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Quiz 4

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Views [451] | Comments [17]

Quiz 4

Quiz 4

What language is "wildebeest", and what is the literal translation?  Bonus:  What is the traditional joke among South Africans about the wildebeest's composite parts?  Without looking it up, what body parts does the wildebeest seem to have inherited from other African animals?  For example, it's got the brain of a guinea fowl!



Afrikaans, "wild animal"
It's got the teeth and jaw strength of a hyena. It's a little known fact that wildebeest are actually carnivorous!

  Melanie Dec 18, 2014 1:22 AM


Melanie, that is an excellent guess, really insightful. But please try again, you were just a bit off (on both parts).

  Anita Dec 18, 2014 1:26 AM


Don't be hatin', Anita...
Dutch, "wild beast"
Spindly legs of a giraffe without the height

  Melanie Dec 18, 2014 2:36 AM


How do you write the sound of a loud, angry buzzer? WRONG! (OK, right on one, way wrong on two)

  Anita Dec 18, 2014 5:33 AM


People say it has the stink of a warthog!

  Beth Dec 18, 2014 5:39 AM


It is Afrikaans. It means Wild Beast.

  Stephen Dec 18, 2014 5:48 AM


No and no. Try again.

  Anita the Quizqueen Dec 18, 2014 5:55 AM


"Clown of the Savannah"...meaning they're not very bright. It is often said, "that Wildebeest has the intelligence of a Pippi".

  Melanie Dec 18, 2014 5:56 AM


That was SO wrong and simultaneously rude that you have lost any points that you might have earned so far. As a matter of fact, you are now five points in the hole.

  Anita the Judge Dec 18, 2014 6:01 AM


Ok...wildebeest is Dutch for "weird ass animal" the locals think it was made up of leftover animal parts. Also, it's got the hump of a camel and the nose of an elephant!

  Beth Dec 18, 2014 6:03 AM


Okay, I'll start my comeback now then!
The wildebeest is often said to be "hung" like an elephant.

  Melanie Dec 18, 2014 6:03 AM


Beth, all wrong, but you are on the right track.<br><br>Mel, not even close.

  Anita the Fair (in all ways) Dec 18, 2014 6:07 AM


How dare you make fun of my people! >neigh<

  A wildebeest Dec 18, 2014 6:25 AM


Dutch, "wild beast"
Hodgepodge of animals--horse mane and tail, gazelle legs, ox head.

  Melanie Dec 18, 2014 9:39 AM


wild ox or wild cattle? if i recall, the joke is that they were the animal that was created last out of spare parts.......

  nana Dec 18, 2014 4:32 PM


oh yeah, it's Dutch

  nana again Dec 18, 2014 4:34 PM


ANSWER: Africaans (not Dutch), literal translation "wild cow". According to Masai legend, the wildebeest (aka gnu) has the tail of a horse, sloping hindquarters of an hyena, horns of a buffalo, face of a baboon, mane of a warthog.

  Vinnie Dec 18, 2014 5:53 PM

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