publication date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (part of Winter 2016)

category: Controversy

clue: This Virginian 8-year-old has never been to the African country where she's a princess, and neither has anyone else.

explanation: Heaton's father, Jeremiah, made news in 2015 when he traveled to the African desert and declared a new sovereign kingdom of "North Sudan" with himself as king as his daughter as princess, unrecognized (of course) by any world government. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Erik Bates, and Mike Rothstein


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