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!



Yiying Lu

publication date: Friday, February 18, 2011

category: Art

clue: hopefully your failure won't be that large

explanation: Lu was an Australian artist best known for creating the "fail whale" that appears when Twitter's service is unavailable. more…

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


Colin Cowherd

publication date: Thursday, February 17, 2011

category: Radio

clue: sports radio is scary

explanation: The clue was a play on ESPN radio host Cowherd's last name. more…

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


Lyndon LaRouche

publication date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

category: Government

clue: safe houses couldn't keep this White House wannabe out of the big house

explanation: LaRouche was a perennial third-party candidate for U.S. President who claimed there was a conspiracy of brainwashed assassins after him. He stayed in a series of safe houses with supporters throughout the 1980s before being convicted of tax code violations and spending five years in prison. more…

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


Matisyahu

publication date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

category: Music

clue: Jerusalem meets Jamaica

explanation: Matisyahu was a raggae singer who brought his Hasidic Jew heritage into his music. more…

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


Esther Howland

publication date: Monday, February 14, 2011

category: Fads

clue: I love not having to write something myself

explanation: Howland popularized pre-printed Valentine's Day cards ("love") for people unwilling to write their own messages. more…

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

trivia: This goo was published on Valentine's Day. Incorrect guesses included St. Valentine, Aphrodite, Courtney Love, Madonna, Joyce Hall, Helen Keller, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


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 »

I Will Survive

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. 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 »