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What colour is the bear?


A bear walks ten miles south, then ten miles west, then ten miles north, and ends where it started. What colour is the bear?

This problem sounds a little strange. What we really want to know is where the bear is, but that makes you think about geography rather than biology! That is the first hint. Not only is there one place on Earth where this journey is possible, there is only one type of bear that lives there (which is another hint).

You may know the solution already, or find it easy. If so, then try this: Where else on Earth could you make this journey? (No bears live here!)



Click here for an explanation but think about it yourself first! The explanation is more fun, and makes more sense, after your own attempts.