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I have ears but failed to listen

I have mouth but failed to scream

but good thing!

I have ears to scream

I have mouth to listen

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    $\begingroup$ Makes me think of creating a Mr. Potato head :p $\endgroup$ – Mark N May 7 '15 at 16:40
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    $\begingroup$ very creative riddle :) $\endgroup$ – zlobi.wan.kenobi May 8 '15 at 6:42
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Are you:

A phone

I have ears but failed to listen
I have mouth but failed to scream

Phones have ear and mouth pieces

I have ears to scream
I have mouth to listen

but the ear piece produces noise (screams) and the mouth piece listens

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Are you a

enter image description here

I have ears but failed to listen I have mouth but failed to scream

The presumably ears don't listen nor the mouth piece speaks or screams

I have ears to scream I have mouth to listen

Put on a sthetho and speak on it. You will know what a enter image description here is :-)

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  • $\begingroup$ I did that before.. feels like i'm on a recording studio :D $\endgroup$ – Dyrandz Famador May 7 '15 at 23:02
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Screams from the ears Listen from the mouth seems to describe

headset?

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 when it comes to physical appearance, headset is the closer. it has also a mic for mouth and speakers for ears :). the problem on headset is that it needs to be connected to a device which wasn't mentioned on the riddle $\endgroup$ – Dyrandz Famador May 8 '15 at 1:22
  • $\begingroup$ @DyrandzFamador, but it doesn't say that it isn't connected to anything either ;) $\endgroup$ – lewisjb May 8 '15 at 3:18
  • $\begingroup$ actually, i thought of a headset before.. but the main idea here is "listening and speaking".. so for me, phone is the answer, because the phone's purpose is for call and also has already an earpiece and mouthpiece which being used for calling.. headset is just an external earpiece and mouthpiece that needs to be connected to a phone or any gadgets. (but i'm not 100% sure :D ) $\endgroup$ – Dyrandz Famador May 8 '15 at 3:47
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This sounds to me like

a cave... specifically The Ear of Dionysius
Ear of Dionysius

The mouth listens:

A cave has a mouth, which in this case is used to evesdrop
from wikipedia: "Dionysius used the cave as a prison for political dissidents, and by means of the perfect acoustics eavesdropped on the plans and secrets of his captives"

The ear screams:

The ear itself is the cave, which amplifies the sounds (thus, the ear screams)
from wikipedia: "Another more gruesome legend claims that Dionysius carved the cave in its shape so that it would amplify the screams of prisoners being tortured in it."

source:

image and all quotes:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_of_Dionysius

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