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.
March Mammal Madness
University of Rochester
The word ‘dandelion’ is an English corruption of the French, dent de lion, meaning lion’s tooth, but dandelions have MANY names including clock flower, doonheadclock, swine snort, Irish daisy, wet a bed and finally milk witch, among others.
When you pick a dandelion, you’ll notice a white fluid. This is latex and the plant uses it as a defense against root-feeding insects. One species has a high amount of natural rubber that could be harvested for rubber production.
University of Rochester:
The dandelion is the official flower of the university and dandelion yellow is the official color. They even have an annual Dandelion Day.