September 22, 2010

Explanation of Stripes

Our dinner discussion last night centered around the age-old question:

Is a zebra white with black stripes, or black with white stripes?

Alicia and Megan both strongly felt that zebras are white with black stripes.  They supported their argument by saying that a zebra's belly is white and therefore it can be assumed that the zebra itself is white while it's stripes are black.

I countered with the argument that if one were watching Madagascar and got to the credits, one could clearly see documented proof that at least one particular zebra was black with white stripes.

After a long and arduous discussion, Rachel piped in and settled things:
"They're not black with white stripes or white with black stripes,"  she said.  "They're pink. . .with black and white stripes."


  1. Rachel is totally right. Way to go Rachel!

  2. Yeah, no one ever pointed out what color a zebra's skin is under the hair until now. Way to go, Rachel!

  3. oh, i get it. like a bare naked zebra. wow. i feel like that is a great discovery. should we publish it somewhere?

  4. a zebra is blushing somewhere right now as we think of him without his stripes.