The Week Contest
This week’s question: Researchers in Britain have warned that young children who grow up relying heavily on smartphones and tablets start school lacking the hand strength needed to hold a pencil and write. Please come up with a medical term to describe the hand-weakening syndrome that is afflicting these young “digital natives.”
Last week’s contest: Twenty-three members of an extended family were kicked off a cruise in the South Pacific last week after they allegedly spent days insulting, harassing, and drunkenly brawling with other passengers. If Hollywood were to make a movie about this cruise from hell, what title could it give the film?
THE WINNER: “The Shove Boat” Mary Jo Astrachan, Oneida, N.Y.
SECOND PLACE: “Little Ship of Horrors” Ken Liebman, Williston, Vt.
THIRD PLACE: “Ocean’s 911” Sandy Lawrence, Delanson, N.Y.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Weak grip” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 13. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, March 16. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.