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I Turn Polar Bears White

I turn polar bears white
and I will make you cry.
I make guys have to pee
and girls comb their hair.
I make celebrities look stupid
and normal people look like celebrities.
I turn pancakes brown
and make your champagne bubble.
If you squeeze me, I’ll pop.
If you look at me, you’ll pop.
Can you guess the riddle?

The answer to this admittedly lame riddle is, “No.” The reason is that the question at the very end asks if you can guess the riddle and there is nothing that satisfies the requirements above. Some say that pressure is the answer, but they can’t explain how it turns polar bears white or pancakes brown. Nothing turns polar bears white, any more than something turns a white person white, and heat makes pancakes brown, not pressure.

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34 Comments on "I Turn Polar Bears White"

chris says
February 21, 2015 @ 23:15

Actually, polar bear hair is clear, it is translucent. Their skin is black, and as a sort of ‘nature’s fiber optic’ light travels down the hair to their black skin and warms them. So due to layers refraction of light really makes them look white. Nearly all these have an energy transference / exchange or matter shift … Id actually say EXPOSURE. Exposure to the sun, Exposure to the elements. A lot of exposure can make a popular person look bad and a normal person a rock star. Exposure to the elements or cold, weather. etc.I originally thought entropy but that doesnt meet all qualifications. The ‘You will pop’ thing is still not right.

Satiya says
November 3, 2015 @ 10:06

Actually, the answer is the riddle itself because the question asks what the riddle is, not what turns polar bears white, etc.
Soooo yeah. Both of you guys are wrong.

Ray says
November 30, 2015 @ 14:59

I would assume this is pressure.
Because turning polar bear’s hair white could be symbolic of pressure giving grey hairs.
Pressure makes people cry.
Guys gotta pee when they’re bladders are under pressure.
Girls brush their hair cuz of societal pressure to look good.
Celebrities do stupid things under pressure.
Normal people can become heroes after completing something great under pressure (or somethin’ like dat)
Heat is a form of energy… so I suppose that’s considered pressure to make pancakes brown. Or if you have those machines which press pancakes, those can turn em brown using pressure.
The released pressure for chapaign allows for bubbles,
Putting in pressure causes things to pop,
If you look at pressure, you may pop? You feel pressure and feel like popping or it literally pops u under pressure.

That was what I thought when I first read.

Mia lala says
December 8, 2015 @ 17:48

I think the answer is Jesus. Every answer is Jesus so you can’t say I’m wrong.

Erm.what? says
June 9, 2016 @ 11:27


MaisyGmlp says
June 15, 2016 @ 15:56

Um…..I’m confused

Brice Lee says
August 11, 2016 @ 10:10

Easy the answer is ‘No’, why? the only thingy that you need to read is ‘can you guess this riddle?’ so you say no.

Majora says
August 19, 2016 @ 12:55

@Mia lala

What? It never asked why, maybe you should re-read. x’D

Clint says
October 5, 2016 @ 06:28

I think the answer is pressure

TAMIA says
November 7, 2016 @ 09:48

its no because it asks you “can you answer this riddle” so you say “no” because it confuses you so you’re unable to answer it

Aaron says
November 20, 2016 @ 16:51

The answer is actually no because it says “can you answer the riddle” no you cant

John Paul says
February 28, 2017 @ 13:48

No why can you answer the riddle (last line)

ponzu says
October 25, 2017 @ 02:00

The answer is “no”, but not because of what you guys wrote. The answer is “no”, because a riddle, any riddle, cannot be “guessed”. A riddle can be solved. An answer can be guessed. If the question at the end was “Can you answer/solve the riddle?” or “Can you guess the answer?”, then… well, then it would have been a bit harder, because maybe it’s pressure, and maybe it’s light, and maybe it’s atoms, and maybe it’s Jesus, and maybe it’s all nonsense and there is no answer. But as it is, the answer is “no”, because riddles are not guessed.

Stella says
April 27, 2018 @ 22:17

Ponzu I hadn’t thought of that! That is really smart! Me being a little kid, I would have guessed life.

hecc says
May 25, 2018 @ 15:03

bad riddle thumbs down

stephinie says
August 26, 2018 @ 01:34

the answer is no bc u can’t answer the riddle

miike says
December 10, 2018 @ 22:03

The answer is yes.

If your answer is no, that means you answered the riddle with the word no. So in turn, you answered the riddle even though you said you couldn’t answer the riddle.

Joshua says
February 13, 2019 @ 16:29

The answer to this riddle is nothing cause i studied this riddle for a long time

Vinny plank says
November 14, 2019 @ 03:35


Good day

NS says
April 16, 2020 @ 12:31

This definitely tricked me. so hard!

Hehe says
June 11, 2020 @ 07:40

The answer is Something! Answer: Something

Chris says
August 13, 2020 @ 18:43

Aside from the ‘something’ answer (which is good), I think the answer is “Mom”.

Mom’s turn polar bears white because the polar bear develops in the womb
Mom’s will make you cry., especially when they die
Moms make guys have to pee by feeding/caring for them
Moms make girls comb their hair.
Moms make celebrities look stupid (either the Celeb’s mom showing embarrassing photos or Moms going off on Celebs to protect their children)
Moms make normal people look like celebrities, like cheering for them loudly and clapping at little events
Moms turn pancakes brown from cooking..
Moms make your champagne bubble by opening the bottle to celebrate you
If you squeeze me, I’ll pop. Because mom’s love hugs from their kids, makes them pop on the inside in joy.
If you look at me, you’ll pop. Babies/Kids/some adults look at their moms with emotion/adoration, especially in passing.

What do you think internet, did I solve it? Moms for the win.
Can you guess the riddle?

Angelica says
August 13, 2020 @ 19:10

-flash on a camera makes clear polar bear fur look white
-ppl cry when looking at old photos and kids cry when taking them
-girls comb there hair before taking a picture and guys always have to pee before(might be a stretch)
-if taken in poor lighting a photo can make a pancake look brown
-if you squeeze the camera the flash will pop
-if you look at the flash youll jump or “pop”
Im reaching but i say its photography/light related lol

Shy says
August 13, 2020 @ 23:31

The answer is Time.

Jobama says
August 14, 2020 @ 06:18

The answer is fur, onions, sex, twitter, syrup, carbonation, balloon and vomit.

Caitlyn says
August 16, 2020 @ 09:31

who else is here because of a guy on tik tok??

Dayne Ernestberg says
August 16, 2020 @ 23:23

Actually I think the answer is Yes, because technically the question asks if you Could answer it. It doesn’t imply that you have to be correct.

tia stewart says
August 17, 2020 @ 04:02

I actually thought camera/filters maybe? Photography.

Gabe Silk says
August 24, 2020 @ 12:40

My answer is air/wind (I know the real answer is “no”, which is kind of stupid, but if there was a real answer, this is one of my ideas):

The air and general cold in the Arctic causes polar bears to develop coats of hair to stay warm, and those hairs are white.
Wind in your eyes makes you tear up (which could also make you “pop”)
Wind will tangle up girls’ hair, causing them to need to comb it.
Wind in celebrities’ hair can make them look weird sometimes, and wind in normal people’s hair can make them look like celebrities at the right times.
If the air is too hot around a pancake, it will warm up and eventually turn brown.
The certain air properties found in champagne when a bottle is opened is what cause it to bubble.
And the main reason why I think this works – if air is squeezed into a tight space (like in bubble wrap), it pops.

Darcy HB says
August 27, 2020 @ 14:51

The answer is ‘you’ because the person saying the riddle can (apparently) do all these things.

WAP specialist says
August 28, 2020 @ 15:19

The answer is ligma

enigma says
September 9, 2020 @ 16:31

The correct answer is : shot

1) I turn polar bears white : black skin interspersed with white fur
2) and I will make you cry : a critical or hostile remark can make someone cry
3) I make guys have to pee: many shots of liquor make a guy piss more
4) girls comb their hair: the only time a girl combs her hair is when she’s streaking it
5 & 6) I make celebrities look stupid and normal people look like celebrities: a bad shot or photo can make celebrities look ordinary and a good shot can make ordinary people look extraordinary
7) I make pancakes brown: over time certain areas of the pancake become darker than others which are lighter or mottled – shot
8) and make your champagne bubble: when opened bubbles shoot (past tense) out.
9) If you squeeze me, I’ll pop: when you squeeze off a shot it makes a popping sound
10) If you look at me, you’ll pop: if you stand in the direction of a shot fired from a gun, you’ll probably die (pop off)

Leo says
October 27, 2020 @ 01:10

Pressure of the harsh environment turns polar bear white and the heat pressures on a pankake turning it brown idk

kk says
January 26, 2021 @ 23:07

the answer is no

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