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, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, and Erik Bates


Similar Goos

Saartjie Baartman

This ample-bodied woman didn't have the option of being coy. Go »

Cecilia Giménez

Praying, she's good at. Painting, not so much. Go »

Purvi Patel

Abortion or feticide? Buoyancy or stillbirth? Crime or injustice? Go »

Afton Burton

Knowing that a heinous criminal can marry this goo might send you on a killing spree. Go »

Elisabeth Moss

This actress is as busy as a rolling stone, playing a presidential daughter, a secretary, and a British detective on three highly-acclaimed shows. Go »

Isis Harambe Spjut

She's neither a jihadist militant group, nor a terminated zoo animal, but a piece of plastic says otherwise. Go »