publication date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 (part of Summer 2011)

category: Humanitarianism

clue: the tank stops here

explanation: The "Tank Man" (named Wang Weilin by the Chinese press, identity never confirmed) gained international fame when he non-violently stood in the paths of tanks in Tianenmen Square in 1989, interrupting the arrests of student protesters. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Scott Horowitz

Mystery Men: Anonymity is rare in modern life, but these five "celebrities" managed to become famous without their identities being discovered until later, if at all. Can you name these nameless ones?

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