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Contest of the Week

Apt Anagrams

Pick any figure from history. Make an anagram of that person's name. The one that we think matches the historic personage best will be our winner.


  • Betsy Ross: Obsess, try
  • Thomas Edison — Astonish mode
  • Harry Houdini — No I hid — hurray!
  • Amelia Earhart: At area — air helm

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