5.19.20

5.19.20



Crib sheet

 

Music inspired trivia to remind your kids of your greatness.

 

TAXIS.

In New York, yellow taxis are able to pick up passengers anywhere in the 5 boroughs and are driven an average of 180 miles per shift. Taxicabs must have a government issued medallion to operate, which are extremely expensive to purchase and in very limited supply.  The New York City Police Department has five undercover taxis. Apparently a loooong time ago, a grill in the trunk was required to prevent dead bodies from being put inside.

 

CARIBOU.

Caribou are the same as reindeer, just rolling under a different name for the wild North American version. The name actually comes from a French word meaning ‘snow shoveler’. They are covered in hair from the tips of their nose to bottom of their hooves. They lose their antlers every year, and annoyingly for any holiday enthusiasts, the males tend to lose them right before Christmas.

 

BONGOS.

Not just a drum, folks. Bongos are the largest antelopes on the planet. They call Africa home, have tall curved horns shaped like a lyre, and have some pretty sweet white stripes all over their body, before Jack White made it trendy. They are very visual creatures and the stripes act as a unique fingerprint to ID each other.

 

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PLAYLIST.

JONI MITCHELL | BIG YELLOW TAXI

CARIBOU | HOME

CELESTE | SHE’S MY SUNSHINE

MISSY HIGGINS | DON’T EVER

MANU CHAO | BONGO BONG

PATRICK WATSON | ADVENTURES IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD