publication date: Sunday, January 26, 2020 (part of Winter 2020)

category: Fads

clue: Surprisingly, the sawmill operator who kicked off the biggest gold rush in American history never made a cent from it.

explanation: Marshall's find launched the California gold rush of the 1840s. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler

49ers vs. Chiefs: As the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to face off in Super Bowl LIV, here's having fun with the matchup: Seven goos who, being 49ers or Chiefs, already have a team to root for in the big game.

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