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What Once Was Red Is Black Instead

Tear one off and scratch my head, what once was red is black instead. What am I?

A match. You tear a match out of a matchbook and scratch the head to light it, then the red tip turns black from the flame.

This is an exact duplicate of Tear One Off and Scratch My Head but I’m leaving it to avoid broken links.

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13 Comments on "What Once Was Red Is Black Instead"

Tear One Off And Scratch My Head - Riddles and Brain Teasers says
March 12, 2014 @ 14:09

[…] is a duplicate of red black instead, but I’m leaving them both to avoid broken […]

sheila says
August 25, 2015 @ 20:20

I don’t think that’s a good one. Some matches are black n turn grey (sticks out tounge) now what hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

emily says
March 2, 2016 @ 07:54

is it the lottery?

Suhani says
April 28, 2016 @ 06:38

If maths teacher shouts 420 420
What do science teacher shout

Hmmmm says
June 26, 2016 @ 15:39

Serious flaw here, I just struck 10 matches in a row, and all turned grey.

Heaven says
August 25, 2016 @ 18:18

It’s a match

Jackie says
September 27, 2016 @ 21:54

A match

GraceyCakes says
November 23, 2016 @ 11:07

No, matchbox!!!!! :P EASY

Kiana Sean says
April 28, 2018 @ 11:15

if someone says the answer you can use it to solve a buzzfeed quiz

Steph says
January 11, 2019 @ 22:49


The says
June 26, 2020 @ 18:29

a match

Your mom says
December 6, 2020 @ 16:37

A match. Easy. Now do your homework.

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