This celebrity goo was created by player Samir Mehta.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Samir, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Sunday, December 14, 2014 (part of Winter 2015)

category: Science

clue: She might be the root of everything!

explanation: Ardi is the most complete early human specimen around. The name Ardi means "ground floor" and is related to the stem word for "root" in Afar. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Rothstein

trivia: Samir also provided the explanation.

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