Here’s a harder quiz

In the last quiz we had on the blog, we offered a signed copy of Freakonomics to the first person to correctly identify the person who was identified at a charity event as the “the most trusted man in America.” It turned out to be way too easy (Walter Cronkite), generating a lot of complaints from blog readers.

So here is another quiz — this one much harder than the first. You will have to think differently to get this one.

Before a recent lecture, I got to shake hands with one of the most famous and beloved nearly-octogenarians in the world.

First one to guess his identity wins a signed copy of the book. More clues to follow if people don’t guess the right answer.


DidntYouHear

Is it Queen Elizabeth II?

abraxas

Maya Angelou

jfrdir

Joe Paterno

firearcade

i think it is Warren Buffett

saulweiner

One of the soldiers who survived the June 1944 landing on the beaches of Normandy during World War 2?

olian

Muhammad Ali

wbecker

Pope Benedict XVI

firearcade

Clint Eastwood

fsmontenegro

Sean Connery

mgroves

Hugh Hefner

brianchurchhowe

Nelson Mandela

bmborges

Desmond Tutu

msabuwala

Nelson Mandela

NousDefions

Sidney Poitier

gemini666

Jimmy Carter

barneycoopersmith

Elektro

firearcade

Mickey Mouse?

brianchurchhowe

D'oh.. Can I change my guess to John Nash?

ithacajosh

Barbara Walters

Gaijin51

Firearcade beat me to it.

Mickey Mouse was created in 1928, which would make him a "nearly-octogenerian," and the adjectives "famous" and "beloved" certainly apply.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mouse