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 #32 Clues

Anting
Array
Urchins
Alice in Wonderland

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

Hedgehog

West European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus). photographed in the Emmerdennen(wood), Emmen, Netherlands.
Source: HraldPapa Lima Whiskey (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

Anting:

Another term for this is ‘self-anointing’. Hedgehogs are known to create a frothy mass of saliva to lick all over their spines. Why they do this isn’t entirely clear though.

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Array:

The collective noun for a group of hedgehogs is an array.

Urchins:

Which came first, the urchin or the hedgehog? Turns out it was the hedgehog, who were known in Middle English as urchins or urcheon. The sea urchins got their name from this so are basically sea hedgehogs.

Alice in Wonderland:

When Alice plays croquet with the Queen, in place of balls are live hedgehogs. “…it was very provoking to find that the hedgehog had unrolled itself, and was in the act of crawling away.”

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