Sometimes riddles need a lot of critical thinking but other times they are challenging because they are so simple. Well now, one is going viral because it is stumping nearly all the students at Harvard, yet when presented to kindergartners, most of them are able to solve it.
A YouTuber shared it and called it the 'world's hardest riddle,' explaining that 98% of Harvard students got it wrong but 83% of kindergartners got it right. Before rattling off the riddle, she let viewers know that if they can't solve it they are "dumber than a kindergartner" but consoled them saying they are still "right up there with Harvard students."
The riddle is, "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 but if you'll look at me, you'll pop. Can you guess the riddle?
Most of the 80,000 comments were either wrong answers or people confessing they have no idea. One said, "My mind goes straight to pressure. I think with most of the questions it makes sense but if it isn't pressure then I have no clue," while another person admitted, "I forgot every sentence right after she started the next sentence."
Some did get it right though, like the person who wrote, "The Answer is: 'No.' Harvard students try to find something that matches the hints but kindergarteners just give up." Another person went on to explain, "The answer is 'No.' At the end, they asked, "Can you guess the riddle? If you think about it, a kindergartener would say no to this because it sound very complicated but a Harvard student would most likely try to answer 'logically.'"