Saturday, December 24, 2011

Person-of-Mystery



Welcome to Cipher Saturday!  You've found the home of everyone's favorite weekend pastime, where a stylized photo of a somewhat famous person from history is provided for you to identify.

I'm sure some of you were wondering if there would even be a contest this week as the blog has been a little quiet on the blog this week.  Things have been a little crazy my way with all the Scouting activities and camping, family in town for Christmas, and now a small head cold, I've found it hard to keep up, but I figured I would not let you down with the contest.

Today the image has been altered by one of my favorite little iPhone apps, Percolator, which was recently updated and improved.


So, who could I be?  That's the mystery!  Go ahead and take a guess and then go enjoy your day.  Check back tomorrow and I'll reveal the answer.  The first correct post will be declared the winner.
Additional clues may be found in the cipher below:

ehyre bs n angvba abg bar ohg guerr
naq n sevraq bs gur ratyvfu npebff gur frn
sbhtug gur ebznaf naq gura gur tbguf
jba zl xvatqbz v jnf ab fybgu
ohg juvyr njnl va gur ynaq bs oveqf
v jnf qrcbfrq ol n terng ovt gheq

If you'd like to make sure that your guess is correct, enter his name into Google Images and the this photo will be found on the first page of image results.


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't recognize the person so I'm working on the code.

Brian said...

I decrypted the clue as:

"Ruler of a nation, not one but three, and a friend of the English across the sea. Fought the Romans and then the Goths. Won my kingdom - I was no sloth. But while away in the land of birds, I was deposed by a great big turd."

My guess for the PoM is King Idris.

Nate Maas said...

Congratulations, Brian, you won again! It was King Idris, the only King of Libya. Libya became a nation 60 years ago today, the first nation to gain independence through a United Nations resolution. Gaddafi later overthrew Idris in 1969.

Judi said...

Some of that cipher makes it sound like the POM is PJM!

Anonymous said...

Good job Brian. I didn't have it cracked yet.

Brian said...

Thanks, Anon! Also thanks to Nate for continuing to come up with fun and challenging Person-of-Mystery puzzles!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Good work Brian! The man looked familiar, but I couldn't place him.

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