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This puzzle is part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge - "Unconventional Tag Fusion".

I won't be found next if you deeply Observe,
Moil, won't help to form a parabola curve.
I keep my five best friends close,
I even have a fantastic car for the one who hoes.
You can skip me, I never have to be seen,
I am magician who can easily make "A Housed Tin"!
I guess my story is making you weep,
Another tragedy is, I was born in a year which was leap.

Caution - Follow the rhyme and reach your destination!

Note - I was unsure and out of tags, may be "enigmatic-puzzle" and "pattern" fits in as well. And off-course, its an easier one and won't take you on a long ride. Enjoy!

Hints

Okay two hints. Line number 5 & 7 in the rhyme are useless. Just added to make the lines rhyme.

More Hints

Well, even I don't like my puzzles to remain unsolvable so here goes another hint. Hope its not a dead give away.

Line 1 is more of a lateral thinking + enigmatic.
Line 2 is again little bit of geometry+enigmatic+lateral+anagram.
Line 3 is lateral thinking.
...to be continued lated

Another hint(As requested in Chat) -

Line 4 is steganography+lateral thinking
Line 6 is anagram
Line 8 is lateral thinking(fact)

Another quick hint

applies only to "Moil" on line 2, and to "A Housed Tin" on line 6. These words should be rearranged to find a sequence of letters that do not (necessarily) form words. Each of these letter sequences is a new clue.

Another one

Its a non-living thing. We use its like all the time.

Yet another hint

It's computer related.

Okay another one (I wish I could take away the frustration)

You need to look down to find the answer. If you are not still sure, right below your finger tips.

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    $\begingroup$ This poem sure makes me think of (shhh), (psst) and (mmm), but so do most poems $\endgroup$ – humn Nov 3 '16 at 22:51
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    $\begingroup$ @humn - There you go out in the stars. :) Well, I have kept it to earth for now. So no worries. $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 4 '16 at 4:56
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the guardrail. I can stop counting on a heavenly answer and go back to counting on my toes. $\endgroup$ – humn Nov 4 '16 at 4:57
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    $\begingroup$ I cannot believe this has not been answered yet! It is driving me up the wall. I am dying to know the answer......... Can we have another clue please? $\endgroup$ – PaulD Nov 4 '16 at 20:46
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    $\begingroup$ @CipherRiddle 24 - I have a great answer for line 3, that fits (sort of) with 1 and 2, and line 5 although that apparently is not relevant, and was born (observed, found) in a leap year for line 8. But 'a housed tin' or 'fantastic car for ones who hoes' is completely off the chart for me. $\endgroup$ – PaulD Nov 8 '16 at 2:34
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It's

Dvorak keyboard layout

I won't be found next if you deeply Observe,

(Author's note): Letter "I" won't be next to letter "O" which is true in case of a normal QWERTY keyboard.

Moil, won't help to form a parabola curve.

(Author's note): "MOIL," which is formed of "IOL,M" won't form a parabola which is formed on a normal QWERTY keyboard.

I keep my five best friends close,

5 vowels close together on the home row right next to each other.

I even have a fantastic car for the one who hoes.

(Author's note): Letters "BMW" together in the bottom row

You can skip me, I never have to be seen,

Stick to QWERTY and never see Dvorak

I am magician who can easily make "A Housed Tin"!

"A Housed Tin" is made of the keys on the home row

I guess my story is making you weep,
Another tragedy is, I was born in a year which was leap.

Layout was completed in the year 1932 which is a leap year

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  • $\begingroup$ Fantastic! I am so glad the answer was an answer that immediately made sense. Thank you. This has been tormenting me for so long. $\endgroup$ – PaulD Nov 10 '16 at 18:30
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks! I did take quite a bit of prodding from the author to finally get there. $\endgroup$ – Matt Nov 10 '16 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ Man, I considered everything from Oregon to the Kingwood Country Club. Glad it's finally answered because I never would've thought of that. $\endgroup$ – user1566694 Nov 11 '16 at 15:33
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My guess is ...

the Apple Macintosh.

I won't be found next if you deeply Observe,

No idea. Maybe because the "Macintosh" no longer exists, all the current models are named differently.

Moil, won't help to form a parabola curve.

No idea.

I keep my five best friends close,

Nope

I even have a fantastic car for the one who hoes.

This beautiful thing right here.

You can skip me, I never have to be seen, I am magician who can easily make "A Housed Tin"!

ADEHINOSTU. Yeah, not a clue.

I guess my story is making you weep, Another tragedy is, I was born in a year which was leap.

Mac was made in 1984, a leap year.

Best I got for now. This puzzle is driving me crazy. :)

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    $\begingroup$ +1 for the attempt. But unfortunately no. Not the answer. You knew it as well I guess :) $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 10 '16 at 15:41
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It might be a

SMPS

I won't be found next if you deeply Observe,

I've only seen them in desktops.

Moil, won't help to form a parabola curve.

No idea

I keep my five best friends close,

It has 5 major parts. Read this

I even have a fantastic car for the one who hoes.

Fan. SMPS has a fan.

You can skip me, I never have to be seen,

Skip this line as given in the hint.

I am magician who can easily make "A Housed Tin"!

No idea.

I guess my story is making you weep, Another tragedy is, I was born in a year which was leap.

Introduced in 1980 or 1936 (older and the developed version). Both are leap years either way.

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I say..

Mouse

I won't be found next if you deeply Observe,

Laptops are now used nowadays, where there is no explicit mouse

Moil, won't help to form a parabola curve

No idea

I keep my five best friends close

Keyboard,UPS,CPU and monitor (fifth might be a printer)

I even have a fantastic car for the one who hoes. You can skip me, I never have to be seen,

Fantastic car might refer to the continuous movement of the mouse...

I am magician who can easily make "A Housed Tin"! I guess my story is making you weep,

House becomes Mouse with a 'M'agician

Another tragedy is, I was born in a year which was leap.

Computer mouse was invented in 1964(A leap year)

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    $\begingroup$ Oh no. Too much of lateral thinking here. :D Though +1 for the try. $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 10 '16 at 15:29
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PARTIAL ANSWER

My working assumption is that the answer to this riddle is

Oxygen

Discovered in

1776

Which is a leap year.

My (very crude) reasoning is as follows:

I won't be found next if you deeply Observe

If we don't look deeply, the letter which stands out is 'O'

Moil, won't help to form a parabola curve

I haven't yet deduced the meaning of "Moil", but my suspicion is that the "parabola curve" may allude to the letter 'X'

I keep my five best friends close

My first thought here was a hand or a fist. But, if we're searching for letters, then the five best friends would be the vowels, and the sixth friend would be 'Y'

That's all I have so far, and I do realise it's quite cobbled together.

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    $\begingroup$ I sincerely apologise that this answer is so half-baked $\endgroup$ – jmoriarty Nov 10 '16 at 4:31
  • $\begingroup$ Didn't made any much sense but +1 for try :) $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 10 '16 at 5:13
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Answer:

Tesla

I won't be found next if you deeply Observe,

Tesla is a unit of measurement for magnetic field strength. Not observable.

Moil, won't help to form a parabola curve.

"MOIL" --> LIM 0. At limit 0, magnetic field lines do not form a parabola.

I keep my five best friends close,

This is the one line which makes me doubt Tesla being the right answer. Unless it has something to do with earth's magnetic field.

I even have a fantastic car for the one who hoes.

Tesla Motors

You can skip me, I never have to be seen, I am magician who can easily make "A Housed Tin"!

Tesla's demonstrations were touted to be like 'magic'. Anagram to compare with Houdini(?)

I guess my story is making you weep, Another tragedy is, I was born in a year which was leap.

Nikolas Tesla was born in 1856, a leap year.

I apologise... if this is way off the mark.

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  • $\begingroup$ Again, not much sense. But +1 for try. $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 10 '16 at 7:33

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