publication date: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 (part of Round XXIX)

category: Crime

clue: He called himself the Messiah, but he couldn't save his followers from a fiery FBI raid in 1993.

explanation: Koresh was a religious cultist who claimed to be the Messiah. He burned to death with most of his followers in an FBI raid in 1993. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Josh Paddison, Joy Dunn, Phyllis Persun, Jeremiah Poisson, and Chris Venit

trivia: Scott considered saving this goo for an eventual "1990s Week," but figured there would be no shortage of other good celebrities.


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