Thursday, March 15, 2012

Oompa Loompa Doobity Diddle...

Guess who came up with another riddle?

I see with only one eye:
even apples and oranges are the same color to me.

I speak only one language:
and it's easy to learn, but impossible to master.

I touch almost everything you know:
you'll try and you'll try, but you'll never escape me.
Even running from me only reminds you of me.

So give up running--
pull me close to your mouth;
let me burn at your side.
To hold me is bliss, but to love me is poison.

I'll make you what you are...but what am I?

Update 3/17:
My sister read this riddle and asked first: is it water?
No, I said.
Fire? she asked.
No, I said.
Earth? Air?
Neither, I said--though I have it on good authority that it's a gas.


  1. Sol, the nearest star, also called the sun, which some say is a giant sphere with a gaseous or plasma layer that provides the light to Earth. Light has one eye, but so does air. Since most life as we know it could not exist with out sunlight it makes us what we are and we cannot outrun it, at least not indefinitely or without a deep sea submersible.

  2. Are you ever going to tell us the answer to this?

  3. because my brain hurts trying to figure it out

  4. Additional clue: the "good authority" from the previous clue is the band Pink Floyd.

    Yet another clue: apples and oranges are both green to the riddle's "speaker." The point is that the old saying "you can't compare apples and oranges" doesn't apply to this speaker because it is able to reduce them both to a green-colored lowest common denominator.

    Should I give more clues? This is an extremely difficult riddle, but I swear it will make sense after you figure out what the answer is.


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