Modern society has been transformed by technology, which makes life safer and more convenient. Each of these five men shares his last name with a famous machine. Can you invent a method for solving them?



George Foreman

publication date: Friday, November 9, 2012

category: Sports

clue: His endorsement gave sales of a fat-reducing grill a real shot in the arm.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, and Kelly Hardie


Thomas Crapper

publication date: Thursday, November 8, 2012

category: Inventions

clue: The bathroom is home to his most famous invention, which shares his name.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, and Kelly Hardie

trivia: This goo was created for GooCon: Villa Ridge.


Robert Moog

publication date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

category: Music

clue: He wanted to make a little moog music, so he invented his own synthesizer.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Kelly Hardie, and Laurie Laczkowski


Samuel Colt

publication date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

category: Inventions

clue: Contributing the revolver to American warfare, and mass production techniques to manufacturing, made him a thoroughbred success.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Kelly Hardie, and Laurie Laczkowski


Nikola Tesla

publication date: Monday, November 5, 2012

category: Inventions

clue: This Serbian-American inventor is best remembered for the alternating-current electric coil that bears his name, though he's also the name of a magnetic density measurement and a heavy metal band.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Matthew Preston, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Kelly Hardie, and Laurie Laczkowski


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