worlds hardest riddle

The World’s Hardest Riddle

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?

97% of Harvard graduates can not figure this riddle out.

84% of kindergarten students were able to figure this out, in 6 minutes or fewer.

click below for riddle answer

The final answer is “time.”
There is actually a poem called “Time” and it explains the answer….

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

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

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

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

As time passes
For those held high
their end is nigh

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
into something so fine

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

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

4 thoughts on “worlds hardest riddle

  1. Jon

    The link doesn’t work, so I can’t find out the answer and it is driving me crazy! Help! What is the answer?

  2. Megan Post author

    Geez Jon! I didn’t think you would be on the same level of intellect as a Harvard Grad. Smarty Pants! 😉

  3. Jon

    Me either, I always thought i was more of the kindergarten level myself! Who would have thought I would fit in at Harvard!

  4. amanda

    hmm.. but where is that poem from?
    i can only find it in relation to this riddle, but not in any poetry books in my university (there are literally thousands, i had to do content searches)

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