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I'm in the garden,
I've been to space,
I've flown across the sky.

I keep you well,
I sum things up,
I sit and watch time fly.

What am I?

HINT:

Botanical, Astronautical, Aeronautical, Medical, Literary, Temporal

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Are you:

A capsule

I'm in the garden,

"In botany a capsule is a type of simple, dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plants." - wikipedia

I've been to space,

Part of rocket ship.

I've flown across the sky.

Maybe this escape capsule for a plane?

I keep you well,

Some medication is delivered by capsule.

I Sum things up,

"An extremely brief condensation" according to dictionary

I sit and watch time fly.

Time capsule.

The title:

Kinder surprise has a capsule inside a chocolate egg containing a toy.

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  • $\begingroup$ Bingo, Yahtzee, House, Dominos, Checkmate. The 2 clues you had trouble with were a little harder maybe but there were no red herrings. Anyway, correct. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 31 '16 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers Cheers. Nice puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Ergwun May 31 '16 at 12:54
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I think its

Sunlight

Because:

I'm in the garden

When it hits the earth

I've been to space,

The sun is in space

I've flown across the sky.

The way from the sun to earth

I keep you well

Without light we would die (or what we eat)

I Sum things up,

Not sure about that, but light combines dark places

I sit and watch time fly.

Nothing is faster than light, so for a photon the time stands still

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done. Sunlight covers most of the points but there is a better fit. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 31 '16 at 9:57
  • $\begingroup$ What about the title? $\endgroup$ – Mohit Jain May 31 '16 at 10:43
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Are you:

A clock

I'm in the garden,

Sundial

I've been to space,

GPS satellites have atomic clocks

I've flown across the sky.

All planes have accurate clocks for navigation

I keep you well,

Body clock

I Sum things up,

Computers have an internal clock, which governs the processor cycles

I sit and watch time fly.

Self evident!

The title:

Chocolate and a toy is a Kinder Egg -- an egg timer is a kind of clock

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  • $\begingroup$ Some of the reasoning is really good but this isn't the answer to the riddle. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 31 '16 at 12:21
  • $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers: Argh this is driving me crazy!!! ;) $\endgroup$ – Baldrick May 31 '16 at 12:23
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I've been to space,

I've flown across the sky.

Santa Claus

I'm in the garden

He put children's gifts under the Christmas tree

I keep you well

Another name of him is Father Christmas. Fathers keep their children well.

I Sum things up

Santa Claus sums gifts up.

I sit and watch time fly

Santa Claus sits and waits for Christmas.

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  • $\begingroup$ Very seasonal. Not what I'm looking for. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 31 '16 at 12:27
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I think it is

Aquarius

I'm in the garden

Another name of that is water bearer. (There is a gardener in garden)

I've been to space

It is a Constellation. And it is in sky.

I've flown across the sky, I keep you well

According to legends, it is the emperor of a wide portion of the sky and controls rain.

I Sum things up

Gardener sums the garden up.

I sit and watch time fly

Everyone sits and watches time fly.

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    $\begingroup$ Really cool answer with good explanations. Not a bad fit but not what I'm looking for. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 31 '16 at 11:37
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My try:

An atom

I'm in the garden,

Well, that's obvious. I always collect atoms from my garden.

I've been to space,

All the atoms in my garden were once part of a star that exploded, so they have traveled through space

I've flown across the sky.

same as above

I keep you well,

If one of my atoms splits, I will have a big problem

I Sum things up,

You should never trust atoms they "make up everything" (intended bad pun here)

I sit and watch time fly.

If nobody splits an atom intentionally they will be here for a really long time.

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting answer and probably the best fit so fat but it's not the (usually macro) object that I'm looking for. Love the pun as reasoning too. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 31 '16 at 11:35
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Are you:

An amino acid

I'm in the garden,

Plants are in the garden, built of amino acids

I've been to space,

Amino acids have been detected in interstellar space

I've flown across the sky.

They have been found on meteors too

I keep you well,

We need amino acids to stay healthy

I Sum things up,

They are building blocks, summing up to build complex proteins

I sit and watch time fly.

They have been present on the earth since the earliest times, and have watched billions of years of evolution

The title:

Chocolate and a toy is a Kinder Egg - and eggs are made mostly of protein, built from amino acids.

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    $\begingroup$ This is not the answer but I love it. The explanations are cool and educational. I especially like the one for the title. The answer is (at least usually) a macro object. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 31 '16 at 11:39
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I guess its

Air

Because:

I'm in the garden

Its everywhere

I've been to space,

The air is in space too

I've flown across the sky.

Its everywhere

I keep you well

without air, we can't breath

I Sum things up,

Not sure about this..

I sit and watch time fly.

Its everywhere

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    $\begingroup$ There is none in space $\endgroup$ – Marius May 31 '16 at 9:04
  • $\begingroup$ Well done. It's not air but it covers a few of the points. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 31 '16 at 9:56
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I think it could be

my astronaut girl/boyfriend

because:
I'm in the garden:

(S)he is in the garden that very instant because it's sunny outside

I've been to space,

(S)he's an astronaut, so (s)he has been to space

I've flown across the sky.

Again (s)he is an astronaut, plus (s)he travelled a lot and has taken the airplane sometimes.

I keep you well

Yes indeed!

I Sum things up,

(S)he's doing a great mathematic puzzle on StackExchange.

I sit and watch time fly.

Even if it's a great puzzle, it's only to pass the time.

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  • $\begingroup$ Now THAT is lateral, which is cool... but it is not the answer to this riddle. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 31 '16 at 10:30
  • $\begingroup$ I know, but I liked this answer so I posted it :). May be I should edit it to say it's a lateral thinking answer ? I'm new so I'm not sure. $\endgroup$ – Sechiro May 31 '16 at 10:48
  • $\begingroup$ I joined on Friday so I'm the wrong person to ask. But I like it. I've heard far worse answers that turned out to be correct. :/ $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 31 '16 at 13:14

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