Claims of the Normal #089: 2012-06-24

44 mins - Published Sun, Jun 24, 2012 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

One of your Earth-weeks have passed, and so it comes to be that Petter and Arkenor sit down in front of their Skype-machines to speak to me.

This week, we wax rhetorical about strange snakes in Namibia before entering into a Quiz Kids segment brought to you by our good friend, Dr. Toerag. Thanks! The questions are multiple choice and refer to the following twenty animals, which you can look up as you follow the show. Are they Amphibian, Mammal, Fish, Bird or Reptile?:

  • Addax – Saharan antelope (Mammal)
  • Amberjack – Atlantic fish (Fish)
  • Antechinus – Australasian mouse-sized marsupial (Mammal)
  • Argali – Asian wild sheep (Mammal)
  • Babirusa – Indonesian wild pig (Mammal)
  • Caecilian – Worldwide blind, worm-like amphibian (Amphibian)
  • Caracara – South American falcon (Bird)
  • Chuckwalla – North American desert lizard (Reptile)
  • Comber – Mediterranean sea bass (Fish)
  • Conure – New World parrot (Bird)
  • Cusk – Atlantic cod-like fish (Fish)
  • Hellbender – North American salamander (Amphibian)
  • Prion – Southern Ocean petrel (Bird)
  • Serow – Himalayan antelope (Mammal)
  • Takin – Himalayan goat-antelope (Mammal)
  • Tinamou – South American quail-like bird (Bird)
  • Turaco – African colourful, crested bird (Bird)
  • Uromastyx – Spiny tailed Old World lizard (Reptile)
  • Xenops – South American ovenbird (Bird)
  • Zonure – African spiny lizard (Reptile)

We also drew two new fighters out of the hat, learning that Petter’s champion of the week will be Thor, the Asgardian! Arkenor, on the other hand, drew Wonder Woman. Let the battle commence!

Claims of the Normal

Claims of the Normal was the first show to launch on the CSICON Network. Originally intended as the only show to run on the website (the 'con' in CSICON stands for Claims of the Normal, after all), it quickly became the launch vehicle for so much more. Breki and Petter started the show, and got Arkenor on board, and it all just went from there.

The show, over time, was replaced by The MMOsketeers, starring Petter, Arkenor and Teppo, as well as Instanews, starring Breki and Jack. None of these shows exist in their original form, but the legacy created by Claims of the Normal lives on.

If you want to get in touch with the people behind the episode or talk to others who like it, feel free to join the CSICONauts chat room. Alternatively, you can find some of this episode's hosts and/or guests on Twitter: Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson.