I Build Up Castles

I build up castles.
I tear down mountains.
I make some men blind,
I help others to see.
What am I?


Posted in Riddles


9 Comments on "I Build Up Castles"

grim says
July 19, 2015 @ 00:12


Erwin says
December 10, 2015 @ 02:48

why sand helps others to see?
don’t get it.

Erwin says
December 10, 2015 @ 02:51

is it because a mirror is made of by that?

Dan says
December 10, 2015 @ 13:58

@Erwin Sand is used to make glass, which can form a lens to help you see.

Saravenai Maleiki says
November 21, 2016 @ 11:51

Line 1: Sandcastles.
Line 2: Sand can erode things or mountains can erode into sand.
Line 3: Sandstorms can blow sand into people’s eyes.
Line 4: Sand is used to make glass, like for glasses.

robby baja says
September 6, 2017 @ 07:57

Sand or money? Hehehehehehe.

Dairs Darrison says
April 28, 2018 @ 16:12


Jennifer says
July 25, 2018 @ 17:54

Water – not sand. Sand cannot do any of the above without another component.

1: Water is required to keep the sand stuck together
2: In order for sand to erode ANYTHING, it requires outside force from air or water (wind or gravity respectively)
3: Sandstorms require air, whereas looking into the rain blinds (or being underwater blurs enough to blind)
4: Water is required to allow anyone to see… saline is salt WATER.

Xethea says
June 11, 2019 @ 14:37

I saw this riddle on Mega Man Battle Network 4, a video game from Game Boy Advanced. I wonder if someone ripped it off there or here or elsewhere

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