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Short Riddle

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I have many feathers to help me fly.

I have a body and head, but I’m not alive.

It is your strength which determines how far I go.

You can hold me in your hand, but I’m never thrown.

What am I?

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23 Comments to “Short Riddle”

  1. coupland | Guest

    An arrow. A short riddle indeed.

  2. David | Guest

    shuttle cock??

  3. andrew | Guest

    badminton birdie?

  4. dsaffsa | Guest

    a fly (of fly fishing)?

  5. Mike | Guest

    You are an arrow.

  6. Mark M. | Guest

    An arrow.

  7. jason | Guest

    an arrow

  8. Prairie Kittin | Guest

    An arrow.

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  10. Sorina | Guest

    A badminton suttle

  11. becca | Guest

    uhhhhhhhhhhhh… my brain hurts

  12. Angelo Francisco B. Veloso | Guest

    I think I have to agree with the arrow. You can still throw a shuttlecock.

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  16. Clifford Tasker | Guest

    I agree with most of the people it has to be an arrow

  17. khan hidayat | Guest

    toy aeroplane

  18. KALA JALAN | Guest

    A nail

  19. Dani | Profile

    I know this is a bit late, but it wont go out of my head that it could be a dandelion blowball and/or its seeds.

    ‘I have many feathers to help me fly.’
    Don’t the seeds have ‘feathers’ in a way?

    ‘I have a body and head, but I’m not alive.’
    the seeds have a stem and a ‘head’, can they be classed as alive, before they have settled?

    ‘It is your strength which determines how far I go.’
    ‘your’ is a matter of definition again, could be the wind or a person blowing. Depending on how strong and how constant it is, the distance varys.

    ‘You can hold me in your hand, but I’m never thrown.’
    It is more likely, that a arrow is thrown, while playing a game of darts for instance, than a blowball. Or even a single seed?! The dandelion is picked held in the hand and the seeds are blown off.

    The only thing that makes me reconsider this, is the fact that later life isn’t mentioned, or the quantity of the seeds. But otherwise i think it would suit the very ‘sensitive’ and maybe a little ‘helpless’ sounding object in that riddle. An arrow seems a bit too sharp and the speed would be missing in my opinion.

  20. RK | Profile

    Hi there, Dani-

    I like your answer, and think it’s a very good alternative solution.

    If you look at some of the other riddles we’ve posted ( this sort of thing crops up from time to time. I’ve always found it interesting how when many minds tackle a problem, 2nd and even 3rd answers become evident. Not something you come across in the typical puzzle book…

  21. Daniel | Profile

    If not arrow, possibly a cloud?

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  23. AnaMendoza | Profile

    its a baseball

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