# bear colour

lastenitz
Posers and Puzzles 30 Dec '04 19:26
1. 30 Dec '04 19:26
if a bear walks 1km south, then 1km west, then 1km north and ens up where it started, whats the colour of the bear?ðŸ˜‰
2. Mangy Mooose
a.k.a. Polar
30 Dec '04 19:32
Originally posted by lastenitz
if a bear walks 1km south, then 1km west, then 1km north and ens up where it started, whats the colour of the bear?ðŸ˜‰
ummm
errrrrrrr
..........
white...
no......
black...
crap....
you see we have white fur but black skin
ursine identity crisis
3. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
30 Dec '04 20:04
White.
4. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
31 Dec '04 21:15
Originally posted by Mangy Mooose
ummm
errrrrrrr
..........
white...
no......
black...
crap....
you see we have white fur but black skin
ursine identity crisis
Actually you have clear fur - it just appears white....ðŸ˜²
5. 01 Jan '05 12:53
Siberian grizzly bears inhabiting north polar region.
6. 14 Jan '05 13:38
White. It has to be a polar bear. The only place on earth it would be possible to walk those dimensions and end up where you started. However, my friend matt is being dumb and saying that it would be a right angled triangle. No it wouldn't, matt, not with the way lines of longitude and latitude work. Be quiet. I tihnk ur wrong.
7. 14 Jan '05 13:39
I forgot to say what I meant. The only place that would work would be on the north pole.
8. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
19 Jan '05 12:43
Originally posted by kitripper
White. It has to be a polar bear. The only place on earth it would be possible to walk those dimensions and end up where you started. However, my friend matt is being dumb and saying that it would be a right angled triangle. No it wouldn't, matt, not with the way lines of longitude and latitude work. Be quiet. I tihnk ur wrong.
The three lines would intersect at right angles. However it wouldn't be a triangle because a triangle has to be two dimensional I think, and the path would move in three dimensions. Right?
9. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
19 Jan '05 14:22
Originally posted by kitripper
I forgot to say what I meant. The only place that would work would be on the north pole.
Actually, there are an infinite number of places on the planet where it will work. However, the North Pole is the only location on the earth where it can happen that is inhabited by bears.
10. 19 Jan '05 14:27
Originally posted by The Plumber
Actually, there are an infinite number of places on the planet where it will work. However, the North Pole is the only location on the earth where it can happen that is inhabited by bears.
i dont follow.
11. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
19 Jan '05 14:33
i dont follow.
I'll allow folks to puzzle this out for a day or two before I post the answer....
12. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
19 Jan '05 19:36
I'm guessing he means underground?
13. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
19 Jan '05 21:28
Originally posted by AThousandYoung
I'm guessing he means underground?
Nope - these locations are on the surface of the earth, just as intended in the initial question.
14. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
20 Jan '05 02:55
Are you referring to how the definition of North may change as the Earth's magnetic field changes?
15. Saint Nick
Pimp of the elves
20 Jan '05 07:571 edit
Maybe he is referring to travelling at sea.
If a vessel made this trip, but the northern leg was made across a eastern current the vessel could end up at it's place of origin.
Then again bears would have to walk on water for this to occur.

The using the difference between true north and magnetic north could also make it possible, but the bear would have to travel more than 1Km. It would also make it possible at many more locations that are inhabited by bears..

I have no idea ðŸ™„ðŸ™„