As a kid, one of my favourite games involved some adorably strange creatures called Lemmings. For anyone who doesn’t remember, Lemmings was a game that involved guiding the gaggle of critters through various – often ridiculous – obstacles. This including building them bridges over rivers of lava, digging through the ground and giving every single one of them a tiny umbrella so that they could float down to safety.
But one thing that I hadn’t really ever thought about: why is it called Lemmings? Are Lemmings real? What are Lemmings?
Well, as this weeks Word of the Week suggests, Lemmings are real:
And for anyone wondering what these, slightly suicidal, animals look like, here you go: