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.

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Quiz #57 Clues

Bangladesh
Protogynous
Ramesses II
Entomophilous

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

Water lily (Nymphaea)

Bangladesh:

The White Water Lily, or shapla, is the national flower of Bangladesh and is featured on the national emblem.

Protogynous:

In some species, the female parts of the flower develops first before the male parts to prevent self fertilization.
 

Ramesses II:

Nymphaea lotus was highly symbolic in ancient Egypt for power and it was found in tombs, including that of Tutankhamen and Ramesses II.

Entomophilous:

This is a fancy word for a flower pollinated by insects. Beetles, flies and bees pollinate water lilies, but they have a DIRTY TRICK. The flowers trap pollinators in a pool of fluid and the pollen settles to the bottom, and the insect dies.
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