publication date: Monday, August 31, 2015 (part of Fall 2015)

category: Fads

clue: His selfie received zero likes or comments, because he took it more than a century and a half before Facebook was invented.

explanation: Cornelius, a photographer, took the world's first selfie in 1839. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Stan Iwanchuk


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