publication date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Records

clue: For the first time in history, a teenager wanted to travel further on his summer vacation than the local mall.

explanation: Sunderland was the first minor to circumnavigate the world solo, a trip that took 13 months by sailboat, concluding in July 2009.. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, and Jesse King

2009 Year in Review This goo was part of 2009 Year in Review. These ordinary people became overnight celebrities, inspiring the headlines that made 2009 memorable.



Similar Goos

Biz Stone

@GOOplayers it's appropriate that his name is an abbreviation of business #thisgoo Go »

Sufjan Stevens

This noisemaker is very popular in two Midwestern states. Go »

Paul McCartney

When the beetles were broken up into four parts, this one got the wings. Go »

Adrian Peterson

Don't hurt yourself running back here with the answer. Go »

Lou Dobbs

Immigration opponents just lost one of their most vocal supporters. Go »

Adam Lambert

He might have beaten Kris Allen if he had kissed Ryan Seacrest during a song... then again, maybe not. Go »