publication date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 (part of Round XLI)
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, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, and Jesse King
|This goo was part of 2009 Year in Review. These ordinary people became overnight celebrities, inspiring the headlines that made 2009 memorable.|