You are given the names of people whom you had probably never heard of before 2008, but who sprang to national or international prominence during the past 12 months. Who are they?
Challenge From Last Week
Name two things Santa Claus carries; put them together by reading them one after the other. The result will be a musical instrument. What is it?
Winner: Judy Hlawitschka of Westport, Conn.
Next Week's Challenge
From Ed Pegg Jr., of Mathpuzzle.com: Take the phrase "counting down the days." Remove four letters, and rearrange the remaining letters to spell an appropriate number. What is it?