The Week contest: New human
This week's question: A new Washington University study has found that teens now spend about eight hours a day and adults 6.5 hours sitting down, due to heavy internet use and TV viewing. Please come up with a scientific name to describe the less upright, mostly seated species of human that appears to have evolved in recent years.
THE WINNER: "Prone Magnon Man"
Paul Anderson, Franklin, Tennessee
SECOND PLACE: "Homo no' mo' erectus"
Jon Plotkin, Hull, Massachusetts
THIRD PLACE: "Homo supinians"
Phyllis Klein, New York City
Darrell G. Clay, Searcy, Arkansas
Doug Johnston, Erie, Pennsylvania
Barbara Wood Borne, Wallingford, Connecticut
Mark Jakusovszky, Colorado Springs
Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Florida
Erin Mistele, Peapack, New Jersey
David Buch, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Greg Mistele, Peapack, New Jersey
"The Bottom Dwellers"
Jennifer Kitchin, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vermont
Natalie Richeimer, Los Angeles
Keith Maurice, Arlington, Texas
Dave Schoo, Pflugerville, Texas