We use vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste to understand the world around us. But not everybody is fortunate enough to have all five senses. Each of these five celebrities is missing a single sense, some defined by the loss and others triumphant over it.



Divine

publication date: Friday, July 27, 2012

category: Movies

clue: Though he was not actually afflicted with ageusia, his unholy stunt in a John Waters film marked a new low for tastelessness.

explanation: Divine was a drag queen and actor in several John Waters films. His most outrageous stunt was eating dog excrement in Pink Flamingos. more…

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

trivia: Several players found the source photo online under the name of David Lochary, one of Divine's co-stars in Pink Flamingos, and guessed incorrectly.


Cynthia Nixon

publication date: Thursday, July 26, 2012

category: Television

clue: Lacking a sense of smell has not hurt the career of this sexy friend, who is such a Miranda.

explanation: Nixon played Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City. 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, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn


Christopher Reeve

publication date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

category: Movies

clue: This former superhero lost all sensation from the neck down as a result of a horseback riding accident in 1995.

explanation: Reeve first gained fame in Superman. 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, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Elaine Beckland


Marlee Matlin

publication date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

category: Movies

clue: The only deaf winner of a Best Actress Oscar has played many roles in film and television in the quarter-century since.

explanation: Matlin won an Oscar for Children of a Lesser God. 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, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Elaine Beckland


Stevie Wonder

publication date: Monday, July 23, 2012

category: Music

clue: This wonderful entertainer didn't need vision to record hit songs like "Superstition," "Sir Duke," and "I Just Called to Say I Love You."

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, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Elaine Beckland


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Summer 2012 Bonus Goos

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