publication date: Thursday, December 3, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Hoaxes

clue: Maybe this kid saw Up too many times.

explanation: Heene was at the center of controversy when he supposedly took off in a weather balloon, only to be found "hiding" later, only to turn out to be the subject of a criminal hoax perpetrated by his parents. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Ryan Dunn, Walter Chesser, Jesse King, and Melissa Anderson

2009 Year in Review This goo was part of 2009 Year in Review. These ordinary people became overnight celebrities, inspiring the headlines that made 2009 memorable.



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