This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie made major changes to the clue and made major changes to the explanation provided by Steve.

publication date: Saturday, August 4, 2018 (part of Summer 2018)

category: Accidents

clue: On one doubly unlucky day in the 1940s, she survived the fall that King Kong did not.

explanation: Betty Lou Oliver survived a plane crashing into the Empire State Building, and then a free fall in an elevator shaft for 75 stories. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Matthew Preston


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