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The Week contest: Small Brain - Dec. 4, 2009
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lick here for results of last week's contest: Bad Toy

Results: Recently, a University of Wisconsin anthropologist concluded that the human brain has shrunk a full 10 percent over the last 5,000 years. We asked you for more proof that our brains are getting smaller and you weighed in with:
 
FIRST PRIZE: Two words: Reality TV.
Frank Letchworth, Knoxville, TN (and others)
 
SECOND PRIZE: The 90 percent re-election rate for Congress.
Cathy Curtis, Finksburg, MD
 
THIRD PRIZE: Bottled Water.
Ellen Wong, Pasadena, CA
 
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
 
Spellcheck.
Joanne Nigg, Elkton, MD
 
Discussion of a Pallin/Beck ticket in 2012.
John Pluhowski, Nyack, NY (and others)
 
Black Friday.
Mark Kellerman, Hays, KN

People yelling at rallies, “Keep the government out of my Medicare!”
Kristy Rimwood, Owings Mills, MD
 
People paying to see the Detroit Lions play.
Thomas Kopke, Dearborn, MI
 
People believing that wrestling is real.
David Klein, Frisco, TX
 
Hardly anyone can make a decent flint arrowhead anymore.
Chuck Gaston, Lancaster, PA
 
Baseball caps worn backwards.
Russ Mallard, Waterbury, VT
 
The return of ‘80s fashions.
Jaime Davis, Minneapolis
 
The size of our televisions.
Christopher Hicks, Boulder, CO
 
Nielsen ratings.
Joseph Chmielewski, Milwaukee
 
Our favorite hobbies are making more money, buying more stuff and having yard sales to get rid of the clutter.
Mark Pumphrey, Pisgah Forest, NC
 
Reading weekly magazines that simplify and condense full news articles.
PJ Wells, Canton, OH
 
Huh?
Mary Hogan, New York City
 
Cn u repeat the kwestun?
Michael Ullmann, Princeto

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