Here's a nice riddle...

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    You're staying in a cabin..
    In the morning you make hot oatmeal for breakfast (yuke). You sit down to eat it but it's
    too hot, so you decide to take a walk while it cools.

    You walk out the cabin door open up your compass and walk 100 yards "south" and stop.
    You turn 90* left and walk 100 yards "east" and stop.
    You turn 90* left and walk 100 yards "north". To your surprise you find yourself
    right back in front of the cabin.

    You walk in and there's a bear eating your oatmeal.

    Question:
    What color is the bear and why?

    ****Let's make it fun..PM your answer to me so others don't get clues from posts.
    I'll post names of those that respond on the thread and indicate the winners.
    In the end (sometime tonight) I'll also post the answer.
     
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    Hobbit....Correct!

    nakedemperor.....Correct!
     
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    One more shameless bump to the current post section..

    Anyone else want to take a shot?
     
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    Okay 33 views and only two responses...That's sad gang...

    Hobbit and
    nakedemperor....

    Both tagged the bear as white! Yep, a Polar bear because they were at the North pole,
    which is the only place this riddle would work. I'm surprised you outdoors people didn't
    join in.
     
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    Ok, I'm obviously an idiot, then.. Where do you get North Pole, and White out of that?
     
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    I hated geometry, but I can visualise it now!
     
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    If the house is at the north pole, then you're heading towards it if you're heading north. Anywhere else in the world, it would look like a square, x yards south, x yards east, then x yards north, but so close to the north pole, heading east would actually show its curve, and north would always point you back to the center of the circle, which is the house. Therefore, the house must be at the north pole, thus the only kind of bear it could be is polar, thus it is white.
     
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    Im late...but I knew it!! (heard it before :D )
     
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