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Hello there! How do you do?
What am I? Oh, have no clue?,
but I still reside in you!
Let's just say I am your glue.
I'm not a one, let's say "a crew",
read my name and you will "whoo",
my size is small, I'll be true,
but I'm the longest, I bet you knew.

HINT 1:

I am THE longest.

HINT 2:

First 2 lines are just fillers

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  • $\begingroup$ Just a guess: does the correct answer have "whoo" pronounced in it? This would make the 6th line literal, as saying the answer would include saying "whoo." $\endgroup$ – mdc32 Jun 10 '16 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ No, the name doesn't contain any "whoo" $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Jun 13 '16 at 5:33
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Thanks a lot to your hints and Aggie's answer I'd say you are

Titin or connectin

Hello there! How do you do? What am I? Oh, have no clue?,

Okay I don't know how to fit there, I guess you could say I really have no clue.

but I still reside in you!

Titin is a protein in humans (encoded by the TTN gene gotta ask Wikipedia what it is...)

Let's just say I am your glue.

It connects the Z line to the M line in the sarcomere. (here again, I'm gonna ask wikipedia or google...)

I'm not alone, let's say "a crew",

It is composed of 244 individually folded protein domains.

read my name and you will "whoo",

The real name takes 3 hours to pronounces, so... yeah.

my size is small, I'll be true,

Well, more or less 1µm in length

but I'm the longest, I bet you knew.

The longest word, 189,819 letters, 3 hours to pronounces... Whoo.

And there you have it, I think it fits more or less.

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  • $\begingroup$ I would think this was it, but no response from the OP to determine that. $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Jun 10 '16 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ YES! This is it. Its name is THE longest word ever known in the English language, and its length is THE longest known in the human body :) Well done, mister! $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Jun 13 '16 at 5:32
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Third try.... Are you:

Cells?

Hello there! How do you do? What am I? Oh, have no clue?,

OP stated this is just a filler.

but I still reside in you!

Our body is comprised of cells. They reside within us, by making us.

Let's just say I am your glue.

Cells make up everything, including tissues that hold us together.

I'm not alone, let's say "a crew",

A single cell can't do much, but with a "crew", cells make up proteins, tissues, organs, etc.

read my name and you will "whoo",

There are so many different types of cells. Not sure what makes it fit, but I'm sure something very clever could fit here.

my size is small, I'll be true,

Cells are the building blocks of life, and generally we discuss "single cell" as being the smallest living thing.

but I'm the longest, I bet you knew.

If we were to line up all of our cells in a single row, they would be incredibly long.



Second try. Are you:

The genome?

Hello there! How do you do? What am I? Oh, have no clue?,

The human genome is so incredibly long and complex that we haven't fully discovered all that it can do.

but I still reside in you!

Every cell in our body contains our full genome.

Let's just say I am your glue.

The genome is what makes us who we are and "holds us together" as it were.

I'm not alone, let's say "a crew",

Made up of DNA (which is made up of 4 bases), that is organized into 23 Chromosomes, and genes within the chromosomes.

read my name and you will "whoo",

Genome -> "Ge -know - me". Leading to a, "I know who?" Or, potentially thinking of the names of genes, Deoxyribonucleic acid, Ribonucleic acid, and other fun names in the genome.

my size is small, I'll be true,
but I'm the longest, I bet you knew.

The human genome is incredibly long. Though, interestingly, it is longer in some plant life (grain) than it is in humans.



Previous attempt
You are:

DNA

Hello there! How do you do?
What am I? Oh, have no clue?,

We are still discovering some of the mysteries of DNA

but I still reside in you!

DNA is contained within every cell in your body.

Let's just say I am your glue.
I'm not alone, let's say "a crew",

DNA is made up of 4 bases that link together, and make us who we are.

read my name and you will "whoo",

Deoxyribonucleic acid is a very long name that makes most people go "huh?"

my size is small, I'll be true,
but with my length you wouldn't screw.

DNA is very, very small, but is in a double helix form, which winds around like a screw.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is a very nice answer... and you got more or less what I am talking about. But it's not it :) You forgot something that makes "it" not be DNA $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Jun 9 '16 at 13:50
  • $\begingroup$ Edited the riddle to make it "easier" XD $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Jun 9 '16 at 13:55
  • $\begingroup$ Ok I'll give you some hint, because I like your answers... You gave the "glue" a very "meta" meaning... And the genome is not THE longest :) $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Jun 9 '16 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ @Noldor130884 I've added a third attempt. $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Jun 10 '16 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ ...And the third attemp was also not correct :D Sorry! $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Jun 13 '16 at 5:31
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Are you

Collagen

Hello there! How do you do? What am I? Oh, have no clue?, but I still reside in you! Let's just say I am your glue.

The body's cells are held together by the extracellular matrix, which contains collagen fibers

I'm not alone, let's say "a crew",

Other proteins form the matrix, but collagen is the most prevalent

read my name and you will "whoo",

Unsure here

my size is small, I'll be true, but I'm the longest, I bet you knew.

Individual fibers are small, but taken together they are part of our skin, the largest organ in our bodies

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  • $\begingroup$ You too deserve a +1. You got something the others didn't until now. But you are still a little bit far from guessing it right :) $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Jun 9 '16 at 14:08
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Are you:

DNA/Deoxyribonucleic Acid

Reasoning:

but I still reside in you!

Everyone has DNA in them

Let's just say I am your glue.

DNA makes you who you are

I'm not alone, let's say "a crew",

There is a lot of DNA and it is made up of pieces(ATCG)

read my name and you will "whoo",

It is a long name/hard to pronounce maybe

my size is small, I'll be true,

DNA is very small/not visible to the naked eye

but with my length you wouldn't screw.

Stretched out DNA is enormously long

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  • $\begingroup$ As I already said to Aggie Kidd: very nice reply, but you didn't quite get something :P $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Jun 9 '16 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ haha yeah I hadn't seen it go up when I was typing this out, I will see if I can figure out what I missed $\endgroup$ – Gordon Allocman Jun 9 '16 at 13:53
  • $\begingroup$ Edited the riddle to make it "easier" XD $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Jun 9 '16 at 13:55
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Could you be...

Blood (cells) ?

Hello there! How do you do?

My sample results are fine, thank you !

What am I? Oh, have no clue?,

That one may just be a filler

but I still reside in you!

That's where I prefer you to stay indeed !

Let's just say I am your glue.

Blood coagulates to patch up our scratches

I'm not alone, let's say "a crew",

Blood cells are quite numerous

read my name and you will "whoo",

This one went above my head

my size is small, I'll be true,

Blood cells are small.

but I'm the longest, I bet you knew.

The circulatory system contains an incredible length of blood vessels, with the usual number in the ballpark of one hundred thousand kilometers (!)

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  • $\begingroup$ Another nice answer, but you didn't get a couple of points. No it's not blood or blood cells. $\endgroup$ – Noldor130884 Jun 10 '16 at 5:57
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I'm going to give it a try. Not sure if it fits completely but are you

The small intestine?

But I still reside in you!

Well, it does.

Let's just say I am your glue

It refers to the absorption of glucose, which is a primarly function of the small intestine.

I'm not a one, let's say a crew

The small intestine has three distinct regions, the duodenum, jejunum and ileum.

Read my name and you will "whoo"

Not sure about this one yet.

My size is small, I'll be true,

But I'm the longest, I bet you knew

It is called the small intestine. However, it is the longest, since the average length of the small instestine is 6.9 m in an adult male, and 7.1 m in an adult female.

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I believe it is:

backbone

because

with crews you are the longest bone?

Maybe you mean this by "whoo":

Whoo! Dance, dance, dance, let your backbone slip

Here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M7T-aEdnN8

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