publication date: Friday, April 4, 2014 (part of Spring 2014)

category: Business

clue: His company's creation of the modern Santa Claus left an imprint on society lasting much longer than one month. Who's the king?

explanation: McCann founded an influential advertising firm, whose clients included Coca-Cola with their holiday advertisements that introduced the modern version of Santa Claus. He was the namesake of William Henry Harrison (as well as Benjamin Harrison). more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm and Samir Mehta

Presidential Prenomens: These ten goos, major achievers in their own right, have first names linking them to former Presidents of the United States. If you can't identify the celebrity, perhaps figuring out their presidential namesake will help?

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Jefferson Davis

How ironic that the man who failed to lead his confederates in a successful free nation shared his name with the author of the Declaration of Independence. Go »

Wilson Pickett

His songs "In the Midnight Hour" and "Land of 1000 Dances" were popular across an entire league of nations. Go »

Truman Capote

His books Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood changed literature, but not as much as two nuclear bombs changed warfare. Go »

Cornelius Vanderbilt

This railroad magnate and university founder would have been happy to sell you a Ticket to Ride. Go »

Meyer Guggenheim

You can't make money or children in Minecraft, but this Swiss-born miner eventually had lots of both. Go »

Washington Irving

His characters Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman made him the father of American folklore, if not the father of his country. Go »

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