publication date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (part of Winter 2012)

category: Comics

clue: Technological inefficiency is the legacy of this rodent collector.

explanation: Goldberg was a comic illustrator known for devising elaborate machines that performed simple tasks. The game Mousetrap ("rodent collector") was based on his work. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates

trivia: This goo was originally created for the "Born on the Fourth of July" theme.

Winter 2012 Tournament: It's the ultimate battle for supremacy! Or, it's just a silly online game. Take your pick. Players will face off in one-on-one competitions until all but one is eliminated, producing a season champion. Have fun!

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