Frequent question: What turns polar bear hair white?

Actually, polar bear hair is clear, it is translucent. Their skin is black, and as a sort of ‘nature’s fiber optic’ light travels down the hair to their black skin and warms them. So due to layers refraction of light really makes them look white.

What is the answer to the riddle I turn polar bears white and I will make you cry?

The answer to this admittedly lame riddle is, “No.” The reason is that the question at the very end asks if you can guess the riddle and there is nothing that satisfies the requirements above. Some say that pressure is the answer, but they can’t explain how it turns polar bears white or pancakes brown.

Do polar bears eat penguins?

Polar bears do not eat penguins, since penguins live in the southern hemisphere and polar bears live in the northern hemisphere.

Are polar bears white or clear?

Answer. Yes! Most sources indicate that the long, coarse guard hairs, which protect the plush thick undercoat, are hollow and transparent. The thinner hairs of the undercoat are not hollow, but they, like the guard hairs, are colorless.

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