The six lines of the clue represent six world records ("tops"). The "acronym"
version of the description of the record-setting person or thing is followed by
an index into the letters of the person or thing's name. The six resulting
letters spell THE DAM, and the next location is of course Hoover Dam.
||Hot Dogs in 12 Minutes
||Winningest Coach in College Basketball
||Height of Everest
||Career Game Hitting Streak
Height of Everest tended to be the easiest line to get (by recognizing the
29000-foot height). Longest Fingernails and Smallest Man are Guinness Book
"celebrity records" that have been highly publicized. One small trick here is
that Gul Mohammed is the smallest man ever, not the smallest man
currently alive. Some records such as HD/12M were locatable through a Google
search (for example, at the time of this writing the seventh result from the
search "12 minutes 50.5" is an
Clue author: Kristina Belfiore