STREET CREATURES QUIZ

What is Street Creatures?  This is the game I run on Twitter every Friday. I’ve
collected all the past quizzes here in one place so you can either relive them, or play
them for the first time.

How does it work?  Provided are four, seemingly unrelated clues, that are all
connected by a wild organism that can be found in a city. Look at the four clues,
do some research, and when you think you’ve figured it out, click on ‘Answer’
to reveal what connects the clues, and how they are connected.

Follow me on Twitter to play #StreetCreatures live every Friday at 9am PST.

Quiz #23 Clues

Symboint
Milk
Reindeer
Vikings

Answer (Don't click until you've solved it)

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

Symbiont:

This mushroom is circumglobal, it ranges all around the northern hemisphere and has a symbiotic relationship with trees including birch, pine, larch and firs.

Milk:

This is how the Fly Agaric got its name. Some cultures cut the mushroom up and placed the chunks into a shallow bowl of milk to attract flies. It was used as an insecticide.

Learn more.

Reindeer:

As you may know, this mushroom is hallucinogenic, but humans aren’t the only animals to eat them. Reindeer also eat the mushrooms, but do they experience the same effects? Who knows.

Additionally, the fly agaric is has long been traditionally linked to Christmas and may have influenced the holiday in more ways than one.

Vikings:

The Vikings consumed fly agaric mushrooms when invading lands. The mushrooms turned off their fear and turned them into berserkers. So there you have it, the Viking secret was drugs.

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