Either of the following should be accepted
NIKKI: Check your spelling
NIKKIMINAJ: Check your spelling
NICKI: Full name
MYRHIANNONDONT: Keep going
MYANACONDADONT: Keep going
GREENANACONDA: Keep going
GC to update day-of-game.
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.
Video runthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmGUNVGmqo8
Go to the front desk to get your puzzle (The Name of the Snake Charmer book)
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:
Identify the pop culture icon being described, quoted, or sketched out in the image.
Find the reptile in the zoo named after that pop culture icon.
Write down the reptile's species on the last page (in the INDEX), on the line corresponding to the page describing its name.
Take a cue from the title of the last page (INDEX) and index the page number into each reptile species. Get MY RHIANNON DONT.
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.
Therefore, either Sir Mix-a-lot or Nicki Minaj wrote the book. Respond SIRMIXALOT or NICKIMINAJ. Woo!
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.
Name of creature
in the zoo (Pop culture icon
described on page)
Letter from indexing
page into creature
|Transformers (The Transformers)||Mini Musk Turtles||1||M|
|Leonard (from Big Bang Theory)||Red Blood Python||10||Y|
|Bullwinkle (from The Bullwinkle Show)||Garter Snake||3||R|
|Taylor (Taylor Swift)||Osage Copperhead||12||H|
|Rocko (from Rocko's Modern Life)||Rock Iguana||5||I|
|Batman||Cuban Knight Anole||4||A|
|Simba (from Lion King)||Caiman Lizard||6||N|
|Barnabus (Johnny Depp character, Barnabus, in Dark Shadows)||American Alligator||8||N|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)||Box Turtles||2||O|
|Jabba (Jabba the Hutt)||African Bull Frog||7||N|
|Legolas (from Lord of the Rings)||Legless Lizard||13||D|
|Sampson and Delilah (from the Bible story)||Black-Throated Monitor||9||O|
|Abyss (quote about an actual abyss)||Black Pine Snake||11||N|
|Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)||Colorado River Toad||14||T|