publication date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Accidents

clue: You need to fail at this goo like you need another hole in your head.

explanation: Gage was an 1840s railroad worker who survived a large spike going through his brain but with a severely altered personality, advancing scientific understanding about the human brain. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, and Elaine Beckland

trivia: Scott was inspired to create this goo after watching the movie Memento.


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