If you gently squeeze me with your hands, I'll get hard like a potato.
Can you guess what I am?

(This is my translation of a famous riddle.)


You are, perhaps,

snow, or a snowball.

Loose packing snow is not particularly solid, but squeezed gently it compresses nicely into a firm snowball.

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Wow, this is the correct answer. Adults are notoriously bad at cracking this puzzle :) $\endgroup$
    – Mitsuko
    Jan 22 '20 at 6:53
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    $\begingroup$ Discarding any notoriously bad possible answers as being, well, notorious, helps narrow in on better and more likely answers. :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Jan 22 '20 at 6:55
  • $\begingroup$ I don't want to eat the OP's potatoes if they are that hard. $\endgroup$ Jan 22 '20 at 23:00
  • $\begingroup$ And like a potato if you put them in an oven they get 'softer' $\endgroup$ Jan 23 '20 at 1:48

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