This celebrity goo was created by player Samir Mehta.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Samir, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (part of Summer 2015)

category: Military

clue: Maybe the only reason we lived through the Cold War was that someone didn't panic about a false alarm. War, what is it good for?

explanation: In 1983, Russian officer Petrov received a false alarm about a U.S. missile attack. His decision not to respond may have averted nuclear war. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Mike Eberhart, and Aaron Shurtleff


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