This week's question: The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt, a 5,000-mile-wide mass of thick, toxic fume-emitting brown seaweed, is expected to make beachgoing at Florida's Gulf Coast much less pleasant this spring. Come up with a tabloid headline about this foreign assault on the Sunshine State.
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THE WINNER: "Kelp Is on the Way!"
Peter Gordon, Great Neck, New York
SECOND PLACE: "This Is Not Recreational Weed!"
Gary Evenson, McFarland, Wisconsin
THIRD PLACE: "Huge Stinking Mess Envelops Florida (Also, Seaweed)"
Saul Bronstein, Port St. Lucie, Florida
"Scum From Away"
John Hahn, Sterling, Illinois
Bill Levine, Belmont, Massachusetts
"Invasion of the Beach Body Snatchers"
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Beach Blanket Stinko"
Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California
"Florida Braces for Upgrade"
Wesley Warder, Alexandria, Virginia
Chris Kaimmer, Seattle, Washington
Janet Oberfoell, Monticello, Iowa
Janine Witte, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
"Shock and Eeew"
John Bregoli, Weymouth. Massachusetts
"There's No Need For Sargassum"
Lidia Zidik, Reading, Pennsylvania
"Wide Sargassum Siege"
Emily Nelson, Sandy, Utah
"Here Comes the Sludge"
Lisa Bloom, Pittsford, New York
"Spring Blech 2023"
Hank Java, Grantsburg, Wisconsin
Fred Meredith, Quinton, Virginia