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

publication date: Friday, August 12, 2022 (part of Summer 2022)

category: Hoaxes

clue: Janus of the modern day: A century after this hoax was invented, its story is still being retold.

explanation: The hoax of Edward Mordake (sometimes spelled Mordrake), the two-faced man, has persisted since a Boston Sunday Post article published in 1895. Musician Tom Waits wrote a song about him. The Roman god of beginnings and transition, Janus, had two faces, one facing forward and one back. more…

intended difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm and Scott Hardie

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