publication date: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 (part of Round XXVII)

category: Government

clue: Frankly, this founding father-inventor-diplomat-author-businessman-postmaster-scientist-philanthropist-cartoonist couldn't have influenced America more even if he had become a president as well.

explanation: Franklin was one of the founding fathers of American history, as well as famously exploring many careers, although he never ran for president. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, Bob Miller, Jacque Miller, John Julitz, Ryan Tut, and Matt Wheeler

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Ryan Tut.

trivia: This goo was published on the tricentennial of Franklin's birth.


Similar Goos

George Bush

If this ex-presidential dad helps someone win the round, then you can read his lips: No new goos! Go »

Dick Cheney

Just because you ran Halliburton and represented Wyoming doesn't mean you have to be a Dick. Go »

Ariel Sharon

It's hard to dismiss this old soldier and politician's influence on his Israel, even as he lies dying. Go »

Joseph Stalin

If you can't recognize the leader who brought Russia into the modern world at the cost of millions of lives, you're just stallin'. Go »

Orlando Bloom

This young actor's career has flowered in movies about elves, pirates, and crusaders. Go »

Huey P. Newton

Oakland police had an unlucky streak after this black cat crossed their path. Go »