publication date: Sunday, February 14, 2010 (part of Round XLII)

category: Controversy

clue: After his rescue, he probably didn't want to ride Pirates of the Caribbean.

explanation: Phillips was taken hostage by Somali pirates in April 2009, leading to his dramatic rescue. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, and Melissa Anderson

trivia: This goo was created for the 2009 Year in Review.


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