publication date: Sunday, November 22, 2020 (part of Fall 2020)

category: Military

clue: His name is not a joke: He really did command his troops into battle while naked. And it's even less funny when you learn about the atrocities that he committed, including cannibalism and human sacrifice.

explanation: Joshua Milton Blahyi, who commanded forces in the First Liberian Civil War in the 1990s, preferred to be called "General Butt Naked" for commanding naked troops while naked himself. He claims to have killed more than 20,000 people in grisly ways and has since become a priest trying to atone for his violence. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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