publication date: Saturday, June 9, 2007 (part of Round XXX)

category: Inventions

clue: More than any other goo, this inventor should make a light bulb appear over your head when you recognize him.

explanation: Edison was an inventor whose most famous creation was the modern light bulb. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Erik Bates, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Lori Lancaster, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Wendy Hampson, Adrianne Rodgers, Melissa Anderson, Kerry Odell, Justin Hampson, Joy Dunn, Sam Boyarsky, Phyllis Joy, Jeremiah Poisson, and William Mayo


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