Just in time for Veterans Day, here are five goos representing America, Britain, and Russia's combined presence in World War II, from the homefront to the front lines.



Dmitry Nikolayevich Medvedev

publication date: Friday, November 8, 2013

category: Military

clue: His resistance against German occupiers made him a Soviet hero, but it did not make him the Russian president.

explanation: Medvedev was a partisan resistance fighter against Germany's occupation of the Soviet Union. Coincidentally, he shared his name with Dmitry Medvedev, president of Russia at the time this goo was published. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, and Mike Rothstein


Helen Duncan

publication date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

category: Hoaxes

clue: This psychic claimed knowledge of naval incidents before the news hit the homefront, but British law didn't tolerate witchcraft.

explanation: Duncan was convicted of falsely claiming psychic powers under the so-called "Witchcraft Act" after claiming to know that British ships had been sunk during WWII.. more…

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


Audie Murphy

publication date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

category: Military

clue: This heroic machine-gunner went to Hell and back, and later went to Hollywood and back.

explanation: Murphy was hailed as a hero for his actions during WWII. He later played himself in the film To Hell and Back and appeared in several other movies. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Erik Bates


Robert Oppenheimer

publication date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

category: Science

clue: Hinduism and Catholicism influenced this destroyer of worlds.

explanation: Oppenheimer named his atomic tests Trinity, and famously quoted the Bhagavad Gita in describing the work he had done: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Erik Bates


Ernest King

publication date: Monday, November 4, 2013

category: Military

clue: He put off retirement to command America's naval fleet. Who's the king?

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, and Elaine Beckland

trivia: Scott created this goo back in 2004, and saved it for a week like this.


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D'fhéadfadh gá duit éirí leat Gaeilge a aithint ar na cúig cáiliúla as Éirinn. Bíodh spraoi! (You may need the luck of the Irish to recognize these five celebrities from Ireland. Have fun!) Go »

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Fall 2013 Tournament

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