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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.)

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You are, perhaps,

snow, or a snowball.

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

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    $\begingroup$ Wow, this is the correct answer. Adults are notoriously bad at cracking this puzzle :) $\endgroup$ – Mitsuko Jan 22 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 at 6:55
  • $\begingroup$ I don't want to eat the OP's potatoes if they are that hard. $\endgroup$ – computercarguy Jan 22 at 23:00
  • $\begingroup$ And like a potato if you put them in an oven they get 'softer' $\endgroup$ – Jason Goemaat Jan 23 at 1:48

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