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



Ina Garten

publication date: Friday, May 27, 2011

category: Cuisine

clue: where you grow healthy ingredients

explanation: Garten was a cookbook author and host of the cooking series Barefoot Contessa. The clue was a play on her name. more…

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


Clara Barton

publication date: Thursday, May 26, 2011

category: Medicine

clue: war + peace

explanation: Barton was a nurse in the American Civil War who eventually oversaw the hospitalization of an entire army. After the war, she founded the American Red Cross ("+"), ensuring that it would provide relief and medical care to Americans in all crises, war and otherwise. more…

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


Owen Honors

publication date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

category: Controversy

clue: unlikely to get an honorable discharge

explanation: Honors was a Navy captain who faced controversy in 2011 when it came to light that he had produced a series of embarrassing videos on board his ship. He was subsequently censured but not discharged. more…

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


Robert Scoble

publication date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

category: Internet

clue: big blogger for a tiny company

explanation: Scoble's technology blogging gained fame in the mid-2000s while he was employed by Microsoft and was sometimes criticized for being too much of an evangelist for them. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, and Jon Berry


Alberto Cutié

publication date: Monday, May 23, 2011

category: Controversy

clue: I'm too sexy for my cassock

explanation: Cutié was a handsome priest well-known for his television appearances, who left the Catholic Church in 2009 over his desire to marry. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Jon Berry


Steve Prefontaine

publication date: Friday, May 20, 2011

category: Sports

clue: premature quietus

explanation: Prefontaine, nicknamed "Pre," was a popular runner who died at age 24 in a car accident. more…

solved by: Justin Woods and Joanna Woods


Freeman Dyson

publication date: Thursday, May 19, 2011

category: Science

clue: comet sweet comet

explanation: Among astrophysicist Dyson's many contributions to scientific theory is his notion that comets could be adapted to host organic life through genetically-engineered plants later nicknamed "Dyson trees." more…

solved by: Justin Woods


Gia Carangi

publication date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

category: Modeling

clue: died after gaining assistance

explanation: Carangi was a famous beauty, often considered the first supermodel, who died of AIDS ("assistance") in 1986. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, and Jon Berry


Angeles Duran

publication date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

category: Controversy

clue: legally liable for global warming, according to Al Gore

explanation: In 2010, Duran made headlines when she claimed that a notarized document proved her ownership of the Sun. Al Gore subsequently filed a lawsuit against her for damages caused by global warming, as a publicity stunt. more…

solved by: Steve West, Justin Woods, and Joanna Woods

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Laurie David, Leslie Chilcott, Sarah Palin, Osama Bin Laden, and Jesus.


Blair Brown

publication date: Monday, May 16, 2011

category: Television

clue: two British prime ministers

explanation: Brown was best known for her roles on Fringe and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. She shared her name with British prime ministers Tony Blair (1997-2007) and Gordon Brown (2007-2010). more…

solved by: Steve West

trivia: Incorrect guesses included two for Lindsay Duncan, two for Paul Eddington, and one each for David Cameron, Diane Fletcher, Helen Mirren, Janet Brown, Michael Sheen, Patricia Hodge, Peggy Ashcroft, Penelope Wilson, Peter Cook, Phyllis Logan, Vanessa Redgrave, and Scott Hardie's British prime minister mom.


Other Themes in Spring 2011

I'm Not a Doctor, but I Play One on TV

Grab your remote, stat, because you'll need to know your fictional doctors to recognize these five stars of the television screen. Break a leg! Go »

Feeling Minnesota

The Gopher State is best known for its sprawling forests and quiet streams, but these five Minnesotans from different walks of life illustrate how dynamic the state really is. Go »

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Our jurassic predecessors have fueled our imaginations since their bones were first discovered. They'll roam the earth again this week, in the form of five goos inspired by dinosaurs. Go »

The Other Guys

Even in the age of blogs and reality shows, we still can't all be famous. These five people have done their best, but they'll never outshine their better-known namesakes. Go »

Peculiar Pathology

The human body can suffer such strange and tragic fates. These five people became famous for their unusual medical conditions. Even five TV doctors couldn't help them. Go »

Down at the Disco

How do you roll? Get down and boogie with these groovy stars of the disco era, who became synonymous with the culture that captivated the 1970s and danced away with eternal fame. Go »

Kai's Power Goos

The classic software that creates all these goos was released in 1996 with a gallery of famous faces to practice with. These photos come directly from Kai's Power Goo, a time capsule of fame in the mid-nineties. Go »

Do Overs

These five celebrities were common incorrect guesses for recent goos. Here's your second chance to get each one right. Go »

Famous Thetans

For half a century, the Church of Scientology has struggled to be taken seriously as a bona fide religion. These five celebrity adherents all share this uncommon faith. Go »

Celebrity Limerick

This poetic form has given rhyme and rhythm to dirty jokes for generations. Can you decode each line of this celebrity limerick to recognize the famous figures it describes? Go »

Spring 2011 Bonus Goos

While you wait for the Summer 2011 season to begin, enjoy these extra goos that didn't fit easily into a theme in the regular season. The competition is over, so these goos are just for fun. Go »