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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 30 Sep '05 10:38 / 1 edit
    A bear left her den, moved 1 mile southword, then 1 mile eastword, turned north and, after another mile, got back into her den.

    What is the color of the bear?
  2. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    30 Sep '05 11:03
    Originally posted by LordOfTheChessboard
    A bear left her den, moved 1 mile southword, then 1 mile eastword, turned north and, after another mile, got back into her den.

    What is the color of the bear?
    I'd think the bear would be white, being a polar bear living at the North Pole.
  3. 30 Sep '05 11:07
    Originally posted by LordOfTheChessboard
    A bear left her den, moved 1 mile southword, then 1 mile eastword, turned north and, after another mile, got back into her den.

    What is the color of the bear?
    White, if it is an aboriginal bear. Although I am doubtful that there is a bear den exactly on the north pole. Making abstraction of that requirement, it could be any colour (you can find or make a bear of), and there are an infinite number of spots where this 'bear' could have a den, the northpole being just one of them.
  4. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    30 Sep '05 17:08
    Cor! This little puzzle's at least thirty years old.
  5. 30 Sep '05 17:43
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Cor! This little puzzle's at least thirty years old.
    Says more about your (mental?) age than about the puzzle's.
  6. 30 Sep '05 21:17 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Cor! This little puzzle's at least thirty years old.
    I know its old I picked it of another site. I thought it was funny because everyone (including the poster) seemed to know the answer while there is none.

    The only good answer is: I dont know.

    The bear can live anywhere and do what this one does and for all you know some idiot dyed her fur blue.

  7. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    30 Sep '05 22:06
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Says more about your (mental?) age than about the puzzle's.
    How so? Do tell.
  8. 30 Sep '05 23:28
    Little known fact - polar bears are black.

    Well their skin is anyway, though obviously their hair is white!
  9. 01 Oct '05 00:17
    Originally posted by Siskin
    Little known fact - polar bears are black.

    Well their skin is anyway, though obviously their hair is white!
    "Believe it or not, their fur isn't actually white. If you got up real close to a polar bear and plucked one of his hairs you would see that the polar bear's coat is made of clear, colorless hairs (and you would probably find out how powerful the bear is!). The hairs scatter light, making it appear white. If you were to pull out all of the polar bears hairs (which would really be stupid) you would see black skin underneath all that white fur."

    http://www.extremescience.com/PolarBear.htm

    *shrug*
  10. 01 Oct '05 08:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by LordOfTheChessboard
    The bear can live anywhere and do what this one does
    The bears den would have to be at the north pole for it to travel equal distances South, then Eeast, then North and be back at its den. Otherwise it would have to travle NorthWest to return to its den.

    And its color: I don't know.
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    01 Oct '05 08:52
    Originally posted by Raw760
    The bears den would have to be at the north pole for it to travel equal distances South, then Eeast, then North and be back at its den. Otherwise it would have to travle NorthWest to return to its den.

    And its color: I don't know.
    Or a mile from the South pole.
  12. 01 Oct '05 09:39
    Originally posted by Raw760
    The bears den would have to be at the north pole for it to travel equal distances South, then Eeast, then North and be back at its den. Otherwise it would have to travle NorthWest to return to its den.

    And its color: I don't know.
    This still does not say anything about its collor. But why can a bear not walk like that here in holland?
  13. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    01 Oct '05 20:47
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    colour
    Good to see someone spell this word correctly.
  14. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    01 Oct '05 22:46
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    White, if it is an aboriginal bear. Although I am doubtful that there is a bear den exactly on the north pole. Making abstraction of that requirement, it could be any colour (you can find or make a bear of), and there are an infinite number of spots where this 'bear' could have a den, the northpole being just one of them.
    An infinite number of spots? On *this* planet? Please explain.
  15. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    01 Oct '05 22:50
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    colour

    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Good to see someone spell this word correctly.
    What word? I see a collection of letters that *looks* like it might be the word color, only misspelled.