publication date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (part of Spring 2014)

category: Music

clue: The expression "running on empty" is a sad metaphor for the Trail of Tears.

explanation: Browne was a rock star whose hits included "Running on Empty." He was the namesake of Andrew Jackson. more…

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

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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Taylor Swift

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Wilson Pickett

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Tyler, The Creator

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Rihanna

This singing real-life Rumpelstiltskin asked her fans, "What's my name?" 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 »

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 »