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I could be brown or may be black, but, I ain't no snake.
I may bounce, though, not the ball.
Always tied, but, not the cuffs.
Not even the boots, but quite often tall.

Call me a swine, I really don't care.
Both XX and XY may hold my possession.
I will lie back there, quietly as always.
Will cheer for the fact that I have my own equation!

I have my home abaft the brain.
Oh I miss you, my Bruce and my Dwayne!

Who am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. (I deleted the comment you're thanking me for. Oops!) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 2 '17 at 18:14
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I thinks the desired answer is:

Ponytail

I could be brown or may be black, but, I ain't no snake.

Brown or black colour of hairs & the snake is a refarance to shape of ponytails.

I may bounce, though, not the ball.

Ponytails bounce with the movement of head.

Always tied, but, not the cuffs.

Ponytails are nothing but bunch of hairs tied together.

Not even the boots, but quite often tall.

Ponytails are quite long, some even tied in such a way that they looks like a shaft standing up before hairs falling down.

Call me a swine, I really don't care.

Some people call ponytails, pigtails while both are diffarant.

Both XX and XY may hold my possession.

Though ponytails are common in girls, even some mens also tie their hairs for style. (XX and XY are referance to chromosomes which define gender of human baby.)

I will lie back there, quietly as always. Will cheer for the fact that I have my own equation!

This seems like a refarance to Ponytails Equation

I have my home abaft the brain. Oh I miss you, my Bruce and my Dwayne!

Hairs reside above brain on scalp. Last line is a referance to fact that both Bruce Willies and Dwayne Johnson dont have hairs on their heads!

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My first attempt was:

Hairs


I could be brown or may be black, but, I ain't no snake.

Brown or black colour of hairs

I may bounce, though, not the ball.

Hair bounces when you move, run, dance etc.

Always tied, but, not the cuffs.

Tied at root to hair, or even in form of ponytails.

Not even the boots, but quite often tall.

Hais can grow quite lengthy.

Call me a swine, I really don't care.

Dont know exaclty but this might be a referance to unkept hair or a filthy person

Both XX and XY may hold my possession.

Both genders posses hairs. XX and XY are referance to chromosomes which define gender of human baby.

I will lie back there, quietly as always. Will cheer for the fact that I have my own equation!

Little doibtful about this. Hairs are considered as style statement and attractive. Though they just sit on head people still take care of hairs and find them attractive.

I have my home abaft the brain. Oh I miss you, my Bruce and my Dwayne!

Hairs reside above brain on scalp. Last line is a referance to fact that both Bruce Willies and Dwayne Johnson dont have hairs on their heads!

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  • $\begingroup$ You are quite close. +1 $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Mar 2 '17 at 19:11
  • $\begingroup$ If 'not the ball' means like a bun - they do still bounce with a lot of movement. And 'always tied' implies hair is always tied, which is false. $\endgroup$ – n_plum Mar 2 '17 at 19:18
  • $\begingroup$ @n_palum The right answer fits with everything :) $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Mar 2 '17 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Techidiot that's what I figured, since you said close I was pointing out things that may be considered why it isn't quite this thing. $\endgroup$ – n_plum Mar 2 '17 at 19:40
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    $\begingroup$ Did you by any chance mean a theorem as much as an equation, user @Techidiot? $\endgroup$ – humn Mar 2 '17 at 19:48
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I think the answer is

DNA

Explanations

Are bit obvious if I ain't wrong. The only thing that requires a bit more googling is Bruce, who is probably Bruce Lipton. And also there are numerous equations about DNA concentrations and all that.

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    $\begingroup$ Scarcely anything in the riddle seems to me to fit this well. Would you care to explain line by line? $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 2 '17 at 18:15
  • $\begingroup$ While DNA may fit for the second paragraph I don't think it fits for the first one. You could argue Gender for the second paragraph. That DNA (XX/XY) decides it, it's in the brain, etc. And Bruce could be a reference to Bruce Jenner swapping genders so they miss them? But seems unlikely $\endgroup$ – n_plum Mar 2 '17 at 18:17
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    $\begingroup$ What on Earth did user34872 do to get his (or her) account deleted within 20 minutes of posting this answer? $\endgroup$ – Peregrine Rook Mar 2 '17 at 18:24
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    $\begingroup$ ^ Haha. Not sure what went wrong. But no, this is not the answer :) $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Mar 2 '17 at 18:38

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