You eat food? It is me.
You play soccer? It is me.
You give birth? It is me.
You go to work? it is me.
You do sex? It is me.
You work? It is me (over 99% of times).
You solve a crossword? It is me.
You use a pistol? It is me.
You use a sniper? That's me...but one of the annoying corrections, that's not me.
You use a weak bomb? It is me.
You use a strong bomb? It is not me.
You dropped your pencil? It is not me.

Well, OK, by mentioning your "abstract" actions, maybe the others are cooperating as well. But surely, when you think of the more specific tasks (eg kicking the ball in soccer), I am more prevalent.


The answer is a scientific concept

(I hope I don't initiate a philosophical discussion here ;) )

  • $\begingroup$ I am between 'brain' and 'eye' as answer. $\endgroup$ – Craftsman Jun 29 at 0:15
  • $\begingroup$ It is a natural concept, and it is not a body part. $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Jun 29 at 9:08
  • $\begingroup$ The line "You use a sniper?" Do you mean "hire a sniper" or "use a sniper rifle"? Also, can you be more specific about what counts as a weak/strong bomb? $\endgroup$ – hexomino Jul 21 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ Is the last line a part of the puzzle?? $\endgroup$ – Lakshay Sura Jul 22 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ @Lakshay Sura no $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Jul 22 at 20:47

I think the answer might be



Of the four fundamental forces (gravity, electromagnetism, strong and weak interactions) electromagnetism plays a dominant role in all of the activities listed. Generally, kinetic interactions between two bodies will be electromagnetic in nature. For example, kicking a football involves the electromagnetic interaction between the molecules in your football boot and the molecules of the ball.

As for the exceptions, the minor correction for the sniper is probably gravity (long range shooting), when dropping your pencil gravity is the dominant force. Finally, the "strong" bomb might be referring to thermonuclear weapons which use a fusion reaction and the weak interaction is the dominant force here.

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  • $\begingroup$ @hexonimo It would be great if you can explain how does electromagnetism work in all of these since I can't find a link of lot of these from electromagnetism. $\endgroup$ – Lakshay Sura Jul 29 at 16:52
  • $\begingroup$ @LakshaySura I've added a line here to try to explain. Generally, whenever two bodies collide there is a significant electromagnetic interaction. When you kick a football the interaction that makes the football move is electromagnetic in nature. Perhaps, you normally don't think about it this way? I'll grant you the answer is a little unsatisfying as gravity plays a reasonable role in many of these activities too. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Jul 29 at 16:59

I think the answer is


although I can't review it on all the clues. If this is, in fact, the right answer, could you help me relate it to the least obvious clues?

Here is why:

You play soccer? It is me.

A striker is a player on a football (soccer) team who plays nearest to the opposing team's.

You go to work? it is me.
You work? It is me (over 99% of times).

A striker is an employee on strike, who's go to work every time but only works 99%(ish) of the times (because on 1% he/she is on strike).

You use a pistol? It is me. 

A striker is a person with a weapon (like a pistol) ready to attack.

The other clues are less obvious to me (please don't judge me; english is not my native language).

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you expound on why you think this is the answer? Can you explain which relationships you have identified and why? $\endgroup$ – Daniel C Jul 21 at 16:16
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielC, it's done. Thanks for the advice. $\endgroup$ – Pspl Jul 21 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, not the intended answer. Added a tip. $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Jul 22 at 7:48
  • $\begingroup$ No harm to try and strike the problem though... :) $\endgroup$ – Pspl Jul 22 at 7:51

Perhaps it is chemical energy. Dropping a pencil is only potential energy

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  • $\begingroup$ Your answer is still a subset of the answer. $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Jul 22 at 7:42
  • $\begingroup$ Howdy, and welcome to PSE! When answering a riddle here, typically one is expected to explain how every line contributes to the answer. As the OP indicates, your answer bears on the question, so adding more details will help you engage better with the question. $\endgroup$ – Jeremy Dover Jul 23 at 1:19

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