It’s a polar bear, b/c you’re at the North Pole

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I… watched an episode of The Office on Hulu.com and although I had seen the first 4 episodes in 2006, I decided now that I like it and must watch them all. So I am. back to back. most of every day.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaand….
In the teaser clip of episode 33, season 3, Dwight rattles off a string of popular brain teasers in an attempt to stump Ryan and he never even finishes his last one.

Dwight: Brain teaser. I have two coins totaling fifteen cents; one of them is not a nickel. What are they?
Ryan: A dime and a nickel.
Dwight: No, I said one of them is not a nickel
Ryan: But the other one is, I’ve heard that before.

Dwight: Ok, a man and his son get into a car accident. They are rushed to the hospital. The doctor says, there’s no way I can operate on this boy
Ryan: Because he’s my son. The doctor is the boy’s mother.

Dwight: A man is found hanging from the ceiling
Ryan: He stepped on a block of ice, hung himself and the ice melted.

Dwight: A hunter-
Ryan: It’s a polar bear, because you’re at the North Pole.
Dwight: DAMNIT!!

If you saw this and wondered what the hell the actual riddle is, then you’re me. Or at least you’re like me. In that regard. Not in others. Well, maybe others, but not exhibited by this. Anyway, the full riddle iiiiiis:

A hunter leaves his base camp one morning and travels one mile due south. He then turns and travels one mile due east. At this point, he shoots a bear. Taking the direct route, he travels one mile due north and is back at the base camp. What color is the bear?

The answer, of course, is white, because (as Ryan said) it’s a polar bear and the hunter is at the North Pole. But why?  Mmmmbeeeaaacuuuuse…….. [pause, while I look it up]……….

The only place on earth in which one can go south, east and then north and return to his starting position is the North Pole, because the longitudes meet there. Of course….

PS: this post includes text of this lame riddle that was plagerized from sources that are not my brain. suck it.