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Can you name the 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 Years?
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USA Today 25 Most Influential People of Last 25 Years
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Nov 13th, 2009 at 14:44 GMT
Please make only last names acceptable.
Nov 13th, 2009 at 14:54 GMT
And "Pope John Paul II" and "Pope John Paul" should both be acceptable.
Nov 13th, 2009 at 15:22 GMT
Looking at the list from the source and Gore is not on there.
Nov 13th, 2009 at 18:33 GMT
Homer Simpson is more influential than Steve Jobs and Osama Bin Laden? Really?
Nov 13th, 2009 at 18:57 GMT
Homer Simpson is absolutely more influential than Steve Jobs. But Rowling, Armstrong, Jordan, Bono... what a joke list. Serious people do not read USAToday and this is why.
Nov 13th, 2009 at 19:57 GMT
why does it accept 'the' for Francis Collins?
Nov 13th, 2009 at 19:59 GMT
You didn't even follow your own source...epic fail!
Nov 14th, 2009 at 21:40 GMT
the list is from 2007, so it's not the last 25 years
Nov 15th, 2009 at 07:24 GMT
If you are supposed to follow the source, then why is Al Gore on the list instead of Ryan White? Also, in response to a previous post-John Paul I and John Paul II were completely different people, so I think you should have to type in the entire title of the person.
Nov 15th, 2009 at 18:14 GMT
Yup, winning a couple bike races after recovering from an illness is definitely more important than say becoming the first black president of South Africa after apartheid or overseeing the break up of the USSR and Russia's transition to democracy.
Nov 21st, 2009 at 21:53 GMT
Try accepting just "Oprah"
Dec 23rd, 2009 at 00:06 GMT
I would clarify that you mean American presidents. I get what you're saying, but just to make the quiz a little clearer (since you signify South African leader and Chinese leader)
Dec 23rd, 2009 at 19:27 GMT
You should probably accept just "Deng" for the Chinese leader since that was his surname. And I agree that the source is pretty ridiculous - but then, by the time I got to the 'cartoon character' hint, that was obvious.
Dec 23rd, 2009 at 19:28 GMT
Also, I'd suggest accepting "john paul ii" and perhaps even "john paul 2" as variants.
Dec 25th, 2009 at 18:26 GMT
Not enough alternate answers. "Bin Laden" stands out, as do "Oprah" and "Deng", as mentioned by some previous posters.
Dec 30th, 2009 at 22:29 GMT
Should accept Bin Laden and John Paul II
Jan 3rd, 2010 at 19:47 GMT
COmplete joke of a list, for starters how is Sir Tim Berners-Lee not on there yet Sergey Brin and Larry Page are, they would have nothing if it wasn't for him, same with Bill Gates to a large extent.
Jan 30th, 2011 at 17:52 GMT
I'm surprised Mark Zuckerbeg isn't on there, or more importantly Matt Ramme the creator of sporcle!
Jan 31st, 2011 at 01:33 GMT
Jordan shouldn't be there. Fine if it was a list only confined to the USA but his influence outside is pretty low. Woods would have been a better choice. Will you also accept Deng as that is his surname?
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