A very short riddle just came to my mind, let's see if it can be cracked:

see me once, food can usually be found
see me twice, thundering typhoons all around

hints are coming daily, if needed. Good Luck!

Although this riddle is already solved, here is a hint. (For the people reusing this riddle):

see me once, you'll need more than your hands
see me twice, experience adventures in all kinds of lands

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Could you be

Tin?

"See me once, food can usually be found"

Tins can contain tinned/canned foods

"see me twice, thundering typhoons all around"

Thundering Typhoons is part of a curse used by Captain Haddock in Tintin. "Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles in a thundering typhoon!". Captain Haddock is known for his curses :)

Also,

Haddock is also a fish, which is a food that can come in a tin/can.

or something along these lines?

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    Indeed I am! Well done! – Cashbee Sep 19 at 10:48
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    Awesome! That was a nice puzzle. I've never gotten one of these right before :) – Namyts Sep 19 at 10:50
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    This was it? Dammit, Capt'n! – user477343 Sep 19 at 11:24

Partial Answer:

Could you be a

HOLE?

see me once, food can usually be found

The hole in this case is a bin.

see me twice, thundering typhoons all around

The hole in this case is the centre of a typhoon!

This does not really explain the "see me once, see my twice" part.


As confirmed by OP,

It is not rain, either.

But, having another guess, could it be

FAST?

see me once, food can usually be found

FAST FOOD.

see me twice, thundering typhoons all around

Winds are fast in a typhoon.

"See me once, see me twice"

There is fast and then fast fast?

  • I'm afraid it's not that. The "see me once, see me twice" part is a crucial clue to get the answer – Cashbee Sep 19 at 9:41
  • @Cashbee I edited another answer :) – user477343 Sep 19 at 9:45
  • funny idea with the food, but no. Getting warmer though – Cashbee Sep 19 at 9:46
  • @Cashbee hahah, I've got no idea xD. I'll figure it out, though.. hmm.. :{ – user477343 Sep 19 at 9:47

Quasi-jokey answer, but are you

Cane?

see me once, food can usually be found

As in sugar cane or candy cane

see me twice, thundering typhoons all around

As in the ‘Canes (Carolina Hurricanes)!

A different less jokey answer could be

BORA?

see me once, food can usually be found

Bora is the Guyanese name for the asparagus bean.

see me twice, thundering typhoons all around

Bora Bora is in the Pacific near the typhoons.

  • Wow I really love both of your answers, all your explanations make perfect sense for both. I guess I need to make it a little less broad. Unfortunately it's not my intended answer. – Cashbee Sep 19 at 10:24
  • @Cashbee thanks for the encouragement! Could you provide a hint possibly to narrow down the answer? (Or in 24 hours, if you’d rather people have a chance to crack the riddle as-is!) – El-Guest Sep 19 at 10:26
  • Yes I will add the first hint soon (today). If there is one more wrong answer with good explanation like yours, the hint will come even sooner. – Cashbee Sep 19 at 10:33

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