publication date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 (part of Summer 2017)

category: Literature

clue: One of America's most celebrated authors and humorists wrote about a Connecticut Yankee using an eclipse to save his life in King Arthur's court.

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland

Eclipse Week: Whether or not you're one of the millions of Americans expected to watch the solar eclipse on August 21, you can enjoy this collection of eclipse-inspired goos, an easy way to wrap up the Summer 2017 season. Seven eclipse goos will run on the week of August 20-26, with three bonus goos to follow soon afterwards.

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Thales

This ancient Greek is considered the first person to predict an eclipse, ending a war of five years when the eclipse motivated the soldiers to lay down their arms. Go »

Mark Zuckerberg

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Roger Waters

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Arthur Eddington

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