Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Finger Food

College Town has a famous bar/restaurant called "Madison Bear Garden". Naturally, many of their graphics include cartoonish bears - for example:

This drawing has been around for years. The other day, as I was walking past it, I noticed something unusual for the first time:

It got me to wondering just how many "fingers" bears do have. A little research reveals that only pandas have six on the front paws, while all other bears have five. They're not fingers, of course, but pretty close. This gaffe is all the funnier when you consider that most cartoonists use only four fingers instead of all five because it's just easier to draw and the hand doesn't look all cluttered and over-large. So, way to go, Madison Bear Garden!