Winter 2014 Tournament
This winter has been an especially harsh one, and we'll all be glad to see spring weather. But there's still a few weeks left, and they bring another goo tournament. Face off against a series of opponents, trying to solve each daily goo the fastest. Only one player will survive to become the king or queen of winter.
publication date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
clue: This director is best known for exposing the once powerful.
explanation: Russell worked for an activist group opposed to African warlord Joseph Kony and his use of child soldiers. Russell's film Kony 2012 became a viral hit, but soon after it made him an overnight celebrity, he had a psychotic break and was arrested for exposing himself in public. more…
publication date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
clue: This theme park aficionado has made a killing on the bestseller lists.
explanation: Among Pearson's books were the Walt Fleming series (Killer Summer, Killer View, Killer Weekend) and the Kingdom Keepers series, which takes place in Disney theme parks. more…
publication date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
clue: This writer has found estimable success with a laser-like focus on one body part.
explanation: Ensler was best known for The Vagina Monologues. more…
publication date: Monday, February 17, 2014
clue: Her resume includes restless spirits, huge lizards, and alternate realities.
explanation: Leoni starred in Ghost Town, Jurassic Park III, and The Family Man. more…
trivia: This goo was originally part of the Fall 2013 Tournament. Server problems kept Funeratic offline for a day, and Scott removed this goo from the schedule to get the tournament back on track.
publication date: Friday, February 14, 2014
clue: This veteran actor was promoted to captain at the age of 28.
explanation: Keeshan played the title character in Captain Kangaroo. more…
trivia: This goo was originally created to represent Kanga in the "Hundred Acre Wood" theme.
publication date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
clue: There's something Egyptian about this Alaskan mayor's office.
explanation: Stubbs was a cat who served in the entirely honorary office of mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, becoming a tourist attraction. In ancient Egypt, cats were revered and afforded a high place in society. more…
publication date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
clue: How many Christian children's authors base their books on quantum physics?
explanation: L'Engle's most famous book, A Wrinkle in Time, used theoretical quantum physics as the basis for major plot elements. more…
publication date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
clue: This master shoretegist has given opponents quite a run for the first place tie.
explanation: Chu was a 2014 Jeopardy! player who used fan-derived wagering theories, including "shoretegy" (strategy) and trying to tie for first place instead of win, in a highly unorthodox approach to the game. more…
publication date: Monday, February 10, 2014
clue: That a president had an affair with his wife's half-sister is the least controversial part of the story.
explanation: Hemings was a mixed-race slave to Thomas Jefferson, related to his wife Martha Jefferson and Hemings had six children together, and their descendants' struggle for recognition was difficult. more…