# Eat Like an Animal

If you’ve ever wondered how a lizard eats — or want to eat like one yourself — you’ll love this video. Two guys try to eat the way animals do, hopping, jumping, and doing lots of other things that we humans wouldn’t call good manners. Of course, animals all eat differently thanks to their different-shaped jaws, teeth, and paws and claws for holding their food. But none of them eats off a plate very well.

Wee ones: If the guys eat like a cow, alligator, lizard, dinosaur, whale, groundhog, kangaroo, flamingo, and rhino, how many animals do they copy?

Little kids: Who has more legs, 3 flamingos together or a rhino?  Bonus: How about the cow, the groundhog, and the lizard? How many legs do they have all together?

Big kids: If the guys had to film each of the 9 animals twice and broke 2 plates in each filming, how many plates did they break?  Bonus: If it took 20 minutes to film a set of 3 animals, how long did it take to film all 9 animals?

The sky’s the limit: If you invite flamingos and alligators over for dinner, how many of each animal do you have if they have 24 legs in total and there are 8 more flamingo legs than gator legs?

Answers:
Wee ones: 9 animals.

Little kids: The 3 flamingos, since they have 6 vs. 4 for the rhino.  Bonus: 12 legs (4 apiece).

Big kids: 36 plates, since they break 4 per animal.  Bonus: 60 minutes, since there are 3 sets of 3.

The sky’s the limit: 2 gators and 8 flamingos. If there are 8 more flamingo legs than gator legs, you need 2 numbers 8 apart that add up to 24 (the total leg count). One way to do this: if you didn’t have the 8 extra flamingo legs, you’d have 16 in total (24-8). That gives you 8 gator legs, which would be 2 gators, and 8 flamingo legs, which would be 4.  But remember, there are 8 more flamingo legs than that, so you have to add back another 4 flamingos.