publication date: Friday, June 10, 2011 (part of Summer 2011)

category: Dance

clue: if you win this season, celebrate like he did

explanation: The Dancing Man, later determined to be Frank McAlary, was an Australian man photographed dancing in the street at the conclusion of World War II. The image became iconic in Australian culture, and his identity was investigated for decades. more…

solved by: Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Joanna Woods

Mystery Men: Anonymity is rare in modern life, but these five "celebrities" managed to become famous without their identities being discovered until later, if at all. Can you name these nameless ones?

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