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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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21 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

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