publication date: Friday, April 30, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)

category: Art

clue: What's a woozle? Ask this former factory worker, whose iconic pose became wartime inspiration and was credited to the wrong model until 2015, including a previous celebrity goo in 2014. (Be careful! Only guesses for the right name will count. You can do it!)

explanation: Parker is the subject of the famous "We Can Do It!" painting, based on a photograph of her working at a factory. Until 2015, the model was widely understood to be Geraldine Doyle, who had claimed without evidence to be the model. Her claim was widely circulated, with each unverified claim citing another as the source, in what became a famous "woozle effect," when a false "fact" spreads via frequent repeating without a verified original source. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Mike Eberhart


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