it's hard to find the answer? Because the bloke forgot to ask the question...I'm sorry, did I miss the question? Good rhyme, but the only way I was able to figure out the question...was to look at the answer!!

Posted by GreenApples2703/10/09
That was an awesome riddle Cameron! I didn't understand what it was asking of me though! haha But when I saw the answer I was like oooh. haha :laugh: VERY good.

Posted by Paladin03/16/09
Loved it... I got it right off, but I think it was just a fluke that my mind went ehre. Well done! :)

Posted by drussel304/19/09
Very good

Posted by elentir10/05/10
How are they 'oldest', 'middle' and 'youngest'? Aren't they all the same age? Actually, if you want to get really technical about it, from the beginning of time seconds have been around before hours have; 3599 of them actually.

Posted by gaylewolf10/05/10
Terrific puzzle! :) I didn't get it, but once I saw the answer I realized how very clever it was! :lol: Thanks for a good one - well done!

Posted by talanpoe10/05/10
elentir wrote:[quote]How are they 'oldest', 'middle' and 'youngest'? Aren't they all the same age?[/quote] As I recall what I learned about the history of clockmaking, the earliest clocks had only an hour hand. Minute hands came along some centuries later, followed by second hands as a more recent innovation.

Posted by wordmama10/05/10
I enjoyed this teaser immensely, especially the getting it part!! The first time I read it, I also thought, "The question's missing!" Next time through, the youngest going fastest but also second led me to the clock and then the other descriptions fell into place! Loved it! Congrats, grilled cheese! :D

Posted by elentir10/05/10
OK, that makes a little more sense then. Thanks Talanpoe!

Posted by sunnybonghits10/05/10
ummm.....where's the riddle? this is a poem. i also don't understand why the hands of the clock have different ages? a nice poem, but a terrible riddle.

Posted by ttam00710/05/10
I thought we were guessing the sport, since that was in the title. A question would have really helped, i.e., Who are we? I like the riddle overall. It was well written and doesn't have a dozen different answers. Though the answer is obvious once you know it, that in my mind is a hallmark of a good riddle.

Posted by precious102610/05/10
8) Wandering Goat, explained the idea of this Teaser in such simple terms that this Teaser is quite brilliant and funny. I like Teaser like this one. I didn't get the answer, but its nice to see that so many did get the correct answer. My answer was Way off. I thought he came in second because running like the wind only gives you first place when there is Wind, but without the Wind, as the Air is calm,then he gets second place. So what, I told you I was way off. By the way, the Title "Family Sports" makes the Teaser even more believable. I am Out----> 8)

Posted by Babe10/05/13
I did not get it, but I liked it. Clever! :D

Posted by eighsse10/05/13
Loved this one! Great job grilledcheese. A little on the easy side, but that's good. Very well-written, a true poem. Great outside-the-box clues. A lot of thought went into this -- what percentage of teasers on this site can you say that about?

Posted by cutebug10/05/13
The last line gave it away. Well written and enjoyable. :D :D

Posted by nakajima0104/22/15
//Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a QUESTION that NEEDS answering. // This "riddle" would have been better if the question is clear.

Posted by WilliamXu05/04/15
The riddle should have asked us what to identify. :evil:

Posted by Babe10/05/16
Back in 2013 I was content with it, but his time, like some of the others I did not know what we were supposed to be looking for. Usually the author will say "what is it?" or "who is it? or "what am I?"This time we were given nothing to know which way to go. As a teaser it was very good, except for that!' :roll:

Posted by katamaster210/05/16
What does "family sport" have to do with anything?

Posted by Snowdog10/05/16
I love this riddle. It reads so nicely, almost poetically. It's just wonderful. :)

Posted by Snowdog02/07/17
Fabulous. This should be in a published collection: a standard that everyone should read and enjoy. Amazingly good.

Posted by Coolnana07/03/17
Didn't get this one at all. I was trying to figure out a sport. It made sense after I read the answer. A very good riddle after it made sense to me. :D


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