publication date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (part of Spring 2014)

category: Literature

clue: His books Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood changed literature, but not as much as two nuclear bombs changed warfare.

explanation: Capote was the namesake of Harry Truman. more…

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

Presidential Prenomens: These ten goos, major achievers in their own right, have first names linking them to former Presidents of the United States. If you can't identify the celebrity, perhaps figuring out their presidential namesake will help?

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