We all die someday, but these five celebrities are famous for not dying, at least not when they were supposed to. Survive this week to have a better shot in the tournament.



Bahia Bakari

publication date: Friday, January 21, 2011

category: Disasters

clue: miracle off Moroni

explanation: Bakari was the sole survivor of a 2009 plane crash off the island of Moroni in Comoros, earning her the nickname "the miracle girl." more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry


Joel Sonnenberg

publication date: Thursday, January 20, 2011

category: Humanitarianism

clue: born (again) in a flame

explanation: Sonnenberg, a Christian motivational speaker, survived being disfigured by a fire while he was still an infant. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, and Richard Slominsky


Craig Shergold

publication date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011

category: Fads

clue: don't tell your friends to guess this or they'll never stop

explanation: Shergold was a nine-year-old cancer patient in 1989 when he initiated a chain letter asking for greeting cards to be sent to him at the hospital. Tens of millions of cards later, he is a healthy adult who wishes for the endless deluge of mail to stop. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, and Richard Slominsky


Bruce Ismay

publication date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

category: Disasters

clue: titanic miscalculation

explanation: Ismay was the highest-ranking White Star Line official to survive the sinking of the Titanic, and became a focal point of anger at the company. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry


Elie Wiesel

publication date: Monday, January 17, 2011

category: Humanitarianism

clue: Buchenwald was a terrifying place at night

explanation: Wiesel wrote Night and many other books about his survival of the Holocaust. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry


Other Themes in Winter 2011

Ready for Prime Time

Some of the funniest and most successful stars in Hollywood got their start on "Saturday Night Live." You don't have to stay up late to recognize them now. Go »

Louie Louie

However you spell it, these five famous faces all share the same name. Can you solve them without getting that Kingsmen song stuck in your head? Go »

Not-So-Merry Christmas

Christmas was no "silent night" for these poor souls, who are forever linked to acts of violence on the holiday. This week will give Santa a few new names for his Naughty list. Go »

The Four Elements

Ever since the philosopher Empedocles proposed the four elements of air, earth, fire, and water, humans have been fascinated by them. Can you identify a celebrity associated with each of them? Go »

Bird is the Word

This theme's five celebrities with orinthological names may ruffle a few feathers. Can you fly away with all five answers? Go »

Checkmate

One of the oldest games on the planet, chess has confounded strategists for many centuries. These five goos were inspired by the simple yet profound game. Go »

Rising Sun

The ancient and exotic culture of Japan has fascinated the West for generations. These five Japanese celebrities will challenge your knowledge of the island nation. Go »

States of the Union

Here in America, we're so proud of our homeland that we name our children after U.S. states. Who are these five patriotic celebrities whose names put them on the map? Go »

Muppet Mimics

Jim Henson's Muppets have left a distinct impression on our culture, to the point where we start to recognize them when looking at famous faces. Can you tell who resembles these five Muppets? Go »

Winter 2011 Tournament

Many have played, but only one will win. All players from the season will compete in a week-long tournament to decide which of them is the top competitor, deserving of a prize. Good luck! Go »