Question of the Day

Nov 16, 2016

Yesterday, we asked: Today, People Magazine announced that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is its newest "sexist man alive." Who was the first man given this honor by the magazine? (Bonus: What year?)

Answer: Mel Gibson, 1985. The winner was old quick-draw himself, Craig Pittman, who's won more of these trivia challenges than anybody else, at least since this Muck Rack writer began sending the newsletter. Honorable mention goes to Claudine Laforce who also knew the nickname People Magazine bestowed onto Gibson: "The new blue eyes." (Though in light of Gibson's later anti-Semitic outbursts, perhaps the less said about "blue eyes" or any other heriditary traits once thought by psycho crackpots to be "superior" the better off we'll all be.

Today's question of the day is: The name Edwin Edwards might not mean much to you, but the man he defeated in the 1991 Louisiana gubernatorial race on his very day 15 years ago is someone you've almost definitely heard of. (Hint: His named popped up in the news quite frequently during the 2016 election). Who did Edwards defeat?

As always, click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. We’ll announce the winners tomorrow!

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reporter covering music tech + politics. bylines @FastCompany @Guardian @thedailybeast @Stereogum I wrote @propublica's fracking song

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