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I have ten heads but I'm not Ravana,

I have a crown But I'm not a king,

I have a tail but I'm not a monkey.

Who am I??

Hint:

It is edible.

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    $\begingroup$ My first thought was Pentanol until the hint was added. Along the chemical chain are 10 hydrogen (head), and 5 carbon (crown)... When looking at it, it resembles an animal, with a hydrogen head and a oxygen/hydrogen tail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1-Pentanol $\endgroup$ – Keeta Jan 24 '18 at 20:17
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Gourd Shenot Crown of Thorns?

I have ten heads but I'm, not Ravana,

This gourd has 10 'thorns' you could call heads.

I have a crown But I'm not a king,

The part from which it grows on a tree.

I have a tail but I'm not a monkey.

The opposite end of the crown. / The bottom of the gourd.

Image

https://i.stack.imgur.com/uhSIM.jpg

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  • $\begingroup$ Gourd Shenot Crown of Thorns would not have 10 heads, $\endgroup$ – Abhishek Ekaanth Jan 24 '18 at 9:34
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    $\begingroup$ Then why did you select this answer? I'm glad for being correct, but also confused. $\endgroup$ – PL457 Jan 25 '18 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ this one Is close to my answer its all the same hierarchy. $\endgroup$ – Abhishek Ekaanth Jan 25 '18 at 13:52
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    $\begingroup$ What is your answer then? I think a lot of people would like to know. $\endgroup$ – bornfromanegg Jan 25 '18 at 14:55
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    $\begingroup$ It’s perfectly acceptable to answer your own question. You can still accept any answer you like. $\endgroup$ – bornfromanegg Jan 26 '18 at 8:01
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a Squid?

I have ten heads but I'm, not Ravana,

A squid has 10 heads. (8 arms and 2 longer tentacles)

I have a crown But I'm not a king,

The head of a squid looks like a crown.

I have a tail but I'm not a monkey.

Possibly a reference to a bobtail squid, or you could argue that the tentacles look like tails.

Looking at the hint, I would say that

Squids are edible.

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10 Turkeys


I have ten heads but I'm, not Ravana,

Ten turkeys, one head each, 10 heads.

I have a crown But I'm not a king,

A turkey crown is the turkey breast still attached to the carcass, but with the wings and legs removed.

I have a tail but I'm not a monkey.

Turkeys have tails.

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  • $\begingroup$ 10 Turkeys are not edible I guess. $\endgroup$ – Abhishek Ekaanth Jan 24 '18 at 10:05
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    $\begingroup$ Turkey is edible. $\endgroup$ – James Webster Jan 24 '18 at 10:06
  • $\begingroup$ 10 Turkeys are gloves, I guess which is not edible $\endgroup$ – Abhishek Ekaanth Jan 24 '18 at 10:08
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    $\begingroup$ Do you have a link to what you mean? I've never heard of 10 turkeys referring to gloves. I'm talking about the fowl often served at Thanksgiving and Christmas. $\endgroup$ – James Webster Jan 24 '18 at 10:09
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    $\begingroup$ I could eat ten turkeys. $\endgroup$ – bornfromanegg Jan 24 '18 at 13:50
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Asparagus
enter image description here


I have ten heads but I'm, not Ravana,

The tip of asparagus is feathered, with about 10 leaves. Asparagus is not Ravana

I have a crown But I'm not a king,

This tip is also called a crown. Asparagus is not a king

I have a tail but I'm not a monkey.

The opposite end to the crown is the tail. Asparagus is not a monkey.

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  • $\begingroup$ There won't be exactly 10 leaves in Asparagus. $\endgroup$ – Abhishek Ekaanth Jan 24 '18 at 9:32
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Garlic

I have ten heads but I'm, not Ravana,

A bulb of garlic contains 10 cloves (sometimes more)

I have a crown But I'm not a king,

A garlic bulb contains a yellow crown like thing on it's top which looks like a crown on a head.

I have a tail but I'm not a monkey.

Garlic has a scape which looks like a tail.

Here is the image

enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Wouldn't a ****** 'String' fit better than a single **** which would only be one head? Still just something that CAN have 10 heads rather than something that always or even usually does though. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Jan 24 '18 at 9:14
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    $\begingroup$ It will have exactly 10 heads. Garlic can have more or less than 10 heads. $\endgroup$ – Abhishek Ekaanth Jan 24 '18 at 9:35
  • $\begingroup$ Isn't a 'head' of garlic the entire thing, which contains about 10 'cloves'? $\endgroup$ – MMAdams Jan 24 '18 at 16:17
  • $\begingroup$ @MMAdams Yes, It's aka bulb of garlic. $\endgroup$ – ran Jan 24 '18 at 16:32
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Prawn/shrimp?

I have ten heads but I'm, not Ravana,

Prawn servings have 10 prawns. Prawns aren't Ravana. (They have 10 legs, but I doubt that's relevant).

I have a crown But I'm not a king,

Prawn crown is a dish, prawns don't have to be king prawns.

I have a tail but I'm not a monkey.

Prawns have tails, but aren't monkeys.

Image

enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Prawn servings have ten prawns? $\endgroup$ – bornfromanegg Jan 24 '18 at 13:51
  • $\begingroup$ The 2 restaurants near me both serve 10 of them :P $\endgroup$ – Shinji Wins Jan 25 '18 at 14:33
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This amusing possibility seems to fit, though I doubt it's the answer. Are you...

This monstrous 10-headed pineapple?

I have ten heads but I'm not Ravana,

Pineapples normally grow from just a single "head" of flowers, which merge into a single fruit after fertilization. Somehow this pineapple ended up with 10 heads fused together, meeting the requirement.

I have a crown But I'm not a king,

The top portion of a pineapple is referred to as its "crown" (refer to the plethora of guides online on how to regrow a pineapple from this part).

I have a tail but I'm not a monkey.

The bottom of a fruit is indirectly referred to as its tail - refer to the phrase "top and tail" in food preparation.

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10 Penny Coin(UK)?

I have ten heads but I'm, not Ravana,

Value "10" on the head side

I have a crown But I'm not a king,

the crown on the lions head

I have a tail but I'm not a monkey.

the tail side of the coin

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  • $\begingroup$ sorry, it's wrong. I will add a hint. $\endgroup$ – Abhishek Ekaanth Jan 24 '18 at 7:30
  • $\begingroup$ This was my first thought too $\endgroup$ – James Webster Jan 24 '18 at 8:03
  • $\begingroup$ It's nicely find without the hint! $\endgroup$ – Untitpoi Jan 24 '18 at 14:22
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    $\begingroup$ When it's made out of chocolate, it fits the hint :) $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Jan 24 '18 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ You should edit! $\endgroup$ – Untitpoi Jan 24 '18 at 15:18

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