View Full Version : someone help me quick please? (a riddle)

Feb 23rd, 2002, 11:48 PM
can you solve this riddle

I am old, and I feel like I run forever, but I never move. I have no lungs or throat but I have a roaring voice, who am I?

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 24th, 2002, 12:50 AM
Umm... :rolleyes: I don't know! :p

Feb 24th, 2002, 12:58 AM
Old man river?

Feb 24th, 2002, 01:01 AM
forgot to say, it has to be one word

Feb 24th, 2002, 01:43 AM

Feb 24th, 2002, 02:20 AM
but cannot explain the roaring bit though I thought

Feb 24th, 2002, 02:23 AM
I would have to agree with Adrian on this one.. and yes a river can "roar".. his answer seems like it fits.. i couldn't come up with anything that suits it better..

Feb 24th, 2002, 11:27 AM
*bump* Tine!!!!!!!!!!!!! help!!!!!!!!!! I want to know the answer..lol

Mercury Rising
Feb 24th, 2002, 11:34 AM
It sounds familiar, but I couldn't say. But a river does move IMO, it makes curves in the landscape.

Feb 24th, 2002, 12:15 PM
a waterfall?

I think everything matches with that answer... Tell me if I'm wrong!

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 24th, 2002, 12:58 PM
I think waterfall

Feb 24th, 2002, 01:48 PM
my classmate's grandpa?...

um, sorry..i have no idea...if it was something like

I am young, and I feel like I crawl forever, but I never move. I have lungs and a throat but I have a crying voice, then it'd be per4ever...

sorry, that's corny. i need my sleep....

Feb 24th, 2002, 01:51 PM
Lol@ Marshmellow!:wavey:

I haven't got a clue what it is:confused: But it's something to do with water. I think?

Feb 24th, 2002, 02:15 PM
a river flows yes but it don't "move" really i mean its in a certain loacation and it stays there.. lol idk but as of right now its the best and ( i might add) one of the only responses u got! lmao :)

Feb 24th, 2002, 03:44 PM
So, what's wrong with my waterfall?
It couldn't be a river, as a river does not always "roar"... There are quiet rivers!

Feb 24th, 2002, 04:23 PM
I am still stuck.

What do proplr think about 'sun'. I mean it is old. and it feels like always move (by people in the earth) but neevr move. It is perfect until the roaring voive bit...

Bright Red
Feb 24th, 2002, 05:39 PM
A waterfall does not run. It falls.

Marti-Fans explanation makes the most sense. A river runs and the water in it moves but the river itself stays in the same location. Some rivers don't roar, but others do--so river is still very much a valid answer.

It's what I thought upon reading the riddle.

Feb 24th, 2002, 05:45 PM
Yes but in a waterfall, the water speed is increased so, if you consider that water "walks" before the waterfall, the word "run" has a sense in that situation!

Anyway, I'm pretty sure this is the right answer, if you are not convinced, I don't care!

Mercury Rising
Feb 24th, 2002, 05:47 PM
A river does NOT stay in the same position. Don't you people know erosion? A river can be totally different after 1000 years or more. Isn't the Grand Canyon made by rivers that erose their way through the stone?

Mercury Rising
Feb 24th, 2002, 05:48 PM
Yeah, it's a waterfall, the only good explanation.

Feb 24th, 2002, 05:58 PM
So, at least there are 3 waterfalls, it's not that bad ;)

Feb 24th, 2002, 06:20 PM
yes there is erosion i know! but i mean it don't drastically shift! i mean yes over time it does but it relatively stays in the same spot sheesh!..

Bright Red
Feb 24th, 2002, 11:32 PM
Erosion occurs with both waterfalls and river, so if you disqualify rivers because of it, then you have to also disqualify waterfalls. So there.

Maybe waterfalls run in Belgium. Over here, they don't.

Has anyone seen the movie, "A River Runs Through It".?

Marti_Fan, your explanation is best.

Feb 24th, 2002, 11:43 PM
*sigh* why must people discount others opinions on this board?? i mean this happends so frequently and it was a thread entitled "help me solve a riddle" .. and when people actually give their imput it is dis-credited.. i don't get this at all..

(btw credit adrian with the answer *river* he is the one who submitted it and i think he is right :) )

i believe this because a river has all these characteristics:

old age: they take thousand of years to form ..

"i feel like I run forever": they never stop flowing..

"I never move": they relatively stay in the same spot yes there is erosion but its not a huge shift in a short amount of time..

"i have no lungs or throat but a roaring voice": self explanitory.. a river is quite noisy and it "gushes".

..anyhow therefore i think it fits this riddle but from how things are progressing i think we will never find an answer..

Bright Red
Feb 24th, 2002, 11:50 PM

Opinions will always be attacked. It would be nice to have the answer to stop them.

I came up with the answer 'river' myself before looking at what anyone else typed (I never look at answers. I'd rather not solve it than have someone tell me). So I take credit for solving it myself.

I simply gave you credit for explaining why river seems like the best answer. That's just my opinion.

Feb 24th, 2002, 11:54 PM
okay thats understandable :) .. but i don't know why people must always "attack" others opinions as u said.. i mean it was an innocent riddle and yet people act agressively about it..

anyhow i think you and adrian are right atleast until a "more sufficient" answer could be submitted ..


Double Fault
Feb 25th, 2002, 12:14 AM
What about a drought? A river would dry up and stop running.

I have no idea, I guess river would be about right. I'm contradicting myself, because I have no idea whatsoever.

disclaimer - I'm not attacking anybody's answers, just thinking out loud.

Feb 25th, 2002, 12:27 AM
lmao df :)

a drought could happen but i don't think it would "dry up" the river.. also many rivers are connected to lakes,oceans, ect. so it'd be nearly impossible ..

anyhow its a decent reasoning..

Feb 25th, 2002, 04:43 AM i still think my classmate's grandpa is the best answer...

um wongqks, you didn't just make this up, did you?

a river does move, maybe if it was a lake then.....but that won't roar...nor run...

i think it's gonna be about nature though....can't think of anything other than "river" ...

Feb 25th, 2002, 07:28 AM
Well, I've just found a "riddle website" and the answer to this riddle is A WATERFALL!

(You can check it here (http://www.geocities.com/darktowercompendium/rolandsriddles-notsoeasy.html) ...)

Feb 25th, 2002, 11:35 AM
ok good its finally solved :)... but for that matter a waterfall has errosion to just as right red said..oh well *sigh*


Bright Red
Feb 25th, 2002, 01:52 PM
silly riddle