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 #67 Clues

David St. Hubbins
Troll cat
Moon poo
Zinc

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

Dog Vomit Slime Mold (Fuligo septica)

David St. Hubbins:

In extra ‘interview’ Spinal Tap footage, David talks about slime molds.
 
“They are both plant AND animal…it’s like they can’t make up their mind…and, you know, they think it’s them…who’ve been running the earth all this time.”

Troll cat:

In Scandinavian folklore, this species of slime mold was thought to be the vomit of troll cats, the familiars of witches, said to suck the milk from cows.
 

Moon poo:

In the Veracruz state in Mexico, Fuligo septica is known as ‘Caca de Luna’, or excrement of the moon, and is fried up and eaten just like scrambled eggs.

Zinc:

For reasons not yet understood, Fuligo septica has a unique resistance to of extreme concentrations of zinc. Once accumulated, it converts zinc to an inactive form.
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