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Red Scharlach
24 July 2009 @ 12:00 am
The animal kingdom can be a rough place to be, and we human beings sometimes make it even tougher. And I'm not talking ecologically but linguistically.

You see, for every Splendid Climbing Mouse, Charming Thicket Rat or Pleasing Fungus Beetle out there, there are a bunch of despondent creatures labouring under some rather less chirpy names. In fact, I'm amazed they haven't got inferiority complexes. What kind of names, you may be asking? Well, as is my wont, I thought I'd leave it up to YOU to guess.

Poll #1434146 Nature's Most Negative Animal Adjectives: A Quiz

Twelve animal species are listed below. Half are genuine real-life creatures, while the other half are completely made up. Tick the SIX that you think are REAL. (And award yourself extra bonus points if you don't Google them first.)

the Promiscuous Sand Urchin
0(0.0%)
the Boring Clam
0(0.0%)
the Confused Flour Beetle
0(0.0%)
the Whining Leaf Wasp
0(0.0%)
the Violent Cape Mackerel
0(0.0%)
the Bastard Sturgeon
0(0.0%)
the Desperate Shrew
0(0.0%)
the Conceited Lizard
0(0.0%)
the Tedious Longtail
0(0.0%)
the Sarcastic Fringehead
0(0.0%)
the Depressed River Mussel
0(0.0%)
the Ticked-Off Boxy Tick
1(1.6%)


As usual, I will return in a day or so with the correct answers...