publication date: Monday, September 9, 2002 (part of Round XVII)

category: Business

clue: Would you bid $40 for a share in her company in one week, or Buy It Now for $60?

explanation: The auction company eBay, of whom Whitman was CEO, was spoofed by the phrasing of the clue. The price of one share of eBay stock when the clue was written was $56.45. It was very difficult to tell, but a blown-up version of eBay logo appeared behind Whitman in the photograph. more…

solved by: Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, David Mitzman, Aaron Fischer, Kelly Lee, Kelly Stokes, Andy Hubbartt, and Dan Donovan

trivia: Over the course of the week, seven players guessed Martha Stewart, who was enduring an investigation of insider trading when the goo went online. Five of these players later guessed Whitman.


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