Four Walls and a Bird

A man walks out of a house that has four walls all facing north. A bird walks past him. What kind is it?

A penguin. If all four walls face north the house must be at the southernmost point of the earth. Really, any native antarctic bird would work.

This brain teaser is quite similar to the guy whose house walls face south and sees a bear, then you’re asked the color of the bear. The bear would be white (a polar bear) as they’re the only bears indigenous to the north pole. A lawyer would claim it’s all circumstantial evidence and the bear could be an imported brown bear. The lawyer makes a valid point.

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6 Comments on "Four Walls and a Bird"

Allen says
May 11, 2015 @ 11:56

Albatross also live in the Antarctic.

Dan says
May 11, 2015 @ 13:44

@Allen Yes, as I wrote in the answer, any Antarctic bird would suffice. There are several.

Me says
December 18, 2016 @ 13:47

speaking of lawyers
what is the difference between a dog getting hit by a car and a lawyer getting hit by a car?
there were skid marks for the dog

John Paul says
February 28, 2017 @ 13:50

It is a

MARK says
July 12, 2017 @ 13:46

It could be any bird south of the location of the build. it doesn’t state where the house is located. its a dumb joke that’s a wall not a house.

Zee says
October 10, 2020 @ 01:27

Must be a mighty big house at the south pole to have a penguin passing by. Otherwise, I want to know what a penguin was doing so far from the southern ocean.

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