publication date: Thursday, October 31, 2013 (part of Fall 2013)

category: Records

clue: The last native Japanese soldier to give up the war now has a home in Brazil.

explanation: Onoda continued fighting the war alone on a Pacific Island for almost thirty years before discovered. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Elaine Beckland

Axis: On the eve of the second world war, Germany, Italy, and Japan signed a three-way pact to oppose their mutual enemies. These five goos repesent some of the best and worst people associated with the Axis side of the war.

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