This celebrity goo was created by player Samir Mehta.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Samir, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (part of Spring 2015)

category: Religion

clue: Heavenly visions can lead to great disasters, especially when you think you're God's other son.

explanation: Hong established the Taiping Kingdom, believing that he was Jesus Christ's younger brother. This led to the Taiping Rebellion, one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of the world. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, and Mike Rothstein


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