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Flash
104342.  Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:31 am Reply with quote

Q: How do you tell the difference between a Brown Bear and a Black Bear?

A: If you're hiding from a bear up a tree, and the bear climbs up the tree after you, that's a Black Bear. If he shakes you out of the tree and gets you that way, he's a Brown Bear.

I hope this helps.

 
Zaphod Beeblebrox
104346.  Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:36 am Reply with quote

Ah well, if you're going to die being savaged by a bear, at least you'll know what type it is. That's a nice thought.
Thanks for that, Flash :-)

 
Tas
104380.  Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:03 am Reply with quote

Also, lock toothpaste into an airtight container. Some bears find it irresistible, and will literally tear the house (or tent) down to get to it.

:-)

Tas

 
cabs
104398.  Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:26 am Reply with quote

Tas wrote:
Also, lock toothpaste into an airtight container. Some bears find it irresistible, and will literally tear the house (or tent) down to get to it.


Dental hygiene is a big thing in the ursine world. It's what all the lady bears go for.

 
grizzly
104399.  Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:27 am Reply with quote

Flash wrote:
Q: How do you tell the difference between a Brown Bear and a Black Bear?

A: If you're hiding from a bear up a tree, and the bear climbs up the tree after you, that's a Black Bear. If he shakes you out of the tree and gets you that way, he's a Brown Bear.

I hope this helps.


BTW, both types of bear are actually able to climb trees. The only real way to tell the bears apart is the hump on the back of a brown bear that isn't present on a black bear.

 
Tas
104404.  Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:34 am Reply with quote

Quote:
Dental hygiene is a big thing in the ursine world. It's what all the lady bears go for.


's all the salmon we see them gobbling up. Fish breath is not good when going wooing a lady that could rip your head off with one swipe of a clawed appendage!

:-)

Tas

 
BondiTram
104608.  Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:56 am Reply with quote

grizzly wrote:
[ The only real way to tell the bears apart is the hump on the back of a brown bear that isn't present on a black bear.


And if there is one thing that is worse than a bear, it's a bear with the hump.

Oh dear, I think I'd better go and cuddle a Koala.

Not a bear at all apparently.

 
Long Haired Hippy
104610.  Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:03 am Reply with quote

Russians Probe Drunken Bear Claim

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3834524a4560,00.html

If only for the double entendre

 
darkscull
123824.  Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:49 am Reply with quote

the QI episode that mentioned bears and toothpaste also later on mentioned something about pandas and their lack of sex drive.

why not smother a panda with toothpaste?!



PS. i know that it only works with some kinds of bears, but i'm just surprised no one mentioned it on the show.

 
smiley_face
123831.  Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:03 pm Reply with quote

grizzly wrote:
Flash wrote:
Q: How do you tell the difference between a Brown Bear and a Black Bear?

A: If you're hiding from a bear up a tree, and the bear climbs up the tree after you, that's a Black Bear. If he shakes you out of the tree and gets you that way, he's a Brown Bear.

I hope this helps.


BTW, both types of bear are actually able to climb trees. The only real way to tell the bears apart is the hump on the back of a brown bear that isn't present on a black bear.


Would it be incredibly ignorant of me to point out that surely the difference between the black and brown bears is that one is black and one is brown!

 
grizzly
123851.  Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:22 pm Reply with quote

Yes it would Fi. Black bears can be both brown or black and the Brown bear is the same.

 
Billy Kettle
123955.  Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:57 pm Reply with quote

An American, on another Forum I frequent, has a signature concerning bears i.e. Either you get the bear or the bear gets you!

 
Mulvil
148817.  Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:48 am Reply with quote

Quote:
The grizzly bear does not hibernate. They spend the majority of the winter in some small enclosed space, often a cave or hollow, and will tend to sleep for much of the time. However, they will be easily woken and they will regularly emerge from their den during the winter



I love this fact, its great, what they undergo is called daily torpor, which is also a bit of a mystery.

I love arguing with people that bears don't hibrenate, they are simply too big for it to be even an option to them

 
misterchris
512911.  Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:20 am Reply with quote

Grizzly bears don't like getting their ears wet.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7879581.stm

 
Moosh
512914.  Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:28 am Reply with quote

Regarding the difference between brown and black bears, a friend of mine swears that this is true, but I am somewhat sceptical. According to him, the difference is "a brown bear will kill you, but you could 'ave a black bear in a fight."

I don't suggest anyone rely on that advice.

 

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