This is the easiest riddle I've written yet. Have fun!

I'm a hot girl!
I'm twenty-six.
If you give me water,
I'll flatten you!

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ This is a great demonstration that a riddle can be good while being short and/or easy. Multiple meanings with wordplay are squeezed into a few lines, and every word counts. $\endgroup$
    – xnor
    Dec 7 '14 at 23:24

You are:

An iron (not simply iron)

I'm a hot girl!

Iron Maiden? Indeed, an iron for clothing is normally hot.

I'm twenty-six.

The 26th element on the periodic table is Iron (Fe).

If you give me water, I'll flatten you!

You put water in your iron and spray water on the clothing or whatever and use it to de-crease your clothes. :)

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    $\begingroup$ To quote Oblongamous ... give that man a sandwich! $\endgroup$ Nov 23 '14 at 11:39
  • $\begingroup$ mmmm delicious sandwich until I recover from all that cyanide $\endgroup$
    – d'alar'cop
    Nov 23 '14 at 11:39
  • $\begingroup$ Iron Maiden is a nice touch but not intentional ;-) $\endgroup$ Nov 23 '14 at 11:40

I think it could also be

an old hot-air balloon


I'm 26: It's an old balloon.
Hot, water: If you give it water, you could put out the fire, and it will come down and crush you.
Girl: Ships and other modes of transportation are often referred to with feminine pronouns.

  • $\begingroup$ But hot-air balloons are just canvas and hot air (I think), so if you put out the fire and it fell, it wouldn't flatten you! $\endgroup$ Nov 23 '14 at 12:38
  • $\begingroup$ The basket, of course. That's a lot heavier. ;) $\endgroup$
    – Scimonster
    Nov 23 '14 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ But if you "give me water" and put out the fire, you must be in the basket. $\endgroup$ Nov 23 '14 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ I have an answer for everything :-p $\endgroup$ Nov 23 '14 at 12:42
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    $\begingroup$ Anyway the basket isn't hot, so if "I'm a hot girl", then the basket can't be part of 'me'. Ha! $\endgroup$ Nov 23 '14 at 12:44

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