publication date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (part of Winter 2015)

category: Fads

clue: In the 1980s, this chemist's creation was one of the slickest fads around.

explanation: Redding invented the Jheri curl ("round"), a hairstyle that often left surfaces slick. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, and Joanna Woods


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