Reptile Zoo

Owner:

Ali

Solution:

Either of the following should be accepted

NICKIMINAJ

SIRMIXALOT

Partial Answers

NIKKI: Check your spelling

NIKKIMINAJ: Check your spelling

NICKI: Full name

MYRHIANNONDONT: Keep going

MYANACONDADONT: Keep going

GREENANACONDA: Keep going

GC Notes:

GC to update day-of-game.

Presentation:

Teams go to the Reptile zoo, which has a number of exhibits of various species of reptiles. They receive a book titled The Name of the Snake Charmer.

Walkthrough:

Video runthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmGUNVGmqo8

  1. Go to the front desk to get your puzzle (The Name of the Snake Charmer book)

  2. Each page in the booklet describes a pop culture icon. Each reptile in the zoo is named after some sort of pop culture icon. For each page in The Name of the Snake Charmer, teams do the following:

    1. Identify the pop culture icon being described, quoted, or sketched out in the image.

    2. Find the reptile in the zoo named after that pop culture icon.

    3. Write down the reptile's species on the last page (in the INDEX), on the line corresponding to the page describing its name.

  1. Take a cue from the title of the last page (INDEX) and index the page number into each reptile species. Get MY RHIANNON DONT.

  2. Remember that the green anaconda's name is RHIANNON, or go find the reptile named RHIANNON which turns out to be the giant anaconda, or just assume that RHIANNON is an anaconda because it sounds like a familiar lyric. Therefore, MY ANACONDA DONT.

  3. Therefore, either Sir Mix-a-lot or Nicki Minaj wrote the book. Respond SIRMIXALOT or NICKIMINAJ. Woo!

Hinting:

  • If the teams get stuck with what to do after they've filled out the index, it's helpful to repeatedly ask what the page says and, if they've already tried indexing, encourage them to keep going even though "Rhiannon" doesn't look like a word.

  • There is a Levi in the same tank as Taylor. The Levi means nothing, we just can't take him out of the tank.

Data:

Name of creature

in the zoo (Pop culture icon

described on page)

Creature

Page

Letter from indexing

page into creature

Transformers (The Transformers)Mini Musk Turtles1M
Leonard (from Big Bang Theory)Red Blood Python10Y
Bullwinkle (from The Bullwinkle Show)Garter Snake3R
Taylor (Taylor Swift)Osage Copperhead12H
Rocko (from Rocko's Modern Life)Rock Iguana5I
BatmanCuban Knight Anole4A
Simba (from Lion King)Caiman Lizard6N
Barnabus (Johnny Depp character, Barnabus, in Dark Shadows)American Alligator8N
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)Box Turtles2O
Jabba (Jabba the Hutt)African Bull Frog7N
Legolas (from Lord of the Rings)Legless Lizard13D
Sampson and Delilah (from the Bible story)Black-Throated Monitor9O
Abyss (quote about an actual abyss)Black Pine Snake11N
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)Colorado River Toad14T