Your Vote Counts In The Charismatic Creature Carnival!

Are you ready to vote for this month’s most Charismatic Creature? After you hear from our experts, cast your ballot!

Cartoon rendition of a hellbender salamander, mantis shrimp, opossum, aye-aye, pigeon, and shoebill stork
Artwork by Kay Wasil.

a designed, painted circle with text inside that reads "best of 2021"

Our Charismatic Creature Carnival has come to a close. Which of our three finalists will be crowned The People’s Choice Hall Of Famer? Was it the mantis shrimp, the opossum, or the shoebill stork?

Your votes have come in and we’re celebrating the winner at a very special Charismatic Creature-themed SciFri Virtual Trivia Night on October 6th!

Meet Our Charismatic Creature Candidates

That’s it for now! Sign up for SciFri Virtual Trivia Night to join us October 6 for a special Charismatic Creature-themed evening.

SciFri Virtual Trivia Night – Charismatic Creature Special Edition

SciFri Trivia is a weekly gathering that’s part science-y facts, part dance party, and part pop culture romp—and it’s for anyone looking to bring together teams (or bravely play solo) to win ultimate bragging rights.

  • When: Wednesday, October 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Science Friday’s YouTube livestream
  • Tickets: Free! Register for more info and reminders.

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About Kathleen Davis

Kathleen Davis is a producer at Science Friday, which means she spends the week brainstorming, researching, and writing, typically in that order. She’s a big fan of stories related to strange animal facts and dystopian technology.

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Kyle Marian Viterbo is a community manager at Science Friday. She loves sharing hilarious stories about human evolution, hidden museum collections, and the many ways Indiana Jones is a terrible archaeologist.

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