I turn polar bears white Riddle explained

I turn polar bears white Riddle explained
I turn polar bears white Riddle – explained


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?


Some say the answer to this admittedly lame riddle is, “No”, , as in “No I cannot guess the riddle”. 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. That is a pretty unsatisfactory answer if you ask me!
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

There is no clearcut answer to this one.

Some say the answer is “time”.

-when polar bears are born, they are yellow. in time, they turn white
-time and time again, we humans cry
-in time, guys gotta go pee…
-in time, a girls have to comb her hair…..
-in time, celebrities do something stupid.
-in time, a child can grow up handsome (like a celeb)
-in time, on an oven, pancakes turn brown
-in time, champagne bubbles in its process of being made
-if you stare at a clock, it goes so slow, so you will “pop”

Not that great an answer either

Some say it’s an experiment from Harvard University, designed to see how people react to these answers…

— TIME —

As time is held
boys cross their legs
but of course the toilet begs

The time has past
as man looks back with a sigh
and a tear in his eye.

The time has come,
winter is here
and those yellow bears disappear.

As time passes
For those held high
their end is nigh

As time marches on
Girls loose their blush
and swap a comb for their brush

As time catches up
Everyone is equal
when we get to the final sequel

As time turns
Without it we have flour and water
With it we have breakfast for my daughter

As time revolves
How does one turn water and wine
into something so fine

As time ticks
All the time that has past
man cannot comprehend something so vast.

As time runs out
The more in a minute you try and squeeze
the less you can do with ease.

Christopher Bryant

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


its easy , the answer is the riddle itself simply because the question actually asks what the riddle is, not what turns polar bears white, etc.
Soooo yeah. Both of you guys are o, the wrong way hahaha.


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.


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




Um…..I’m confused


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

Brice Lee

@Mia — What? It never asked why, maybe you should re-read. x


I think the answer is pressure


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


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


No why can you answer the riddle (last line)

John Paul

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.


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


bad riddle thumbs down


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


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.


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



Good day

Vinny plank

This definitely tricked me. so hard!


The answer is Something! Answer: Something


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?


-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


The answer is Time.


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


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


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.

Dayne Ernestberg

I actually thought camera/filters maybe? Photography.

tia stewart

The answer to the riddle is simply ‘no’


if you take away the ‘can you guess the answer’ then the answer would be PRESSURE.

Polar bears are white because the pressure at the poles is low, so they have to be able to absorb heat.

Pressure makes you cry if it’s too much.

Pressure in your bladder makes you have to pee.

Peer pressure makes girls comb their hair.

Celebrities usually crack under pressure.

Many normal people will shine under pressure.

Pancakes turn brown thanks to pressure generated by the heat.

Champagne will bubble until the pressure of the carbonation has disappeared.

If you squeeze something under pressure, BAM, there it goes.

If you are “looking” at pressure, you’re in it. for example-> in an airplane your ears pop under pressure.

Joe G

It’s pressure


That poem is a fake made up after the riddle, what a pathetic excuse. The answer is NO. Read the question.


i think the asnwer no is a failure answer. and refuse to accept it. i also think that this is a bogus question. i think time is a fail answer and i htink pressure is … ehhh acceptable but not quite there for me. i hate this riddle but i have a piece of mind for everyone. no its not correct if there was ever a true answer to this .. but IT MAKES SENSE.. answer being … drugs 🙂 think about it go read the riddle again.. oh im good


the answe is yes. you can guess the riddle it just may not be correct. geeeeeeeeezusssssss


It asks if you CAN answer the riddle not to guess what it is. so therefore the only answers could be yes or no…. and if i know i cant figure it out my answer is no.


The answer is always Chuck Norris.


This cannot be, because then you would have answered the riddle and would have to change your answer.


I agree with time. This is what my son said haha:

the answer is ME

i make polar bears white when I rub my eyes really hard

i will make you cry if i punch you

i make guys have to pee cuz i make them laugh

i make girls comb their hair cuz if they dont i say ” HEY! comb your hair!”

i make celebreties look stupid because an average joe like me is way more handsome than any of them

and i make normal people look like celebrities when im with them

i turn pancakes brown cuz i dont know how to make them good

i make your champagne bubble cuz i shake it up before you open it

and if you squeeze me ill pop

and if you look at me ill pop you…right in the face!


This is a very odd riddle, and I think it was supposed to have “controversial answers”. 😉

Polar bear

its pressure!

low pressure on the poles makes polar bears hair look white

pressure causes eyes to tear

pressure does something to your bladder to make you pee.

pressure messes up your hair so u need to comb it.

(or something to do with peer pressure)

Celeberities crack under pressure.

Some normal people shine under pressure.

Pressure turns the pancakes brown.

Too much pressure bubbles champagne.

Squeezing something under pressure makes it pop.

if you look at pressure it means ur in it and your ears pop, like on an airplane.


How do kindergartners get Pressure? The answer is no. The question is can you get the answer? no.


@Alex, seriously? drugs? couldn’t you come up with something better. How on earth do drugs turn polar bears white and pancakes brown? Think about it go read the riddle again.. oh I’m good.


its your eyes…a polar bear and pancakes wouldnt be white if you couldnt see…if you squeeze your eyes youll pop…if a girl gives you a bad look you may want to pee…girls realize that their hair looks bad by seeing it with their eyes and so on…


How can a poem be fake Loyd so what if it was or was not made after a stupid riddle!


Haha. I laugh. The poem was most likely written after the riddle because it sucks as a poem. I would laugh so hard if this was some psychology/social experiment. They’re watching you…..


time fits for me, cuz oterwise kindergardeners wouldnt get it xD its one of the few words they grasp at the >time<, so it fits! thats only my opinion tho… cuz it does fit the answers.


To make this short and sweet, if you take into consideration the statement before the riddle (97% Harvard Grads got it wrong but 87% Kindergarten kids got it right – seen on different sites but not this one) then the answer is “NO”.

People are saying, “That is a pretty unsatisfactory answer if you ask me!” and then they try to validate what they believe it can be with elaborate examples… “Time”, “Pressure” etc, and that’s where the problem begins. We as adults and the Harvard students would try hard to figure out the problem and analyse each others responses. But what we really have to remember is the 5 year olds are supposedly giving the right answer.

Do you think a 5 year old knows, as some say, “Celebrities usually crack under pressure”, or “Polar bears are white because the pressure at the poles is low, so they have to be able to absorb heat.” or “Champagne will bubble until the pressure of the carbonation has disappeared”? These explanations are not something a kindergarten student would know. But everyone gets caught up in the hype of trying to solve the riddle using their knowledge that they forget the kindergarten kids don’t have that knowledge yet.

In fact, a lot of kids that young may have a short attention span so to think about so many different possibilities is usually out of the question for them so they simply only focus on the last line “Can you guess the riddle?” and say..ummm no.

All the time and pressure answers are great but too detailed. As one person mentioned, their “kid” responded that you’d cry because they punched you or that guys pee because I make them laugh (NOT because of pressure on your bladder – kids probably don’t even know what a bladder is) This child’s responses are way off our adults explanations. And thus the reason why so many adults get it wrong.

So the riddle stumps most people because it focuses on the fact you will think like an adult NOT a kid.

Tree DeLeskie

The only answer that fits in is “YES” because by saying that you have answered it. By saying no you contradicted yourself by answering the riddle while saying that you can’t answer it.


Lol… it says “can you GUESS the riddle?”. No. A riddle is not something you can guess. Especially because you cannot guess something you already know. I really do not understand why it’s so hard for people to get it. Also: that poem is a joke– “when we get to the final sequel” LOL. As much as I sincerely doubt this is a Harvard study, I really hope that it is. I’m sure they would get a kick out of these comments.


The answer is def. “No” The question is “Can you guess the riddle?” Not what is the answer to all those statements? If the answer was “Pressure”, then how is “Pressure” a riddle.


guys its pressure !!!!!!!!!pressure is the best answer 4 this riddle !!! not time




Ooh my god….the answer is and always has been NO, every second that you idiots spend overthinking this youre just making yourselves look stupid….


rubbish riddle…….The Answer is Adolf Hitler…


the true answer, is god.

it is only he who’s icy breath can stain white a polar bear’s fur.

it is only he who can rob you of such joy as to make you cry.

it is only he who hugs young boys so tightly they make pee.

it is only he who had wished for a son, giving girls low esteem.

it is only he who jealously acts out against false idols.

it is only he who grants such beauty to fools without knowledge to use it.

it is only he who like pancakes well done.

it is only he whose success deserves to pop open the bubbly.

it is only he who pops under pressure.

it is only he who may destroy you if you’ve seen him.

his follower

The answer is nothing.

Nothing links all of these situations together.

Polar bears are white because it was evolutionary advantageous for them, genetics made them white, not time or pressure. And for those who say that evolutionary trends take time… true… but they aren’t caused by time.

Pancakes turn brown because a chemical process call the “Maillard reaction” that causes carmelization. It’s a reaction between amino acids and sugars requiring heat… not time or pressure.
How does a normal person “look like a celebrity?” Well, if they look like a celebrity they were probably either born that way or had an operation. Neither time nor pressure causes someone to look like someone/something else. It’s either coincidence or surgery.
Champagne is bubbly because the second fermentation process produce carbon dioxide gas in the bottled wine. Time makes more time to make bubbles, but it doesn’t make the bubbles themselves. Pressure can make bubbles, but that’s exactly the difference between champagne and sparkling wine… champagne must be made the traditional way to be called “champagne,” with grapes grown in the Champagne region of France no less.
You can’t squeeze time, nor look at pressure. No matter how figuratively you want to try to make it… there is not a single connection to all of those statements. The answer – nothing.
This is why kids get the answer that adults have a hard time coming up with. We fear looking foolish by challenging the fact that someone says there is an answer, when really there is not. And the last line really should be “what am I.” That would have cleared up the whole yes/no thing.


It is definitely not “No”. If “No” is the correct answer then yes you can answer it making “No” incorrect.


(found this on Yahoo Answers)
According to wikipedia.com “The individual hairs are transparent and unpigmented (like a single water drop in a cloud). The fur appears white rather than transparent for the same reasons as clouds, water foam, and cotton (reflection and dispersion of visible light). The fur absorbs ultraviolet light. The coat does however insulate the bears to the point where they overheat at temperatures above 10C (50F) and are nearly invisible in the infrared; only their breath and muzzles can be seen [9].”

when most people look at the sun it hurts their eyes because of the ultraviolet light. “High intensities of UVB light are hazardous to the eyes.” that is why your eyes water after looking at the sun for extended periods of time.

as for guys peeing when most people get warm they have to pee and girls combing their hair, most people go out more when its sunny and they want to look good.

celebrities looking stupid could be them being over sunned because they already tan themselves. but normal people lot like celebrities because they can’t afford to take the tan over board.

pancakes turn brown because the flour and eggs in them turn brown as heat is added.

champagne pops because when warm carbon dioxide is in a pressurized gaseous form and that pressure pushes on the cork causing it to pop.

when heat is squeezed (like when you cook something in tupperware with out opening the container) it pops because the molecules move faster, boucing off each other and heat creates pressure that makes things pop open.

if you star into the sun too long the heat and the ultraviolet rays of the sun will damage your eyes and can cause them to “pop” blood vessels.


The answer is yes cuz yes u can guess the answer which is no becasue all of those items r caused differently
– FLAM31NG (3 Aug 2011)

It’s simple. It is Nature.

Nivek Dust

you say the answer is ”no” or ”I can’t”
saying no or i can’t is saying the answer

*the answer is ”NO”…I think if the question was ”who am I?” It will bea good riddle….how can ”pressure” or ”time” be the answer to ”can you guess the answer?”…..if it asks can you guess the answer then where is the question?????


I turn polar bears white = WATER / WATER WHEN IT IS FROZEN ON HAIR WILL TAKE THE PIGMENT OUT !! and I will make you cry. I make guys have to pee and girls comb their hair. = WATER /MAKES YOU PEE & MAKES GIRLS HAIR CURLY I make celebrities look stupid and normal people look like celebrities. = WATER / WE ALL LOOK THE SAME WHEN WERE WET – NO MAKE-UP I turn pancakes brown and make your champane bubble. = WATER / HOT WATER MAKES PANCAKES BROWN AND CHAMPANE BUBBLE If you sqeeze me, I’ll pop. If you look at me, you’ll pop. = WATER /WATER BALLON Can you guess the riddle? SO WATER IS THE ANSWER


The answer is, CHUCK NORRIS.

Chuck Norris turns polar bears into white.

The answer is, CHUCK NORRIS.

Chuck Norris turns polar bears into white.

Chuck Norris can make you cry.

Chuck Norris can make you pee.

Chuck Norris can make you comb your hair.

Chuck Norris can make celebrities stupid by knocking the hell outta them.

Chuck Norris can make normal people into celebrities.

Chuck Norris can make pancakes brown.

Chuck Norris can make my champagne bubble.
If you squeeze Chuck Norris, he’ll pop.
If you look at Chuck Norris, you’ll pop.
Chuck Norris can make you cry.

Chuck Norris can make you pee.

Chuck Norris can make you comb your hair.

Chuck Norris can make celebrities stupid by knocking the hell outta them.

Chuck Norris can make normal people into celebrities.

Chuck Norris can make pancakes brown.

Chuck Norris can make my champagne bubble.

If you squeeze Chuck Norris, he’ll pop.

If you look at Chuck Norris, you’ll pop.



I thought that in order to qualify as a riddle, there must be a solution. If the so called answer is no, that implies a lack of a solution. This prose is a test to see how fast dummies give up, and long smartarses will argue.

Dirk Bronson

I guess the answer is WATER.


My response is “Yes. I can guess the riddle. Whether my guess is correct or not is another matter”.


That’s mean.. I spent like 10 minutes trying to figure it out..


The Answer is Snow.


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