publication date: Thursday, July 6, 2017 (part of Summer 2017)

category: Religion

clue: You might be shocked to learn that while he didn't found the Jehovah's Witnesses, they did copy his manner of studying the Bible.

explanation: Russell founded the Bible Student movement, which led to numerous offshoots including Jehovah's Witnesses. "Shocked" was a play on his middle name. more…

difficulty: hard

do-over: This was a "do-over" goo, inspired by incorrect guesses for a previous goo.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland

trivia: This goo was inspired by incorrect guesses for the previous goo of Jehovah's Witnesses founder Joseph Franklin Rutherford.


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