posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 01:11 PM
Originally posted by Nygdan
White, because its a polar bear. Only at the north pole can you walk south, then west, then directly north, and be at the same position.
Wow! You hit the nail on my head!
OK, so here's the answer with a sketch.
The bear was white because it was a polar bear. The only place on earth where a bear can go south, west and north equal distances and end up where it
started is the North Pole.
Actually, the bear could go west two or five kilometers instead of one and it would not make any difference -- the bear would be making a circle
around the North Pole. East and West you travel along parallels which are circles equidistant from the poles. North and South you travel along
meridians which are circles that cross both the north and the south poles.
P.S. Nygdan, who's is that pretty face in the Avatar? Got an eye for beauty, what?
[edit on 6-4-2006 by mikesingh]