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Although I am dead,
I grow as others die.
Acids hate me.
My home is often a tray.
Sometimes I fall before I can get home.

The answer must meet all conditions.

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I think you are looking for

cigarette ash

Although I am dead,

Ash is the remains of the burnt portion of a cigarette.

I grow as others die.

As a cigarette burns, there becomes more and more ash.

Acids hate me.

I had to look this up. All ash is alkaline, so ash can neutralize acid.

My home is often a tray.

An ashtray.

Sometimes I fall before I can get home.

The ash can fall off a cigarette.

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 Good job. Your answer does not need to be two words, however. $\endgroup$ – Michael Rize Feb 22 '15 at 4:18
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You are an

inebriated vampire

Although I am dead,

"undead" would be the more technically correct term here, but vampires are often colloquially referred to as being dead. And let's face it, "Although I am undead" would have totally given away the whole riddle.

I grow as others die,

The vampire gains strength, as it feeds upon fresh victims.

Acids hate me,

Holy Water burns vampires like acid, which understandably leaves your actual working-class acids out of a job.

My home is often a tray

In between death and rising, a vampire will typically "live" on a tray in a morgue.

Sometimes I fall before I can get home.

Hey buddy, are you all right? Do you need me to call you a cab?

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  • $\begingroup$ lmao, this is hilarious. It does meat all the conditions except the last one. Very entertaining to read +1 $\endgroup$ – Michael Rize Feb 22 '15 at 3:51
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Answer:

Bread

Reasoning:

Although I am dead,

Bread is dead

I grow as others die.

Bread/yeast molds and continues to grow

Acids hate me.

Bread is a great food to eat to combat acid reflux

My home is often a tray.

From the bakery it goes onto a bread tray and loaded into a truck, of which it sits in this bread tray until it sits on the store shelf, and then it goes to its new home from there: a kitchen pantry

Sometimes I fall before I can get home.

Bread, like a cake, can fall in the oven while being baked. Other notable instances would be falling from the loaf from the counter (my most common reason), or falling from your plate.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is a great answer, +1 . It was not the answer I had in mind, and "The acids hate me" criteria is a bit weak on this one. and here: rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm - your answer is listed as acidic. $\endgroup$ – Michael Rize Feb 22 '15 at 3:55
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I tried! Bread seems to work for my own acid reflux battles, so I forgot it's actually acidic. $\endgroup$ – ITAdminNC Feb 22 '15 at 3:58
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My answer:

Cookies

How I came to this conclusion:

Although I am dead

Cookies are non-living things

I grow as others die

Cookies are being baked while other cookies get eaten "die"

Acids hate me

Stomach acids "hate" cookies that is why the burn

My home is often a tray

Tray of cookies

Sometimes I fall before I can get home

Fall of or get eaten and normally cookies don't get back to the tray unless they serve it on trays

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