# What is this thing?

Here is a riddle from my side. I think it's bit easy.

Clues

1. 8 times a day.

2. Bent

3. 97 of the cent useless.

4. It saves you from death but you can also die within it.

5. Might cause a war.

• Attention that the riddle begins after clues. If you have any doubt related to question, do mention it in comments. Commented Aug 2, 2020 at 16:19

## 2 Answers

This may provide a solution

water

8 times a day

There's a saying 'drink eight glasses of water a day'.

Bent

The water molecule H-O-H is V-shaped or bent.

97 of the cent useless

97% of the water on Earth is salty ocean water which is not good for drinking.

It saves you from death but you can also die within it

You need water to survive, but may drown in it.

Might cause a war

Water conflict is a serious concern.

• Exactly the intended one. For hint 5 rot 13(Sbe uvag 5, gur vagraqrq bar jnf gur fcrphyngvba bs Guveq Jbeyq Jne qhr gb vg.) was intended but still you earn a check. Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 2:06

Maybe an answer? I'm not sure how this applies to #4 or #5, but it works reasonably well for 1, 2, and 3.

The number $$3$$

1. 8 times a day

$$1/8$$ of a day is $$3$$ hours.

1. Bent

The physical shape of the number $$3$$ is clearly bent.

1. 97 of the cent useless.

Something that is $$97$$ percent useless is $$3$$ percent useful.

Again, not sure how this could work for #4 or #5. I'll have to think on it.

• Sorry but not the intended answer. Good try and carry on. Commented Aug 2, 2020 at 16:41