Battle of the musical animals! If you had an all-animal band, would you want to be lead hummer, or jamming away on a mean fiddle? Now’s your chance to tell the world!
Unlike humans, hummingbirds don’t use their throats to hum. The sound that gives the hummingbird its name comes from the rapid flapping of its wings – typically around 50 flaps per minute! A species of hummingbird called the bee hummingbird is the tiniest living bird, weighing less than a U.S. penny! Quite a big sound for such a small bird.
Male fiddler crabs have one giant claw and one small one. They get their name from the motion of the smaller claw moving across the large one while feeding, which resembles the motion of moving a bow across a fiddle. Fiddlers also have a series of crabby sign-language gestures that they use to communicate, and males also use their large claws in battles of courtship. If a male’s large claw is lost, they will grow a new one on the opposite side during the next molting cycle. And of course, they also play a mean fiddle 😉
The competition starts at 11:00 AM EST on 1/12 and runs for 24 hours!
The usual bonuses
Earn 5,000 points – 2,500 bonus
Earn 15,000 points – 5,000 bonus
Earn 25,000 points – 10,000 bonus
For every 25,000 points above 25,000 – 5,000 bonus
Member of winning team (if you’ve scored at least 2,500 points) – 10,000 bonus
Highest scorer on each team – 5,000 bonus
Player with #1 overall score – 10,000 bonus
Player with #2 overall score – 5,000 bonus
Player with #3 overall score – 2,500 bonus
Artwork by Grace Emmet