Tear One Off And Scratch My Head

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

A match.

This is a duplicate of red black instead, but I’m leaving them both to avoid broken links.

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14 Comments on "Tear One Off And Scratch My Head"

Crow says
November 17, 2015 @ 17:23

A match?

Mark says
May 18, 2016 @ 19:58

You’re a scab formerly on his head and he tore it off and of course the wound itches a little.

Dwayne says
September 3, 2016 @ 10:21


Jaylah says
September 4, 2016 @ 00:35

It’s a match. Not a couple match but like a fire match. When you first use a fire match it is red on it’s head scratch it’s head and fire is created then burning the match head making it black.
Therefore the answer is,

Kerolyn says
September 24, 2016 @ 03:25

A “cap” that we used to use with a cap pistol! They come in rolls – treat one off & scratch it, or hit it with a hammer, & it turns black from being popped & burned. Same principle as striking a match.

ella says
October 4, 2016 @ 17:02


Emma says
April 23, 2017 @ 14:15

The answer is match. When the match isn’t used, the tip is red, and when it is used the tip is black because it is burnt.

Bethany says
April 4, 2018 @ 05:31

This puzzle tear one off and scratch my head what was red is black instead match or matches is not correct

Robyn says
July 5, 2018 @ 01:09

Matchstick is the correct answer!

Litbit says
July 7, 2018 @ 23:01

Matchstick was right

Amelia says
November 21, 2018 @ 13:04

There are different colored match tops! So it’s not accurate.

William brown says
March 5, 2019 @ 10:02

An emotional phase is apparently the incorrect answer but okay

Hilwa says
September 1, 2019 @ 02:33

I love this page

icee says
October 2, 2019 @ 11:12

robyln thx I got it right

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