This week's question: A team of NASA-funded researchers has found a method for converting human feces into an edible, protein-rich paste that could feed spaceship crews on a three-month flight to Mars. To persuade astronauts to survive on this recycled foodstuff, and perhaps to market it to the public, what appetizing, family-friendly name could NASA give it?
THE WINNER: "In-N-Out-N-In-Again Burger"
Wallace Fingerett, Woodland Hills, Calif.
SECOND PLACE: "Rehash Browns"
Larry Peterson, Denison, Iowa
THIRD PLACE: "Deja Food"
Dennis Relihan, San Tan Valley, Ariz.
Linda Manuel, Stockton, N.J.
Tom Huitema, Portage, Mich.
Barbara James, Bedford, Mass.
"McVitie's Digested Biscuits"
Rob Pigott, Long Beach, Calif.
Stephen Greenfield, La Crescenta, Calif.
Sonia Kang, Sacramento, Calif.
Phyllis Klein, New York City
Allie LeCaux, Florence, Ore.
Paul S. Wax, Sarasota, Fla.
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Don Bill, San Diego
"Eat 'n' Repeat Treat"
Cassandra McGee, Sugar Land, Texas
Clay Stephenson, Alpharetta, Ga.
Jeff Cox, Shawnee, Okla.
"Pee 'n' Yuck Butter"
Bill Beckham, West Columbia, S.C.
Jeff Holmes, St. Paul, Minn.